Whether you’re building a new home or about to replace your old roofing system, you do well to seriously consider the color of your new roof. The truth is there’s no one roof color that goes well with all kinds or types of homes. There are important aspects to consider, so ask yourself these following questions when choosing a roof color.
What type of house do I have?
Is my house of the Mediterranean style? Is it country-cottage or a Spanish villa type? If your house is the average suburban type, steer away from loud eye-catching colors. But an orange tile roof looks good on French or Mediterranean type homes. Red roofs work well with nautically themed houses.
What materials make up my house?
If you own a brick or stone house, choose a roof color that blends with the color of the stone or the brick that makes up most of the house. Don’t select a bold color that clashes with the color of the house material. A custom color might be necessary if your house is constructed with a combination of brick and stone.
A reliable guide in selecting roof color would be to cue in to the fixed or permanent features of your house like the siding. Make sure the roof color you select harmonizes with these fixed features.
What is the weather conditions or the climate in my area?
Take note if your area has more seasons of snow and ice or more of warm weather. Homes that are constructed in areas with hot climates need light colored roofs that deflect the heat and light thus, extending roof life. Light colored roofing is also energy-efficient since it helps reduce cooling costs.
What are the existing community rules or covenants in my area?
Before purchasing your new roof, be sure to consult with your community association regarding building covenants and regulations. Since there is no one black and white rule where roofing is concerned, you do well to select a roof color that harmonizes with the roofs of your neighbors.