Answering Your Questions About Roofing

Want to Make Your Roof Pop? 3 Things to Consider

by Donald Evans

If you are in need of a new roof and you want to make it look a little bit different, you may be wondering what on earth you should do. Depending on your budget and how much of a difference you are going for, you may choose to research only some of the things in the following list of actions you can take to make your house stand out from the other houses. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? Read on. 

1. Add Statement Rain Gutters

Rain gutters are necessary to help move water away from your house during a big rain or snow storm so that your house does not get damaged. Even though rain gutters are necessary, they can also make a really nice exterior design statement as well. If you want to accentuate your roofline and the overall appeal of your new roof, consider getting some rain gutters that are made of a fun material like copper. Even though copper gutters are more expensive, they will add a certain flair to your roof line. 

2. Add Dormers

If your budget permits it and you are having to tear off your entire roof anyway, you may want to consider adding an architectural element to your roofline with some dormers. Dormers are either artificial or real windows that pop out of your roof to add more dimension to your roof overall. If you have a single story house that you feel lacks character, this is a great way for you to restructure your roofline without having to actually touch the rest of the exterior of your home. 

3. Use Dark-Colored Shingles

If you have a light-colored exterior then you should really consider going with a dark roof color like black. Black roofs will make a large statement against a light exterior by providing some nice visual contrast. Additionally, dark-colored shingles also give off a classic look that makes the house look more traditional. 

Getting a new roof is a perfect opportunity to add a little bit more personality to the exterior of your house. When you call a home roof service to come and give you a bid, make sure that you ask them about these options and anything else that they would recommend. After you get a bid, then you can decide which option makes the most sense for you, your house, and your family's budget.