As you get ready to get a new roof on your home, some homeowners ask themselves whether they should put a dark or a light roof on their house. From a design standpoint, you may want to think about some things as you make the decision that is best for your home. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about what impact a dark or light roof can make on your house.
Color Coordinate Roof & Siding
If you are looking for your roof to contrast your home, you can choose a darker roof when you have lighter colors on the exterior of your home and vice versa. You have to decide if a contrasting look is what appeals most to you when you are making that decision for your home. Many homes today are looking for that contrast as they choose the exterior colors for their home.
On the contrary, if you are wishing your home to have a monochromatic look, you would choose a roof color that was similar to the color you have chosen for your home. This would include a home that has beige walls, beige roof, beige accents and so on. This was a popular look in the 90s and many people choose to go for a roof color that gives a little more statement.
Think of Your Surrounding Environment when You Choose a Roof Color
You need to think about where you live when you are choosing the color of your roof. In certain environments, a dark roof wouldn’t fit in. You wouldn’t put a black roof on a house on the beach in Florida; just like you wouldn’t put a white roof on a cabin in the mountains of Northern California. Most roofing materials come in a wide variety of colors. If you are looking for a grey roof, you will be able to fine grey shingles in a wide range of light or dark colors. Choose your roof color based on the area you live in.
Does a Dark Roof Make the House Hotter?
Some homeowners ask whether or not a dark roof will have an impact on their home’s internal temperature. Every homeowner wants to know that they have an efficient home. Rather than relying on the color of your roof to keep your home cool or warm, you should be sure that there is adequate insulation in your attic and the walls of your home to help make your home more efficient. With proper insulation, the color of your roof doesn’t really impact the temperature of your home.
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If it’s time to replace your roof, and you are trying to decide between a light or a dark roof color, you can turn to the roofing experts at Nickerson Roofing to help you choose the right one for your home. With our extensive experience and expertise, we can not only help you choose the right roof, but we will also install it for you. Call us today!