Our Hip New Roof

Oct 17, 2019

Our Hip New Roof

Oct 17, 2019

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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:

old beige shingles and red trim

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.

red aluminum trim on garage

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.

Installation Day

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)

roofers at work
new roof

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.

final new roof

Now I’m wondering, should I paint the garage? If so, what color? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Want to Read More?

To read more about our exterior updates, check out Adding Curb Appeal – Our Plans for Exterior Updates.

Other projects we’ve completed: Installing a House Number Plaque and Tips and Tricks to Spray Paint Metal (updating our decorative water pump).

More DIY Remodeling Inspiration from List in Progress

list in progress projects

1 – How to Create Craftsman-Style Door Trim
2 – Best Exterior Behr White Paint Colors
3 – The Best Flooring for Every Room in Your House
4 – 2021 Cabinet Hardware Trends

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