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 gutters: Copper 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.