Look at any home and it’s easy to see that, apart from the siding, the roof draws a major portion of any observer’s attention. In fact, the roof makes up about 40% of your home’s exterior. Since it holds a lot of weight in regard to design, your choice of roof color is equally as important as your choice of roofing material.
Unfortunately, not everyone is a designer, and choosing a color can be a challenging task for many homeowners. With almost two decades of quality roofing service under their belts, our pros at Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc., have a few tried-and-tested methods for making good color choices:
Match Colors to Your Siding
Your siding and roofing make up pretty much the entirety of your home’s exterior, which means the colors you choose for these two parts of your home are extremelly important. Coordinating your colors doesn’t necessarily mean they have to exactly match; more often than not, choosing two complementary colors is a great way to get started. If you’re not sure about this decision, try getting some ideas from your neighbors.
Use Color Blends
Color blending is a common technique among many roofing manufacturers, and CertainTeed offers a wide variety of blends that can fit almost any aesthetic. How you use the blends depends on your siding. If you have plain-colored siding, you’ll want a patterned blend on your roof. For example, solid beige siding would work well with the varied colors of blended shingles.
The opposite is true when working with other types of siding. Consider solid colors for your shingles if your siding has a more interesting texture. It’s the same principle behind never wearing a patterned tie with a patterned shirt; the two will inevitably clash spectacularly.
Communicating your plans and visions with your siding contractor can also help you make a good decision when it comes to choosing a great color that can make your home a beautiful addition to the neighborhood.
Get inspired choosing colors with our professionals at Spicer Bros. Construction. Fill out our online contact form, or call us at (410) 546-1190 in Salisbury, or (302) 703-6754 in Delaware to schedule an in-home consultation today. We serve Salisbury, Lewes, DE, and all surrounding areas.