Get “Touchy Feely” With DaVinci Samples

Copper Accents with Castle GrayDurability and longevity are high on the list of “must-haves” for your new roof. DaVinci Roofscapes products are known for those qualities. They are also known for the fantastic colors they offer in polymer slates and shakes.

A FRESH Approach to Color and Curb Appeal

While evaluating factors like durability and longevity are straightforward, choosing the right colors and creating curb appeal may not be as simple to figure out. It is the primary reason I wrote the FRESH Exterior Color Guides for you. Just follow my FRESH approach to picking the perfect colors for every part of your exterior. You can download the guides here.



Choosing the Right Roof Color

With August being National Curb Appeal month I wanted to share my time-tested method for picking the perfect color for your roof or any part of your exterior. The FRESH approach has five factors to consider when choosing a roof color, but your house’s fixed features are the first and most important. Fixed features are the things that do not often if ever, change and include architectural elements such as brickwork, stones, and colored window grids. When these primary features work with your roof color, you create a cohesive exterior scheme that exudes curb appeal.

Viewing Samples is a Must

You can get ideas and inspiration for colors that harmonize with your fixed features and fit the vision you have for your home by using the many resources available — images of the color blends, the online gallery of homes, the color visualizer.

For maximum curb appeal, you must make your final color selection by looking at actual samples in the exact location and under the same lighting conditions where your contractor will install the new roofing.

Easy Access to Samples

I have always emphasized the importance of looking at samples, and today more customers understand the value, too. A nationwide homeowner “2021 Roof Purchasing Study” conducted by Signet Research Inc. for DaVinci Roofscapes reports that requesting samples is the service they will most likely use from a manufacturer’s website.
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DaVinci makes it easy to get samples of products. A DaVinci Project Specialist will answer any questions you have and is always happy to send out samples to you! All you have to do is call 1-800-328-4624 or send an email.

Evaluating Your Color Samples

Once your samples arrive, to decide which color you like best, start by looking at pieces of each blend outside of your house:

  1. Start by looking at examples of each color alongside the fixed features first and then beside other parts of your house.
  2. Stand back about 15-20 feet and determine which color you find most appealing.
  3. Then to get an even better idea of how that color blend will look on your roof, have your contractor place samples along your roofline so you can get a view from the same angle you’ll see it once installed.

Ask Kate for Advice

Selecting your new roof can seem like a daunting task, but with DaVinci Roofscapes, there is never a reason to feel overwhelmed. I’m here to help! You can ask me to answer your color questions and offer guidance for choosing a color blend to complement your home beautifully and create a scheme that exudes curb appeal. Go here to submit your request.