Selecting the right color for your new roof can be daunting. After all, your accounts for a significant portion of your home’s exterior, and thus has a major impact on curb appeal. It will likely be many years before you need to replace your roof again, which is why you need to weigh your choices carefully.
To help you narrow down your options, Winfield Builders, one of the leading roofers in the area, shares some top color ideas for your roof.
Cool and Comfortable
Depending on the materials used, a light-colored roof will not only make your home look fresh, but will help you save on energy as well, because lighter colors reflect heat rather than absorbing it. A light-colored roof helps maintain the proper comfort levels without overworking your HVAC. For the best results, choose a roofing material with the ENERGY STAR® label.
Stand Out Home
Does your home feature specialty windows that create a striking focal point or a porch that creates a warm and welcoming feel? If you want your favorite exterior design elements to stand out, pick a roof color that contrasts their paint color or finish.
For a more uniform look, you can choose to tie together your home’s design components instead. Opt for a roof color that will blend with your surroundings to achieve cohesion. You can tour the neighborhood for inspiration.
Strong Architectural Character
If your home is built in a particular style, architectural authenticity may be important. A white beach house, for instance, may look best with a blue roof to establish a nautical feel. Meanwhile, Southwest homes sided with stucco go well with rusty reds and oranges. For ranch-style homes, weathered browns, grays and greens can complement their woody aesthetic.
Take note that no matter what your home’s architectural style is, your roof color should harmonize with the other components of your exterior. If you’re having trouble making a decision, our team can help you find the perfect match.
For more inviting roof color palettes, turn to Winfield Builders. We have partnered with leading brands like GAF, CertainTeed and EcoStar to give you a spectrum of options for your home.