Over the past 20+ months cool visualization tools have been implemented in so many ways by so many businesses. Even some of the most mundane items that we shop for can now be very well visualized on line.
For instance, choosing shingles for your roof. Boring, we think. Maybe it’s not though, if we could play around with a design program. What do you think?
Sitting in the comfort of your own home, for example, there are many sites that you could easily research various roofing products such as architectural shingles and a variety of synthetic underlays. While you’re browsing you’ll likely discover many different shingle styles and colours. Many people even find inspiration that they end up planning for use on their home exteriors.
DesignEyeQ Visualization Tool
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to picking roofing shingles on line, you can use visualization tools such as DesignEyeQ from Owens Corning. Owens Corning is one of the largest manufacturing of roofing systems out there and they jumped very quickly into the visualization tool market at the onset of Covid.
The system that they use is actually cool. Start by uploading a photo of your house, or select a house that looks like yours from their extensive library.
The Fun Stuff...
Now the fun stuff begins. You can start by choosing shingle types and colours. The visualizer shows you how that particular design might look on your home. Use the tool to change the front door, windows and house trim to match your home’s colour scheme so you can co-ordinate colour choices properly.
Samples by Mail
If you’re not in a hurry and like to share decision making with a partner or spouse you can request free printed colour samples. Each sample is 12×24 inches, so that you are able to form a true picture of the colour and definition of your chosen shingles. Speaking of choice, you are able to select up to 5 samples per order and only pay shipping and handling.
Once you’ve made a final choice you can share and discuss that choice with your roofing contractor.
Choosing your shingles can be both exciting and satisfying when you’re able to use such convenient visualizer tools and printed samples.
Take a Drive...
Another great idea is to ask your contractor for a list of homes they have recently re-roofed in the same or similar shingle choice. Then just drive by and check out what they look like – true to life.
Talk to the Pros
The pros in this case are your local roofing contractor. We’d like to introduce JN Roofing and Contracting, Barrie. Interesting fact is that JN Roofing already installs Owens Corning roofing systems.
JN Roofing is the standard for roofing services and solutions in the Barrie area. They have a 95% star rating with Homestars.com and have been recognized as one of the top roofing companies in our area for a few years now.
Written By: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Veronika Kovecses