Visualizing your dream home is an essential part of design planning. However, finalizing the details of the design requires more precision. Your roof is one of the most prominent parts of your exterior. The Great American Roofing Company, a top roofing contractor in the state, shows you how you can use GAF®’s Virtual Home Remodeler to help you pick the right shingle style and color below.
Upload a Photo of Your House
Take a photo of your house and upload it to the site. Don’t have time to take a clear picture? You can browse through the site’s gallery and pick the photo that matches your home’s design.
Customize Shingle Colors
Click the options tab to your right and customize the shingles’ colors. You can also customize some of the trim and siding to create a consistent color scheme for your exterior.
Save the Design
Once you’ve chosen a design, you can save it to your computer. It would be a good idea to give a copy to your contractor so they can use it as a reference.
In case you’re having trouble picking a design, here are a few tips:
Try mixing and matching different materials – GAF manufactures shingles that mimic the look and feel of more expensive materials, like wood and clay.
Take into account the shingles’ durability – You won’t be able to maintain your curb appeal if the shingles are easily damaged. We recommend taking a look at some of GAF’s impact-resistant shingles, which can withstand hail and other extreme weather events.
Don’t forget to factor in your area’s climate – Light colors reflect light while darker shades absorb heat. As such, light-colored shingles are better suited to warmer climates while dark-colored shingles are a better choice for those living in cold climates.
Schedule a Roof Inspection First
To prevent possible delays, schedule a roof inspection before the installation. You might already have a leaking roof—it’s just that you haven’t noticed the warning signs yet.
Here’s another tip: you can get extended warranties by hiring a certified contractor. GAF, for example, offers exclusive warranties for roofs installed by Master Elite™ contractors.
Looking for certified roofers in your area? The Great American Roofing Company, a GAF Master Elite contractor, offers professional roofing services, including repairs for damaged roof systems. To get a free estimate, call us at (201) 515-2007 or leave us a message here. Talk to us today!