CONTACT PHONE (317) 738-0005

Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:00


1442 Amy Lane, Franklin, IN 46131

Posted by Jason Bush No Comments on Benefits of Roofing Accents Metal Roofing

Benefits of Roofing Accents

Even the little details can affect your home’s appearance and resale value. As time passes, homeowners update appliances, flooring, paint and other features inside and outside the home. One feature you don’t want to overlook is your roof.

Roofs last for many years, but that doesn’t mean they always look like they did in their prime. If your roof is in good condition, one option for refreshing it is to add roof accents. Roof accents draw attention to your roof and offer many benefits. Check out this guide to learn more about roof accents to determine if they are right for you.

What Are Roof Accents?

Roof accents are associated components of your roof that help enhance its design and curb appeal. These roof accents help create a striking contrast between them and the other roofing materials, while providing important functions. 

Other roof accents include:

  • Chimney caps: Chimney cap covers prevent animals and rain, snow and ice from entering your home through the chimney while looking stylish.
  • Bay window covers:Bay window covers are an easy way to make your home or business appear sophisticated and elegant. They are custom-made for your project and can be steel or copper.
  • Copper guttersCopper downspouts and gutters are more weather-resistant than other materials. They are better able to withstand standing and slow-moving water, so they can last up to 100 years. This accent enhances your home’s architecture and style and does not crack or rust easily.
  • Scupper boxes: If you have a flat roof and want copper gutters, we offer copper scupper boxes to go with them. Scupper boxes help the water escape off flat roofs by draining it off from a wall or edge. They also function as overflow protection.
  • Weather vanes: A weather vane is an often decorative element that measures the direction the wind is blowing.
  • Decorative ridge crests: This design feature dramatizes and heightens your roof’s ridge.
  • Edge trim: Edge trim protects your roof from water damage. Professionals install it along the edge of your roof, beneath the roofing material.

You can use any metal as a roof accent. The most commonly used options for roof accents include the following:

  • Steel: This is one of the most common roofing materials. Most of the steel used today is from recyclable materials. It is generally the least expensive roofing material. Steel roofing can be powder coated, which protects the steel from hail, limbs and similar elements. The powder coating allows the roof to hold snow, so it melts evenly without needing snow bars.
  • Copper: Copper is long-lasting and recyclable. Since it is a soft metal, it is the quietest type of roofing material. That said, it is also the most expensive roofing material. If you prefer, most roofing companies can age copper to give it a green effect.
  • Zinc: Zinc can last almost as long as copper and can heal scratches over time. It is easy to mold zinc into various shapes, and it is recyclable.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum as a roof accent is more resistant to salt corrosion than other types of metals.

When metal is only an accent, you need fewer roofing materials, so the cost is cheaper. More expensive materials, such as copper roofing accents, are used because the high-cost factors in less when using a small number of materials.

What Are the Benefits of Roof Accents?

What Are the Benefits of Roof Accents?

Accents accentuate your home’s lines and features. Metal pays for itself and is long-lasting. The functional and aesthetic benefits offered by metal accents include:

  • Durability: Metal is one of the most durable and long-lasting roofing materials. Accents made from it are strong and resistant to hail, fire and wind.
  • Increased functionality: Snow and rain naturally slide off a metal roof, preventing ice dams. Ice dams occur when ice piles up on the roof and begins to seep into the home through cracks. They cause water damage, along with other problems.
  • Improved appearance: Many designs, shapes and colors are available for you to choose from for roof accents. No matter what you choose, roof accents improve your roof’s appearance.
  • Environmentally friendly: Some roof accents, such as steel, can be made from recycled metal.
  • Energy efficiency: Metal deflects heat, saving your air conditioning bill money.
  • Increased resale value: Anything that improves the aesthetic of your home and increases curb appeal will increase the resale value.

How Are Roof Accents Installed?

There isn’t a difference between installing a new metal roof or adding metal accents. You must hire an experienced and licensed roofing contractor to install metal accent panels because they must install the panels with the same precision and care as a new roof.

Where Can Roof Accents Be Installed?

Here are some of the options where you can install metal roofing accents:

  • Porch: Installing metal accents to your porch’s roof is one of the most common places to choose. It gives your porch a different and distinct appearance compared to the rest of your roof, enhancing your home’s curb appeal. During the summer, the metal provides shade and reflects heat.
  • Portico: Another place you can add an accent is the roof of your home’s entrance. Making the portico roof a different style or color will make it stand out from the rest of your roof. Portico roofs are supported by columns and must withstand water from ice, snow and rain that runs onto it from the higher levels of your home’s roof. Metal is more durable and can tolerate runoff water.
  • Cupola: Most modern cupolas are ornamental, but homeowners once used them to provide ventilation to the home or serve as a lookout point. Since they are decorative, many people want to highlight this feature with an accent.
  • Dormers: Dormers are windows that sit vertically and extend from the home. They allow in more light for rooms with vaulted ceilings or a loft. These windows frequently have different roofing materials on their separate, small roofs. Due to this, professionals can more easily install accents to dormers. These accents draw attention to the dormers and make them stand out.
  • Garage and outbuildings: Adding metal to your garage or outbuilding can increase its resilience, appearance and longevity. Metal accents add these benefits to your garage or outbuildings without the cost of a complete roof replacement.

Mixing the materials of your roof calls attention to the areas you want visitors and people passing by to notice. They can accentuate your home’s lines or features using vivid colors or contrasting shapes.

Contact Cornett Roofing System to Install Metal Accents

Contact Cornett Roofing System to Install Metal Accents

Cornett Roofing Systems manufactures and installs premium metal roofing systems. Our company is a member of the Metal Roofing Alliance and our services include roof and component installation, restorations, repairs and re-roofs.

Our employees undergo regular training so we can be up-to-date on the latest materials and installation techniques in the industry. We pride ourselves on delivering quality service and a roof that will last a lifetime. When you choose to work with us, you are choosing to work with a team dedicated to delivering what we say we will with the highest levels of professionalism and craftsmanship.

Contact us today for a free estimate.