Whether you’re installing a new roof or replacing the old one, one of the more important things you have to decide on is the color. It’s tougher than it sounds since you have a lot of things to keep in mind, such as how it matches your home’s exterior and how it would look like from the curb.
If you’re stuck deciding what color your new roof shingles will be, then don’t sweat it! Here are some important items to consider.
Consider the Local Climate
Before you think of aesthetics, have a look at the shingle functionality. The color can affect how your new shingles handle certain temperatures. Black, for example, is a rare shingle color because it absorbs and retains heat. Lighter colors, on the other hand, reflect sunlight which keeps your interior space cooler.
That said, you don’t necessarily have to avoid dark shingle colors during roof installation. You can choose a color that’s ‘dark’, such as blue, as long as it’s a lighter shade.
What’s the Existing Color Palette?
Moving on to aesthetics, you’ll want to get a good look at your house’s complete exterior so you get an idea of what it’s overall color palette is. Whether your house has a predominantly dark color scheme or a lighter coloration, you should use this as a guide to help you decide your roof color. It’s always a good idea to contrast the color of the roof with the exterior walls so that the two are distinct from one another.
Check the Neighborhood
While it’s tempting to pick a roof color that’s completely different from your neighbors, there’s a thin line between standing out and looking out of place. We recommend you choose a color that’s similar to the ones in your neighborhood. It doesn’t have to be the same color; just similar enough that it won’t look out of place with the rest.
Crown Residential Roofing is ready to assist you with your roofing repairs and new installations. We’ll help you pick the right color for your roof so that it’s functional and aesthetically pleasing. Get in touch with us at (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form to learn more. Our roofing services are available to homeowners in Surrey and New Westminster.