Most homeowners don’t give their roof much thought until there’s a problem. But what if you could plan ahead and get a head start on your roof replacement? GAF, the largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products in North America, has created an innovative tool to help homeowners and contractors visualize new roofing projects – the GAF Visual Remodeler. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to use the Visual Remodeler so you can be prepared ahead before your local contractor inspects your home.
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GAF roofing is available in a variety of styles, including traditional and contemporary. You’ll discover the greatest GAF roofing choices from their comprehensive range of shingle types and colors, whether you have a conventional or modern design. This design software can help you completely personalize your roof and house in one click. It won’t take more than 10 minutes, we promise!
Take a photo of your home and upload it to GAF’s Virtual Home Remodeler. But if you don’t have your own photo, there are lots of model homes to choose from. Select the one most similar to your home.
Choose a Shingle Color. Choose the Options tab on the right and select your GAF shingle and color of choice. To ensure that your replacement roof looks great with your home, customize the body with your existing trim color and siding.
If you’re happy with the design, save it or print it. You may show it to your local contractor during the inspection. Our sales representatives at Maven usually assist our customers in selecting their own shingles and design via a carry-on GAF roof in a bag. This way, you can see the color and texture of the shingle before it is even installed on your roof.
Things to consider while using the GAF Visual Remodeler
GAF shingles come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and materials. They have an important influence on your bottom line, both long- and short-term. So, as you use the remodeler, you also have to consider the aesthetic, practical and economic factors to your new roof.
Aesthetic – The GAF shingle you choose will be a big part of your home’s curb appeal. If you plan on selling your home in the future, choose a roofing style and color that will attract potential buyers.
Practical – Not all roofs are created equal. Some materials are better suited for certain climates than others. Make sure to pick a shingle that can withstand the elements in your area.
Economic – GAF offers a variety of budget-friendly options without sacrificing quality or style. Keep in mind that the initial cost is not the only factor to consider when choosing a roofing material. You also have to think about maintenance, repair, and replacement costs down the road.
Maven Roofing is a certified Master Elite contractor by GAF for both residential and commercial roofing. We’ve been in business since 2007, and have over a decade of experience in the industry. Call us today at (910) 249-9817 for a free inspection or explore our website to learn more about our services. GAF has been making roofs beautiful since 1886, let us help you make yours one of them!