What Color Should You Choose for Your Roof?

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There are a number of things to consider when hiring a roofing contractor to install your roof in Fort Collins, CO. The materials you select are essential to a long-lasting roof, but it’s also important to pick a color that will work well with the overall style scheme of your home. At times, the choice can be overwhelming. Not only do you have a range of materials to choose from, but each type of shingle has its own range of color options and shades. 

Thankfully, your hired roofing professional can help you narrow down your choices. Together, you’ll be able to use these considerations to make a decision on the roofing color for your home. 

Dark or Light?

Choosing between dark or light shingles is as much a choice of efficiency as it is style. The largest concern homeowners face when it comes to roof shade is heat retention. Research shows that black shingles are 10 degrees warmer on a hot day, compared to identically shaped white shingles. However, the difference between black shingles and brown or grey shingles is minimal.

Tone It Down

There’s a reason why most homes have toned-down roof colors. It may seem like a fun idea to ask your roofing company for an intense roof color, but anything too bright or bold can become overwhelming. Unfortunately, it may also affect your home’s resale value if you choose to sell — your neighbors probably won’t be too grateful for the look, either. Giving your home a more monotone look will create a feel of modernity and add curb appeal when it’s time to sell later on.

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Help your house look its best by choosing a shingle color that compliments your bricks or side paneling.

Consider the Color of Your Bricks

If you have a brick exterior, it’s important to keep in mind that you cannot change your bricks to better compliment the style of your shingles. You may love a specific shingle color, but will it compliment the rest of your home? Or will you become sick of it after a few years? Use the color of your brick to help determine what shingle colors will compliment it nicely.  

Horn Brothers Roofing has all the information you need on today’s most stylish roofing colors and materials. For an expert’s opinion on how to make your home look amazing, reach out to Colorado’s Top Roofing Company today by calling (303) 274-1111 or by booking a free estimate.

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