By our Smarty friends at Charlotte Roofing Specialists
Well, the obvious immediate answer is to visit www.charlotteroofing.com and email or call us! But, since I have a little space to fill, I’ll try to make it useful.
Replacing your roof is no doubt a large expense. And while few homeowners think of a new roof as a “sexy” investment, it is nonetheless, a necessary investment that protects much of what you own.
So….let’s start with the visual impact a new roof can have. Considering that your roof may be half of what someone sees when driving past your home, product style and color are worth a moment of consideration. Roughly 75% of shingles installed in Charlotte are a standard architectural product. It is characterized by a clean dimensional visual (originally derived to look like cedar shake) that is complementary to a variety of homes.As much as I would love to install a ton of designer shingles, the reality is that the style and color of your home will dictate whether these designer products will make sense. So, if you have a home that would look good with slate, consider a slate style visual. If slate is not in your budget, several manufacturers produce a shingle that is made to look like slate. If you have a Tudor style or French style home a designer product might complement the overall design. If you don’t, then stick with the architectural visual. We all want your roof to look great, but making it look beautiful should mean complementing the existing style and color scheme, not overpowering it.
Instead, use the subtlety of color blends and accent points to achieve a complimentary look. Copper flashings are one way to do this. If copper is out of your budget, request a dark bronze aluminum if you want some warmer tones. Consider the layers of color in the shingles you are choosing from. The touch of brown in a mostly gray shingle, the cool frosted blue tones in a gray, or the touch of blue or green granules in a specific weathered wood may be just what your home needs.
If you are in need of a new roof, we are always happy to provide guidance when it comes to color selection. You can reach David Sammons, owner of Charlotte Roofing Specialists, by phone at 704-975-1215 or by email David@roofcharlotte.com.