All roofs have a certain aesthetic appeal to them, but few really make a statement.
Wadden Construction, your local roof and siding contractors, list four roofing materials that can help make a statement and have a positive impact on the curb appeal of your home.
1. Cedar Shake
We start with what is widely considered the king of roof aesthetics. Wood, particularly cedar shake and shingles, have the classic curb appeal that few roofing materials can match. They are widely considered premium materials due to their higher aesthetic appeal and are thus great choices for both classic and contemporary homes.
You have to be mindful of this kind of roof though as, compared to others on this list, its sheer defenses and weather resistance are a bit lacking. With proper care and maintenance, though, it can last as long as your home.
2. Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt is second to wood in terms of sheer aesthetics, but surpass it in terms of sustainability. This is thanks to the material’s higher durability and weather resistance, and better tolerance to water damage, something wood is weak against.
Like many roofing contractors, we recommend asphalt if you want to have more color choices for your home. This is thanks to the material’s extended color palette, which includes tones and colors that aren’t restricted to light amber and honey-brown tones.
The ubiquitous terra-cotta tile has been a staple roofing material since ancient times. It comes in an array of beautiful styles and colors to choose from, including blended shades that range from subtle tints to more vibrant tones. Tile roofs are also one of the most long lasting, with an average lifespan of over 100 years.
Gone are the days when metal roofs were restricted to industrial aesthetics. These days, this material has almost the same color palette as asphalt. It’s not uncommon to find a metal roof that looks like asphalt, slate or even wood. In terms of sustainability, metal roofs lead the way in terms of enduring aesthetics as they require minimum maintenance to keep their pristine appearance.
Wadden Construction will help you pick the best roofing material for your home. We also offer hail damage home repair services. Call us today at (301) 859-3350 to learn more about our services. We are roofing contractors in North Potomac, MD.