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When it comes to one’s home, there are several aspects that can help to enhance its aesthetics. Having a beautiful and well maintained roof will not only enhance curb appeal, but it will help to increase your homes value. According to Better Homes and Gardens, “Your roof can account for 40% of a homes curb appeal.” When taking on a new roofing project, ensure you have a desired perception of what you want your home to look like. In order to have a successful exterior look on your house, you must choose a color combination (of the house, and the roof) that will both accentuate and compliment one another. This article will be featuring GAF’s Grand Sequoia® shingle. Before we list the features of their shingle, here are some simple suggestions for making the best shingle selection, provided by GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, you can also check out our Asphalt Roofing Shingle Comparison Guide for further help.
How do I choose a shingle?
▪ Observe how much of your roof is visible from the street or common view. A larger roof looks best in neutral tones. If the roof angle is normal or slight, you can use more colorful shingles or interesting patterns.
▪ Use colors in the same color family as the body of your house for a simple, non-accented combination.
An example is a gray roof on a gray house, whether light or dark gray. Trim in white or black will keep it understated.
▪ Use bright or more colorful colors to make a design statement.
For example, a green roof on a red brick house or a red roof on a gray house.
▪ Avoid using a heavily patterned roof on a home with several different colors in a brick or stone pattern.
This will appear too “busy”.
▪ And remember, follow your instinct.
Choose the color and style that make you comfortable. After all, you’re the one looking at it every time you come home!
Other factors to take into consideration…
Not only is color an important factor when choosing a shingle for your home, style is something homeowners must take into consideration as well, here are few tips from GAF:
▪ Don’t compromise style for function.
Most homeowners have two roofs in mind—the “dream”roof that fulfills their desire for a specific look, and the “practical” roof that is durable and cost-efficient. GAF’s state-of-the-art shingles satisfy both the heart and the head, offering a variety of colors and styles while providing peace of mind with a Lifetime ltd.warranty.
▪ Choose a shingle that complements your home’s architectural style.
For example, for a Colonial home, select a shingle with a clean line that complements the home’s design. A Victorian house could take on a more colorful or complex design.
▪ The use of colors and textures can create a comfortable feel for your residence.
For example, if focusing on the exterior of a Shingle Style home, adding color and textured design elements make the home much more approachable.
GAF provides homeowners with several shingle options to choose from when re-roofing their home. The shingle we are featuring is the GAF Grand Sequoia® shingle
GAF Grand Sequoia® Shingle Features
- Affordable Luxury…
GAF Lifetime Designer shingles are only a fraction of the cost of traditional slate, wood shakes, or expensive metal roofing
- Sophisticated Designs…
Artisan-crafted shapes combined with oversized tabs and dimensional designs results in a sophisticated beauty unmatched by typical shingles
- Natural Color Palettes…
Specifically formulated color palettes are designed to accentuate each shingle’s natural appeal
Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories, the highest rating possible.
- High Performance
Designed with Advanced Protection® Technology, which minimizes the use of
natural resources while providing superior protection for your home
- Stays In Place
Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph.
- Peace Of Mind
Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first ten years.
Ready For Your GAF Grand Sequioa® Roof?
GAF provides a wide arrange of shingle options for homeowners looking to re-roof or repair their houses. The designer series including Grand Sequioa® have features that stand out amongst GAF’s competitors, to not only enhance your homes curb appeal, but increase its value as well! Chase NW Roofing is factory trained and certified with GAF, IKO, Versico and Custom-Bilt Metals to install almost every roofing application. We specialize in composition shingles, torchdown, single ply, metal roofing, wood shakes, slate and concrete tile. We have been providing quality re-roofs in the North West for over a decade you are planning to re-roof your house, or need an inspection give us a call at 253-445-8950, or fill out our free estimate form