When it comes to selecting roof colors, try imagining colors that you’ll feel as comfortable with on the top of your home in 30 years as you do today. Choosing a new color to go with your new roof can be quite tricky because you will live with your choice for a long time. Where do you start? What factors should you consider?
To make sure your roofing color remains timeless, consider these expert tips from Patriot Roofing LLC.
1. Achieve a Complementing Color Variation
When choosing asphalt shingles, be sure to look for a bit of color variation. Choosing to install shingles that are just one exact color can make your roof look flat upon installation. You want shingles that have slight variations in shades and hues to give dimension to your exterior.
2. Get Several Samples
Don’t just pick a roof color from a picture or from a small color chip. Compare at least two or more large samples and check them under multiple lighting conditions to know how they will truly look at different times of the day.
3. Be Sure That It Matches Your Architectural Theme
Your roof must be part of your home’s color composition to achieve a smooth, timeless look. Roof repair experts recommend considering your home’s exterior elements and selecting a roof color that matches them. For instance, a red brick house will blend well with dark brown, deep gray or even black shingles.
4. Take the Traditional Route
If you want a timeless color, it’s a better idea to pick one that is traditionally associated with your home’s architectural style. Colonial homes, for instance, usually have black and gray roofing, while Spanish-Mission homes generally have red or brown. In the case of Craftsman homes, you’ll have greater versatility since the roof color usually depends on its exterior and trim color.
5. Pick a Color You’ll Still Like a Decade From Now
There’s always the option to pick a roof color that’s based on personal choice. If you like a particular hue–and you like it enough that you won’t get tired of seeing it on your roof even after 10 years–then you should go for it. Just make sure your choice will complement your home’s other exterior design elements.
From our well-trained professionals to top-quality products, Patriot Roofing LLC provides the expertise you need including gutter installation. We partner with GAF, the largest manufacturer of shingles in North America, and we are a GAF Master Elite® Certified roofing contractor.
Let Patriot Roofing LLC exceed your expectations. Call (405) 289-8807 or fill out our online contact request form to get started. We serve clients in Edmond, OK.