Have you been standing outside your house contemplating what color you need to pick for your new roof? Maybe spending too much time on Pinterest (PS we have a board for that – check it out, here!) or googling houses that look like yours? We get it! A new roof is a big investment and not one that you want to regret. The color of a roof can completely change the look of your home so we have 3 things to consider when picking your new roof color!
- The Other Components of Your House – Think about the colors of your siding or windows. What colors might go well with them? Would you like your roof to match your siding? Choosing a bold color for your roof is not always the best choice. This is because your roof is one of the biggest surfaces of your home and it can overwhelm the rest of your house. Consider getting samples so you can see the different colors and textures side by side. It’s also a good idea to look at them in direct and indirect sunlight as well as during evening hours to get a feel for what it will look like during the day.
- Architectural Style – Not every roof color works with every home color. First, you must determine your home’s style and choose a color that will best highlight its features. It’s important that you know that your color choice also affects your home’s architecture. Light colors can visually enlarge your home, while dark ones do the opposite. Since are a lot of roof color options & textures, try to narrow your choice down to a color family like grey/black or brown. If you’re interested in learning more about options other than shingles, some of our favorites are slate, tile, and metal. There are benefits to each kind of roofing material, especially depending on your climate. Be sure to ask your salesperson for more information!
- Light-colored shingles – Lighter shingles reflect the sunlight best which helps to keep your house the coolest. Dark-colored shingles tend to absorb the heat and this makes your home warmer. Make sure that you choose a color that not only looks good but also makes you comfortable. Depending on where you live, this may be something to consider! Especially if you are in an older home that doesn’t have adequate cooling in your attic. Check out our gallery for some examples of different kinds of home exteriors for inspiration!
Don’t forget that we have a dedicated Home Exteriors team that is happy to get you samples and talk you through color and design options as you work to pick out the perfect roof for your home!