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Try the New Top Down Color™ Visualizer

by Kathy Ziprik, Staff Writer

Options, options, options. If you're a builder, you know that homeowners LOVE options. They want choices in everything from their flooring to decking to the materials used to side their homes.

Now you have a new way to take away some of your headaches while still giving homeowners the options they crave.

The new Top Down Color™ visualizer from DaVinci Roofscapes makes it easy for homeowners to quickly see how the exterior of a home can be changed. The "roof to ground product and color selector" offers a fast way to visualize how different colors and products can enhance a home's curb appeal.

DaVinci Roofscapes Multi-Width Slate

Your clients are afraid to commit to a roof color? Have them try the Top Down Color™ visualizer and see how a classic like this Multi-Width Slate in Aberdeen could be the perfect choice!

Launched in conjunction with National Curb Appeal Month in August 2017, the new visualizer makes your life easier. You can point your clients to the online tool and let them have fun "mixing and matching" different exterior home elements including the roof, siding, trim and paint colors for doors, windows and accessories.

"Having thousands of colors and a wide variety of product selections at your fingertips with this free online tool provides an exciting view at how a home could look with modifications," says Kate Smith, chief color maven with Sensational Color. "This is a 'must use' tool for anyone in the building industry and for all homeowners thinking of making exterior upgrades or selecting products for a new home."

Fast and simple to use, the Top Down Color visualizer starts by offering the option of uploading your own home exterior image or using one of 10 home styles supplied in the gallery of images. After selecting the desired home there are five options for making changes to the home exterior—from the roof down to the front door. Steps for the options include:

- Step 1: Select a roof style and color from synthetic slate and shake tile options available from DaVinci Roofscapes.

- Step 2: Select different exterior options, such as siding, brick, stone or a painted finish to the home.

- Step 3: Select a color for the house trim, including brackets, millwork and shutters.

- Step 4: Select colors for doors on the front of the home.

- Step 5: Select a color for the trim on the windows.

Thousands of paint color choices from Sherwin-Williams® and Benjamin Moore® are available on the visualizer. The multitude of colors can be found in the categories related to selecting the home exterior, house trim, front door and window trim.

DaVinci Roofscapes Shake

Trying to decide which tried and true shake look is best? Maybe it's Bellaforté Shake in Tahoe-VariBlend, a classic brown color with plenty of appeal, especially when paired with a bolder hue!

"The ability to create dozens of different exterior color palettes and configurations puts design flexibility at the user's fingertips," says Wendy Bruch with DaVinci Roofscapes. "This tool showcases how the vast array of colorful DaVinci composite shake and slate roofs work with color schemes and textures.

"Whether a person is uploading a picture of his or her own home to see how a new exterior color combination will look, or if they're using one of our pre-loaded home styles, they'll be able to quickly distinguish how color from the 'top down' on a house can add tremendously to a home's curb appeal."

According to Smith, the tool serves as a valuable resource to anyone in the building industry. "Imagine being a builder and having the ability to share color palettes for home exteriors with clients in just a few clicks of the mouse," says Smith. "Or think about how a homeowner can decide on changes to the elements of their home exterior and then be able to share those changes immediately online with their builder. Whether making one modification to a home exterior or embracing a full revamp, this tool is a lifesaver!"

Created by DaVinci Roofscapes to showcase different "top down" color options on home exteriors, the free visualizer can be found at Images can be saved to an online account, posted on Facebook or Pinterest or easily shared in a tweet.

"It's actually quite fun to dream a bit using this online tool," says Smith. "Upgrading the curb appeal of a home can make it more valuable to potential buyers in the future or just more personalized for an individual's own tastes. This tool provides a 'no risk' way of seeing how changes to the front of a home can make the exterior either stand out from, or blend in with, other homes in the area."