One of the hardest parts of planning for your new roof is getting your idea across exactly as you see it in your head. For some, this is easy: they can draw, render computer illustrations, or hire professionals to do it for them. But for most of us, we’d have to rely on good, old-fashioned verbal descriptions to get the roofing contractor to understand what we want.
Fortunately, GAF has a solution—the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler, a free online tool that makes mixing and matching different roofing options as easy as trying new shoes on. Let’s talk about how it works.
Upon opening the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler on a compatible browser, you’ll be presented with three options to start using it: Start Designing, where you can use one of GAF’s pre-selected photos to try it around; Upload Your Own, if you already have a photo of your own home; and Sign In, if you already have a free GAF account and wish to access your previous designs.
The GAF Virtual Home Remodeler is presented with an easy-to-use main work area that displays your selected photo, showing your changes in real time. You can choose from just about every available GAF roofing material and mix and match—and later present them to your roofer of choice—them with popular exterior wall and roof trim finishes. It even lets you choose the time of the day to better visualize how the new roof would look on a winter afternoon, for example. You can undo and redo changes or save them if you’re logged into your free GAF user account.
One of the best features of the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler is it lets you upload your own photo and virtually remodel your home. Any kind of photo taken with a phone will work, but you can get the best results from a front-facing position, taken during a clear day.
Once you have taken the photo, simply click Upload Your Own (there’s also an Upload link at the upper right side of the main Virtual Home Remodeler work area), sign into your GAF account, and wait for the upload to complete. You will then need to “teach” the virtual home remodeler which parts are the roof, trim, and siding by simply highlighting corresponding areas. You can then create and save as many combinations that you want, until you find the best one for your home, and save, print, or share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. serves Tampa, FL and nearby areas in Florida. To know more about how we can make roofing replacement easy for you, call us today at (813) 257-9355 or fill out our contact form to schedule a professional inspection of your roof.