2022 Roofing & Home Exterior Trends

The year 2021 is almost over! As we begin this fresh new year, it’s time to look at some of the upcoming house exterior trends for 2022. Some of these trends are just aesthetic to boost your home’s individuality and curb appeal. Others are intended to prepare homeowners for a more cost-effective or energy-efficient future in their homes. So, what can we expect from the new year? Let’s get started!

Color Trends in Asphalt Shingles  

We’ll start with some trending colors for asphalt shingles because they’re the most frequent and widespread roof material. Do you want to give your roof additional depth and texture? You can achieve this by alternating or combining colors. 

Darker-colored shingles can significantly impact and add some contrast to your property. Light greens and blues and more neutral colors like beige and off-white are other color trends. 

At a glance, here are the top shingle colors for 2022: 

  • Greens that are light and subtle (forest green, hunter green, rustic evergreen) 
  • Blues that are light and pale (Atlantic blue, sky blue, denim)
  • Off-white and beige (stone, khaki, tan) 
  • Colors of taupe and light brown (sand, desert, taupe gray)

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are not a new roofing choice, but they have experienced a resurgence in favor in recent years. According to a recent roofing study by Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group, demand for metal roofing in the United States is predicted to climb 2.7 percent per year to 32.63 million squares (1 square = 100 sqft of the roof) in 2022. According to the report, this above-average growth rate in residential roofing will be partly attributed to homeowners’ interest in installing metal roofing to create a more unique exterior appearance than asphalt shingles. You can say it’s the talk of the town!

Aesthetics, Aesthetics, Aesthetics!

Metal roofs are available in various shapes and colors, and they can mimic the look and feel of other building materials such as slate, clay tile, and even wood shakes. Metal roofs are about 20 percent more expensive per square than standard asphalt roofs but provide superior long-term and low-maintenance performance. 

Surprisingly Energy-Efficient

Furthermore, many consumers are ignorant of the energy-saving advantages that metal roofing may provide. When contractors truly start looking into metal roof material choices and heat reflection coatings, homeowners will see just how much metal roofs can save them money on their energy bills. Asphalt roofs can heat your attic, causing your property to overheat. Your air conditioning expenditures will likely reduce if the heat is filtered out. If the upfront expense of metal roofing generates sticker shock, consider the following options!

Painted Brick

Painted brick exteriors are among the most startling styles in recent years and will continue to emerge in 2022. While it was once uncommon, more and more homeowners are opting for a complete overhaul of their typical red, tan, or brown brick homes. 

Because it’s nearly impossible to “change back” to the original brick color once the paint is applied, this design style has received mixed responses. It may, however, breathe new life into a dated home exterior by allowing you to choose from a variety of roof, shutter, and door options that might otherwise clash with the original brick color. 

A new coat of white or neutral paint can be a breath of fresh air for certain homes built in the groovy 1970s era, where the brick has previously been washed over with bright yellows, oranges, or even greens.


So, what exactly is a pergola? We’re willing to guess that if you’ve never heard of a pergola, you’ve seen one. 

Pergolas are outdoor structures composed of columns that support a beam and rafter roofing grid. Pergola roofs can be kept open to allow sunlight to shine through, or they can be covered to protect the elements or create shade. Depending on your preferences, they can be huge or tiny, free-standing or attached to your house, wood or vinyl. 

A pergola over a patio or outdoor sitting area can be a gorgeous and functional addition to your home if you don’t have an outside porch. They’re a hot item for 2022, whether it’s a visor-style garage pergola or a modern pergola over porches!

Solar Shingles

Solar panels are fantastic, but many homeowners are hesitant to add them because of their size and appearance when installed on rooftops. Solar shingles are an excellent example of this. 

Solar shingles are exactly what they sound like: trim solar panels made to resemble ordinary shingles. This relatively new technology is designed to protect your roof and have the same durability and flexibility as ordinary shingles, but with the added benefit of generating power for your home using the Sun’s solar energy. Depending on the brand of solar roof shingles, each solar shingle can provide anywhere from 13 to 63 watts of energy. They are lightweight and relatively simple to install, and they will protect your home from rain, wind, and hail, just like regular shingles.

Like many other building materials, solar shingles have inherent drawbacks, particularly when compared to standard solar panels “apples to apples.” Solar shingles are slightly less energy efficient than solar panels, and you’ll most likely require a specific roof slope with plenty of sunlight to gain renewable energy benefits. Solar shingles have a shorter lifespan than panels, and many solar installers do not sell them (yet), as their popularity and availability are still developing. One should also consider the installation cost since solar shingle roofs can cost upwards of $60,000. (depending on roof size).

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