Your home’s roof is an important part of its appearance. Since it covers a large area on your home’s exterior, it should complement architectural features and enhance existing materials and colors. Choosing the right roofing materials and shingle roofer in the Chicago area, will add beauty, character, and quality roofing to your home.
GAF’s Style Guide, shows you how to choose a shingle roofing style, pattern, and color that enhances the architectural style of your home. Different styles of architecture reflect different roof styles with various shapes, heights, and overhangs. Take a look at some popular home styles around the Chicago area:
Colonial-style homes typically have symmetrical, square facades with balanced windows, and commonly have porches or large entries.
This style of home is quite common in the Northeast and the Central areas of the U.S., including the Chicago area. Gray or black slate-look shingles accented with hues of red, blue, or brown work well with Colonial architecture.
Although Craftsman-style homes began in the West, there are many located in the Chicago area.
These homes, with expansive roof lines and large, low overhangs, require an expert shingle roofer. The style looks great with wood-shake look shingles in earth tones of gray, tan, and green.
Tudor-style homes with red brick exteriors are quite common in older Chicago area suburbs. Because of typical high, steep-pitched roofs, Tudor-style homes need a professional shingle roofer for safe installation.
Red or tan brick facades accented by gray or brown cross-gables look great with warm gray and brown roofs.
Victorian-style homes usually have complex roof lines with multiple levels, high dormer windows, and steep-pitched turrets with hard to reach spirals. This complicated roof style requires a shingle roofer with knowledge and professional experience.
Victorian-style homes, often painted in strong shades of blue, red and green, work best with slate-look shingles in gray, brown or tan.
Found in neighborhoods across the country, including the Chicago area, modern or contemporary homes emphasize clean lines, open spaces, large windows, and simple, low-pitched roof lines. Many modern-style homes even have flat roofs.
To enhance the simplicity of the architecture, select a roof color in gray, black, or brown and a shingle roofer who’s knowledgeable about drainage issues with these roof styles.
Local Chicago Area Shingle Roofer
Adams Roofing is a local family-owned business. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service that you can trust and have received numerous awards and certifications such as Angie’s List and GAF Master Elite. Let us help you choose the right roof for your style of home.
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