The color of your roof has multiple impacts on your home, from its appearance to how cool or warm it stays. If you missed part one of this series, you can find it here. Whatever material you choose, you will have many colors available to you, so take your time to find the best one.  As you work through the process, here are some things to consider:

  • dark vs light roofs
    • A common question is whether a light colored roof will keep your home cooler. A federally-funded study did find that the wood beneath black shingles was indeed 10 degrees warmer than an identical white roof on a sunny day. However, if your roof is gray or brown, the difference is less. The best advice is to just get the roof you want, whether it is dark or light. If you still have questions, you can read more about light-colored roof in this blog entry that’s coming soon.
  • shingles based on brick
    • The important thing to remember when choosing a roof color is that it is permanent – it is not like siding  or wood that can be re-painted. The best way to find the best roof color is to compare with your brick color first, and then move on to siding/paint colors.
  • compare roofing materials to exterior paint colors
    • After you’ve found a color that goes with your brick, you can adjust it a little if you need to in order to match it with your exterior paint. If you are going to change the color of your paint but you haven’t yet, buy wood and paint it so that you have it as a reference.

Navigating the world of roofing materials and colors isn’t as complicated as it seems – your home is there to help you decide the best colors … and so are we! Contact Planet Roofing, Denver’s best roofing contractor, for expert roofing service and advice today!