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Consider These 4 Tips From Denver Roofers When Picking a Color For Your Roof

June 12, 2018

Replacing your roof is a big investment, both in terms of money and aesthetics. While every modern roofing material will be able to protect your home from the elements, you’ll still need to decide on the right color for your home. If you’re like most homeowners, the thought of picking a single color for your roof can feel overwhelming. Here are a few things you need to consider before scheduling an appointment with your Denver roofing company.

Check With The HOA

Homeowners associations often have restrictions and regulations in place for the types of roofing materials you can install. However, those regulations also typically cover roof color as well. Before you pick the color, check with your HOA. If there are restrictions in place, they’ll give you a list of the approved colors to choose from. Choosing a color that’s not approved by the association may end up costing you thousands of dollars in additional roof work and fines.

Consider How Much of a Statement You Want to Make

There’s no denying that some colors are more common than others. Before you pick the roofing materials for your home, look at the houses on your block and in your neighborhood. Do you want your house to stand out from the crowd or blend in? If the majority of the homes have gray or blue shingles and you opt for red, you can count on your neighbors noticing the difference. If you want to make a statement, opt for a color that’s different from the rest of the houses in the area. If you want to blend in, have your roofing contractor match the colors as closely as possible.

Contrast Makes a Difference

While it may seem tempting to match your shingles as closely as possible to your home’s siding or brick, it’s best to avoid it. Using contrasting colors will give your home more dimensionality, making it more visually appealing and attractive to potential buyers should you ever decide to sell the house. Using a color similar to your home’s exterior makes the entire structure appear washed out and boring.

Think About The Lighting

Lighting changes throughout the day and you can bet it will impact the way your home’s roof looks. Before you settle on a particular color or hue, make sure you like how the materials look in different types of light. Place the sample in direct sunlight and view it in the shade to see how the colors change. While it may be slight, different tones bring out different characteristics of your house and you’ll want to pick the material that best fits your vision of your ideal house.

No matter what color roof you want to install, the experienced contractors at Big Creek Roofing & Restoration are ready to handle the installation. Our dedicated staff knows that keeping your home safe from the elements is only the beginning—the exterior still needs to be visually appealing at all times. Don’t settle for roof materials that don’t fit your vision of your home’s exterior. Contact us today for a free estimate.