13 Jul 7 Things to Consider For the Perfect Roof Color
Homeowners- take a moment to consider the best roof color for your home. There are many considerations to make before you decide on the right color. From design features, costs and benefits of certain colors to how they will allow light into your living space- there are plenty of variables to consider.
- What are your home’s architectural details?
The first step is to think about what sort of features your roof currently has and what kind of features you’d like it to have. If your roof is a series of peaks and valleys, a dark-colored roof would be out of place. If your roof has a garden or porch area, you’ll want to consider the color of the roof to match what you’re trying to do.
- What do your neighbors’ homes look like?
A shade of brown on one house might be perfect for that house’s style, but it doesn’t mean it will look good on your home. You may find that your neighbor’s roof color makes yours look drab and uninteresting.
- How much sun exposure is your roof exposed to?
Think about how much direct sunlight your roof is exposed to. If it’s roughly the same amount of sun exposure as other houses in the neighborhood (such as if your home is a ranch style with an attached garage), then it’s not too important. If your home is placed in a more shady area, be sure that you don’t choose a more fabulous color. This will turn your house into a giant refrigerator on hot summer days.
- Will you be planting anything in that area of the yard?
You want a roof color that will look good with what you have in your yard. If that means you don’t want to paint the attic, go for it. If you do, then pick a color that looks good with your plants or flowers.
- What are your home’s exterior features?
Your roof color will be the very first thing your guests will see when they pull up to your driveway. So you want to make sure it looks good. If it’s visible, then, again, you want a color that matches what you already have in the yard and what you’d like to see in the future.
- What are your personal feelings about the color you plan to choose?
It can be tough to live with a color you don’t like, especially if you don’t have the option of changing it down the road. You may find that you like to color in theory, but when it’s actually on your roof, it seems too cool or too dark. On the other hand, some people love paint colors that don’t seem that great at first glance.
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- What do you envision the roof color will look like in 10 years?
Looking long term is key. If your roof color looks good now, but you know that this will all change in the future, it may be best to choose a roof color that you can live with now and doesn’t look drastically different in 10 years. Certain colors will only look good for 3-5 years before beginning to fade and lose their original color. Other colors tend to last much longer, exceptionally when they’re properly maintained with conditioners.
Paint your roof a different color. It can be a risky move, but if you’re ready to make your house stand out in the neighborhood, this could be the way to do it. You may find that this is a great selling point to buyers when you sell your home down the road. It is often noted as one of the biggest renovations on any house. If you are looking to replace or repair your roof contact us today!