We talk so much about the technology behind roofing systems that we sometimes skip over simple design elements like color. Unlike many other aspects of your home, you can’t just paint over your roof if you don’t like the color. When selecting your shingle color, our roof experts will assist you by pointing out three important considerations: other colors, architecture, and the future.
To start, take into consideration the rest of the colors that make up and surround your home. Be sure to review the color of your siding, shutters, and other items that make up your home. If your neighbors are close by, take into consideration their home’s colors too. It’s best to look at the big picture and choose a color that will complement all the other colors.
Second, depending on the style of your home, you may have more or less roof displayed at the front of your home compared to others. Think first impression. Take a moment and walk to the point of first impression of your home. For many this is curbside, for some it may be down the driveway a bit. Once you get to that spot make note of how much roof you see. If the architecture of your home showcases a lot of roof, then choosing the right shingle color is even more important. If you can barely see the roof, then there is definitely a lesser need for emphasis on this decision. For those homes displaying a lot of roof, we advise opting for a monochromatic option, as patterns may be too overpowering.
Finally, what are your future plans? Do you have plans to change your siding color or material? Or should I rephrase that as do you THINK you MIGHT want to? Will you be selling your home in the next 20 years or so? Our roofs have a 50-year warranty… that’s 50 years of the same color. Make sure you don’t lock in with a color choice you may regret.
Want some expert advice on what roof colors to consider? Give us a call 860-633-1400 or fill out this online form. After over 65 years in the roofing business, you start to learn a thing or two about color selection for the exterior of your home.