Whether you moved to a new house or you are renovating your old one, roof color is one of the most important decisions that you will make. No, it is not a structural issue that will make or break your house. But, it will determine the look of it. The bottom line is if you care about aesthetics then you are definitely going to face this issue at one point or another. So, keep reading to find out how to choose the best color for your roof. And also, learn what you should consider before the final decision.
Things to keep in mind
Initially, you should be careful about pinning your hopes on a particular color as it may not work well for your roof.
A number of factors should be taken into account:
- The neighborhood – the homeowner’s association can have rules and requirements that you have to follow. So, before you settle on a color, check them and make sure you comply with them.
- The style of your roof and house – the color and architectural style should match. If you are trying to show your house large, then go for lighter colors. But, if you want it to look small and compact then dark colors will do the trick.
- Temperature – just like in clothes. Light colors decrease temperature and dark colors absorb high temperature. So, depending on what kind of climate you live, the right color of your roof can save you money.
What else matters?
First and foremost, the material that you will use for the roofing. Depending on the type of the roof, the choice of colors will be either limited or very wide. Of course, it is more important than the color. So, you choose the material first and then pick the color from the available options.
What is your house made of? Is your house made of brick or other material? This can also affect the color of your roof. For example, with bricks, it is generally recommended to go for darker colors to match the elegant look of the house.
And the most important factor is the color of the house. There are guidelines that you can follow that relates to house color and roof color. If your house is cream-colored then the roof can be in solid colors such as brown, grey, blue, green or black. Brown houses call for grey, black and green. And if your house is white then you have all the options that you can possibly think of unless there are regulations you have to follow. White goes with any color.
Choosing a roof color is difficult but it’s also fun and exciting. You have one shot so, you can use photoshop or other applications to test the color on the roof first before the actual painting.