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Use a Beautiful Roof to Improve Curb Appeal

America has steadily moved into what more closely resembles a residential seller’s market. However, buyers are not without options. As home prices go up, many buyers are also withdrawing from the market. Nevertheless, a beautiful home can help to motivate even the most reluctant buyer, because it’s the first impression in deciding the value for money.

The Shape

The first thing many people recognize about a roof is the shape of it. In fact, some people prefer homes with certain roof shapes over others. For example, some owners prefer flat roofs that can hold a terrace, while others prefer steep A-shaped roofs that can fit an attic with standing space. You can’t create a roof that suits all preferences, but you can make sure yours is a high-quality option of its type.

The Material

First-time home buyers often do not have a preference for roof types beyond aesthetics. If they have lived in an apartment for years, then this is all the more likely. Seasoned home buyers may know exactly what kind of roof they want based on prior experience with roof maintenance. Consider this when choosing a roof.

The Color

Winter snow, fall leaves, and spring blossoms are just some of the things that may disguise a roof’s color. However, this does not mean that the color of your roof doesn’t matter. When choosing the color for your roof, consider the overall exterior of your home. Make sure the color of your roof complements the color of your siding, trim, shutters, etc.

The Condition

If people remember nothing else about a house, they remember the state it was in. Was it clean or dirty? Did it look stately and sophisticated or old and broken? The roof plays a big role in this. If there are missing shingles or the colors do not line up well together, it may give the wrong impression and subtract from the curb appeal.

If you need help visualizing your new roof, Andrews Roofing can help. Contact us today by calling 757-296-0553 or sending an email for more information.

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4 Ways to Help Homeowners Choose the Right Shingle Color

When it comes time to replace your roof, there are dozens of colors available for your shingles. Whether you’re looking to match your current style or go for something brand new, here are four ways to help find the right color for your shingles.

1. Ask a Neighbor

Does your complex or neighborhood have guidelines for shingle color? While brightly colored or unique shingles may look striking, some areas have restrictions on the colors you can use. This helps ensure a uniform look to the neighborhood. Ask a neighbor or consult your association for more information before selecting shingles.

2. Check Out Your House

What color is your siding? Do your current shingles match, accent or clash with your siding color and material? These questions will help steer you toward or away from certain shingle options. Vivid colors may look tempting, but don’t select an option that clashes with your current exterior colors. Otherwise, you may have to repaint your siding in order to match your new, brightly-colored roof.

3. Keep Up the Curb Appeal

Personal preferences aside, you want a home that stands out in a good way. Think about shingle colors that are popular, inviting and increase interest in your home. Whether you’re looking to sell or you’re in your forever home, don’t forget curb appeal.

Some roofs match the color of the siding for a unified look. Others use an accent color to create depth and personality. Don’t forget about other colors visible, such as trim, doors and landscaping.

4. Ask a Pro

Consult a roofing contractor for more information. At Andrews Roofing, our skilled contractors have seen roofs all across the area and are knowledgeable about current trends in shingle colors. Don’t settle with a color simply because that’s how your roof’s always been. Contact us today by calling 757-296-0553 to learn about your options when it comes to engaging, dynamic shingle colors.

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