Published on August 22, 2022 by Jason Reisman

Four Tips When Choosing Roofing Color

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Sometimes homeowners long to give their house more curb appeal, but many forget to look up. Siding, shudders, and windows may all look exquisite, but what about the roof?

The right color for your roof can make your house stand out on your street, just as the wrong roofing color can make it look drab and depressing. Eustis Roofing has the advice you need when choosing a new roofing color for your present home or if you’re designing a new one. If you’re looking for an excellent roofing company in Lady Lake, FL, Eustis Roofing is the team you can trust.

Below are some of the most helpful tips for choosing a roofing color.

1. Remember the Color Wheel

The color wheel is the perfect tool for matching and contrasting colors in any situation. While many only consider it useful for painting interior rooms, it can be just as helpful when used to pick a roof color. Choosing a color that complements the house underneath the roof unifies the whole property’s aesthetic.

The color wheel is helpful for people who need a reminder of what colors naturally complement each other. The colors directly opposite on the color wheel complement each other best. Having the color wheel on hand allows you to play with different combinations of color options without the risk of clashing or having to commit to anything right away.

2. Light and Dark Shingle Colors

The most popular colors homeowners choose for their roofs are on the spectrum’s darker side. Dark colors on roofs are more definite than light colors and look the best on houses with multiple levels. Ranch-style houses look best with medium colors due to their roofs’ steep pitch, which can look oppressive with darker tones.

Choosing dark or light shingles should be more than an aesthetic choice, though. For instance, using CertainTeed’s SwiftStart roofing products can provide options in both light and dark shingles, allowing you to choose the best color for your home’s energy efficiency needs.

Dark colors on your roofing system will absorb more heat from sunlight. If you live in a climate that stays warm consistently, light shingles will prevent your house from getting unnecessarily hot and overworking your air conditioner. Conversely, dark shingles can help warm your house and lighten the workload of your home’s furnace if you live in a cold climate.

3. Architecture

Your home’s architecture plays a significant role when deciding on a roofing color. Traditional homes should have black or dark shingles, while homes with wood siding benefit from natural brown or green tones.

4. Consider Your Environment

Houses in rural settings with lots of trees and foliage look best with forest greens and browns. Houses on a shoreline should blend with their nautical surroundings, using white or blue roofing colors to match the exterior paint systems.

Eustis Roofing Can Help

If you’re still unsure how to pick your roofing color, Eustis Roofing can provide color samples, knowledge, and advice on creating the perfect color scheme for your home. Click the link to learn how long roofs can last, and call Eustis Roofing in Lady Lake, FL, at 352-343-4240 for any questions or concerns!

Jason Reisman

About The Author: Jason Reisman

Jason Reisman, ERC’s General Manager is a problem solver! Jason is hands-on with finding solutions to difficult problems as well as constantly researching, exploring new concepts, discovering new inventive ways and is passionate about being the most experienced, most knowledgeable and most dependable in the roofing trade. He’s hands-on with training and instruction ensuring every job have the up to date and state of the art equipment to perform with precision to be in and out without delays. Jason loves competing with his Dad on the golf course!