How to Choose A Roofing Color

Whether using metal, slate, tile or asphalt shingles, a properly installed roofing system provide homeowners with years of protection. Aside from that, a new roofing system offers versatility, allowing you to pick from a wide variety of unique colors and styles to improve your home’s curb appeal.

While it’s impossible to give a hard-and-fast rule on how to choose a roofing color – everyone has their own sense of style and taste – it’s important to take the following three tips into consideration when choosing the color of your new roof.

Match your home’s architectural design

The color you choose for your roof should complement your home’s architectural design, creating a unified, balanced look. Once you’ve gathered some roofing color samples, look at them against your home during different times of the day to make sure you like the color when sun is at its most intense as well as when the sun sets. This is especially important if your home was built using brick or stone.

Consider your neighborhood

One of the best ways to choose a color for your new roof is to drive around your neighborhood. Check out the color combinations of roof, brick / siding, and trim colors that your neighbors have tried. Make a list of the ones you like. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, contact your homeowners association (if necessary) for approval, prior to making a final decision.

Go for energy efficiency

To potentially reduce your monthly energy bills, choose a roofing system that is light in color. Colors, such as tan, gray, cream, and white reflect and radiate the sun’s heat back to the sky, rather than absorbing and transferring it into your home. [Source: Cool Roof Rating Council]

A light-colored roof may benefit you by:

  • Increasing comfort at home by resisting heat
  • Cutting energy costs by reducing the need for air conditioning
  • Decreasing roof maintenance costs, thus increasing the longevity of your roof

Before you choose a roof color, contact a qualified roofing professional like Williams Roofing Co. You choose the color and we will give you a quality installation to keep your home beautiful and protected from the elements for years to come. Contact us for a free estimate.