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Choosing a Roof Colour

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Having a roof replacement completed on your home is a great way to improve its curb appeal, while also maintaining its effectiveness. When planning a project of this magnitude, one of the most important decisions that you will have to make is which colour will suit your home best. This can become more stressful than it may seem, as this is the color that will remain on your home for many years. In this article we will discuss the many factors that you should consider when choosing the perfect colour for your roof replacement.


Curb appeal aside, the colour of your shingles will have an effect on the temperature of your attic space. The warmer, or colder, your attic space gets, the greater the effect on your household heating and cooling costs. Choosing a lighter colour for your roof replacement will help to reflect the sunlight, while darker colours will absorb far more heat. The more heat absorbed, the warmer your home will become, and the harder your HVAC system will need to work. It is important to keep this in mind when choosing your new roof colour, as there is more at stake than just curb appeal.

Current Home Colour Palette

Another factor to consider when choosing the right colour for your new roof, is the existing colours on your home. You’ll want to choose a colour that meshes well with your existing exterior and doesn’t stand out in an unattractive way. Take note of the colour of your siding and windows and choose a new roof colour that will compliment them, as opposed to clash with them. While a contrasting colour scheme can work well, going too bold may not be your best choice. If you are having difficulties in choosing the right colour, consult a roofing specialist as they may be able to suggest a colour and material that you have not considered.

Architectural Style of Your Home

While you may have your heart set on a particular colour or material, not all colours are going to work well on all homes. Traditional homes will generally look better with a more classic style roof, as opposed to bold colours. The colours that you choose for your new roof will also affect the look of your homes architecture. While lighter shades will usually make your home look larger, darker shades often do the opposite. By determining the style of your home, it may help you make a more knowledgeable decision on which colour and material will highlight your home best.

If you are having difficulties determining which shade of roofing material will shine your home in the best light, contact the roof replacement specialists at AM Roofing Solutions today!

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