Choosing Your Roof Color

September 4, 2018

Choosing Your Roof Color

The architecture of the family home and the business headquarters is evolving. It’s no longer true that one roof fits all.

In fact, homeowners and commercial property owners have a huge range of designs to choose from to suit their tastes and the environment around them. Whether its steel roofing or shingles, there’s a perfect shape and color out there for them.

This variety of choice can prove overwhelming for some people. They’d rather have a shape and color recommended to them, for fear of not choosing the best option. When it comes to choosing the best color for a roof, there are many things to consider. Below, we run through some of the factors that will help you make this decision.

The climate of your surroundings

Your roof color can have a big impact on the internal temperature of your home, especially during hot summers. If you have converted your attic to a room that is constantly accessed, this is particularly important to consider. If you have a black roof, the temperature of your attic could increase by up to 40 degrees during hot weather. This is because dark colors absorb the sun, rather than reflect it away.

Of course, this problem can be solved by air conditioning, but your AC system is going to have to work extra hard to cool certain rooms down to your desired temperature, and your energy bills are likely to skyrocket during the summer as a result.

The aesthetic of your house

The aesthetic of your house might not be particularly important to you, but it is likely to be considered by prospective buyers when the time comes for you to sell your house.

As such, you want to consider what colors go well together. Certain roofs do tend to look a lot more attractive when paired with certain features of a home. For example, if the home has a mostly blue or gray exterior, a dark gray or a black might be the most appealing option for your roof. On the other hand, if the house is mostly tan, a brown-colored roof might look better. Do your research but keep in mind, the roofing experts will help guide you when making this decision.

The rules of the neighborhood

Some neighborhoods have strict rules on the appearance of the buildings within its community. Read up on this before deciding on your roof color. Check with your housing association, making sure there are no restrictions on the desired aesthetic of your house.

If you’re replacing your roof completely, you should be able to get advice from the experts who will be performing this maintenance. Certainly, this is the case when using the best roofers Sterling Heights has to offer. Click here to schedule your consultation today or contact us at 586-566-0308, completing a request form on this page or email us at  We look forward to “Hopping To It” for you today!



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