How to Choose Roofing Shingles to Enhance Your Home

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They say that frosting makes the cake.  Think of the roof as your home’s frosting, and you’ll be amazed at the options to enhance the beauty of your Maryland house, all the while keeping it safe and dry.  

And, if you think roofing is all about black shingles, think again.  Come take a look at some options that will change your whole outlook, starting at the top.  Your new roof is a long-term investment. Get it done right, but have a little bit of fun with your choice of shingle.  You may be surprised to see what’s out there.

Shingles Have Come a Long Way

Today’s residential roofing shingles are completely out of the box.  In addition to standard shingles in traditional colors, the industry now offers products designed to complement your home’s architectural style.  Choices include 3D architectural shingles to lend your roof dimension and depth.  Other choices mimic roofing materials of the past.  Picture your home with a slate roof. Or perhaps you’d like the more southwestern feel of an adobe roof.  Maybe a more rustic wooden roof? Take your pick.

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

While we’ve all admired tile and slate roofs, we’ve cringed at the thought of maintenance for an artisan roof.  Not anymore. Today’s stunning architectural roofs have the same durability and functionality as more traditional choices, and none of the upkeep vintage materials demand.  You have the best of both worlds.

Roofing Shingles:  Give Me Color

We’re all familiar with black or brown shingles with a sprinkling of white, but there’s so much more.  Take a drive through Maryland to Columbia and Baltimore and look up for inspiration. Roofing shingles come in a variety of shades to complement your home. Choose earthy browns and blacks, or cool shades of gray.  Feeling a bit more adventurous? Take a look at the reds and greens. The choice is yours. Notice how a dark roof enhances a lighter house, and vice versa. Steer away from monochromatic combinations to breathe new life into your space.  Not sure what would look best? Consult with an experienced roofing professional to learn more.

Talk To Your Local Roofing Professional!

Curious to know what your home would look like with a new roof?  You can add a virtual new roof here. This online, virtual program allows you to play with shingle options from the comfort of your own home.  If you’d like to see the products up close and personal, talk with a roofing professional.  They’ll be able to provide you with samples and product specifications so that you can make an informed decision.  And that really is the frosting on the cake.


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