When choosing a roof for your home, one of the most important considerations is the color. The color of the roof has a big effect not just on the appearance but also on the temperature of the home's interior. By selecting a dark roof, your home can retain heat from the sunlight more efficiently than a light roof. This would make a dark roof ideal for cold areas, because they keep the home significantly warmer. On the downside, dark colored roofs tend to wear out faster than light colored ones.
When choosing the color for your roof, you should think of several factors:
The colors of the roofs in your neighborhood can help you to select the color that is best for your home. It is usually best to avoid selecting a roof that is identical to that of your neighbors. Choose a different color, but try to stay within the same scheme, unless you want to attract attention to your home.
You should stick to neutral colors when selecting your roof type. These colors are easier to coordinate with the rest of the home architecture. If, however, you want to attract attention to your home, different colored shingles can do just that.
When choosing your roof, you should look at different samples so that you can compare them up close. You should also note that the color looks different in the sun, and from a distance. Try as much as possible to view the tiles from a distance before you make a decision. What you see at the site might be very different from the result after the roofing is complete.
The best way to choose the color of tiles as driving around to look at different homes that have the tiles you are considering. This is better than seeing the tiles in a shop. You will see what the tiles actually look like, and you can see them in different weather conditions. Once you identify the home with the roof that you like, you can ask the contractor to get you that color.
You need to make sure that you choose a color that goes well with the color of bricks or siding in your home. Most manufacturers offer a guide that will help you to match or coordinate the different colors. You can determine the type of roof that will complement your home.
Basically, when choosing a color for your roof, your personal preference will play a large role. At the end of the day, you should select the color that you like best. This is your home and it is important to make sure that you like the way it looks. If, however, you intend to sell the home some day, you should avoid choosing colors that are contrasting or too 'loud'.
You need to note that your taste might not appeal to everyone. The roof you choose will affect the value of your home. Without a home is very cheap, no one wants to buy it knowing that there will be a need to replace the roof immediately.