Imagine committing to a specific haircut for the next 20 to 30 years. Or a particular model of car. Or limiting yourself to eating at one restaurant.

Would you ever agree to that? Of course not.

Yet that’s similar to what happens when a homeowner buys a new roof.  You pick one color and one style — one “flavor” of roof — that will influence the appearance of your home for many years.

Of course, that’s a small price to pay for the protection of a great roof. A well-installed, high-quality roofing system is simply too durable — and too expensive— to replace just because you want to try something new.

So when it comes time to buy YOUR new roof, you’ll need to consider lots of factors. Those will include materials, contractors, warranties, and more. And once you’ve made those decisions, be sure to take the time to choose a style and color that reflect your taste, your home’s architecture, and the look and feel of your neighborhood.

Follow these three Cs to choose the roof style and color that will suit your home for years to come.

1. Communicate.

Before making any decisions, find out if there are any rules about the kind of roof you can install. For instance, some complexes and homeowners’ associations have rules about color and style.

2. Complement.

Your shingle style and color should work with all of the other style elements of your home. For instance, does your home have bricks or siding? Is it painted — and if so, what color? Is it a rustic design that might call for a rugged wood-shake shingle or a modern design that coordinates well with a clean, bold color statement?

3. Compare.

Great information on hundreds of roof styles and color options are as close as this blog post! In fact, you can start your research by clicking right here to visit the GAF Style Guide, which is designed to help you find color and style inspiration. Then head over to the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler where you can upload a photo of your own home, and compare different combinations of roof, siding, and window solutions. Finally, be sure to look at physical shingle samples, as well. You can find them at home improvement retailers, or you can ask your roofing contractor.

Muth & Company is among an elite group of certified GAF Master Elite® roofing contractors, a distinction earned by only 3% of all roofing companies in North America. Plus, GAF awarded us the highly coveted President’s Award two years in a row for achieving the highest marks for performance, reliability and service. Receiving a certification from GAF gives us an edge among Columbus roofing contractors.

Need the best roofing available in Columbus, OH, and surrounding communities? We’re the roofer who wants to earn your business. Call Muth & Company Roofing today at 614-882-0900 for a FREE estimate, or fill out our contact form. We serve Columbus, Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany and many other surrounding Central Ohio cities.

Thanks to Dan Kilcoyne, writer and editor for GAF.
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