How to Improve the Appearance of Your Roof

A home's pristine roof

The roof is one of the first things people notice about your home. This unfortunately remains true even when it is in less-then-ideal condition.

It’s understandable if your roof isn’t looking as good as you’d like it to. Weather conditions and other factors can have quite an impact and it’s not the easiest thing in the world to get up on a roof to keep things neat. But here are some things you can do to improve your roof’s appearance:

Get Rid of Any Growth

Algae, moss and mildew can steadily grow across roofs, especially in areas that get a lot of precipitation. Not only does this hurt the appearance of your roof, but it can also harm your shingles. You can clean this off with a mixture of liquid chlorine bleach and water.

Handle Any Debris

Over time, your gutters may become clogged with twigs and leaves and other pieces of debris. If there’s any kind of tall tree near your roof, leaves may create an issue by covering up your shingles as well. If you feel safe doing so, get on your roof and gently sweep the leaves and other pieces of debris off. It’s important to clean your gutters to prevent any type of leak as well as aesthetic purposes. Consider hiring a professional if you don’t feel comfortable doing either of these tasks.

Consider New Gutters

As gutters age, they tend to sag, fall apart and generally appear more broken down. This can be a problem, as they’re quite visible on the exterior of your house. If your gutters are becoming an eyesore, consider installing a better-looking design, which should help your roof look better as well.

Replace Your Shingles

Shingles will fade in color over time, especially if they are directly exposed to the sun for extended periods. This can leave them looking gray and out of place. Or maybe you’ve painted your house and they no longer match. Perhaps the color never truly fit in. Regardless, roof shingle replacement can help ensure your shingles are the exact right color for your house.

If you’re looking to have your shingles or entire roof replaced, Roof Smith is here for you. Our team of professionals will walk you through the entire process. Call us today at one of our three locations in Texas or New Mexico for a free estimate!  

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