A roof can account for up to 50% of visible frontage on a home, impacting the overall curb appeal. Because of this, it’s important to consider roofing colors, styles, and quality of install when replacing your roof. Thankfully, there are a number of free tools available to help you make an informed decision. This article will illustrate a few of the tools and guides available, to help ease the decision making process on what roof you should install.
GAF Virtual Home Remodeler
GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, provides a number of online programs to help with matching roofing color and styles. Their Virtual Home Remodeler program makes it easy to snap a picture of your home, outline your roof, then swap in different shingles and color options.
Virtual Home Remodeler is available both on PC and for your iPad. After experimenting with different shingle color and styles, you can then save and share your completed image. This roofing tool makes it easy to share with friends and family and get opinions on what option is best.
Visit GAF Virtual Home Remodeler Online – http://www.gaf.com/Roofing/Residential/Virtual_Home_Remodeler
Get Virtual Home Remodeler On iPad – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gaf-remodeler/id585649569?mt=8
TAMKO, another popular shingle manufacturer in the US, provides a program called StyleSelect. This free program will also allow you to choose from a number of different color and shingle styles, to overlay on your home. In addition, for a small fee, you can send in your photos and experts will provide you with a quality ‘masked’ image of your home, for easy shingle swapping.
Visit Tamko StyleSelect Online – http://tamko.renoworks.com/en/
General Color Matching
Although not roofing specific, getting a general idea of color can be done with help of color matching guides. The most common starting point in choosing colors for a home, whether for the roof or siding, is with a color wheel. The idea is to choose colors that are close to each other on the wheel for a more serene combination on your home or on opposite ends of the wheel for more contrast.
James Hardie provides a great website on discussing exterior colors on your home. They cover the color matching basics and how to decide on what colors will best compliment your home’s existing look.
James Hardie Color Harmony – https://www.jameshardie.com/Design-Ideas/Design-it-Yourself/Color-Harmony
Adobe Color Wheel – https://color.adobe.com
Free Help From an Evansville Roofing Contractor
Chapman Construction is always available to assist in choosing the right color or help with the tools listed above. We offer free estimates and a no hassle experience, from start to finish on your project. From help with choosing the right shingle, to selecting the color of siding and gutter, we are here to help with your remodel goals. To get started, call us at 812-760-7126