There are several factors you should take into account when deciding on the color of your roofing system. You can’t pick one color you fancy without thinking about how it would affect your home’s curb appeal. The roof should match the color of the walls or siding, the surroundings and. in some cases, even the dominant color of roofs in your area.
Goodrich Roofing offers some advice on how to choose the right color for your roof.
1) Color Coordination
The shingles should contrast and blend with the color of your siding and the other designs of your home. If your house is gray, black, yellow or blue, choose a dark gray or black roof because it will look good with these colors. Choose a black, brown or gray roof if you have a red or a yellow brick house.
2) Light-Colored Roofs for Energy-Efficient Homes
Light-colored roofs reflect the sun’s light and heat, which will then keep the temperature of your home down. Your roofing materials will last longer and your energy consumption will be lower as your cooling equipment won’t have to work twice as hard to keep your home comfortable.
3) Neighborhood Rules
If you live in a residential neighborhood, and the homeowners association has rules on roof color, read them carefully to avoid a rule violation before choosing a color. You should also consider how your roof’s color will look alongside your neighbor’s homes.
4) Use Online Tools
Sometimes, you have a mental picture of how something will look like, and then you find out that isn’t the case at all in reality. To avoid this problem with your roof’s color, use GAF’s Virtual Home Remodeler where you can combine roofing, siding and trim options so you can get a more accurate depiction of your home before you make any decisions.
5) Color Availability
You should also consider the availability of the roof color or brand that you want. There are some areas where your preferred roof color is not available. You can visit the GAF website to know if there are GAF shingles of your preferred color in your area or somewhere near you.
Goodrich Roofing is a family-operated business that caters to Albuquerque’s residential and commercial roofing needs. Give us a call today at (505) 884-0662.