Tips to Pick the Right Color for Your Roof

If you are gearing up to replace your roof, you may want to consider changing the color. It’s quick and easy to pick the same shade that you’ve used in the past. However, there may be a color out there that will not only enhance the look of your home but also raise its value.  

As your friends, we want you to choose a color that can not only boost the bank but also feels right for your style. Take our advice, and use these 4 ideas to choose a roof color you love that will make your home stand out – in a good way, of course.

1. Create a Home Exterior Mood Board

The exterior of your home has several elements, including the window shutters, siding, and gutters, that should be complemented by your roof. It will be difficult to make a color decision without seeing your ideas side-by-side with what you already got going on.

Creating a mood board will help you find the aesthetic that best suits your home and your style.  

To keep things simple, create a Pinterest board, but to get crafty, collage with pictures of samples and architectural magazine clippings.

2. Consider Bold, High-Contrast Shingles

You may be tempted to play it safe and stick to your previous color, but you’d be missing out on an opportunity to boost your homes curb appeal with a fresh new look. Don’t be intimidated by a bold and dynamic look for your new roof if it’s calling your name.  

3. Be Assertive When Communicating Your Ideas

Since there are so many different options to choose from, don’t limit yourself when sampling color selections. We understand this is a big investment, so we want you to feel comfortable with your decision. Of course, depending on your budget and material selection, your color options will vary.  

Don’t feel bad for requesting multiple samples to see a variety of colors. We’re friends here – we’ll help you to make the best choice!

4. See the Color in Action

Apart from testing various samples, we recommend you take a drive – check out homes in your area with the same color shingles and a similar roofline. Our roofing contractors will try to point out some in your neighborhood or show you pictures from our past projects!  

If you have samples, try to get them outside in the morning, afternoon, and evening to make sure you like how they look against your home during different times of day. We suggest you take a step back and view them from a distance to get a sense of how the granule colors will blend once on the roof.

Life is Colorful with a Goodfriend

The possibilities are limitless when it comes to choosing a color for your roof. Our goal is to help you choose a shade that makes you fall in love with your home all over again.

Ready for a new hue? Still in love with your old roof color but in need of a replacement? Call on your Goodfriend – who’s a roofer.

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