Ways to Spruce Up a Traditional Roof

Looking to spice up your roof during a repair or reroofing job? There are plenty of options to consider when desiring something different than a traditional asphalt shingle roof. Depending on your budget and the type of redesign you’re thinking of, options vary. 

Picking the style and color of an asphalt shingle can still make your house feel altogether different. Though most shingles are asphalt, there are a plethora of choices.

Metal panels are wonderful at sloughing snow and rain, and they’re resistant to high winds. They make rainfall pleasant but dent more easily in a hailstorm. If you’re looking for something to withstand heavy storms though, stone-coated steel shingles are the way to go. They’re economical, extremely hardy, and able to withstand extreme conditions. Slate, clay, and concrete are all beautiful options to protect your home. 

Finally, it’s important to pick the correct color of shingles for your home. Studies suggest that picking a dark color may warm your house by a few degrees on a sunny day, but not significantly. So really, it’s whatever you desire. 

Other than deciding between a light or dark shade, consider the color of your brick and exterior paint when deciding on a color. Try complementary shades to add an extra dimension and effectively avoid a monotone color scheme. 

All in all, it’s up to your preference when deciding between types and colors of shingles or roofing styles. Something that works for one house or neighborhood won’t work for another. If you’re interested in a free consultation with roofers that have years of experience, call Elliott Roofing! We’re happy to help.