How the Right Roofing Style Can Increase Curb Appeal

3 November 2017
3 November 2017, Comments: 0

How the Right Roofing Style Can Increase Curb Appeal

Making the exterior of your home attractive to the outside world is a point of pride for many homeowners. From power-washing the siding to tidying up landscaping to upgrading your porch or front door, there are plenty of ways to make your home look amazing from the street. However, there is one area of your home that has usually seen better days and can drastically affect your home’s exterior aesthetic: your roof. Here are just a few of the ways that finding the right roofing style can increase your home’s curb appeal.

Cedar Shake Roofing Project - Wadsworth IL

Cedar Shake Roofing Project – Wadsworth IL

Highlight your home’s design style

For some style-minded homeowners, matching design styles throughout both the exterior and interior of the home is a necessity when it comes to home building and design. A roof that matches the rest of the exterior—a gable roof for a Colonial-style home or a flat roof for an industrial or ultra-modern home, for example—makes a statement that is both stylish and sensitive to the immediate surroundings. After all, many neighborhoods have traditional styles and highly sought-after ‘looks’ that the general public come to love and expect. Of course, if your home’s design style flouts tradition, then by all means choose a roof that adds to the aesthetic of your non-traditional building.

Natural Slate Roofing Project in Highland Park, IL - A.B. Edward Ent.

Natural Slate Roofing Project in Highland Park, IL – A.B. Edward Ent.

Show off an unique finish

Who says a roof has to be boring? While traditional roofing styles and materials—such as slate roofing tiles and cedar shakes—are the most commonplace in residential homes, there are plenty of intriguing roof choices that you can make in order to make a positive impression to the rest of the neighborhood.

But there are plenty of roofs that score highly for form and/or function while wowing the rest of the world. These include:

  • Cool roofs made from steel or other metals
  • Terracotta or other nontraditional tile roofs
  • Oxidized copper roofs
  • Roofs accented by intricate detail work
The most attractive of all metal roofing style options, cooper roofing is an increasingly popular metal roofing option, and for good reasons. The high sheen of brand new copper settles into a blue-green patina over time. Both hues can complement your home and give it a classic, unique flavor.

The most attractive of all metal roofing style options, cooper roofing is an increasingly popular metal roofing option, and for good reasons. The high sheen of brand new copper settles into a blue-green patina over time. Both hues can complement your home and give it a classic, unique flavor.

Give passers-by a taste of the future

Renewable energy is the future of residential living, and solar power is a key part of this change. Both traditional rooftop solar panels as well as state-of-the-art solar tiles help to make the home more energy efficient, so installing one or the other of these on your roof will showcase your tech-savvy and eco-friendly home with every passing glance. Of course, the added bonus here is that you will also save tons of money on your regular energy bills while making your home more sustainable, too.

Author Bio:

Kaitlin Krull is a writer and mom of two girls living the expat life. She enjoys writing for the roof installation & replacement professionals at Modernize with the goal of providing expert knowledge on home improvement projects and connecting homeowners to qualified roofing contractors.