Tips for Choosing a Roofing Color You will Love!
The main purpose of your roof is to protect your home from the outside elements. While this is the reason for roofing material, it also plays a big role in the over aesthetic of your roof! When it comes time to replace your roof, you will need to think about how you want your new roof to look by picking out your roofing material, color. and more! A quality roof should last 15-20 years and in some cases longer, so choosing a color you will love for a long period of time is important. Check out a few tips your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has put together for you!
1) Compliment Your Siding
While you want your roof to compliment the siding on your home, you don't want them to match. Choosing the exact same shade for your shingles and your siding won't look as good as it sounds. The most visually appealing roof and siding combinations are colors that are complementary. In addition, if your siding is busy, like brick or stone, you want to choose a simple single color for your roof. Two multi-color combinations will make your home look very busy. Not only should the colors compliment each other, but also the patterns.
2) Think About Painting
Keep in mind that painting the siding, doors, and windows on your home is easier than changing out your roof. Therefore, don't choose your roof color solely based on those features of your home that can be painted a different color. You can always paint those other features of your home to complement your roof better later.
3) Consider Heat Retention
The color of your roof can have a significant effect on heat retention. During the summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks, outdoor temperatures can get quite high. Studies have shown that the wood under black shingles can get up to 10 degrees hotter than the wood under white shingles. Darker roofs tend to attract more heat. Therefore, you might want to consider something a little lighter. You'll be thankful when you get that summer utility bill.
Contact Above & Beyond Roofing for a New Roof!
If you think your roof may need to be replaced soon, give our team at Above & Beyond Roofing a call! We offer free roof inspections and quotes! As Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors, we offer our customers top of the line roofing materials with a great warranty! Give us a call for all your roofing needs!