You’ve probably thought a lot about your ideal home. The interior decorations, the style of the home, even the landscaping. But have you thought about what’s on top of it all?
The roof is the hair of the house. It may not be the first thing people notice, but you can be sure that it will be noticed eventually. It’s important to make sure that the roof fits the rest of your house in both size and style.
The color of your roof is so much more than just matching the paint job on your house. If you’re having trouble visualizing the ideal roof colors for your home, we’re here to help. Whether you’re building a new home or replacing an old roof, we’ll help you make it perfect.
Read on for our guide to choosing the roof that will make your home stand out.
It’s important to match your roof to the architectural style of your home. It needs to both complement and contrast the style, so as to not be too boring or too different.
If you have a historical style home, such as a Victorian or Colonial style, traditional colors are best. Dark grey, black, and brown are the ideal colors for houses like this.
More rustic style homes have a more creative array of color options. For example, a log house or weathered wood style home looks great with green shingles. It compliments the brown of the wood and adds to the nature aspect of the home.
You may not realize it, but the climate where you live should help dictate the color of your roof. The color of your roof can affect the overall temperature inside your house and dramatically decrease energy costs.
Dark shingles absorb heat and sunlight, helping to keep houses warm in colder climates. Lighter shingles, on the other hand, deflect the sunlight and are therefore very popular in southern climates.
In certain places, there are legal requirements for your type of roofing. In California, Title 24 requires cool roofs for new construction. While these come in a variety of colors, more often than not it’s a lighter color.
It’s fun to stand out from the crowd, but it’s not always the best option when choosing a roof color, especially in a subdivision. It might seem fun at the time, but it could turn out to be an eyesore, and affect the resale value of your home.
Homeowner’s association and subdivision rules may also dictate the colors and styles of roofing that are allowed in your neighborhood. You’ll have some creative freedom, but you may not be able to have that wildly colored roof that you were dreaming of.
Making Those Roof Colors a Reality
Now that you have an idea of what roof colors would suit your house the best, it’s time to bring those ideas to life.
If you’re ready to make that Denver home of yours stand out from the top down, you’re at the right place. Request a quote from us today!