3 Tips – Choosing the Right Shingle Roofing Materials for Your Home

You have several options to consider when it’s time to invest in a new roof. In order to make your decision process easier, we’ve come up with three tips to guide you.

1.      Assess your Home’s Street Appeal
Did you know that about 40% of your home’s visual appeal comes from your roof? How your roof appears from the street can affect the market value of your home. Like house paint or siding, the shingles you choose for roofing can add character to the exterior of your house. Roofing shingles can add a nice textured look that will make your home stand out, especially if the roof is the only unique feature you can highlight.

2.      Choose the Right Roofing Material
Here’s a list of some of the most common roofing materials.

  • Asphalt shingles
    The most common roofing material is the asphalt shingle, and you may be surprised by the number of choices you have within that category!  Designer asphalt shingles add to the unique look of custom homes with a wide variety of colors and textures. Standard asphalt shingles are an economical choice.
  • Natural and synthetic slate and shakes
    For a distinctive roof, choose from hand-quarried slate to synthetic shakes made with post-consumer and natural materials.
  • Standing seam metal
    Many farmhouses in the central Shenandoah Valley and throughout the eastern U.S. have long-lasting standing seam metal roofs. For an enduring, period look, choose this type of roof.  Standing seam roofs are available in a variety of colors.

3.      Choose the Right Color
Most roofing materials are available in many color choices. Consider the color of your home’s siding, and the style of your home when deciding on a roofing shingle color. Valley Roofing will work with you to help you choose the proper color. We have technology that can let you see your home with multiple colors and styles so you can make an educated decision.

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