How to Choose the Best Roof Color for Your Home
Choosing a roof color for your home may seem like a small matter. Wait until all the colors and their shades, as well as color combinations, are brought out. This decision becomes so confusing. It is important to make a wise choice since you will live under your roof for several years or decades. So how do you choose the best color for your roof ?
Dark and light colors
Studies have shown that plywood sheathing under black shingles will be 10 degrees warmer when compared to a white shingled roof on a sunny day. There was not much difference between other shades, especially grays, and browns.
Choosing shingle color
Compare shingle colors with the color of your brick. Pick a color that matches with the bricks. Remember, you can paint the shutters, but the bricks are permanent.
Compare the roofing material with other exterior colors
You need to compare the color of your exterior to your new roof color. The best way to do this is by painting the color that you want to choose for your roof on a 2 x 6 board and place it next to the roofing materials.
Go for complementary colors
If you choose a hue that almost matches the brick or siding, you end up with a monotone. This makes your roof lifeless. You can use complementary colors instead.
Go for a simple shingle color
This applies if the rest of your home is busy (there are multicolor bricks, multiple paint colors, and stone facades). Going for a simple shingle color will do you good. You do not want to overwhelm your eyes (and those of your visitors) with too many patterns. The opposite is true if your home is monotone – go for a vivid color to liven it up.
Ensure that you view the shingles in different types of light
Look at your new roofing material samples in the sun as well as in the shade. All the exterior colors should work together in all types of lighting.
Consider your home’s resale value
You may opt to go for a bold, bright color. Well, not everyone will like your taste. Sometimes, it is better to go for a neutral color, especially if you plan on selling your home. A potential buyer may opt to look elsewhere, just because of the roof color. Green shingles are quite popular. If most of your buyers do not like it, though, it may take a long time to resell your home. If you are not selling it anytime in the near future, go on and try out a bold, rich color. Add life and charm to your home.
All in All
The roof color that you choose is largely a matter of personal preference. The above factors will help you make an informed decision, especially if you plan on re-selling your home. If you are interested in a new roofing system, contact your trusted local Flower Mound roofing contractor Reilly Roofing & Gutters.