February 23, 2017
The aesthetics of your home can be personal and emotional. Very rarely will a homeowner do something to their home’s exterior that they do not believe will maintain or enhance their home’s beauty and value. So, let’s talk about how the right roof can enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Roof as Design Element
It’s to understand how much their roof contributes to the overall attractiveness of your home. Many homeowners, while they would never do other things to their homes that make them look like their neighbors’ homes, never even think about how the roof can individualize and characterize their home as well. The fact is, of course, for many homes, 50 – 60% or even more of the home’s visible shell is the roof. That’s especially true here in New Orleans low country. The roof is a design element of your home, not just a necessity.
Roof Color Can Pull Your House Together
The right color for the roof can pull together other design elements of your home’s exterior to enhance curb appeal. Be sure to keep this important design element in mind when choosing a new roof. Beyond the traditional temporary roofing material colors of grays, browns, and blacks, metal roofing colors can add depth of detail and finishes to enhance your home’s exterior.
Roofing Products Have 2 Lives
Most roofing products have two lives – an aesthetic life and a functional life. For most roofing materials, they look nice for a few years but, for most of their useful life, they are streaked, stained, and tired looking. A metal roof, though, can immediately add home beauty and then maintain that beauty over the test of time.
Curb Appeal and Home Value
All other things being equal, a prospective buyer of your home will be more interested in your home, and hence pay a higher price for that home, if it is more beautiful than other homes.
Interested in using roof shingle design and color to enhance your home’s curb appeal? Let us help. We’re always up for helping to improve the value of local homes.