3 Roof Improvements to Make Your House the Star of the Block

April 10, 2017

3 Roof Improvements to Make Your House the Star of the BlockOne of the few downsides of living in a comfortable Oklahoma City addition is that the homes throughout the neighborhood often share very similar design and construction characteristics. If you’d like to make your home stand out from all the others on the block and add to its value too, here are three residential roofing improvements that are well worth considering:

Add a Juliet Balcony

To introduce more light and bring the outdoors into your second-story rooms, you can convert one or more plain dormer windows into charming Juliet balconies that feature full-length french doors and either decorative wrought iron or streamlined modern railings. If you have a single-story home, you can create the same effect with faux Juliet balconies that have a full-length fixed window instead of operable french doors. Since these projects may require structural modifications, you’ll want to hire a contractor who has experience with both roofing and general home remodeling.

Upgrade to Laminate Shingles

If it’s time to replace your aging roof, consider upgrading to high-end designer shingles that evoke the timeless appeal of traditional slate tiles or wood shakes. These extra-thick dimensional shingles have incredible depth and texture to provide authenticity without the hefty weight of slate or the added maintenance requirements of wood roofing. Best of all, you can choose from beautiful and distinctive color blends that are guaranteed to make your roof stand out as an eye-catching architectural element. To visualize the possibilities with different shingle colors on your own or a similar style of home, you can use the selection tools offered by leading manufacturers like Owens Corning.

Freshen Up the Fascia and Trim

If your roof is fairly new and still has years of service life remaining, you don’t need to replace it to give it a fresh new look and enhance your home’s overall curb appeal. Switching to a trendy color for the fascia boards and trim is a cost effective way to make your roof pop and boost the aesthetic of the entire house.

This is also the perfect opportunity to replace your older guttering with a high-quality seamless system in elegant copper or durable aluminum with a factory-applied painted finish that blends in with your new trim.

For expert advice about different options to make your home stand out, contact us at Accord Construction. We proudly provide exceptional residential roofing services throughout the entire Oklahoma City metro area.

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