Congratulations! If you have decided to replace your roof, you now have the chance to alter the aesthetic of your home! Not only do you get to choose the roof material (asphalt vs. metal), but you get to choose the style. The material used on your roof can have a big impact on your home's curb appeal and overall look that you are going for. We are here to guide you to choosing the elements to make up your perfect roof.
The most common materials used in Charleston are either shingles or metal.
The best way to determine which material to use is to look around your neighborhood to see what the most popular material is. Many HOAs have restrictions on what type of material can be used.
If shingles are the material of choice, they can come in a variety of styles. Styles include straight across, staggered, rounded, and designer, as seen in the picture above. The style you choose typically can be based off of the style of your home, for example, a cottage style house would be well suited to have the staggered, rounded shingles that resemble wooden shake, but hold up better.
If metal is the material of choice, you can choose metal that goes straight down, or there are options such as metal tile, metal slate, and metal shingle looks. The straight down, or seam, metal is the most popular in the Charleston area due to its modern look that matches any exterior.
If you still cannot decide which roof style is best suited for your home, check out this handy virtual remodeler.