Designing Your Roof With Ashpalt Shingles

Roof View, Ladder, and Shingles

You can create a dramatic look by simply choosing asphalt shingles for your roof. They are available in many different designs and patterns. The choices are virtually unlimited when it comes to design options for your roof. Here are some things to consider.

1. Color

Just choosing an interesting color when you add new shingles can really change the overall look of your home. If you have a dark red or green trim, consider using a hunter green or dark red asphalt shingle. This is a great way to make your home stand out with minimal effort.

2. Pattern

You can find asphalt shingles in a variety of shapes, widths, and patterns. Generally you will find them in rectangles, squares, octagons, hexagons, and even T-shaped designs. You can create a dramatic look by alternating the patterns or sizes in the shingles you use. You can also find shingles that will lay at different heights to create more of a pitched look. You won’t be able to create a pitch where there isn’t already one there, but if you want to draw more attention to the existing pitch you can find shingles with more depth to add to the look.

3. Ornamental

You can find a roofing shingle that is both ornamental and functional. You can even find shingles that mimic the look of slate without the high cost of slate. These shingles will create a roof that can be a focal point for the home. Most styles are available in 30 year varieties, and will last through any kind of conditions and weather. The more ornamental the shingle, the higher the price will be.