How to Pick the Roof Color for Your Home

If you’re doing a home remodeling, then you already know the struggle of picking the best colors of your wall for specific rooms. The struggle is the same with the color scheme for your roof. Whether you’re going to install asphalt, slate and metal shingles, your choices are many. For every choice of color you have, there are also shade combinations you can choose from. You really have to choose wisely because your roof is going to be your roof for the next 30 years!

Roof Color

Dark VS Light Colors

One of the greatest debates on roof color is whether to choose the dark one or the light one especially when it comes to roof heat retention. It was found out that it is 10 degrees warmer when a plywood sheathing is under black shingles than the white shingle roof. The study also found out that there’s a less difference on brown and gray colors. Our advice is to choose whatever color you want.

Based on the Brick 

If you choose a color on your roof, consider the fact that shutter colors and paint changes but bricks are permanent. You can decide by comparing a sample shingle color to the brick, then compare to the paint colors.

Roofing Materials 

If you’re doing a roof remodeling, compare the paint color to the roofing sample or shingles. Purchase a 2×6 foot board at your local hardware store and paint with the new color of your choice. Put the painted board next to the materials of the roof you’re considering and also next to your home’s permanent color.

Complementary Choices

Some of the homeowner’s mistakes is choosing the color that matches the brick or the siding. It ends up being lifeless, boring and monotone. Do a complementary choice of color than matching them with the exact color of brick or siding.

View Roofing in All Types of Light

When you’re matching or complementing your home’s exterior color and using roofing samples, look at the shingle sample both in the shade and in the sun. This is to make sure that the color of your home’s exterior works well in lighting.

Consider the Home’s Resale Value 

When you’re choosing a color for your home, consider your home’s resale value. A bright and bold roof color might be your best choice but it’s not everyone’s taste. If you’re thinking of reselling the house, choose the neutral roof color for resale value.

Tone Down the Exterior

If your house is already multi-colored, like the exterior have multiple paint colors, and then tone down the color of your roof shingles. It is overwhelming when there are too many colors and patterns. However if your house has a lifeless color, then you add a vivid color for your roof.

It is said that colors represent out personality and the kind of home we have. We agree with this because we tend to choose the color that is the expression of our desires and feelings. You have the freedom to choose the color that suits your home best so better pick one wisely for you roof.

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