Roof Colours and Other Considerations for Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal
After maintaining the same residence for many years or perhaps in anticipation of selling their home, many homeowners often give thought to upgrades and renovations that can increase the property’s curb appeal and thus its value. Some of these modifications may only be cosmetic, such as a fresh coat of paint & shingle roof, while other changes are more functional in nature, like replacement windows or a new overhead garage door.
In either of these circumstances, the homeowner’s intention is to draw attention to their home, whether it is from prospective buyers or just passersby; and while these types of improvements will catch the eye of an astute observer, homeowners may unintentionally be neglecting the largest feature of their home that is visible from the street – the roof.
It is commonly accepted that the roof represents roughly 40% of the exterior surfaces of a home. Something this large in proportion to the rest of the home will inevitably attract some attention; therefore, its condition and its appearance can influence the impressions formed by onlookers about the home in general. Yes, although the roof might not be the most immediately noticeable aspect of a home, it can and will impact its curb appeal.
Upgrading the appearance of a roof typically involves two important considerations; that is, the type of material and the choice of colour. In terms of material, homeowners have several alternatives, including metal, slate/tile, and cedar shakes/shingles, though a vast majority of residential roofing remains in the form of asphalt shingles; and it is here that homeowners can make a significant impact on the curb appeal of their home/property.
Unlike the more traditional (some might say limited) roof colours of previous generations such as shades of brown and black, asphalt shingles are now available in a wide range of colours that can help to enrich the exterior aesthetics of a home. Some of these newer roofing colour trends that are increasing in popularity include:
It may be apparent that these roof colours are represented in their plural forms, which in turn is meant to reflect that there are various shades within each of the broader groups. As it could be somewhat cumbersome to try and capture all of the different shades here, homeowners interested in learning more about a particular colour range are encouraged to contact a roofing contractor with extensive experience in the installation/replacement of asphalt shingles; one such company is Avenue Road Roofing, a leader within Toronto’s roofing industry for more than 40 years.
There are additional factors that homeowners should also take into consideration when contemplating a change in roof colour to enhance the home’s curb appeal; these include:
- Overall dynamic – will the colour complement or clash with the rest of the exterior?
- Visual consistency – how does the choice fit with other roofs in that neighbourhood?
- Marketability – is the new colour a fad or a trend that will retain its appeal over time?
- Compatibility – will the choice accentuate or fight with the home’s architectural style?
- Energy efficiency – a colour with good heat reflecting properties can be a selling point
Once again, consulting with experienced roofing professionals like the team from Avenue Road Roofing can provide homeowners with valuable insight to help them make informed decisions on the roof colours best suited to increasing the curb appeal of their properties.
Proven Experience in Installing New and Replacement Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Avenue Road Roofing has completed more than 45,000 roof installation across Toronto and its surrounding communities since the company was established over 40 years ago. This impressive total, and its history of satisfied customers, makes Avenue Road Roofing the ideal choice of roofing contractor for local residents interested in enhancing the curb appeal of their home by changing/replacing the colour of its existing asphalt shingles.
There are numerous advantages to selecting Avenue Road Roofing for the installation of a new or replacement shingle roof; these include but are not limited to the following:
- Certification by leading manufacturers to install their products
- Detailed written estimates prepared by experienced inspectors
- Expert installations by knowledgeable and ethical tradespeople
- Onsite supervision and accountability of work crews at all times
- Flexible and affordable financing solutions to suit most budgets
- Warranty protection against manufacturing, installation defects
For more information on the shingle roof replacement services offered by the specialists at Avenue Road Roofing for residential property owners in Toronto and surrounding area, go to Roof Services.
With over four decades of experience in the installation of asphalt shingle roofs, Avenue Road Roofing would be the leading choice for homeowners looking to change roof colours and augment the curb appeal of their property. Call the knowledgeable professionals at Avenue Road Roofing today at 416-785-5129 or contact us to request a no-obligation consultation.