Getting a new roof may not seem that exciting, but it truly can be if you think about how it can complement your home’s exterior. The right roof color and style can really set off the other features of your home’s exterior, and even enable you to give your home a whole new look.
Choosing the right color for your roof can be a little intimidating – after all, once the roof system is installed there’s no going back. To make it a little easier for you to choose, top remodeling company Callen is here to share a few things that should be considered when making this decision.
- Location. When choosing a shingle color for your roof, it’s essential to take the climate in which you live into account, as shingle color can affect the temperature of your attic by a range of 20 to 40 degrees. Dark shingles absorb light and heat. This means that dark roofs are better suited to colder climates because the absorbed heat will help maintain a warmer home, as well as increase the melting rate of any ice or snow on the roof.
- Architectural style. You will want to choose a shingle style that complements, rather than clashes with, your home’s aesthetics and architectural style. Keep in mind that shingle color plays a part in the appearance of your home, as well; lighter colors will make your home look bigger, while dark colors will make it appear smaller.
- Colors. When choosing your roof color, draw on the colors found in other components of your home’s exterior, whether it be siding, stone, brick, stucco, trim, or other accents. Stick with dark colors such as black or dark gray for houses that are gray or blue, while choosing warmer brown shingles for homes that are cream, brown, or tan. Brighter colors are a little more forgiving, allowing you a wider variety of shingle options from which to choose.
- Neighborhood. While most people want their home to make an impact, you also don’t want it to stick out like a sore thumb. It’s best to choose a color or blend of colors that’s in line with those found in the rest of the neighborhood; otherwise, when it comes time to sell your home, you could have difficulty doing so. In addition, many homeowners’ associations and subdivisions require conservative roof colors, so it’s important to check the by-laws before making a final decision.
If you’re looking into a home exterior remodeling project that includes installing a new roof system, Call Callen. We can help guide you through the process and provide you with the needed information to make a smart decision about your roofing and roof color. Call Callen today at 414-765-2585.