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The Roof Style Lookbook

Similar to a timeless pair of a shoes or a statement blazer, your home also has a thing or two about it that give away its style and sentiment.

Right off the bat, you can probably list a few things – the paint colors, the décor, the landscaping – but there is one very important, always seen aspect: your roofing.

Roofing Styles to Fall For

Although it may not have been the first thing to cross your mind when you thought of your home’s style, roofing says a lot about it. So, whether you’re deciding on a new roofing system, updating your current one, or house hunting, keep this style guide in mind.

Symmetrical As Tudor Influence21
Your home is classic and chic. You value symmetry and a statement entryway, which is only complimented by fresh colors and classic roofing materials.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • White painted exteriors are what you gravitate towards in a home.
  • You don’t mind a little bit of brick – it’s classic.
  • Asphalt roofing is the only way you can think of having a roof.

Ranch Doesn’t Mean Farm
Slanting roofs make for a quaint looking home – and you desire that. While this roofing design is sometimes accused of blending in, you know exactly how it stands out from the crowd: detailed shingles.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • You’re all about blending – color and roofing material should be complimentary.
  • The rougher the roofing material texture, the better.
  • Details in the shingles, siding, and even the gutters are front of mind.

Mental for MetalOverhead shot of a residential roof
You’re a bit loud in your style choices and you want to add some color to your home any way that you can. This is exactly why metal roofing is for you. Not to mention all of the benefits of metal roofing.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • A home’s color palette is essential – and metal roofing can add to that, rather than detract from it.
  • You like a bit of drama in your life.

Southern Sass
So what you don’t live in the southwest; that doesn’t mean you can’t adorn your home with clay roofing tiles. In fact, you dig the energy saving elements so much that you’d adorn your whole home with these tiles.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • Clay can be pricey, but ends up being very affordable over the long-term, with its incredible life-span.
  • A stucco abode is your kind of house.
  • You’re outspoken, and you like your roofing to be outspoken, too!

Strictly Traditional9
Don’t call it old-fashioned; that’s offensive. Call it traditional. Roofing that is timeless truly makes your house a home. Plus, talk about resell value – it doesn’t matter whether you live in your home for 50 years…you want to be sure your roofing style is on trend.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • Georgian homes are for you – and this roofing style compliments it nicely.
  • Dark shutters and brick siding call out to you like a timeless stiletto from Christian Louboutin.

Elegantly Scalloped25
You like to bring a bit of history into your home’s décor; and you want your roof to reflect that style. This roofing style is perfect for you, then. Think post-Civil War meets modern day.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • You’ve always enjoyed a shingle that has some character.
  • Scalloped design catches your eye everywhere.
  • You believe that your home’s exterior should be as decorative as the interior.

French and Fancy25
Don’t French style homes look so sophisticated and royal? You love that look; and you know what, if you’re going to go with that look, your roofing needs to match! A French manor home deserves a roofing style that matches its regality.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • A mansard style roof is eye-catching to you… and everyone else – so let them stare!
  • Raw materials, zinc shingles, and a muted look are for you.

Let the Light Shine In
Skylights are good for two things: sunshine and dramatic curb appeal. The key is to be sure that they are done right. But you know that you’ll choose wisely, which is why you are looking at roofing that focuses on letting the light in.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • You LOVE a good skylight – so much so that you would totally design your home’s roofing around them.
  • You want to bask in the sunshine all the time – and this is the perfect way to do it.

Mix and Match
At the end of the day, style is about the person. Who says you have to choose just one statement piece for your home? In fact, you won’t stand for anyone who says that, which is why you like your roofing to reflect that.

How do you know if this is your style?

  • A roof’s character changes; and that’s why you believe one specific material is not necessary – pick them all!
  • You can’t see the top of the roof, anyway; so make that sustainable and less about the statement.

Is there another style you are into that we didn’t mention? Let us know! And remember, your roofing style is only limited to your imagination. If you can dream it up, Able Roofing can make it happen for you. Check out our roofing gallery for some inspiration of your own.

Able Roofing

Professional exterior renovation company in Columbus, Ohio specializing in roofing, siding, windows, gutters, masonry and insulation.

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