Key Issues to Consider When Choosing a Roof Color

At some point in time, nearly all homeowners have to invest in new roofs for their homes. Whether your roof was already old when you bought your house, or you have lived in your current residence long enough that the roof has worn out, choosing roofing materials can be somewhat challenging in today’s world. There are more roofing options than ever before, and everything from picking a material to selecting a color can feel overwhelming.

This particular guide focuses on choosing the right roof color for your house. There are several key issues to take into consideration. You will learn about all of them as you continue reading. By the time you reach the end, you should have a good idea of what roof color you will be happiest with for years into the future.

Think about the style of your home and neighborhood

The overall look of your residence and your street will undoubtedly play a major role in the color you eventually select for your new roof. Most homeowners want their houses to stand out for the right reasons, not because they look over-the-top or clash aesthetically with the homes around them. If therefore, you reside in a subdivision filled with traditional homes, you should probably stick with a neutral hue, such as tan, grey, or black, for your roofing material. If alternately, you live in a Carolina community that is known for its unique style and artistic flair, you may have the freedom to select a bolder roof color. Remember, if homeowner’s association bylaws govern your neighborhood, you should see if any of them pertain to roofing before you choose your new color and material.

Consider different materials

There are numerous roofing materials available to today’s homeowners. Some of these are available in more color options than others. It is a good idea to figure out which material you’re going to use for your project before you start seriously thinking about color schemes. This way, you won’t get your heart set on a hue your preferred material isn’t available in. Asphalt shingles are available in dozens of different colors, for instance, but slate and ceramic tiles have a more limited range of choices.

Decide if you’re changing the color of your house

In some cases, when homeowners have to replace their roofs, they decide it is an excellent time to update the entire exteriors of their houses. If you are going to select new siding in a different hue than you currently have, it is important to make sure the roof color you pick coordinates with it. The best way to do this is to take samples of the siding or exterior paint color you’re going with when you meet with your roofing contractor. He or she will be able to assist you with your final decision.

At Hatch Homes, we’ve been handling North Carolina and South Carolina roofing projects for years. We hope you will contact us soon to discuss your upcoming job. We know that doing major home renovations can be overwhelming, which is why you can trust our team to be by your side every step of the process. No matter what questions you have, we are here to help you. We look forward to working with you and your family!

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