2021 Exterior Trends

Adding curb appeal to your home is one of the easiest ways to express individual style and increase your property value. A new year brings new exterior home trends and here are a few of the most popular styles you can expect to see:

Accent Metal Roofs

Metal roofs can be costly, but they are a great way to add architectural interest to your home. Rather than adding a metal roof over the entire home, some homeowners are adding small portions of metal roofing over entryways, bay windows, and garages. This eliminates the large price tag of an entire metal roof and adds unique style to your home.  

Copper Accents

Copper accents are eye catching and perfect for any homeowner who wants to create visual interest. The fun thing about adding copper accents to your home’s exterior is that you’re not limited to roof design. While copper can be used for an entire roof, many homeowners find that adding small touches of copper over windows and on exterior accent pieces such as light fixtures can set their home apart from the crowd. The addition of copper gutters is another way to incorporate this versatile material and bring your design together.

Natural Wood Accents

Many homeowners are going to say goodbye to light-colored lament siding and swap it out for natural or composite wood. Wood accents look beautiful on many types of architecture from farmhouse to contemporary. So, if you want to try one trend that’s likely here to stay, we recommend finding a place on your home’s exterior to put some wood or composite type for less maintenance. Whether it’s columns, siding, front door, fence, soffits, or garage doors, find a place and embrace the wood trend.

Dark Colors

In the last couple of years, we have seen an upswing in darker siding and roofing materials for home exteriors. And we can see why! People love to call this a “trend” and while it has gained popularity, painting a house black finds its roots long before now. Dark paint is dramatic and eye-catching. If you’re considering being the first one on the block to try a darker color, go for it. Your neighbors will be swooning when your project is finished.

Terraces, Pergolas, and Balconies 

Maximizing outdoor living has been a trend that’s on the rise and still growing. Homeowners are investing in their outdoor areas by adding terraces off of their back-door entrances with pergolas that cover them. Design plans for backyard structures are just as unique as the homeowner and most any space can be outfitted to create the perfect backyard getaway. Do you have a space that could accommodate an outdoor balcony? Adding a balcony is a simple project, adds space to your home, and is the perfect place for morning coffee.

To learn more about these trends and how to incorporate them into your home, contact the professionals at Patriot Roofing today.  

Stephanie Bolton is the owner of Patriot Roofing Company, a female-owned and locally operated roofing company serving the Cape Fear area. With over 20 years of experience serving homeowners, Patriot Roofing Company specializes in residential roofing, siding, gutters, and windows. Visit them online at, PatriotRoofer.com or call 910-218-0600.  

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