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
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
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.