The recent trend in roof colors is for owners to opt for bright, bold colors. Advancements in roofing materials combined with aesthetic trends means that many home owners are switching to red, blue, and white roof colors. If you want to jump on this latest trend when you replace your roof, you need to be sure that a bold roof color will fit your home and your personality. Below are some ways you can be certain about your decision before you order your roofing material.
Complete a Professional Preview
While there are plenty of online tools where you can upload a picture of your home and see what it will look like with various roofing materials and colors, you should take the time to go in for a professional consultation before making your final decision. Professional software will give you a more realistic idea of how your roof will look. Plus, an experienced user will be able to show you how the roof will look under different lighting conditions and over an extended period of time.
Try Samples In Different Lighting
For a thorough understanding of how your roof will look, order a small sample of the material and look at it at different times of day and during different weather conditions to make sure you like the color as well as the amount of reflection the material gives off. Ideally, you should try roofing a small building, such as a tool shed or tree house to see how the sample will look while in use.
Assess Your Surroundings
You should keep in mind that your home is not in a bubble but part of the community that surrounds it. While you do not have to match your neighbor's roofing exactly (unless your HOA requires you to), you should avoid color choices that conflict with surrounding architecture. For example, if your neighbors already have bold roof colors, make sure you pick something that matches or complements as opposed to conflicting with their roofs.
Consider Your Home's Architecture
While you can repaint your home, you cannot change its architecture. Some people consider bold roofing a way to update archaic architectures. Others find the newer materials distracting. Whatever your stance on the issue, make sure you consider how the new material and color will affect your property value and whether it will diminish or add to the architectural integrity of your building.