With so many choices in the market, it looks hard to settle on one color for your roofing materials. You may want to choose your favorite color, or maybe a color that will make your home stand out. Either way, contractors are ready to help you with your vision. Here are five things you need to consider when choosing a roofing color.
The general temperature where your home is located affects the shingle color. In turn, your shingle color can also affect your energy bills. When in a hot area, you should try to choose lighter color roofing materials so that it can reflect the sun and keep your living areas cool. Meanwhile, homeowners from cool areas should choose dark colored roofing materials to help retain heat inside your home.
When looking at swatches, you may think that a specific color will be good for your home. However, this is not always the case. Try to pick samples that you like and then check how they will look in your home at different times of the day. The sun affects the way colors appear, so taking in the sun and its light in consideration is a big must.
3. Your Home’s Existing Colors
Your roof’s style and color should blend in with the rest of your home. For example, if your home is light gray in color, you can choose dark gray shingles. If your home is beige, the best choices would be brown or warm gray. These things must be thought of before choosing the color for your roof replacement so it would suit your home and not stand out too much.
You also have the choice of choosing not only one color of shingles. You can try homogenous-colored shingles so your roof will not look flat. However, the variation should not be too different as it may look like there is a pattern in your roofing.
Another way to help you make your choice of roofing color is to take cues from the homes around your neighborhood. If you live in an area with a homeowner’s association (HOA), be sure to read up on the rules and regulations, especially on exterior renovations. It’s likely that you’ll have to choose the same roof color as the ones in your neighborhood.
Still not sure about the color of your new roof? We’re happy to help you choose here at Superior Roofing. We’re also available for your roof repair and maintenance. Call us now at (978) 807-1401 or fill out our contact form for a free quote. We serve clients in Phenix City, AL.