So you’re getting ready to put your new roof up. Or, of course, you might be doing a complete roof replacement. Both of these two actions are exciting in their own way, but the most important aspect of both is having something to do with the aspect of your future roof. Mainly, the color of your new roof is what’s keeping you up at night.
Never fear! If you’re getting ready to face an opportunity to transform the visuals and functionality of your home, this is the way to do it. If you fear the decision-making process, we understand. We do too, but luckily, we’ve done it so many times, it’s become a science for us and we’re ready to apply our experience and knowledge in helping you find the right color for your new roof.
We are roofing experts for a reason. We’ve been able to perfectly match colors of the roofs with the materials our clients asked from us for their homes, which is why in this article we are going to talk you all about the main aspect that will make your final decision a tad easier to take.
Choosing a roof color, what to keep in mind
The first thing you should be thinking about is architecture. It all depends on how your home looks like, as this can influence the type of color that would look the best for your property. Also, this is important as it will determine the actual size of your house, or at least the size passer-byes will perceive. It’s the same with clothing if you think about it. Lighter colors will make the person look a little bit larger, while darker colors are always used by solid individuals to make them look thinner. If you’re set up on your house looking smaller or bigger, you can then start thinking about the nuance of your color, regardless if it’s lighter or darker.
The climate is also an important factor when you’re choosing the color of your roof. Depending on the color of your shingles, the temperatures in your attic can raise or drop to almost 40 degrees. This is extremely important financially, as it will impact the heating or electricity bill at the end of the month, depending on the season. A lighter-colored shingle will deflect the light and will help the house stay a tad cooler in a hotter temperature zone. Naturally, a darker shingle will attract and absorb more light, which will help your house stay warmer during the winter. Darker shingles will help your roof melt snow faster because it stays warmer for longer.
Another factor to keep in mind when turning your roof around is the overall goal of this change you’re about to do. Do you simply want to change the temperature in your attic and overall home? Is your change based on you wanting to stand out from the crowd? It’s extremely important to first understand exactly why is it that you’re having your roof replaced and in a different color, as it will make it much easier for you to then choose the said color. If your goal is to stand out, there are a ton of unique colors your roof can be dressed with. If, on the contrary, you want your house to become a bit more mundane, we can help you with that as well.
You can’t forget about your neighborhood either when you’re deciding upon the future color of your roof. If you’re living in an area where there are homeowner associations active, you might be forced to follow some rules when deciding on the color of your new roof. When homes are looking alike, the overall looks of a neighborhood are much better than when every single other home has another color and shape. If you live in a community that lives by these rules, make sure you’re compliant with them. Or, of course, move out and have the color that you really want for your roof.
The materials your home is made out off are also crucial when choosing the color of your roof. A roof will look better when it matches the colors of your walls, to a certain extent. For example, if you pained your walls with stucco, a special Italian paint, or if you’re walls are all bricks, for example, you can ask us for the best matching roofs for your home’s style. Let’s say you have an orange-painted house. In this case, the best scenario for you would be to go with a darker roof, as it will better merge with the colors of your exterior walls.
As a final note, you should always take into account the available colors and overall roofs when you’re replacing your existing one, as they might be cheaper. Regardless of the materials and color you want your roof made out off, we’re here to help. Just shoot us an email and we’ll make sure a roofing expert will talk you out on what’s the best roof color for your house. Relax, we’ve got you covered. Literally.