3 Solutions For Blending Roofing In With New Home Additions For An Original Design

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When doing a home addition, the roof is something that you need to consider. You want to integrate new roofing materials into the design of your home, which can be done by using a contrasting material, replacing the existing roof, or blending the old shingles in with new materials. Here are some solutions to help match new roofing on additions with older materials:

1. Contrasting Materials That Work Well with Covered Porches and Patio Enclosures

There are some situations where having contrasting roof materials for additions works well. This is the case with covered porches and patio enclosure additions. Metal is a great choice for these types of remodeling projects. It can provide a contrast between the conventional shingles on the main area of your home and the covered additions that have metal roofing materials.

2. Considering A Roof Replacement for Well-Worn Roofing That Has Reached the End of Its Life

The existing roof of your home may be in good condition, but still well-worn. If your shingles are quickly approaching the end of their life, having them replaced during a home addition project is a good idea. Consider a complete roof replacement to ensure the new areas of the roof match the existing areas of your home. This is the best choice to make sure home additions blend into the design of your home seamlessly.  Another reason why you may want to consider a roof replacement for your addition is if you are doing energy-efficient improvements. Installing modern energy-efficient roofing materials will help reduce energy consumption in your home.

3. Blending Old and New Shingles Together to Make the Home Addition Less Noticeable

The old shingles on your home could be newer and still have years of life left in them. If you do not want to invest in a complete roof replacement, there are ways that the new materials can be blended in with the old. This will involve removing some of the old shingles carefully, so they can be reinstalled. The shingles will be mixed with new materials to be installed on your home and make the addition area of your roof less noticeable. This is also the most affordable option to integrate the roofing of your addition with the rest of your home. 

These are some tips to help blend old roofing in with new materials on home additions. If you are adding on to your home, contact a roofing contractor and talk with them about some of these solutions. 

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