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Picking The Perfect Roof Color

Choosing the right roof color is an aspect of home design that should not be overlooked. The color of your roof can greatly impact the overall aesthetic of your house and even affect its energy efficiency.

One of the first things to consider when choosing roof colors is the architectural style of your home. Different styles, such as Colonial, Victorian, or Modern, often have specific color palettes that work best. For example, a Victorian-style home might look more visually appealing with a roof color in shades of black, gray, or brown, while a Modern-style home could benefit from a more contemporary color like silver or blue.

Another important factor is climate. Lighter roof colors, such as white or light gray, tend to reflect sunlight and keep the interior of the house cooler in warm climates. On the other hand, darker roof colors, such as black or dark brown, absorb more heat and can be beneficial in colder climates where heating costs are a concern.

Review the existing colors of your home's exterior, including the siding, trim, and landscaping, then select a roof color that complements and enhances these existing elements. For instance, if your home has a red brick exterior, a roof color in shades of brown or warm gray would likely be a good choice.

Consider the overall neighborhood aesthetic. While you want your home to stand out, it should still blend harmoniously with the surrounding houses. Examine roofs in your neighborhood and choose a color that complements the general color scheme without being too similar or too different.

Lastly, think about the long-term effects of your roof color choice. Trends come and go, so it is advisable to select a timeless color that will still look appealing years down the line. Neutral colors like black, gray, or brown are often safe choices that can withstand changing trends.

Ready to choose your perfect roof color? Watertight Roofing Services’ online tool – GAF Virtual Home Remodeler – makes the job fun and easy. Just enter your zip code, upload a photo of your home (or choose a home like yours from the online photo gallery) then pick your color. Please note that all styles and colors are subject to availability. Your salesperson will be happy to provide you with shingle samples in all available color choices. Call us at 813-971-5404.



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