A roof is one of the most impressive design components of a home. It is also one of the most expensive. To help homeowners make the best decision before they hire a roofing contractor, Atlas Roofing offers innovative and helpful ways to see exactly how a new roof would look on your home. It’s called “Select Your Roof.”
This visualization begins by visiting www.SelectYourRoof.com and clicking on "Start Here!" or by downloading the Atlas Select Your Roof App, an easy-to-use tool for the iPad, available for free at the App Store.
This is a virtual image tool homeowners can use to quickly and easily choose the roof shingles they want. It allows you to view and change shingle colors on pre-selected homes styles. With just a few easy steps, you can design an entirely new roof and digitally save each image for future reference. You can also send your selections to family members and friends via your favorite social media site.
Six different architectural styles of houses will appear on your screen: Colonial, Cape Cod, Ranch, Craftsman, Spanish, and Neo-Stone. After selecting the home style, scroll down the Atlas Shingle Visualizer page and click on the “Shingle Styles” icon to choose which one you think will look best on your house. You are then offered several colors to select by clicking on the “Designer Colors” icon. And there you see it, a home with your preferred roof.
But the Atlas Shingle Visualizer can do more than just show shingle style and color possibilities. It also has the Pristine Effect, the roofing industry’s first Algae Aging Simulator. Algae growth on a roof occurs in most areas of the U.S. Many homeowners have watched in quiet despair as the rich color of their impressive roof soon became streaked and stained. These unattractive stains and discoloration, caused by algae, greatly detract from a home’s curb appeal.
By just moving a pin on the computer screen, the Algae Aging Simulator shows how staining ruins an unprotected roof as years go by. It also shows clearly how Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector retain their color over the lifetime of your roof, compared to other algae-resistant shingles (ARS). With Atlas shingles with Scotchgard™ Protector, the color you choose is the color you keep. Atlas backs these shingles with a Lifetime Limited Algae Resistance Warranty against algae streaks and stains.
Another impressive feature of the Select Your Roof App is the My Roof Color Gauge. This allows homeowners to view Atlas shingles against the facade of their own home. The Color Gauge is truly the fastest and easiest way to see how your house would look with the many colors and styles of Atlas roofing shingles. Simply take a picture of your home, position it and swipe the colors. No frustrating masking or image manipulation required!
The Atlas Select Your Roof App can help homeowners make good design and product selection decisions about their new roof. Of course any images, whether in digital or print form, should be used only as a guide. Consult an Atlas roofing contractor before making a final decision on a new roof. He will bring you actual shingles samples and give full details on specific colors and availability.