When we think about roof replacements, we’re often concerned more with the right material, the right cost, and the right roofing company. Adding one more consideration can seem overwhelming, especially when it’s something as seemingly trivial as the color of your new roof.
Lucky for you, we’re here to address all of your concerns. As the greater Nashville Area’s Top Rated Local® roofing company, we’ve assembled this quick guide for the purpose of color matching your new roof to your home. Read on to learn more, and make sure to contact us with any roofing questions you might have!
Things To Consider
Your Roof’s Visual Impact
Your roof makes up nearly 40% of your homes visual exterior, so you should spend the same amount of time selecting its color as you did selecting the color of the exterior walls. The amount of roof visible from the curb is dependant on the height, pitch, and slope of your roof. When you chose a roof color that works in harmony with your house’s exterior paint color and any special features it may have, it makes your house more appealing to look at more generally.
The Color Of Your Home
A house can be painted in a near endless variety of colors, shades, and hues. Writing a comprehensive guide on which roof color matched which exterior paint color would be a lifetime endeavor, and we’d rather replace your roof than write a book. So, here are some general observations we’ve made on how to pair the two. If your home is a beige, or cream color, you might consider brown, black, gray, or green roofing materials. If your home is painted brown, an attractive compliment might be gray, green, or brown materials. If the walls of your home are white, you can consider your house a blank canvas, as nearly any color will look great on your home.
Because of where we live, we also have to keep climate and weather in mind as we think about roof colors. Typically, residents here in humid Nashville have darker colored roofs. This is because algae grows on our roofs, and lead to unsightly streaks and patches of discoloration that is more evident on lighter colored roofs. Thanks to new algae-resistant roof tiles, you can now enjoy lighter colored roof tiles and metals.
Consider the sunlight your home gets. Here in Nashville, our roofs are bathed in a reddish hue of sunlight. Before you commit to a roof color, make sure you bring a sample of it to your home and view it in various lighting conditions throughout the day. You might find that something that looks great on the store shelf looks kind of funny on your home.
Certain colors interact with light differently than others. Typically, darker colors absorb and store more heat than light colors, which reflect heat from the sun. A darker roof means your home might store excess heat from the hot summer sun, resulting in a higher air conditioning bill. Indeed, the color of your roof can affect the temperature in your attic by nearly 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Metal roofing does a better job of repelling the heat from the sun and is available in a myriad of finishes and colors to match your home. This makes metal roofing an ideal fit for the Nashville area. A lighter colored roof will repeal more heat, and keep your home cool.
For All Your Roofing Needs
We recognize that getting a new roof is a big investment of your time, money, and energy. That’s why we’re committed to making the process as stress-free as possible. When you work with Sparks Roofing, we guarantee that our work will far exceed your expectations. Every roof we install is covered by our workmanship warranty. We’ll walk you through every step of the roofing process so that you’ll feel confident that the work was done right the first time. If you have more questions, contact us for the answers, then stop by our testimonials page to read reviews of our roofing company from other satisfied customers.