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How to Pick a Roof Color That Boosts Your Curb Appeal

18 February 2018

Once you’ve determined the roofing contractor you’re working with and the type of shingle you want to use, it’s time to choose the color for your roof.  While at a first thought it can seem like a straightforward decision, there are many factors that should weigh into your decision.  That’s because companies like GAF offer 50-year, non-prorated warranties on both labor and materials.  Here are our top tips for picking a roof color that makes the most sense for your home.

Look at Your Brick: During the roof color selection process, it’s wise to take into account that while features like landscaping and window trim can be changed easily, brick is much more permanent.  Choosing a roof that works well with your brick ensures a decision you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Matching Too Well Works against You: When putting together an outfit, a string of basic pearls blends in with a white pant suit.  It’s not an incorrect choice, it’s just a bland choice.  However, partnering the same suit with a jewel-toned necklace adds interest and a splash of color. While it’s wise to take into account your home’s siding when picking a roof, matching it exactly can look boring.

Investigate How a Roof Looks in Multiple Light Scenarios: Your roof exists on your home morning, noon, and night.  It’s sensible to see how the shingles look in all of the scenarios so that you can determine if it’s a choice you are comfortable with.

Contemplate Resale Value: In the realm of roofing, bold isn’t necessarily better.  With a roof lasting as long as 50 years, like those we offer from GAF, it’s smart to select a color that’s timeless.  While green, red, and blue are exciting choices, they may scare off future buyers of your home because they are so unconventional.

Don’t Ignore the Architectural Style of Your Home: If you live in a vintage home, it’s wise to choose a color that would have been available in that era.  If you reside in a rustic or ranch home, earth tones work well.  Stucco homeowners see a lot of success with orange hues.