How to Choose the Right Shingles for Your Roof

Some people love shopping for new styles and new features for their home. Others, however, just want to get the best option as quickly as possible. No matter how much time you’d like to spend looking for new roofing options, we at Classic Roofing & Siding Limited in Halifax can help you find the right roofing option for your home.

When it comes to shingles, many people get a little overwhelmed. There are so many styles and brands to choose from but, if you’re not sure where to start, you may not be able to easily tell which is right for your home. Here are just a few tips to get you started on finding new shingles.

Determine exactly how visible your roof is from the street

Before you even begin looking at samples it helps to narrow down your field of possibilities. How much does your roof slope, for example? If your roof has a sharp slope and is a prominent feature of your home, you may want to budget a little more for shingles that really make your home stand out. If the roof isn’t that visible, something simpler and utilitarian may be better.

Don’t be afraid to get inspiration from your neighbourhood
While you want your home to stand out, you want it to do so in a pleasing way. Take a drive around your neighbourhood and check out what other homes’ roofs are like. Maybe you’ll find a colour you particularly like or get a sense of what the most common shades are that you can harmonize with or contrast from to give your home your own personal twist.

Ask yourself exactly what kind of style you want
You’d be surprised how many people think they know what styles they prefer but, when it comes time to consult with an expert, have a tough time expressing exactly what it is they want. To save time and effort, it might be useful to sit down and ask yourself exactly what kind of impression you’d like your house to make. Do you prefer a classic or modern look? Do you want your home to stand out and get noticed or would you prefer a more understated style? Once you know, you’ll be ready to ask an expert what shingles are right for you.

Set a clear budget and stick to it
Another important way to narrow down the field is to carefully come up with a precise budget for your roofing project. Knowing what price range you’re looking for will help your roofers know what to recommend.

Whatever your home’s unique style is, our experts at Classic Roofing & Siding Limited in Halifax are ready to help you make the right decision. Contact us today to find out more about what roofing options are available and which one is right for you.

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