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May 02, 2023

When getting a roof replacement, you have the chance to change the color of your roof. It may be easy to just go with the same roof color that you had before, but you could also choose a new roof color to increase the curb appeal of your home. Before picking out your roof color, make sure you are picking the right roof color for your home.

First, you should consider the color of your house coordinating with the new color of your roof. Below is a list of house colors and the best coordinating roof colors:

- Red houses work well with a dark brown, black, gray, or green roof.

- Light gray homes coordinate well with a gray, black, green, blue, or white roof.

- Beige or cream houses pair well with a brown, black, gray, green, or blue roof.

- Brown homes match well with a gray, brown, green, or blue roof.

- White houses coordinate well with almost any roof color since white provides a blank canvas.

- Wood or log homes coordinate well with brown, green, black, or gray houses.

Along with the actual color of your home, you should also consider the color of your shutters and any trim you have on your home. While these could be painted, it is important to have all the colors of your home coordinate with one another.

Also, avoid picking the same color as your siding. A monochromatic home could have a lower curb appeal since colors and design work well with contrast.

The most common way of picking roof colors is to look at swatches and samples, but this can make it hard to truly visualize how the color looks across the roof. Consider using the Owens Corning DESIGNER to help visualize a new roof color on your home.

If you live in a neighborhood with a Homeowner's Association (HOA), you should also make sure that there aren't any standing rules about roof shingles and colors prior to deciding what roof color you want.

When picking a roof color, you should also consider the climate where you live. If you live in a warmer climate, a light shingle color may be better to reflect the sun's rays to keep your home cooler during the warm months. If you live in a colder climate, you may want dark-colored shingles that absorb the light from the sun to help your home stay warmer in cold months.

While getting ready to get your roof replaced, make sure you know how to prepare your home for the roof replacement process. When you're in the process of replacing your roof, picking out your new shingle color is one of the few decisions you will have to make. It's helpful to have an experienced and trustworthy roofing contractor that will be on your side from start to finish. At ARAC Roof It Forward, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality customer services and roofing solutions. If you may need a roof repair or replacement, schedule your free video inspection with Roof It Forward today.


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