The Fundamentals of Roof Color

Apart from protecting your home from the elements, your roofing system also plays a key role in enhancing your property’s curb appeal and value. That’s why it’s important that you pick the right color scheme for it.

The Fundamentals of Roof Color

Thankfully, you don’t need to go to art class or interior design school to pick the right one; you just need to know the fundamentals. Signature Exteriors discusses what you need to know:

Understanding the Color Wheel

You probably already know your primary from your tertiary colors, but not everyone knows how the color wheel works. This fancy circular rainbow is the visual representation of the primary, secondary and tertiary colors, and it’s fairly easy to understand.

What you need to know is that colors that are right beside one another compliment each other. On the flip side, the ones farthest from another contract or outright don’t match. That’s why red and blue are far from one another but are close to shades of yellow and orange. Keep this in mind when you’re picking a color scheme for your roofing system.

The Shingle and Brick

As a general rule, the color of your shingles should always correspond to the color of your home’s brick or base. This doesn’t mean it has to match, though that’s acceptable, too. The shingles can contrast the brick so long as you keep the color wheel in mind. For example, reddish or wood-stain shingles will match the quintessential red brick, while shades of blue or gray will compliment it very well.

Dark vs Light Colors

Finally, keep in mind that both light and dark colored roof shingles have their pros and cons. Darker roofs, for example, are about 10 degrees warmer than a light colored roof but they are easily the more attractive choice. Light colored shingles are cooler, but the fact that they are common choices for every roof means your home won’t stand out as much with them.

These are just the fundamentals of picking the right color for your home’s roofing system. As your local roofing contractors, you can count on us to recommend the right color scheme for your roof when you work with us. Call us today at (866) 244-8029 to learn more about our services. We offer high-quality roofing services throughout Fairfield, CT and White Plains, NY.


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