If you are planning on having a new roof installed on your home, you may be considering a different look for your home. This can be done with newer roofing materials, as well as adding decorative features to your roof, such as using metal flashing details or adding cupolas. If you want to make your home more attractive when you have your roof replaced, here are some decorative options you may want to consider for your roof replacement:

1. Using Modern Roofing Materials To Add More Details

If you want to give the roof on your home a different look, you may want to consider using a different style roofing material. There are many architectural and decorative asphalt shingles that you can choose from for a custom look. You can also choose from more modern materials to give your roof decorative features, such as using synthetic shakes and other asphalt shingle alternatives on your roof.

2. Trimming Your Roof With Decorative Metal Flashing Features

There are other options to add a decorative look to your roof,  even if you choose to use more conventional asphalt shingles. This can be features like metal flashing to trim the lines of your roof. Copper flashing can be a great addition to your home to add these details. It can be installed to give more exposed metal service and define the lines of the design of your roof. If you choose to use decorative metal features, talk with your roofer (like those at Kelley Roofing and other locations) about installing a rubber roofing membrane beneath these materials to give you extra leak protection.

3. Adding Architectural Features Like Cupolas To Your Roof

There are also many architectural features that you may want to consider adding to the roof of your home. This can be something as simple as cupolas that attach to areas of the ridges on your roof. You can also talk to your roofer about building features like false-dormers, which can help to change the look of your home. They can also do other things like add gables-ends to your roof design. Many of these features are just decorative, but if you want to change the structure, you can talk to a structural engineer to help changing the roof design.

These are some decorative options that you may want to consider for your roof replacement. If you are ready to install a new roof on your home, contact a roofing contractor and talk with them about some of these options to give your home a unique, custom look.