When it’s time to replace a roof, there is a lot to take into consideration. Besides the roof material, one of those considerations needs to be the color of the roof. There are a wide variety of roof colors to choose from so there needs to be a true commitment to the project. When unsure of which color roof would be best for your project, follow the below tips of how to choose the color of your new roof.
1. Consider the Location and Area Weather
When the home is located in an area known for hot weather, such as Southwest Florida, having a color that is darker could possibly create a hotter interior. This isn’t to say dark colors should be avoided completely, but it is something to keep in mind. So when choosing a color for a new roof in an area known for heat, it might advisable to keep the color on the brighter side. In addition to helping prevent access heat absorption, this can help prevent higher energy costs.
2. Curb Appeal
When choosing a roof color for your home or property, keep in mind the curb appeal of your home. When driving by the home, the shingle color can be one of the most noticeable things. So when it’s time to choose the color for roofing, keep in mind the other colors used in the construction of the exterior of your home.
Using virtual remodeling tools can help give an idea of how different color choices would look. Giving the ability to test out several options before making a final decision. This can help save time and money.
3. The Architecture of the House
The home’s architecture and style will usually have colors that are best for the design. If the home’s architecture is more Victorian, then a good color choice would be red. Whereas having a home with a French style, brown or gray might be more fitting.
Whichever color you decide, you can make it unique with any color you choose.
4. Roofing on Brick Homes
When a home is made of brick it’s roof needs to be selected carefully. If the brick is traditional red, then having a roof color that is gray or muted would be a good option. Either of these of these options would fit well, as it brings attention to the beautiful color of the brick instead of drawing the eye higher.
5. Consider Restrictions Concerning Homeowner Association
If apart of a homeowners association, then the color choice may need to be within the guidelines set by the HOA. Your home’s design will also need to be approved prior to a roof color being selected. This is because the HOA may require a style that remains uniform with all homes.
7. Available Material and Color
When you are deciding on which color to use for your roof, the most important part is to be sure that the color is available for you to use. Many the shingle manufacturers may only produce certain colors for an area. With that in mind, you should have plenty of options for vendors who can supply you with the color that you want. Superior Contracting and Environmental Specialties can help you find which colors are available in your area.
Choosing the Roof Color That’s Right For You
Following these tips can help choose a roof’s color that will work best for your project. Of course, choosing the color is only half of what is required and the other half is having a roofing professional who can get the job done. We at Superior Contracting and Environmental Specialties, provide experienced roofing professionals who are not only ready to help with any other questions or concerns you may have when it comes to choosing a new roof, but are also ready to get to work so you can enjoy your new roof as soon as possible.