What Should You Consider When Choosing a Roof Color?


Replacing your roof is a perfect opportunity to transform the look of your home.  When initially planning this project, one of the decisions you will have to make is what color you will choose for your new roof.  This decision can be overwhelming because this color will be a part of the exterior of your home for many years.  In this blog, we will share the top factors to consider when selecting a color for your new roof.

Local Climate

Apart from aesthetic appeal, your roof’s color has significant effect on the temperature of your home’s attic, which makes a huge difference in your heating and cooling expenses.  Light colored roofing reflects sunlight the best, keeping your home’s temperature cool during the hot weather.  Conversely, dark-colored shingles absorb more of the heat, which makes your home warmer.  So, make sure you chose a color that is pleasing to your eye but contributes to your comfort.

Exterior Components

When choosing a roofing color, make sure you think about the current exterior color of your home.  Make sure your new roof blends in with the rest of your home.  Take inspiration from the color of your siding, windows, and trim and choose a color that complements them.  If you really want to make a statement, you can always choose contrasting colors.  Remember, your roof is one of the largest surfaces so choosing a bold color may not be the best decision.  Your roofing contractor can always make color and material suggestions.

Architectural Style

Not all colors work on all styles of homes.  For example, traditional style homes look best with classic roof colors rather than bold color options.  So, it’s important to choose a color that highlights your home’s unique features.  Light colors can make your home look larger, while dark colors do the opposite.

Williams Roofing Co., one of the leading local roofing contractors, can help you select the best color for your roof.  You can also count on us for quality roofing services.  Call us at 831-758-2749 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.