Homeowners face a number of challenges when remodeling their home. One of the most common problems they encounter is choosing the material that will complement their home’s architectural style. If you’ve considered upgrading your roof but have found yourself overwhelmed with the options, you can turn to GAF®’s Virtual Home Remodeler.
How Does GAF’s Virtual Home Remodeler Work?
Whether you have a traditional or contemporary design, you’re sure to find the best GAF roofing options from their wide selection of shingle types and colors. You can even get a sneak peek of your new roof before installing it using GAF’s revolutionary app: the Virtual Home Remodeler.
With just a click of a button, this design tool can help you fully customize your roof and your home. In fact, it won’t take you more than 10 minutes.
- First, take a photo of your home and upload it. You’ll need to log on to the GAF website to access the image. If you don’t have a photo available, you can browse our sample pictures and select the one that closely resembles your home.
- You can then apply your choice of GAF shingles and colors to the photo by clicking the Options tab on the right. Further customize the body with your existing trim color and siding to ensure that your replacement roof looks great with your home.
- When you’re satisfied with the design, save, share, or print it. You can even show it to HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration when you turn to us for your free consultation.
With this innovative app, GAF Master Elite™ roofers can make your roofing experience smoother and more hassle-free. Try the Virtual Home Remodeler app today by visiting GAF’s website.
Things to Keep in Mind while Using the Remodeler
Different types of GAF shingles can provide different aesthetics and practical results for your home. They can also affect your bottom line, both long- and short-term. Here are some things to keep in mind while using GAF’s Virtual Home Remodeler, organized by aesthetic considerations, practical considerations, and economic considerations:
Shingles make up a large part of your home’s exterior surface, so to keep your home looking its best, it is important to choose attractive shingles. Luckily, there are many options available. Shingles come in a wide a variety of base colors, and they have customizable options in certain circumstances.
The material of a shingle also plays a part in its appearance. For example, the Grand Sequoia® ArmorShield shingles provide a wooden, rugged look, while shingles from the Lifetime Designer series call to mind oak and clay for a more European appearance. For more information on the appearance of different types of shingles, click here.
Though all shingles serve the same fundamental purpose—protecting the roof of your home—different types of shingles have different features. This can affect how they perform. For example, impact-resistant shingles have been tested and highly rated for their ability to withstand blows from objects such as hail. They are an excellent choice for areas with severe weather, like the Denver metro area. (These shingles do not sacrifice aesthetics for performance, either, as their materials still have a rugged, attractive look.)
Roofing is a significant investment, so it is understandable that many people have a project’s price point at the top of their mind. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest possible shingle option, the projected lifespan of shingles varies widely: Cheaper ones may wear out years or even a full decade before higher-end options. It may be worth your while to spend a bit more for a longer-lasting product so that you can go longer without repairing or replacing it.
Additionally, shingles have economic considerations beyond the material and installation price. For example, installing the aforementioned impact-resistant shingles may lower your homeowner’s insurance rate. Even color comes into play: Choosing a darker color of shingle may help your home stay warmer in winter, reducing your utility bills. Conversely, lighter-colored shingles will keep your home cooler in the summer, so if you find your bills soaring in one season or the other, the right shingle color may be able to help.
At the very long-term end of matters, replacing your shingles can even boost the resale value of your home. Going for higher-end shingles will likely increase this benefit.
HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration: A GAF Master Elite Contractor
For more than a century, GAF has provided the most beautiful, durable, and efficient roofing solutions for both residential and commercial properties. HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration believes that local homeowners deserve only the best, so we’re bringing you the top roofing products from GAF. Whether you’re planning for a complete roof replacement or roof repair, our experts can provide the best services for your home.
Before making the investment into your new roofing system, use the Virtual Remodeler App to make sure it will look great on your home. For expert guidance, you can reach HomeGuard Roofing & Restoration at (720) 708-4126. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation with our experts. We’ll be ready to assist you with your needs.