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Exterior Design Trends of 2020

There’s more to exterior home design than mere aesthetics, but that’s a great place to start. This year offers more options than ever for boosting curb appeal.

Below are five home exterior trends to spark your imagination:

In Roofing and Siding

Even traditional asphalt shingles now come in a diverse variety of shapes, textures, and colors. Your roof can blend in with surrounding homes or be the neighborhood attention-grabber.

Metal roofs are increasingly popular because they last so long and require so little maintenance. They typically cost more than asphalt roofs, but they’re built to last over 50 years.

If you’re building a new home and leaning toward a modern look, consider a roofline that combines a flat roof with different angles and pitches. Hybrid exteriors mixing old and new styles are also wildly popular this year. Feel free to combine clapboard siding, shake siding, and stone to create visual interest.

Fiber cement siding and other materials protect against fire and insects. Don’t forget quality insulation; EnergyStar reports that it will save you about 15 percent on heating and cooling costs.

In Color

Dark colors: Fully saturated shades like burgundy, brown, and green are trending.

Neutrals: Gray is still very much a mainstay, but the newer shades have less brown and tend to be darker. Charcoal grays that look almost black — and black itself — make a striking impression on exterior accent walls or large sections of siding.

In Glass

If you want to transform your home inside and out, glass works magic.

Windows and sliding glass doors just keep getting bigger to harness natural light and create an inviting ambiance. It’s not that uncommon to see entire walls of glass.

In Outdoor Living

Cutting-edge technology makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors almost year-round. These popular improvements turn decks and patios into “fam caves” or spaces for entertaining:

  • Grilling islands

  • Wine fridges

  • Bars

  • Hot tubs

  • Firepits and fireplaces

  • Bench seating

  • Paving in unconventional patterns

In Efficiency and Eco-friendliness

Homeowners are increasingly choosy about materials. They look for products that help save resources, improve functionality, and do the environment a favor.

Here are some examples:

  • Chemical-free slate, clay, and fiber cement shingles

  • Woods certified by the Forest Stewardship Council

  • Green roofs, which integrate living plant material and insulate homes

  • Recycled wood, metal, rubber, and glass

  • Salvaged materials


Home design trends come and go, but skilled, reputable contractors never go out of style. Our skilled roofers can help you determine the best design choices for your Central Florida home. To schedule your appointment with ProFormance Roofing, call (407) 228-2545.