While getting a home's roof replaced is usually done for practical reasons, such as to prevent leaks or upgrade an aging roof, it comes with the opportunity to increase the curb appeal and property value of a home. This fact is surprising to many homeowners, according to Essex County roofers, and goes to show how important it is to have an aesthetically pleasing roof. Some homeowners jump at the chance to select a new hue for their new roof while others can get overwhelmed with such a large responsibility. There are many different colors to choose from, making this choice easier in some ways. However, homeowners must realize that whatever color they choose will likely stick with them for the next 20 or 30 years. Here are some aspects homeowners can consider when they are going through the process of choosing a roof color.
When picking a color for shingles, homeowners might want to consider energy efficiency. Energy efficiency can vary based on shingle type and local weather. Homeowners should speak with their roofing contractor to determine if they recommend one shingle type or color over another for energy efficiency.
The roofers from All Professional Remodeling of Essex County NJ can assist you with any questions regarding roofing, siding or skylights.
When trying to match a shingle color to a home, it is best to try to match it to the brick. Homeowners should keep in mind that the paint colors of the house and shutters can easily be changed, however bricks are a permanent structure. Since homeowners are unlikely to change the color of their brick, it is important that the roof color match well with the brick. Homeowners should request shingle samples from their roofing contractors to view against the existing colors on the home.
Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to match the roof too perfectly with the siding or the brick. Colors should be complemented and not matched exactly. Roof colors that match too closely with the home structure will create a monochromatic color palate and be unappealing to the eye. Too much of any color can decrease the home's curb appeal and value.
On the other hand, if the home's exterior features many different colors or some bold colors, it may be wise to go with a toned down roof. Too many different colors and patterns can be overwhelming to homeowners and those in the market for a new home. Colors on the exterior of a home and the roof should be different, yet create a cohesive look.