Today asphalts look better and last longer. The overall effect is as close to nature as possible without hurting the pocket. One can match the décor of the house with its exterior top without having to cut down on college savings for the children.
So the first thing is to think of is the style of the house. If at the start it had wood shingles then it is best to opt for brown asphalt shingles and keep up traditional appearances. If the original was asphalt shingles then duplicating it will not need much shopping around. There are many in this business who manage to make slate look like shingles. In this way the house will not lose the touch of class and tradition at no extra cost. It is a bit more difficult to mime tiles but there are many who make light brown shingle that look like costly tile.
Just a couple of years ago roofing was of the same monotonous kind. But today there are delicate colour combinations that give the new generation shingles a natural appearance. A special way of laying adds dimension to the look of the tiles making them look like wood from the forests or slate from raw earth.
Sometimes it is not easy to look at one’s own home in an objective manner and decide on the right look. It is therefore best to seek professional help who will see it not as a home but an impersonal house. One can connect the various samples; lay it against the roof and experiment with it before deciding. Make a scrapbook cutting out samples from roof décor magazines for feeding on more ideas. Once the roof is ready now is the time to give the touch to the rest of the house in tune with the crown.