Roofing installation is a great way to change the look of your home, but there’s more to a new roof than just looking different from the old one. You have to make sure that you’re choosing the right color for your roof replacement or the end result could end up looking tacky. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll have a brand new roof that will look great on your home.
Complements Vs. Contrast
There are two ways to go about choosing your roofing color: pick one that matches the rest of your home to create a more unified look or something that creates a stark contrast to add more variety to your home. For example, light gray shingles on a mostly neutral-themed home looks great, just like a bold dark-colored roof on a light-colored home with other strongly contrasting visual elements such as the brick or windows.
Check Your Brick
While your home’s walls are mostly siding, the brick serves as strong visual accents. When picking a roofing color for your roof replacement, it’s best to start your options based on the color of the brick in your house. You’ll want a color that matches your home’s brick to create a sense of harmony between the top and bottom part of your home.
Colors Throughout the Day
Not many homeowners know this, but the color of the roof can “transform” depending on the weather or time of the day. Something that looks great on a bright sunny morning may look drab or out of place during a cloudy afternoon where the contrast or similarity of colors is slightly different from before. Make sure that you view your color options under all light conditions.
Seek Professional Advice
Picking your own roofing colors is good, but you can make better choices if your decisions are backed up by support of someone familiar with this kind of thing. Consult your roofing contractor and see if they have something to say about your color options. They won’t outright reject your ideas if they think it’s bad, but they can at least warn you about the possible circumstances that could make your chosen colors give less than optimal results.
If you’re still having trouble picking the right roofing options, we’re more than happy to help you out. Masters Roofing is a leading roofing installation company in Memphis, TN. You can call us at (844) 400-4774 or fill out this online contact form to request a free quote.