Picking out a roof for your home is an important remodeling project. You need to choose a style that matches the architecture of the house to achieve a well-balanced and cohesive look which boosts curb appeal.
The challenge, then, is determining the best style for your residential roofing in Bellevue WA, and the surrounding area. To help you out, here’s a quick guide to architectural designs and the roofs we think best match them:
Clean, classic, charming—that’s how we would describe a Tudor house. They take inspiration from medieval European homes and often feature a striking entrance (usually a wooden front door under a protruding arch). They’re also famous for their polished architectural symmetry and steep roofs.
Tudor homes look best when white-painted exteriors meet grayish or dark-colored roofs. GAF has a number of architectural shingles that match this style very well. Check out Camelot® II, which replicates slate’s elegant design. We suggest getting them in Antique Slate or Charcoal, both of which are attractive dark colors that can give your roof unmatched curb appeal.
The Ranch style home is known for its simple exteriors and long, gently sloping roof line. They can be rectangular or L-shaped and often feature brick, stucco, or wood walls.
Don’t be scared to spruce up the minimalistic architecture by picking an exquisitely crafted roof. GAF’s Grand Sequoia® shingles do the job well. The over sized tabs and realistic wood shake look adds just the right amount of personality to your home. These shingles lend themselves very well to almost any palette, but make sure the roof and siding colors go well together. If you have cedar-clad walls, for example, complement the light color with grayish brown tones like Weathered Wood, Mesa Brown, or Autumn Brown.
Modern architecture, including ranch style, is characterized by clean lines, low roofs, and a simple overall design. The focus is on creating open and flexible spaces. You don’t want to overdo styling for this type of home as you can end up with an unbalanced or mismatched look.
Instead of adding flashy embellishments, we recommend playing up light and shadows on your roof instead. For this house style, Slateline® shingles work best in bringing out depth and dimension. These feature shadow lines just bold enough to catch some extra attention without overpowering the house’s overall simplistic design. Contemporary homes often feature dark gray roofs, but warmer browns work well too.
Comfort meets beauty in this practical home style. Cozy and welcoming, cottage homes typically features a pretty front landscape lined with a quaint little picket fence. They let you enjoy nature in its purest form. Light-filled rooms and comfy nooks are a staple of this design.
When styling, keep in mind that shingles aren’t the only materials that can bring out the best in your cottage home. In fact, many modern cottages feature metal roofs in bright jovial colors. Metal is sleek, lightweight, and durable. They’re the ideal roofing option for cabins, bungalows, and commercial buildings too.
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Get in touch with KLIM Roofing & Construction to learn more about house styles and roofing options. We’re the experts in residential roofing Redmond WA, residents rely on. Call us at (425) 485-5546 and schedule a free estimate of our roofing services while you’re at it.