Deciding on your roof’s color is harder than it seems. The number of options increases the odds of making the wrong choice. If you make a mistake, you might regret your decision for a long time.
To shortlist colors that are as attractive as they’re functional for your replacement roofing materials, Quality Assurance Roofing recommends considering these factors:
The Entirety of the Exterior
A steep-slope roof may be the most prominent architectural feature from afar, but it’s just one element of your exterior. Needless to say, it should coexist with the rest of your home in harmony. It should round out your home exterior palette, adding the missing piece necessary for good curb appeal.
While your roof should complement the siding and the trim, any experienced roofer would advise you to pay more attention to your hardscaping. Unlike other exterior elements, masonry is bound to look the same forever. Base your roof color on your stone facade or brick because you can’t change its appearance easily the way you can repaint your siding.
Every architectural style has a set of time-honored exterior colors. Deviating from the norm might result in an incongruous combination of details, hurting your home’s curb appeal.
Since the light affects the way the eye perceives colors, it’s imperative to know how roofing materials would look like in the sun and in the shade. Get a sample of the product to see the difference in appearance in well-lit and shaded areas. This way, your new roof will look beautiful night and day.
Solar Reflectance Index
Color influences the ability of the roofing material to absorb, retain and emit heat. Generally, light-colored products reflect the sun better than dark-colored ones. However, advanced technology has allowed asphalt shingle manufacturers to come up with reflective granules in bold hues. Look for the Solar Reflectance Index of the product to know its thermal properties. After all, “cool” shingles might reduce the need for roof repair because they don’t absorb much heat.
At Quality Assurance Roofing, we recommend using CertainTeed ColorCoach™. This intuitive application can help advance your knowledge of color theories, explore beautiful palettes and create your own for your home.
To talk about your roofing project in detail, call us at (479) 239-5469 today for your free estimate in Rogers, AR, or any nearby areas.