Choosing A Roof Color

Posted by roofcoadmin June 8, 2018

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Investing in a new roof is such a thrill! It is an opportunity to fully revamp the appearance of your house. However, it also is a frightening decision because you’ll live with your selection for a long period of time. Where will you start?  Below are 7 things you ought to take into consideration before you make the final decision.

Consider the climate in which you reside. The color of the roof shingles may affect the temperature of the attic by 20 – 40! It may make a huge difference in the cooling or heating expense of your house. Light roof shingles are going to deflect the sun rays and assist in keeping temperatures down in warmer climates, whereas dark roof shingles absorb heat and assist homes in staying warm in cooler climates. In addition, dark roof shingles help ice and snow on the roof melt much faster.

Consider the shingle color coordination that has colors that are found somewhere else in the bricks, stone, wood siding, trim or stucco on your house. For instance, a black or dark gray roof will appear good with a blue or gray home, whereas a cream, brown, or tan colored residence is going to match a lot better with brown shingles or a mix of brown and cream. Yellow, red, green or other shades have more flexibility, as well as may be accented by black, gray, or brown.

The colors of your home and your architectural style must be kept in mind. Darker colors make a house appear smaller and lighter colors will make a house look bigger.

If you want to be more traditional, or you want to “make a statement,” choose an unusual color combination with your property.

Neighborhood considerations like subdivision and homeowner’s association rules should be taken into account. It also is nice if the roof does not exactly match or clash with the nearby neighbor’s roof.

Consider the availability of hues in your locality because the brand/color you want might not be available within your area.

Look at what the color will actually look like either in real life or virtually. For instance, Sherwin Williams features a color visualizer tool, in which it is possible to check what different shade roofs may appear like on a house like yours. Some roofers, such as Roofco, will bring samples of shingles to your house for you to see the color close to your siding or brick. It’ll make the decision-making process go a lot smoother.

Choose a reputable roofing company

However, before you select a roof color, get in touch with a qualified roofing expert such as Roofco. You pick the color and we will provide you with a quality installation that will keep your house gorgeous and protected from the harsh weather conditions for years to come. Call us at (204) 487-7663 for your free estimate.

For more information on choosing a roof color feel free to get in touch with our Winnipeg roofers at Roofco right away!