When buying a new roof, it is important to understand what kind of warranty you will receive when the job is complete. All reputable roofing manufacturers will offer some basic warranty coverage against manufacturing defects in the roofing materials, but oftentimes there may be enhanced warranty offerings available either through the roofing contractor, or through the roofing manufacturer. You should make sure to discuss your options with your roofing contractor before making a decision. Here’s what you need to know when selecting your warranty: Read more
As a Chattanooga area homeowner, you’re most likely only going to buy maybe a few roofs in your lifetime, so choosing the right color is very important to get right the first time. The shingle color you choose needs to work with your house and style, complement the neighborhood, and take into consideration any other preferences you may have. Below are some tips to to help you as a homeowner consider the best possible color for their next roof.
Ensure It Matches Your Home
Take a look at your homes style—do you have bricks or siding? Is your home painted? What is the overall style of the home? Click here to view some of the most popular styles from GAF, then head over here to see what those colors and styles would look like on you home.
Think About Its Curb Appeal
Whether you are in your forever home or plan on selling in a few years, a neutral color will keep your house looking current for years to come. You can also help your home stand out by using more striking colors. Either of these options can increase your home’s curb appeal, which can increase the value of your home.
Consult With Your Neighbors
If you live in a complex run by an HOA, make sure there aren’t any rules for choosing a shingle color before your finalize your decision. Some homeowners associations prefer all homes in within the neighborhood to look the same. If you’re not in a complex, consider your neighbors and what they have on their roofs. If you like your neighbors’ roofs, find out more about similar shingle colors and styles and how they may complement your home. If you want to be a little different and stand out from your neighbors, explore alternative shingle styles and colors that will make your home unique.
Do Your Research
Get some samples and look at online tools like the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler to see which color shingle would look best with your home. Also, consider the architectural style of your home. What may look good on a Ranch-style house may not work for a Tutor or Colonial. Drive through different neighborhoods to get ideas and see examples.
Once you have a general idea, or simply need a little more help, give Armor Xteriors a call at (423) 760-3333 or Click Here to schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our roofing experts.
Installing a full roofing system from a single manufacturer can improve your roof’s weather performance, durability and life span. Armor Xteriors, a Chattanooga area professional roofing contractor, can install the GAF Lifetime Roofing System for your home.
A roof system is so much more than shingles. Find out how all the components work together to keep moisture out, your energy costs down and your house looking terrific. Read more
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