Roof color affects your home's aesthetics and also has a protective function that can extend your life for decades. Choosing the right roof color depends on several factors, which we would spotlight in today's post from Roper Roofing & Solar.
Complementary and Contrasting Colors
Your roof should have a color that sits well with your existing siding and trim colors. For instance, light-colored siding will work well with brown or tan shades. On the other hand, light gray or white colors contrast well black, blue, and dark colored siding.
Some similar shades can work despite their similarities. For example, light, brighter, and denser shades of blue could look great and not look monotonic with the right balance.
Homes in your neighborhood can serve as inspiration for your home's design. Tour the entire village and look for homes similar in architecture to yours. Consider the colors they've chosen for their siding, trim, and roofing. Also consider the roofing materials they've used. For instance, if you intend to replace your asphalt shingles with clay tiles, look for a home that uses that material as reference.
Your homeowners association has guidelines that ensure each home adopts a theme that makes each home in the village coherent. You can consult with their officers or designers to find the right color scheme if you have any trouble choosing.
Total Home Roofing has an excellent post discussing other factors to choose the right roof color for your home. Here's an excerpt below.
Climate – In Florida they deal with hot temperatures and high cooling costs. It’s important to keep in mind that the color of your shingles can affect the temperature of your attic by 20 to 40 degrees! This can make a big difference in the heating or cooling cost of your home. Light shingles deflect sunlight and help keep temperatures down in hotter climates, while dark shingles absorb heat and help homes stay warm in colder climates.
Style – Personal style and preferences of course should factor into your decision making. Whether or not to “make a statement” and pick an unusual color combination with your home or to be more traditional are things to consider. Remember your roof effects not only the look of your home, but also the resale value.
Architectural Design – The architectural style and colors of your home should be kept in mind. Dark colors make a home look smaller and light colors make a home look larger. View what the color will really look like either virtually or in real life. For example, Owens Corning has a color visualizer tool, where you can see what different color roofs might look like on a home like yours.
HOA Rules – Keep in mind neighborhood considerations such as homeowner’s association and subdivision rules and covenants. It’s also nice if your roof doesn’t exactly match or clash with your nearby neighbor’s roof. (Continue reading to learn more)
Roper Roofing & Solar is a dependable roofing contractor with decades of experience and knowledge taking care of homes in your neighborhood. Our team always strives to go beyond your project expectations. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
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