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Your roof is a major element of your home’s curb appeal. It’s one of the most visible parts of your home’s exterior color scheme, so you need to choose the right roof color. Additionally, roof color affects energy efficiency. Dark-colored roofs retain heat and work well for cold regions, while light-colored roofs reflect heat and work well for warmer regions. Here are three tips to select the right color:
1. Research Color Theory. As a roofing expert, we recommend studying basic color theory. The right color choices and combinations can control how your home appears to visitors. For instance, a home with a contrasting roof color has impact and grabs attention. A home with a complementary roof color appears harmonious and appealing, while a matching roof color makes a home look subtle and unobtrusive. When using color theory, make sure to consider your siding, trim, window, and door colors.
2. Think About Roofing Materials. You can also take inspiration from the colors and textures of roofing materials. For instance, slate and wood roofs have natural earth tones. Metal roofing, on the other hand, has a sophisticated and distinctive metallic sheen. Consider using a material’s natural color to complement your home’s style and architectural features. Metal roofs look good on modern homes, while slate and wood roofs work best on traditional homes.
3. Examine Your Surroundings. As a specialist in roof repair and roofing, we recommend using your surroundings as inspiration. Walk around the neighborhood and examine similar homes. Imagine how their roof colors will look on your home. If you have beautiful trees or plants on your property or neighborhood, you can also use them for inspiration. Lastly, you can match your roof color to elements like brick exteriors, stone facades, and chimneys.
A good roof color can make your home stand out. Hinkle Roofing can provide you with specific advice for your home during our initial consultation. We have over a century of experience and have worked with countless homes, so you can rely on our recommendations. We serve many communities, including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, and Hoover. Call us at 205-352-1940 to learn more tips on choosing a roof color. You can also ask for a free estimate.
Owner/President, Hinkle Roofing