What Roofing Looks Best on Your Home?

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The roof is one of the most aesthetically appealing aspects of a house but, also, probably the one homeowners think about the least. Ninety-one percent of real estate professionals state that color-coordination adds value to the home. How do you go about choosing the right color and style for your roof?

Start With the Style

The first thing you must do is understand style and color are two different things. Style refers to the type of roofing material you want and how it should look. Things to consider include:

  • Weather resistance based on your local climate
  • Durability
  • Weight
  • The slope of the roof
  • Cost
Of course, appearance matters, too. You want the roof to look good and match the style of the home.
The most popular choice based on all these factors is asphalt. It is both fire and moisture resistant. For many homeowners, the price is right, too. Asphalt roofing looks good, also. It is typically available as 3-tab shingles or in laminated styles that have architectural appeal. It is a practical choice for roofs with a deep slope, as well. Other possible roofing styles include metal, plastic polymer, clay tile, concrete tile, slate, and wood. Eighty percent of homeowners go with the asphalt shingles.
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Choosing the Perfect Color

Finding the right color is a little more complicated. Start with a practical climate assessment because roof color will affect the temperature of your home. Dark, earthy tones absorb heat and warm the home while lighter colors reflect light to keep the house cool. A  classic neutral color might be the best choice for climates that experience both hot and cold weather. 

Next, consider how the roof color affects the appearance of your home:

  • Lighter colors will make the house look more substantial.
  • Dark colors minimize the size of the home. 
You can use that to your advantage, especially for small houses.
When considering color coordination:
  • While, gray, yellow or blue siding — Choose gray or black shingles
  • Red and yellow brick homes — Choose dark brown, black, grey or green
  • Beige or cream homes — Choose brown, black, grey, green or blue
  • Brown home — Grey, brown, green or blue
  • White — Almost any color will work
  • Log or wood — Brown, Green, Black or grey
Now match various accessories to the color of your roof. For example, paint your shutters, door, and other painted accessories the same color as the roof tile. Picking a contrasting color can accentuate aspects of your home, too, like a porch railing or the trim on a picture window. An excellent place to start is to write down all the must-see things about the house and use that information when you are color coordinating the roof. Next, use our Virtual Remodeler to visualize what a new roof will look like on your home.
Whatever color and style that you decide on, Assurance Residential has the roofing material that will look great on your home. Call us today at 404-600-ROOF or fill out our form to schedule a free consultation and estimate. We serve the Lawrenceville, GA and surrounding areas, including Atlanta and Duluth.
Ryan Calder

Ryan Calder

Ryan Calder is the owner of Assurance Residential, based out of Lawrenceville, GA. He is a licensed general contractor with over 20 years in the construction industry.​

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