How to Choose the Best Roof Style for Your Home

by | May 30, 2020 | Blog

When designing your dream home, there’s a lot to consider about the roof you want to install. Not only do you have to think about the weight, strength, angle, and surface area, but you also have to consider the style of your roof and what would look the best with your home. Choosing the best roof style for your home can be a challenge, so here are some tips to help you out.

Find Out About Restrictions

If you’re moving into a complex or a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association, ask about the rules for roofing styles and colors. Your HOA might only allow specific colors or shingles which match the rest of your neighborhood, so make sure your roofing plans are compatible with these rules. If you don’t have a HOA, it might still be a good idea to consult your new neighbors about any preferences they might have for the design of your home, since it’ll be right next to theirs. You can also choose to go against the grain and pick a unique roof that stands out against the rest of the neighborhood.

Consider the Style of Your Home

The color and style of your roof should complement the rest of the home you’ve built. The material and paint colors used to build up the rest of your home will determine the materials you should use on your roof. Does the design of your home call for a rustic wooden-shingle roof or a modern, sleek design? Would your Victorian house best suit a dark roof with classic, timeless shingles? You might have a certain roof in mind, but you should consider the theme of the rest of your home.

Compare Different Roof Styles

It can be hard to visualize a roof on an incomplete home, so get creative and find ways to visually compare different roof styles. If you’re an artist, or you know someone who is, have sketches drawn of your home with different roof styles so you can see what works best. An architect friend or family member can do the same thing and even give you advice along the way. You can also visit the GAF Style Guide and use the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler to render a 3D model of your home and try different roof styles. We don’t always know how a roof will complement a building until we see it, so using a visual comparison can be extremely helpful when making this big decision.

Roof Repairs and Replacements With First Out Roofing

If you need roof repairs, maintenance, or replacements, you can always count on First Out Roofing. Our licensed roofers work hard to diagnose and repair the entire problem with every roof, and we’ll give you a thorough inspection to help you get to the root of the problem. First Out Roofing is one of the most trusted names for fast, affordable, quality roofing, so call or visit our website today for a free quote!


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