The roof is one of the most important structural elements that make up your home. Most homeowners understand that a new roofing system is required whenever serious damage results in water infiltration. A roof replacement can do more than just increase the safety and functionality of your home; it can add significantly to your property's curb appeal as well.
Keep these three simple tips in mind to ensure your new roof adds the right kind of curb appeal over time.
1. Highlight Your Home's Architecture
The type of roof that you install on your home can either highlight unique architectural features or detract from them. The more you showcase your home's architecture, the more attractive the exterior will be. Talk to your roofing contractor about the materials that will complement your home's existing exterior.
Each architectural style is associated with materials that help provide an authentic look. Modern homes often have metal roofing, while Mediterranean- or Spanish-style homes have a tile roof.
By selecting a roofing material that is designed to partner well with your home's architectural style, you can significantly improve your home's curb appeal.
2. Carefully Consider Color
Modern roofing materials come in a vast array of colors. This makes it possible for you to customize the appearance of your home's exterior. It can be challenging to choose from the many colors your roofing contractor can offer.
A good rule of thumb to follow is to select roofing materials in a color that will contrast with the rest of your home's exterior. If you have lighter siding, choose a dark roof color and vice versa.
You will also want to ensure that the color you pick for your new roof doesn't clash with any colorful elements on your home's exterior (like a front door, window shutters, or awning).
3. Pay Attention to Pattern
In addition to color, you will need to carefully consider the pattern of the roofing materials you select for your home. It's a good idea to oppose any pattern found on your existing siding with your roofing materials.
For example, if you have plain clapboard or siding on your home, then you can choose a roofing material that features varying shingle sizes and textures. If your siding has some texture to it already, then you should stick with a uniform shingle roof so that the pattern on the roof doesn't compete with the pattern on your siding.