A new roof can revamp the complete look of your home. However, with a plethora of roofing materials that are available today, choosing a perfect roof color scheme has become all the more confusing.
Keeping that in mind we are sharing some tips that can help you to choose perfect roof color for your home.
Know when to use a light or dark roof color
When selecting the right roofing material, heat retention is one of the major considerations. Similarly, when you pick a roof color you should know the difference dark or light colors can make to your roofing system. The summer sun can intensify roof colors, while a gloomy winter day can wash them out. In simple words, lighter colors will reflect the heat while darker colors will absorb it. According to a study, conducted by United States Forest Service that compares the temperature of plywood sheathing under light and dark color shingles, it was observed that temperature was ten degrees warmer under black shingles sheathing then the white-colored. Hence, considering the services of a roofing company can be a big help as they can show samples to you which you can check in natural lighting.
Keep your home’s architectural style as a guide
Ensure that the roof color matches the architecture of your home. If you own a traditional home, don’t go for overly bright colors. For example- Mediterranean or Spanish style homes look great with red or orange roofing while dark colors like gray or black roofing suits a Colonial type of home. However, it is advisable to consider professional services to make the best choice.
Choose a roof color that adds dimension to the exterior
Pick a color that is not entirely similar to the tone of bricks or sidings. Using exact shade may make it look monotonous, the idea is to complement the roofing color and the exterior wall. However, consulting a roofing expert will be a great idea.
Highlight the favorite aspects of your home
Bay windows, wrap-around porches, stone walls, and other features are often homeowner’s favorite aspects of the exterior. By choosing complimentary roof colors you can highlight these aspects. For instance, if you want to showcase the covered porch, avoid using a roof color that is similar to the paint or wood. Similarly, to make your windows ‘pop’ pick a roof color that contrasts window trim.
Keep it bold or simple
Too many colors and patterns can make the roof look overwhelming. The thumb rule is when your home has multi-color stones or bricks then it is always a good idea to use a tone-downed shingle color. On the other hand, if you have a simpler exterior design then you can opt for a more vivid color scheme.
Consider the resale value of your home
A brightly colored roof may not be to everyone’s liking. If you are planning to sell your house in the near future, go with more neutral shades to safeguard the resale value of your home. However, if you plan to stay put in the same property than a bold, bright color can add charm to your abode.
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