Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Most homeowners do not give their roof much thought—until it is time to select a brand new one! Many of us go shopping frequently, but we're probably not regularly shopping for home exterior products. There's a certain amount of pressure resting on the decision of your new roof: What if the color scheme does not look right once it's installed? How do I know which style of shingle will work best? After all, if you work with RJK Construction to install CertainTeed roofing materials, you will be living with your decision for many years to come—CertainTeed roofs are extremely durable and long-lasting. If you are replacing a roof that has reached the end of its lifespan, you may be surprised by the many different options that are now available in the market.
These are just a few of the CertainTeed shingle options currently available:
CertainTeed Landmark Series: These shingles featured color shading for depth. Depending on the color palette you choose, your roof will look like natural wood or stone. This is also the only type of shingle that uses tri-laminate construction, meaning it combines three levels of material.
CertainTeed Highland Slate: Slate roofing is becoming extremely popular; however using a real slate material adds significant weight—and cost—to your roof project. This shingle option gives you the look, texture, and tone of natural slate; each tab is individually colored to produce a rich, deep hue. We recommend this option for homeowners interested in slate roofing, but looking for a good cost-effective alternative.
CertainTeed Presidential Shake: Do you love the look of cedar shakes? These shingles feature two layers of distinctively sculpted tabs to give your roof the look of hand-split cedar shakes. Many homeowners find this option to have a dramatic impact on their home's visual appeal.
Our advice is to think of your roof as an enhancement to your home. What roof color and style will best enhance the existing features and color scheme of your home's exterior? Feel free to ask your roofing contractor to show you sample boards of shingles, pictures, as well as potentially connect you with past clients whose roofing shingles match your preferred styles. You can see your roofing selections on an actual home before making a final decision. Finally, you can also use the CertainTeed ColorView app to explore options for your home.
Questions? Ready to begin a roofing project? Contact RJK Construction, a full-service roofing and siding contractor based in Willoughby and serving residents across Northeast Ohio.