Shingle Roofing: 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Materials

You have several options to consider when it’s time to invest in a new shingle 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 shingle 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.

  • 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 & Exteriors will work with you to help you choose the proper shingle color. We have technology that can let you see your home with multiple colors and styles so you can make an educated decision.