How to Choose the Perfect Roof Design That Completes Your Home: 5 Things To Remember
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 9:14 pm , By C Plus Roofing
Many people overlook the importance of their overall roof design and how it impacts the rest of their home and property. Your roof plays a big role in tying together the overall design of your home. It accounts for about one-third of your homes exterior. You want the roof colour, materials and texture to compliment your home style and look. If you don’t, it could look mismatched.
But, don’t worry, we have you covered. Here we will provide you with some great tips to help you choose the perfect roof design that completes your home:
Asphalt Shingles Are Cost Effective And Give You Design Options
There is a reason asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roof texture material. They are light, durable, come in a variety of options and are more cost effective than other texture options. While metal and other materials may be appealing, shingles are ideal for all types of homes, slopes, and roof styles.
Choose The Right Shingle – 3 Tab Shingles Vs Architectural
Three tab shingles are the standard shingles you see on most homes. They work with all homes designs. But if you are looking to do something a little different, consider architectural style shingles. These shingles will give your roof a different look – they will look more like wood or slate shakes. These will give your roof a more visual appeal. But they do cost a little more.
Avoid Too Much Texture
If you have a lot of textured materials in your home design already, choose a fairly plain shingle to complement it. Too much texture can negatively impact the overall look and curb appeal of your home.
Choose The Right Color For Your Area
Dark colors absorb the heat while lighter colors help to reflect it. More important than color is having proper ventilation on your roof. Choosing a lighter color will also make your home appear larger and help to visually highlight important architectural aspects of your homes design.
Choose A Complementary Shingle Color
Don’t try to match shingle color to your home, you want to complement it. Choose a color that will provide a great contrast to the current color scheme of your home. If you have a white home, almost any color will work. Brown/beige homes should have shingles that are grey, green, and blue. Red homes should have shingles that are brown, black, or grey.
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Get your project started by calling us for a free estimate today. Call 416-917-9622. The sooner you call, the sooner we can schedule you in and get your project started.