Conventional wisdom dictates that your roof accounts for up to 40% of your home’s exterior appeal, similar to siding. However, a lot of people don’t know how to match the right roof color with the rest of their home. As a result, you can see a lot of incongruous color palettes that don’t mesh well together.
Take heart, however, as Certified Home Improvement, LLC is setting the record on which colors look great for which style of exterior you have.
House Color vs. Roof Color
Some house colors only go well with certain colors. In brief, expect houses with a predominantly white exterior to compliment any roof color. Warm colors like red can go well with dark neutrals, such as dark brown, black, gray and green.
Interestingly enough, neutral colors like beige, light gray and brown also look great with other neutral hues (except the same color). Houses with natural colors, such as those with unpainted log or weathered wood houses, look exquisite when paired with browns, greens, grays, or blacks.
Climate and Light Availability
Locale is one of the prime considerations when looking for shingle colors. First of all, the darker your shingles are, the greater heat it can absorb, warming up your attic (and your home, by extension) by up to 40 degrees. If you have inadequate ventilation, this may require roof repair to correct as an attic that’s too hot will damage your shingles and your roof.
You can avoid this by choosing lighter-colored shingles instead of paying extra for shingles with “cool technology” granule technology, which reflects heat no matter the color.
In addition, the temperature of light varies by the hour. The angle of light and the shadows it creates may also highlight or subdue certain parts of your roof, making certain shades pop out. Take a sample of your shingle color and observe them throughout the day to find if the color is right for you.
At Certified Home Improvement, LLC, we are the area’s leading expert in roofing matters, including roof replacement and repair. Call us today at (734) 522-1601 to learn more. We serve Wayne, MI, and nearby areas.