How to Improve Curb Appeal with the Best in Roofing Options


Curb AppealAs a homeowner, you need to think of curb appeal as money in your pocket. When it comes time to sell your home, a prospective buyer will pay a higher price for a home that has curb appeal.

Curb appeal is the subjective gut check a prospective buyer will make when they first see a home from the street. The prospective buyer is more likely to step inside the home if it has curb appeal. The undefined “feel” about the home will linger with the buyer, making them more likely to pay a little more when it comes time to sign the contract.

The buyer is also much less likely to buy a home without curb appeal.

For many homes, the roof represents as much as 50% of the visible home – which is why the roof is so critical for increasing curb appeal.

Your Roof is your Palette

It is important to consider your roof as a design element when planning for curb appeal.

Sure, the roof plays a functional role in your home, but the right roof can also add to the beauty and appeal of the home.

Roofing Design Elements

While you have many choices when it comes to adding beauty to your home with roofing options, we’ll focus on three in this article:

  • Color: Today, you have more options than ever when it comes to your roof. Sure, you can stick with the safe grays and browns, but consider a different shade that can pull the other elements of your home together – such as a blue or even a shade of red.

  • Dimensional Shingles: These shingles use a material like fiberglass to provide depth to the traditional flat shingle. With a uniform shape, they typically create a dimensional pattern on the roof, providing another design element.

  • Architectural Shingles: A type of dimensional shingle that foregoes the uniform shape to break up the pattern, architectural shingles require custom installation. In the hands of a skilled roofer, they can increase the “wow” factor of the home.

Make sure to take the time to consider the curb appeal of your home while planning a roofing project. By thinking ahead, and reviewing your options, you can easily add value to your home when it comes time to sell.

Getting Started with a New Roof

If you are interested in increasing the curb appeal of your home, then talk to your local contractor about your options. They can review the latest trends and roofing elements, helping you bridge the gap between your curb appeal goals and reality.

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