Choosing a Roof Color

Once you’ve decided to invest in a new roof, the next decision you’ll need to make will be which color to choose.

That’s a major decision, considering that your roof color choice will impact your curb appeal, and won’t change for many years.

Selecting the perfect roof color may seem overwhelming at first, but with some planning and guidance from your local roofing expert at Keith Green Construction, you can create a harmonious color scheme that will make you happy for years to come.

Here are the top three criteria to consider when making your roof color decision: the architectural style of your home, your landscaping and other exterior home design, and your commitment to energy efficiency.

The Architectural Style of your Home

The following are three examples which demonstrate how the style of your home often dictates the ideal roof color.

This home demands a roof color that will add a dramatic flair to the Tudor style with its modern twist. The black roof color is a great complement to the intense, dark gray stucco.

This ranch style home, with its distinctive wood and stone features, has a brown, multi-hued roof color which adds to its rustic feel.

On the other hand, this modern Craftsman benefits from a uniform roof color in a gray tone which enhances its beige siding.


The Colors and Style of your Outdoor Design Elements

If your house exterior is brick or stone, choose a roof color that works with these materials. It’s also a good idea to examine the colors of your gutters, eaves and downpipes, which can point you to the right color scheme.

These two traditional homes have roof colors which are based on the colors found in the brick and stone. The hints of browns and beiges in the exterior material influence the roof color.

In this case, the majority of the house is made of light gray siding, with all functional features (gutters, eaves, etc.) that blend in in white. The roof color is a darker shade of gray which complements all existing architectural features.


Traditional Landscape by Whitney Lyons

Your Commitment to Energy Efficiency

One thing to keep in mind, is choosing the right-colored roof has the additional benefit of resulting in significant energy savings.

Opt for a lighter roof color if you live in a warm climate, to save energy by reflecting light and heat rather than absorbing it. By the same token, a dark roof will keep you cozy at a lower cost when you live in colder climate.

This Craftsman home demonstrates how aesthetics and energy efficiency do not have to be mutually exclusive!

Victorian Exterior by  Siemasko + Verbridge

If you are still in doubt, we encourage you to consult with our team at Keith Green Construction. We can guide you based on all three criteria as well as our knowledge and experience in our field.