Thank goodness for hail storms! Who’s ever said that? In Colorado, we get hail so frequently that roofers are kept pretty busy. Due to a hail storm last July, our roof was due for replacement, and I could not be more thrilled that it’s finally done. Even better, the hideous and broken solar panels are gone! (Our neighbors might even be happier than we are about that…) Here’s the before:
Above is the house with the old roof and solar panels. Beige shingles and red trim really accented the yellow brick more than I would prefer. Our new plants are settling in nicely, but the faded red trim really makes the house look dated.
I met with five contractors (excessive, I know!) before choosing a company based on reviews and my own gut reaction. Honestly, it drives me nuts when a contractor talks down to me just because I’m a woman. I ruled out a couple based on that attitude, so then I was looking for a sales rep who seemed to be the most forthright and honest. Sometimes it’s hard to strike that balance, but I found a good one.
Here’s the big day – out with the old and in with the new! Our roof is fairly small and easy, although the house is an L-shape. The hipped part of our roof extends over the front of the house – hence the blog post title. (Did you catch that pun? Unless you know roofing terms, it might have gone over your head. #seewhatididthere)
Once the roof was on, we had a crew come out and replace the red aluminum covering the fascia and the garage trim. Then the gutter crew came this week and finished up the gutters and new downspouts. For colors, I chose a neutral gray shingle color called Weathered Wood by GAF (similar). The gutters are the color Dark Bronze, but the downspouts are Sandtone because I wanted them to blend with the beige brick. I’m really thrilled with the final look of all the colors together.
Now I’m wondering, should I paint the garage? If so, what color? Would love to hear your thoughts!
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