5 Timeless Roofing Styles for HOA Communities
Picking a roofing style for your HOA is a huge decision! While it’s certainly a thrilling one—just think of all this could do for property values—there’s a whole lot to consider, including style.
To fully embrace roofing’s neighborhood-improving potential, the style you pick has to stand the test of time since most roofs last a decade or more. But it also has to appeal to homeowners today. After all, you can’t renovate an entire neighborhood if those who live there don’t approve!
GCM Construction & Maintenance, your Eden Prairie roofing, siding, and window pros, is here to help you find the perfect roof style for your HOA community below.
FOR ASPHALT ROOFING, CONSIDER ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES
Asphalt roofing is the most popular shingle choice for good reason. It’s financially accessible, durable, and can be made to imitate a variety of classic roofing types, including clay. However, because it’s so popular, asphalt roofing might not be the best fit for your HOA community if it doesn’t have something to set it apart.
Luckily, architectural asphalt shingles are just that – something. With their unique and elegant shape, they make a polished stylistic statement that will appeal to both residents and passersby alike. And since this roofing type is tough, it will do so for the entirety of its lifespan.
FOR ALL-NATURAL PEST RESISTANCE AND HIGH-END LOOKS, CEDAR DELIVERS
Nothing beats wood’s natural beauty, and when your HOA invests in cedar roofs, you’ll also get natural strength to boot. Because of the substances it naturally produces and contains, cedar wood is pretty much off the menu to a variety of pests. It tends to be either repellant or toxic to them.
Style-wise, cedar is the epitome of ageless good looks. Who doesn’t like a neighborhood that has a touch of the playful and rustic, while still remaining high-class and stately? Indeed, cedar is a great fit for a variety of architectural styles, from luxurious lakeside manors to the modern townhome.
CHOOSE METAL FOR TIMELESS STYLE
Metal roofing doesn’t have to look industrial! Thanks to a variety of colors and finishes, your HOA can invest in it and be the pinnacle of sleek and polished.
Plus, because metal roofing is as tough as, well, metal, you can count on these roofs to stand strong for 30 years or more with the proper care.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE NEUTRAL HUES
GAF, a leading asphalt shingle company, states that neutrals are not only beautiful; they’re practical, too. “They provide you style flexibility,” it says, “and can draw higher resale values if you're planning to sell.” Both of those things make neutral hues—browns, grays, etcetera—great choices for HOA neighborhoods.
Style flexibility is definitely something that many HOA residents would love to have more of. Given that HOAs are often falsely accused of being stifling from a cosmetic standpoint, it never hurts to give residents even more wiggle room in terms of what style they decorate their home. So long as it stays within your regulations, of course—which is something that’s easy to do with neutral and unobtrusive hues.
High resale values are also great for the neighborhood as a whole. HOAs exist for two purposes: to create happy communities and to protect the investments within those communities. Neutral roofs do both; what more could you ask for?
BLACK IS ALWAYS IN VOGUE
Black, or at the very least dark hues, are having a bit of a moment right now as an exterior color, according to Caroline on Design. Though black has always been a timeless option for asphalt shingles, now homeowners are exploring more ways to use this color, such as in their siding and metal roofing.
As far as roofing goes, black is a classic option indeed. It’s neutral, and while it can draw a lot of attention visually thanks to its boldness, it tends to play nicely with most other colors. That being said, it sometimes can fail to stand out from deeper home exterior shades, so discretion must be used with this color.
Keep in mind, too, that you don’t need to go 100% midnight black to get the dark-shingled look you’re searching for. A variety of hues, such as deep grays, blues, and even greens can achieve the same effect while harmonizing with the siding or trim.
For more on trending shingle colors, check out our blog that investigates the topic in greater detail.
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