Choosing the perfect roof color is both easy and hard. Easy because you have a wide selection of hues to choose from, reducing the chances of settling for anything less than what you want. However, it can also be hard because having an overwhelming number of options increases the possibility of making a mistake.
While there’s no universal formula for selecting perfect roof color, WaterpROOFessional Roofing shares tips to help narrow down your options:
1. Look at the Big Picture
Pay attention to the rest of the palette. Realize that your roof is just one of many details that make up your home exterior. It must coexist with your siding, trim, windows, doors, landscaping and hardscaping. Otherwise, any experienced provider of asphalt shingle or metal roofing installation would say that the color combination could become incompatible. A good rule of thumb is to avoid having the roof the same color as another design element.
2. Think About the Climate
Light colors are generally more suitable for hot climates while darker ones are more appropriate for areas where colder weather is common. From an energy-efficiency standpoint, brighter hues reflect more energy from the sun, transferring less heat to the interior.
Fortunately, cool residential roofing systems now come in dark colors. If you invest in a highly reflective asphalt shingle or metal product, you can reconcile curb appeal with energy performance. An excellent example is GAF’s Timberline® Cool Series® Shingles.
3. Remember History
If you live in a historic or an architecturally conservative neighborhood, let tradition be your guide. Certain hues are emblematic of particular architectural periods. It always pays to know your home’s iconic exterior color palette.
4. Find Real-Life Examples
Any experienced provider of roofing repair services and replacement solutions would advise you to walk around your neighborhood to find some inspiration. Look for homes that are of a similar architectural style. This way, you can see which color combinations work and which don’t.
Let WaterpROOFessional Roofing help you with this tricky task. To talk about your needs and get a free estimate in Urbana, IL, call us at (217) 318-0990 today.