There are many reasons why your roof is so important to the looks of your home. The most obvious reason is that roofing typically covers half or more of your home’s exterior surface area. Sheer size makes roofing a big aesthetic factor!
Next, consider the way your roofing’s color impacts the looks of your home. Getting the right color, tone, and shade to complement or contrast with the color of the siding and trim obviously does wonders for the way your building appears from a little bit back. (And the shape, size, style, and arrangement of shingles or other roofing material also need to pair well with the rest of the building.)
The pitch and shape of the roof itself have a major effect on the style of a building. The roofing attached to it further enhances the effect, if it is well chosen and correctly installed. This, of course, highlights the fact that experienced roofing contractors can improve the beauty of your home through new roofing significantly more effectively than their less experienced competitors.
Finally, consider that curb appeal created by great roofing is about more than just looks. It can affect your home’s selling value too, and a well-designed roofing job will also help a listed property sell faster and higher than a home without a stunning roof on top.
Does a New Roof Impact Your Home’s curb appeal?
Curb appeal is defined as the visual attractiveness of a home from the street. You can do the things we mentioned earlier to boost your home’s curb appeal. But the best way to make your home stand out from the rest is with a new roof. So, yes, a new roof does impact your home’s curb appeal.
Top Roofing Materials To Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Now you know a new roof will boost your home’s curb appeal. While getting the most commonly used roof on the market (an architectural asphalt shingle roof) will still boost your home’s curb appeal.
There are 4 roofing materials that will really make your home stand out from the rest of your neighborhood. Just be aware, these materials will come at a premium cost.
1. Luxury asphalt shingle roof
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material around the country. I already mentioned getting architectural asphalt shingles will improve your home’s curb appeal.
2. Composite (synthetic) shingle roof
While luxury asphalt shingles have a slate look, you can tell they’re not real slate. Our next roofing material actually mimics slate (and cedar shake) and can take your home’s curb appeal to the next level.
This material is a composite (also called synthetic) shingle roof. These shingles are made of engineered polymer or recycled materials, like rubber and plastic.
3. Cedar shake roof
The next material on our list is a cedar shake roof. A cedar shake roof is a premium roof system made of natural wood (cedar) materials and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing roofs you’ll see.
4. Slate Roof
The last (and most expensive) roofing material on this list is slate. A slate roof is a premium roof system made primarily out of natural slate tiles and other slate roofing materials.
It is one of the longest-lasting roofs available and can last around 75 years or even close to 100. The slate itself is mined (mostly in Italy) and cut into square tiles that must be installed carefully one at a time.