Color of Your Roofing Material

How to Choose the Best Roof Color for Your Home

Picking a roof color for your home may appear like a small issue. Wait until all the colors and their shades, as well as color combinations, are brought. This selection ends up being so confusing. It is important to make a smart choice since you will live under your roof for several decades or years. Exactly how do you choose the ideal color for your roof?

  1. 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 certainly not much difference between other shades, especially grays, and browns.

  1. 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.

  1. 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. Place it next to the roofing materials.

  1. Go for complementary colors

If you choose a hue that almost matches the brick or siding, you end up with a monotone. This creates your roof lifeless. You can use complementary colors instead.

  1. Go for a simple shingle color

This will apply 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 elements will help you make an educated decision, though, especially if you plan on re-selling your home.