Do you have a roof that’s looking dingy, faded and just plain worn? Have you updated other parts of your home and now the style of your roof doesn’t match? It’s probably time to consider your roofing aesthetics and remolding goals. Most homeowners can’t recall the color of their roof when put on the spot because, if it’s doing its job well, it tends to be out of sight out of mind. But the visual difference an updated roof can make is much bigger than you would think.
Enhancing Your Roof’s Curb Appeal
Upgrading your roof to reach your roofing aesthetic and remodeling goals can be as intimidating as it is exciting. It’s not a small undertaking and there are many options for the style of your potential new roof. From metal roofs to traditional shingles there are dozens of colors and styles you can choose from.
Como Premium Exterior’s recommended shingle brand for most remodels is Owens Corning Tru Definition shingles. Owens Corning shingles come in several colors so there is surely one that will complement your home’s existing features, and they also have wind resistant, algae resistant, and Sure Nail technology which makes them a durable choice as well as an aesthetically pleasing choice.
Selecting shingles in a color that compliments your home’s siding is an important part of roofing aesthetics and remodeling goals. You could go with a monochromatic option, something in the same color family as your siding, or you could go for a contrasting color that would really make your house pop from the street.
Shingle material also makes a difference. There are the typical tab and architectural shingle options, but there are also metal shingles, rubber shingles, wood shake shingles, slate tile shingles, and even solar shingles. All these material options have a unique look, wildly varying costs and availability, as well as different structural properties, so it is important to talk to a roofing expert and learn what the best option to protect and beautify your home is.
Deciding on Your New Roof Aesthetic
Because aesthetic roofing renovations are typically an out-of-pocket expense to the homeowner and not covered by insurance, you really want to make sure you’re getting a product you will love. Como Premium Exteriors can provide homeowners with a list of homes in their area with shingles in the colors and styles they are considering so they can see what they look like to scale on a home. You may be set on a gray architectural shingle, but when you see a home with a terracotta architectural shake shingle that really pops, you may decide that’s what is right for you. We also have digital visualization programs where you can view different siding options on your own home if you are also updating your siding.
Bringing your Remodeling Goals to Life
The first step in approaching your roofing aesthetics and remodeling goals is to have an inspection and consultation with a trusted roofing expert. They will help guide you through the decision-making process of what shingle and roof style will keep your home safe and protected while also having style and curb appeal. Next, if you have a Homeowner’s Association, you’ll need to check in with them and get your remodel plan approved. Once your HOA has approved your remodel and you’ve worked with a roofer to find the best option for your home you can start bringing your roofing aesthetics and remodeling goals to life.
An experienced roofer should work quickly and efficiently on your roof remodel, so your home is exposed to the elements for as little time as possible. Most roof remodels or replacements only take one day from removal to installation to complete, so your new roof will be a reality in no time.