You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
If you're getting a new roof, you might want to freshen your paint and trim. If you change your home's color scheme, you might need to get a new roof color too. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a color for your new asphalt shingle roofing.
1. Think About Solar Heating
A light-colored roof can also double as a shield that keeps your home cooler. Light colors reflect the sun, so there is less solar warming in your home through the roof than if you choose a dark color that absorbs heat. If you want a dark color for your roof, you might ask your roofer about granules that are made to reflect the sun, even if they're a dark color.
2. Vary The Colors
Having siding and roofing that are the same color usually isn't a good look. Instead, you want a color that contrasts with the main color of your home. If your home is painted white, you might want a dark color for your roof. If your home has dark-colored siding, a light-colored roof might be a good choice. Also, keep in mind dark colors tend to make things look smaller, while light colors could make your home look larger.
3. Match Accent Colors
If you're looking for colors that match, consider matching the roofing to your home's shutters or trim. This would pick up a color on the house to blend the bottom and top of your home, but the color match wouldn't be overwhelming like it might be if you match the roof to the wall color. You probably won't get an exact match since the color comes from the granules on the shingles and there are often various shades of granules on a shingle rather than one solid color.
4. Consider Your Surroundings
If you have monochrome surroundings, such as a desert or forest background, you might want a house that has colors that pop rather than blend into the background so your house is nearly invisible. This might require bright paint and a complementary roof that contrasts the color of the environment around your home. Certain colors might look better in a country setting than in a city.
A roofing contractor can usually offer good advice about the color of your new roofing. You want a color combination you find aesthetically pleasing, but it's also good to think about future buyers and what they would think of the colors of your home. Sometimes, classic colors that never go out of style are best.
For more tips, reach out to a roofing service near you.