How to Pick the Perfect Roof Color for Your Home


Adding a new roof to your home is a big financial decision, but a necessary investment. When picking out the type of roofing material, you will also have to pick out the color. Choosing a color can be the hardest decision when it comes to re-doing your roof. Whichever color you decide on will stick with you for the next 30 or more years, or until you move. Here’s some tips on how to pick the perfect roof color for your home.

  • Complementary Colors – Basing your roof choice off of your siding is always a good rule to follow. Choose a complementary color to make your roof stand out against the house itself. A common mistake homeowners make is picking a roof color that is too close in hue to their siding. This will make your home look bland and boring. If you want your home to stand out in the neighborhood then pick a color that complements your house.
  • Don’t Go Crazy – Complementary colors will make your house pop, but you don’t want too much of a good thing. If your siding is multicolored and a lot to look at, go with a simple color for your roof. Any neutral color without a pattern will keep an even balance between the house itself and the roofing. Different hues of black, gray, brown and tan are all neutral colors you can choose from.
  • Neighborly Love – Take a look around your neighborhood and see what type of colors, materials, and patterns are used. If there is an eclectic grouping of houses then you can feel free to choose whichever color you’d like. Sometimes all of the houses in a neighborhood will have matching or similar looking roofs. If you stray too far away from the norm your house may look out of place.

There are many colors and patterns to choose from when selecting a roofing material. Take the time to consider all of your options because your decision will stick with you for years to come. Do you need help picking the right color and material? Let the experts at Preferred Exterior help you out! With over 40 years’ experience, we can help you choose the roof that’s right for you. For a free estimate or consultation, contact us at (516) 354-7252.

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