No one ever really thinks about the roof of their home when they think about remodeling. People usually think about painting the exterior or adding a rock or brick facade to update or even add curb appeal to their home. But if you have been experiencing frequent roofing repairs or your roof is just plain old; it could very well be time for a replacement. What is the best way to pick the right shingle color for your home? Since there are so many choices here are a few tips to help you make the best choice to complement your home.
Roofing Types & Shingle Colors
When choosing roofing materials, there is a lot to consider. First there’s different types such as slate or asphalt shingles, clay tiles (which are definitely not compatible with North Lake Tahoe Basin weather) or other materials such as wood shakes or metal. Next is choosing the color; as if deciding on what color to permanently paint your home wasn’t stressful enough. Once you pick a color then comes, as always, a ton of different shades to choose from. Remember you have to live with it. Unless, that is, you aren’t planning on staying a while or are revamping to sell. If so, be mindful of the resale value. Making sure you make the right choice can either help or hurt.
How to Match Roof Shingles to House Color
Complementary colors can add life and dimension to your home. You should try not to match the colors of the paint, stone or brick exactly but instead simply complement the colors to avoid making your home look boring. While vivid colors can be exciting and a great way to make a monotone paint job come to life, if the paint or brick is already multicolored, it is best to stay away from another strong or bright color to avoid overwhelming or metaphorically choking the eyes and detracting from the curb appeal or resale value.
House & Roof Color Combinations in Different Lighting Conditions
Light vs. Dark. Viewing all the colors in the light and shade is another great idea to make sure the colors you chose still match in the shade and in natural light. Once you’ve picked your colors by taking a sample of the paint you already have on your home as a reference and the types of roofing material that you’re planning to use; take both of the samples. In a place where you can see the colors in the light of the day see if they compliment each other. Then in the same spot once its in the shade look at the samples again. If they look as great together still as they did in the light then making that your final choice is your next step. If they do not, maybe move to your second choice until you find something that gives your home the look that you want. Whether it be fun with a little pop or country home feel.
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Matching the roofing samples to the paint is a big no no when it comes to redoing the exterior of your home. Finding complementary colors is key. Your roof is important and making sure you find what’s right for your home is equally important. Give us a call. We can help you make the best choices for your home. The right paint deserves only the best shingles. No matter what the look is that you’re going for Nickerson Roofing can help.