When installing a new roof, one of the most important decisions you can make is the color you want your roofing to be. A roof’s color can make or break the aesthetics of your home; it can make your home stand out from the rest or add a modern and fresh lift to the pallet. But, choosing a color that is too crazy or clashes can make your home stand out like a sore thumb. Our expert Fort Worth roofers share some things to think about when considering your color options and how you can turn your roofing project into a victory.
Think about this advice when choosing your roof color:
Don’t Pick from Paint, Pick from Brick
When choosing the roof color, many homeowners consider the shade and color of their exterior paint. This is a huge mistake. The colors of your shades, fencing, trim, and walls can easily be switched with a fresh coat. What can’t be changed as easily? Your brick or stone color.
Bronco’s Advice: Base your color on the harder to change details. If you need to change the paint to match, at least it won’t cost as much as changing the brick.
Dark vs. Light
Many people may try to utilize roof color when trying to keep their home cooler during the summer. A recent study showed that the plywood sheathing under black shingles was 10 degrees warmer than under white shingles. Many people took the results of this study and decided that lighter colored shingles would help keep their home cooler. Though the white shingles did yield positive results against the black shingles, the study found hardly any difference between different shades of brown or gray shingles.
Bronco’s Advice: Don’t let temperature keep you from picking the color of roofing that you like. Ultimately, it won’t make that big of a difference.
Complimentary Is Key
One big mistake homeowners make is picking colors that closely match the shade of their home. If you have a light gray house, choosing a slightly darker gray shingle will leave your home looking like a gray blob. Picking a roof color that is complimentary to your home’s color will add dimension and give it life.
Bronco’s Advice: Think warm and cool colors. If your home is a warm color—like red, rust, or yellow—try pairing it with a cooler roof color, like blue or gray. Speak with a roofing professional from our team for more advice on what colors commonly look good together.
Need more help? Contact Bronco Roofing & Construction today and get advice from a member of our Fort Worth roofing company.