How Your Roof May Affect Your Home's Curb Appeal

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After listening to a few friends of mine complain about the cost of replacing their roof, I realized that I should make sure that my own roof was in decent shape. I climbed up on a ladder to see if I could see the shingles, and things weren't looking very pretty. Some patches of shingles were missing entirely, while others looked badly damaged. Fortunately, I caught the damage early enough that experts could patch up the issues. However, since roofing damage isn't always obvious, I decided to put up this website so that others can spot trouble of their own.

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How Your Roof May Affect Your Home's Curb Appeal

13 June 2018
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If you want your home to be attractive from the outside, then you should know that your roof is one of the parts that can play a huge role in your home's curb appeal. Here are some aspects of the roof that play a role in curb appeal:

Roof Design

The design of your roof is one of the most important determinants of its curb appeal. The design can determine whether the roof is considered traditional, rural-like, or modern. For example, gable roofs are very common, so you might consider another roof design if you don't want your roof to look like other roofs around. Another example is a flat roof, which is also considered by many to be flat in terms of looks.

Roof Color

In addition to roof design, color is also another important determinant of your roof's curb appeal. The good news is that most roofing materials are available in multiple colors, so you can choose your preferred color irrespective of the material. Coordinate your roof color with other parts or aspects of the house, such as the siding or architectural style of the house.

Roof Material

To some extent, your choice of roofing material also determines how beautiful your roof looks. For example, many people consider wood shingles, tiles, or shakes as beautiful roofing materials as compared to, say, metal roofing sheets. However, even the traditionally dull roofing materials can these days be used to design and manufacture beautiful roofing materials, with some of them mimicking the aesthetics of other materials considered beautiful.

Roof Cleanliness

How clean your roof is will also affect its curb appeal; a dirty roof just doesn't look beautiful even if it's of the right color and design. Dirt and debris are not only a turn off by themselves, but they also mask the true beauty of the roof. Therefore, keeping your roof free from snow, leaves, dust, and windblown debris will also help improve its curb appeal.

Roof Integrity

Lastly, the overall state of the roof is also a factor in the roof's attractiveness. Picture two roofs of the same design, material, and color, but one has sagging gutters, missing shingles, and damaged or missing shingles. The roof without these damages will obviously look more appealing than the damaged roof.

As you can see, there is a lot you can do to improve your roof's contribution to your home's curb appeal. Talk to a roofing contractor for more help on the issue. For more tips, contact a company like Maynor Roofing & Siding Co.