Can your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? Absolutely. That's why DaVinci Roofscapes is celebrating National Curb Appeal Month in August!
"The roof plays a major role in creating curb appeal because it can be up to 30 percent of what you see as you approach a home," says Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color. "Homeowners should make a conscious effort to blend the color of their synthetic roofing material with other elements of the home exterior to create an overall cohesive look."
How important is curb appeal to homeowners? More than three-quarters of U.S. homeowners (78 percent) report that their home’s curb appeal is either “extremely” or “very” important to them.
According to the 2011 DaVinci Roofscapes’ Homeowners Exterior Preferences Study conducted online by Harris Interactive©, 61 percent of homeowners say that when house hunting or designing their home, the most attention-grabbing exterior feature was the style of the home, followed by how the house looked on the property (43 percent).
And, when it comes to adding curb appeal to a home, color counts. Fifty-nine percent of homeowners place a lot of emphasis on the role that color plays when they think about replacing major exterior home features. Color availability is so important to homeowners that a majority of them (54 percent) are influenced to buy a specific brand of product based on the color options available from that brand.
“This study shows us clearly that color influences homeowners’ buying patterns and decision processes when it comes to exterior home features,” says Smith. “People want their home to be appealing from the street and they’re looking for colorful key products --- such as the roof, door, trim, siding and windows --- that will help them create the impression they wish to convey on their home.” (For more tips, see The Most Important Factor In Creating Curb Appeal)
National Curb Appeal Month has been launched by Fypon starting in August of 2014 and you can start adding to YOUR curb appeal by downloading the FREE COLOR GUIDES from Sensational Color and DaVinci Roofscapes!