News & Updates

Re-Roofing Your Home? Reflect on 6 Captivating Roofing Trends

Re-Roofing Your Home? Reflect on 6 Captivating Roofing Trends

Re-Roofing Your Home? Reflect on 6 Captivating Roofing Trends feature image
| Posted in: Roofing

High-quality roofing materials can last for a long period of time. In fact, metal roofing materials can last anywhere from 40 to 70 years, depending on the type, grade and finish of the metal. Due to this longevity, many home owners who face re-roofing have never taken on a similar project before. McHugh Steel also supply COLORBOND Ultra steel which is designed for particularly severe environments. 

If you are re-roofing or choosing the roof for a new residential build in 2021, understanding the latest trends can help you make a choice that will set you apart from the rest. In this blog, we discuss six of the current trends.


Here at McHugh Steel, we use COLORBOND products made from BlueScope Steel. COLORBOND provides a product that is versatile, lightweight and capable of meeting your needs when replacing your roof. COLORBOND offers 22 colours for your new roof, so you won’t be stuck for options.  

In the past, the most popular roofing colours have been those in the earth-tones and neutral colours. However, we are starting to see customers change their preferences and select bolder roofing colours. Consider a distinct accent colour that mirrors the colours of your landscaping, emphasises your home’s architecture, or reflects your unique personality. Popular choices include reds, greens and dark blues.


Have you ever considered using roofing materials for other parts of your home? You may think of them for exclusive use on rooftops. However, at McHugh Steel we give you the option of using roofing materials for siding and cladding as well! 

Why not consider combining different colours of COLORBOND roofing, to create a feature wall on one side of your home or use one of the roofing products we offer to create a modern and sleek look.

We offer a few different types of roofing:

  • Corrugated, 
  • M-deck and;
  • Panel deck. 

While 2018 put an emphasis on individual tastes and creative designs, these patterns shouldn’t be mistaken as a trend toward elaborate or complex roofing choices. It seems many home owners are opting for simpler, bolder lines this year.

One example of this minimalism is the increasing favour towards flat COLORBOND roofs in new construction and high-end renovations.


Often, roofing materials, trim and gutter systems feature two or even three colours. However, astute home owners are opting for a more unified appearance this year by matching all exterior elements. This trend includes grey-on-grey and white-on-white colour schemes, but also extends to the bold accent colours discussed in section one.

Home owners seeking this trendy look should consider McHugh Steel that manufactures and supplies multiple products in the same colour range. For example, Colorbond® steel offers roofing, guttering, fencing and garage doors in a range of matching colours.


Green material choices continue to be highly popular. These diligent choices save you money on monthly utility bills and help you decrease your household’s impact on both the local and global environment.

For example, home owners may opt for steel roofing due to its cool roof properties which help control indoor temperatures, as well as the material’s recyclability. Additionally, At McHugh Steel our manufacturing has shifted to focus on Lean Manufacturing; this methodology focuses on minimising waste while maximizing productivity.


If striking colour simply isn’t to your liking, you can still stay on trend when you re-roof this year. In addition to the vibrant rainbow of coloured roofing being installed across Australia, many home owners are opting for the opposite: crisp, clean, light neutrals.

This colour palette can be every bit as bold as a loud accent colour and may suit some homes more. If you worry that a green would distract from your home’s historical architecture, consider bright whites, creams and sandy browns.

Use these trending ideas as well as recommendations from a McHugh Steel representative to decide on the right roofing profile and colour for your home.

For reliable residential re-roofing, trust McHugh Steel.

Share this article

Get your shed & carports directly from the factory

Build what you want & how you want it with our in-house design team.