Having a good roof over your head is important (both literally and figuratively); if you live in an older home it’s important to understand the integrity of your roof..are you aware of the last time it was replaced or re-shingled?
Here are some important considerations to make when choosing a new roof:
Although driveways, lawns, siding and front doors get most of the attention when we think about curb appeal, the roof actually contributes mightily to the look of a house. If you are considering a new roof, look for the shingle that best suits your home’s architectural style. You’ll also want to factor in the surface area, pitch and angle of the roof to determine whether a standard three-tab, dimensional or artisan-crafted shingle will deliver the look you want.
Like style, color is also an important consideration when choosing a new roof. Selecting a coloration that compliments your home’s exterior palette and surroundings will create a harmonious and elegant look. In general, if a large portion of your home’s roof is visible from the street, you might want to keep things subdued, as larger roofs look better in neutral tones. Also, avoid using a heavily patterned roof on a home that has brick or stone facing to keep things from getting too busy.
You’ll want to make certain that the roof you choose stands up to the elements and provides lasting beauty over the course of its lifetime. One way to be sure—shop quality and brand.’ (Michael Franco, bobvila.com)