What parts of a building come to mind when you think about aesthetic design? It's most commonly the shape of the building, exterior wall treatment, interior decor, lighting, or landscaping. The one thing that never comes to mind.......the roof! For some people it may be time to change that ideology.
During a recent trip I observed several roofs that offered very appealing aesthetics from higher elevations. These roofs utilized simple, inexpensive, and commonly used components to achieve their design. Two of the most effective and oft overlooked products that can be used to achieve an aesthetic design are colored ballast (rock) and tinted coatings. See the photos below for a few examples.