IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A ROOF COLOR

A roof replacement is a great opportunity to transform your home’s look. When planning for this project, one of the things you’ll have to decide on is a color for your new roof. This can be a daunting task, as this color will be part of your home’s exterior for decades.

Here are the top factors to consider when selecting a roof color:

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After Photo  (Certainteed Landmark Weathered Wood shingles)

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THE LOCAL CLIMATE

Aside from aesthetic appeal, your roof’s color also has a significant effect on your attic’s temperature. This, in turn, makes a huge difference in your heating and cooling expenses. Light colored shingles reflect sunlight best, helping to keep your home’s temperature cool during hot weather. Meanwhile, dark-colored shingles absorb more heat, which makes your home warmer. Choose a color that will not only look beautiful on your home but also contribute to your comfort.


THE OTHER COMPONENTS OF YOUR EXTERIOR

When choosing a color, it’s important to take into account your current exterior color palette. You don’t want your roof to stick out like a sore thumb. Take inspiration from the colors of your windows and siding, and choose a shade that complements them. For more visual impact, you can choose contrasting colors. Remember, however, that your roof is one of the biggest surfaces of your home so choosing a bold shade may not be the best approach. You can consult with one of our sales representatives for color and material suggestions.

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YOUR HOME’S ARCHITECTURAL STYLE

Not all colors work on all home styles. For instance, traditional homes look best with dark, classic roof colors rather than bold shades. Determine your home’s style and choose a color that will best highlight its unique features. Your color choice also affects your home’s architecture. Light colors can visually enlarge your home, while dark ones do the opposite.