No matter the reason you’re looking to get a new roof, it’s a good opportunity to think about the ways that a roof can tie together the look of your home’s exterior. To the contrary, an obviously aging roof can begin to bring down your home’s appearance, or may look mismatched with other improvements, such as new windows or siding.
Not only does an aging roof affect your home’s curb appeal, but it can pose a problem for keeping your home water-tight and protected from the elements. At Berg Home Improvements, we understand the importance of keeping your home in tip-top shape with quality installations. But when is it time for a new roof, and how best can you go about choosing colors and materials that work for you?
For both visual and safety reasons, you’ll want to think about replacing a roof that has obvious signs of physical damage.
Cracked, curled or missing shingles are one sign that your roof is aging or damaged, and will need to be tended to by an expert. Damaged shingles can allow water to seep into your home, leading to all sorts of problems, such as dampness, mold, pest infestations, and even electrical shorts.
Chimneys, skylights, and vent pipes are also surrounded by metal pieces called flashing which can visibly rust and lead to additional leaks.
Additionally, a leaky roof can impact the look of your home’s interior, from water stains on the ceiling to peeling wallpaper. Bubbling and discoloration can be a sign that, even if you haven’t spotted the damage to your roof, there may be a leak somewhere. You’ll want to contact a professional to have it inspected right away.
As you get ready for a new roof, it’s a good time to think about the overall look of your home. Color schemes and unique materials can really bring a look together, but you’ll need to think about how these choices work in terms of an overall vision.
As you consider the choice of color for your roof, you’ll want to make sure that it works alongside your other choices in siding, paint, trim and more. For instance, off white to neutral tones are a safe bet for any exterior look, and can be dressed up with bolder choices in color for shutters, doors and trim. Gray is available in a variety of warm and cool tones, and can make your home look modern and sophisticated. Color schemes involving other, bolder choices like yellow or blue may require a bit more work to match, but can really make your home stand out.
There are a variety of roofing materials available on the market, and choices like wood shingles or slate can give your home a unique look. Asphalt, however, is one of the most common and economical options you’ll see today.
If you’re ready for a new roof, our experts at Berg Home Improvements can help as you navigate the choices available to you. Not only will a new roof bolster your home’s curb appeal, it will keep your family safe and dry for years to come. To learn more, reach out for a free estimate today.
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