Roofing Trends 2021: Color, Style and Materials

By Stacy Mellete

Choosing the right roof for your property can be challenging. You need to consider overall design, durability, longevity, safety, affordability and energy efficiency.

As with most consumer products today, roofing options are also evolving. In today’s blog post, we will discuss current roofing trends to help you make informed decisions. Read on. 

Metal Roofs and Asphalt Shingles: More Popular than Ever

Metal roofs in St. Petersburg FL and asphalt shingles continue to be the most popular residential and commercial roofing materials. Roof manufacturers have also made a few upgrades to improve their products.

In the past, metal roofing offered limited options. Today, there are various colors and styles to choose from. Materials used for metal roofs include aluminum, alloys, steel and copper.

Advantages of Asphalt Shingles

  • Affordability 
  • Versatility 
  • Variety 
  • Attractiveness 
  • Sustainability 
  • Simplicity

Advantages of Metal Roofs 

  • Durability 
  • Longevity 
  • Attractiveness 
  • Fire-Resistance
  • Insect-Resistance 
  • Energy-Efficiency
  • Environmental impact  

Trending Roof Materials

In addition to asphalt shingles and metal roofs, here are other types of roofs that have gained popularity recently:

  • Stone Coated Roofing
  • Tiles
  • TPO Membrane
  • Rubber Roof
  • Built-Up Roof

The best roofing option for you depends on the type of home, desired look, budget, climate, and other factors. At Affordable Roofing Systems, we will help you make informed decisions through comprehensive roof evaluations St. Petersburg FL and consultations. 

Popular Roofing Colors: House Materials & Recommended Colors

House MaterialRecommended Colors
WoodBlack, Gray, Brown
Concrete House Black, Red, Brown, Gray
Vinyl SidingMust complement with the exterior colors
Colorful Exterior Siding Must complement with the siding and trim colors
Brick HouseDark Gray, Black

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Our Roofing Solutions

Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

TPO Membrane

TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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