Although many people think of curb appeal as something they want when they’re selling their home, anyone who takes pride in the way their home looks should want it to have great curb appeal. Because your roof is a major element of your home’s exterior, it creates a visual impact and is part of curb appeal. A streaked, stained, dirty or damaged roof won’t help its appearance.
It Starts with Your Home’s Design
If you are building a home, the architect and designer don’t just put a roof on it, the roof is part of the home’s overall appearance. It complements the home and its style. The designer can advise you as to the roofing material and color that will best compliment the rest of the home’s design.
Roofs Age and Don’t Look as Good
As your home ages, so does your roof. Depending on the material, it will age differently. Asphalt shingles, especially older ones and 3-tab shingles, tend to streak after just a few years. That doesn’t mean you need a roof replacement, it just needs cleaning. Many roofing companies offer roof cleaning as part of their services. Although you can clean your roof yourself, walking on the roof improperly or using a pressure washer can cause roof damage.
Tile roofing can also mildew, especially roofs in the shade. However, they also fade. If the fading isn’t even, your roof becomes a detractor from your home’s appearance. One way to remedy this is to apply a tile roof coating. Tile roof coatings come in many colors and not only change or restore the original color, but also can seal small cracks in the tiles themselves.
As a homeowner, you can prevent your roof from looking poorly by keeping it clear from debris like leaves, sticks and palm droppings. When you keep your trees and palms trimmed back from your roof, there are fewer ways your roof can become stained or detract from your home’s curb appeal.
If it’s already too late and your roof isn’t adding to your home’s curb appeal, contact Suncoast Roofing Solutions. We offer roof repair, roof restoration and replacement as well as tile roof coatings. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 for an expert evaluation of your roof and recommendations to help your roof add to your home’s curb appeal.