If your existing roof is dealing with significant issues like water buildup and major leak concerns, there’s a good chance a proper roof tear-off and re-roofing project is the best choice for you. Both for practical and home value-related reasons, installing a new roof rather than attempting to place a new roofing layer over an old one is generally the right way to go.
At Knockout Roofing, we’re here to help with a wide range of residential roofer services, including roof tear-off and re-roofing solutions. While the tear-off portion of the job is very important, just as vital is choosing the proper roof material to use on the new roofing that will be replacing the damaged area. Today’s blog will focus on a few of the most important factors you should be considering when it comes to keeping your home value high and maintaining what real estate experts would call your “curb appeal” – plus keep an aesthetically pleasing, functional roof above the heads of yourself and your family.
For starters, while there are multiple aesthetic factors that play a role in everything from home value to your personal enjoyment of a roof, the first item to think about here is the practical functionality of the roof itself. Roofs are meant primarily to protect a home or building’s occupants from the elements and extreme temperatures, after all, and they should fill this purpose first and foremost.
On top of providing you with excellent protection, quality materials will also require fewer roofing repair appointments and costs over the years. This will save you time and money in the long run, plus impress potential buyers if you’re ever looking to sell.
Color and Pattern Themes
When it comes to curb appeal for a property, you might be surprised at just how valuable proper color schemes are. Roof colors that don’t work well with the rest of the property could ding you more than you might have thought.
The simplest way to avoid this is by using basic contrasts between the roof and the siding. If your siding panels are lighter in color, for instance, consider darker shades of roofing shingles to contrast it. The same goes for basic patterns – if your shingles are of varying sizes and make up a relatively complex pattern, you should have simpler siding, and vice versa.
Blending With Home
The siding isn’t the only other area of the home you can look to contrast with, however. Consider areas like the front door, windows and window trim, and even the color of your garage when choosing the style of your roof. You can also speak to our roofers about the architectural style of your home and which kinds of roofs might work best with it.
For more on how to choose the best roof replacement for curb appeal and personal enjoyment, or to learn about any of our commercial or residential roofing services, speak to the staff at Knockout Roofing today.