Whether you’re building your dream home from scratch or improving the home you already own, it can be easy to feel stumped when it’s time to design the roof. There’s a lot to consider when designing your roof, which is why Cowboy Roofing is here to help. We’re dedicated to making the roofing process easier for our clients, so we’ve put together a list of things to account for when choosing the right roof for your home.
Ask About Local Restrictions
Many residential neighborhoods have a homeowner’s association that might already have roofing guidelines for you to follow. These guidelines might limit the color or style of your roof, so consult with your HOA if you have one. Even if you don’t, it might be a good idea to ask your neighbors for any input since they have to live right next to your home. You could also do it on your own and choose a roof that stands out against the neighborhood around you.
Consider Your Home’s Style
Although your roof only mainly serves to protect you, it should also be built with the rest of your home in mind. The colors and style you choose should compliment the rest of your home’s exterior, and not all styles are compatible. For example, a Victorian home should be paired with an elegant, timeless roof in a shade that compliments the other colors you’ve used, but it wouldn’t go well with a modern wooden-shingle design.
Visually Compare Roof Styles
You might not be able to pick a roof until you see it with the rest of your home, so try using creative methods to help visualize different designs. If you or someone you know can draw, try sketching your home with different roof styles to see what you like best. An architect friend or family member might be willing to do the same thing, or you can hire someone to make the sketches for you. You can even use digital tools, like the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler, to create a 3D rendering of your home with different roofs.
Think About Additional Roofing Features
What do you want to get out of your roof, other than structure and protection? Roofing technology is becoming more advanced by the day, and there are countless roofing modifications you can make to serve different goals. Cooling roofs can deflect sunlight and keep your home naturally cooler, saving you money on air conditioning in the summer heat. If you want to mount solar panels on your roof, you should pick a design that allows for more panels to be installed. Even if you don’t want to make these changes right away, think about the future ideas you have and build your roof to suit them.
Cowboy Roofing: Quality Roofing Since 2005
For a strong, long-lasting roof you can trust, come to Cowboy Roofing. We have over 15 years of experience in the business and we value client satisfaction above all else. Whether you need storm damage repairs or a brand new roof, Cowboy Roofing can help. Call us to request our services today!