Visual aids can be of great assistance for a variety of reasons. A good example is the software below, titled the Virtual Home Remodeler, which provides opportunity for you to quickly and easily design a home to look like yours so you can then see how the home would look with roofs of various types and colors. This visual aid can be a great tool to assist you with selection of shingle type and color, but we still recommend you choose your shingle color from actual shingles of that color since photos do not necessarily accurately depict the actual colors.

And, since “a picture is worth a thousand words” we’ve included some photos to help in those instances when a picture would make it so much easier to explain a certain issue. For example, we frequently find it necessary to propose the installation of kick out flashings. But a lot of homeowners don’t know what kick out flashings are, have no idea where they need to be installed, and are concerned about how they will look once installed. Providing photos that illustrate where kick out flashings need to be installed and what they will look like once installed makes the subject so much easier to discuss.

We hope you find the following illustrations to be helpful. Click on the thumbnails below for a full illustration:

 

Step Flashing at sidewall
Visual Aids from Kansas City’s Premier Certified Roofing Specialist: Visual SideWall

 

Plumbing Vent Flashing
Visual Aids from Kansas City’s Premier Certified Roofing Specialist: Visual Vent