Installing a new roof is an investment you need to think through long and hard. It might be an exciting home improvement project to tackle, but there are a lot of choices to make, especially when it comes to shingle colors. Check out these five tips you need to keep in mind.
1. Complementary Colors. A color wheel is an old but reliable way to choose colors that go well together. If you don’t know where to start when choosing colors for your roof, this is it. Complementary color pairs are great for parts of your home that don’t need to be replaced just yet.
2. Location. Consider your location and the weather when choosing a roof color. Depending on how well your home is insulated, the color of your shingles can affect how warm or cool your home is inside. Generally, darker colors absorb and keep heat. On the other hand, lighter colors reflect more sunlight and help keep your living areas cool.
3. Home’s Color. Your roof’s color must complement the exterior of your home. For instance, a dark brown roof would look great with red siding. If your house is beige or cream on the outside, you might want a brown or dark gray roof. If you are replacing your siding, you might want to change the colors on the outside as well.
4. Home’s Architectural Style. Classic style homes usually look best with classic color schemes, like black, gray and brown. If you live in a historical home, keep in mind that to keep the traditional architecture, you might have to follow certain rules for your roof. Natural slate colors look best on Victorian and colonial homes, while orange and red layered shingles look better on stucco homes.
5. Neighborhood Colors. Taking a look at the other houses in the area is a good way to figure out what color shingles you like and what your house will look like when it’s done. Look at combinations of siding and roofing, as well as other roofing materials and shingle colors.
Kroll Construction partnered with Atlas to design roofing systems specifically for homes in and around Detroit, Michigan. Our roofers have been factory-trained in the proper design and installation of those systems. Call us at (888) 338-6340, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.