One little-known yet effective way to choose a roofing style is to incorporate the surrounding landscape into the design, whether it’s a lush forest or a well-maintained lawn. Here are a few factors you should consider when combining these elements together.
One of the best things about modern roofing technologies is that you can choose practically any color to match permanent exterior components like brick siding, sidewalk pavers and the landscaping itself. If you’ve stayed in the same home for at least a year, you may already have observed how the foliage changes color depending on the season. Otherwise, you may need to do a bit of research before finalizing your choices. Remember that your roof needs to look beautiful all year round, not just during certain seasons.
Once you have landscaping colors plotted out, you can work with an expert consultant, like one of our own, to try out different color combinations and see which one works best with your exterior. Also, professional roofers like ourselves offer more than just asphalt shingles, so don’t be afraid to look at other roofing materials.
There’s a reason architectural shingles are a popular roofing choice; they add texture to otherwise flat roof planes. Exterior elements with a variety of textures can create a good balance between the landscaping, the roof and other exterior elements. A popular example is a shrubbery-lined brick sidewalk with a tile roof to match. The repetition in the sidewalk and roof texture creates a sense of overall symmetry despite its inherent textural irregularities.
Shape and Line
The right choice of roofing and landscaping elements can complement each other in terms of shape and line. For example, a prominent roof shape can be accented by planting a tall tree near the roof peak, which creates a visual cue that can be seen from the curb. Well-defined horizontal components, such as the front patio, can also work as a visual complement to your roofline.
To learn more about our services, including roof repair, maintenance and installation, call Safe Harbor Exteriors today at (913) 553-3620. We serve Shawnee, KS, and nearby areas.