The roof of your house is one of the most important parts of your home. It can protect your home for decades if you take care of it properly and choose the materials appropriate for your roofing needs. Roof color is one of the things to consider before a new roof installation. Check out these tips for choosing the right color for your home’s roof:
White, yellow, and earth-tone colors reflect the UV and infrared rays of the sun, making these colors a better fit for warmer regions. These colors also trick the eye into believing your home is bigger by making the roof seem taller. Consider which color blends well with the light from the sun and the shadows that form, before deciding on which color to choose.
Black, brown, dark blue, gray, green, red and other dark-colored roofs generally store heat and are more ideal for the cold weather. These colors can also make your roof’s height appear lower. You should also consider your chimney’s brick or stonework when choosing a roof color. Make sure the color will match the other elements of your roof and even the fiber cement siding installed on your home.
Unique or Loud-Colored Roof
A blue-green slate roof on a home that has shutters over dormer windows would be a great option for a French country style exterior. On the other hand, an orange roof can work with a Spanish or Mediterranean style home.
Contrasting Roof Color
Don’t hesitate to experiment with colors for your roof, as the color you choose doesn’t have to belong to the color family used on the rest of the exterior of your home. Contrast it with the color of the siding to make either one pop. For example, you can pair pale yellow siding with a grayish blue roof. Consult your roof, siding and window installation service provider for ideas.
At Timberland Exteriors, we know how to match roof colors with the style of your home. Give us a call at (651) 439-1760 to learn more about our services. We serve residents of Maplewood, MN.