Spring Reno Ideas: How to Choose the Right Color Roof for Your Home

Follow our expert-approved tips on how to remodel your roof with the right color and style to match your home!

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Everyone is onto some kind of reno this spring, whether it’s remodeling a room in their home, creating beautiful landscaping around the house, or even changing the whole roof to another color and style. If you have decided to change your roof, it can certainly be tough to choose the right color and the right materials. Here are some tips that will help you choose the right color roof to match your home’s existing features and color scheme:

Choose Your Materials According to Your Budget

 

Picking the type of roofing materials all depends on your budget and how much you are willing to invest in your roof. For example, asphalt singles are relatively inexpensive, work great, and can last up to 20-30 years on average. They are simple to install, fix, and it’s easy to find a handyman that knows how to work with asphalt tiles. On the other hand, slate shingles are more expensive, require a skilled worker to install them, break easily, but can last up to 100 years. It all comes down to your budget and how long you are planning to live in your current home.

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BDB Tip: You may also need to take into consideration the type of existing roof you already have and put it’s remove costs into your budget. For example, if you have an asbestos roof you may need to specifically hire a firm like asbestos abatement Calgary to remove the roofing to protect the residents inside.

A Dark Roof or a Light Roof?

 

If you live in a cold climate, installing a black roof can actually make your house feel warmer! Black roofing has excellent heat retention and after doing a study, we found that the plywood sheathing under black shingles was actually 10 degrees warmer compared to white, gray, or brown roofing. Choose your color wisely, and don’t opt for anything dark if you live in very hot climates.

Match Your Roofing to Your Home’s Siding

 

One thing you don’t want your home looking like is patchy, mismatching, and a hot mess. When choosing the color for your roof, keep in mind that things like your front door, garage door, and shutter colors can always be painted and changed. Your bricks for instance, are permanent so make sure to match your roof to them. First match your roof color to your bricks then pick paint colors for your doors and shutters.

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2 Responses to Spring Reno Ideas: How to Choose the Right Color Roof for Your Home

  1. Rachel says:

    Including the cost of removing the previous roof is something I never considered, but should definitely be taken into account. I can imagine it will help elevate your costs quite a bit. Thanks for sharing the tips!

  2. Kendall Ryder says:

    I get cold easily, so a darker roof seems like the better option for me! I would love to make sure I am doing everything I need to in order to keep my house warm. Plus, I like the look of darker colors anyways. I think they can add a nice contrast to homes, and it gives it character.

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