If it’s time for a new roof, you may be struggling with the right shingle color that will complement your siding. This is a common challenge for many homeowners. After all, you will have to live with your choice for at least the next 20 years! Not only will a gorgeous roof and siding color combination augment your home’s curb appeal for years to come, it also gives you a chance to showcase your home’s unique personality.
Here are some helpful tips on how you can pick the perfect roof color and siding combination.
Ask a Professional
Your roofing and siding professional is your best resource. Ask them which color would work best with your style and shade of siding. They install roofs every single day and know which combinations work well together. Their advice can set the tone for your whole decision and an end result you can be proud of.
Make the Right Pairings
Here’s a good rule of thumb when trying to come up with a good combo: pair a warm color with another warm color, or a cool color with another cool color. For instance, if your house is a tan or brick red color (considered warm colors), then you will want to go with a brown, beige or tan for your roof color, as these are also considered warm colors.
If your home is sided in green, gray or blue (cool colors), go with a black or slate gray for your roof (also cool colors).
Stick to the Basics
You can never go wrong with the basics such as black, brown, gray, and red. That’s because these colors directly correlate with the materials that have been used on homes for centuries: slate, wood, metal, and clay.
Ask your roofer to bring you samples of roofing colors. Physically hold them up to your existing siding and see which pairing looks best. You may want to experiment with lighter shades to achieve a brighter look, or darker shades to achieve a more dramatic effect. Just remember that darker roofs attract more heat to the home.
Look Around the Neighborhood
Still unsure? Take inspiration from your neighbors, paying particular attention to the homes that are similar in siding color. What roof colors did they go with? Does the combination work well? Which combinations do not work as well? These observances will help fuel your own decision.
Contact Hi-Tech Window and Siding
Here at Hi-Tech, we install roofing in many different colors and styles to complement your siding. If you’re unsure which type to go with, just contact us today for a free quote.