Did You Know? The roof can account for about 40% of your home’s outward appearance. This makes choosing the right color roof a vital part of the overall curb appeal of your home.
Whether you plan to stay in your home for the long term or have plans to sell soon, choosing a color that enhances the curb appeal of your home can have significant outcomes on the longevity of your home.
Here is a 7-step guide to determining the color of your roof.
Choosing a color can be easy for some and daunting for others. I hope that helping you to consider all of the above items has eased your mind in choosing a color, but I also realize that you may now have to narrow your choice within the color wheel of the manufacturer you chose. For example, if you chose a brown roof, you now need to determine which brown shingle you prefer from Atlas, Certainteed, Owens Corning, etc.
To help you out with this, you should consult with your roofing specialist to see color samples, and check out the tools that the manufacturers have given us.
You can find photos of shingle colors on the manufacturer or contractor’s website. Look through those to compare roofs that have been installed with the color, material, trim, etc. similar to your own roof.
Here are some links to manufacturers that allow you to upload a photo of your home to the site and virtually see the different colors on your roof. While it is animated, and may not be perfect, it does a great job of seeing the different colors on your home before seeing them in person through a sample.