A roof is a major part of your home. The look and feel of a home’s roof can dramatically change the overall aesthetic. For instance, a memorable roof can set your home apart in the neighborhood, make a lasting impression on visitors and brighten up your daily life. Choosing the right roof for your home can easily be one of the most important investments that you will make as a homeowner.
Options, Options, Options
A critical part of choosing a new roof is knowing all your roofing options and determine which fits your personal style the most. With countless different materials, styles and colors to choose from, it’s best to have a broad understanding of the process before you start making selections.
If you’re unsure where to begin, one of the best places to start is with your home’s existing architecture. Will a traditional or modern roof look best? Is a neutral or bright color better? Should you go with an interesting texture or a minimalist look? All of these kinds of questions are important to ask.
If you need some inspiration, look around at the houses in your community or on your way to and from work. See something you like? Take note of it! Browsing will help you narrow down your preferences, which will make the final decision easier.
Some questions to consider include whether or not you tend to like natural colors. Do you love slate or cedar tiles? For a bolder look, we suggest going for a brighter color such as textured red clay tiles or wood shake roofing. Slate tiles or asphalt shingles correlate best with a more traditional look. If you’re most interested in durability, choose laminate shingles that have a textured, three-dimensional design. All of these options can work for your home. It’s just a matter of choosing the right combination of material and color that speaks to you.
After you’ve narrowed down the styles, colors and textures that you like, the next step is to find samples of your favorites. Contact a roofing company for professional advice on potential selections. Take shingle samples home and examine them next to your existing style. A bright color that you love in the store may look very different when you see it on your home.
Once you’ve made your selection, your local roofing professionals at Findlay Roofing are more than happy to offer their opinions, advice and a cost estimate to get started on this new and exciting investment in your home.