Of all the decisions you have to make when renovating your roof, the color seems like the least important. After all, as long as the leaks are covered and your new roof works well, who cares what color the shingles are? On the contrary, the color of your new roof can have a noticeable effect on your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal. Learn how to choose a roof color for your Houston home with these considerations.
How much thought have you given to what color you want your roof to be? Before you make your final decision, consider the impact your choice will have and what your hopes are for your new roof. Are you more interested in appearances, functionality, or energy efficiency? Your answers to these questions will influence your ultimate decision.
Appearance: Compliment Your Home’s Exterior Colors
Did you like your previous roof color? When you replace your roof, you’re presented with a new opportunity to drastically improve the style of your home. For many homeowners, they want to make sure that whatever shingle-style they choose, their home will look as good (or better) as it did before. The key is knowing what colored roofing will complement your home’s siding and architectural elements. Here’s a helpful table to help you choose your shingle color based on your home’s exterior paint color:
Pro Tip: Most types of roofing materials offer a variety of colors to choose from. However, if you want to experiment with patterns or a wider selection of colors, you’ll likely prefer to use asphalt shingles.
Functionality: Follow Neighborhood Requirements
Unfortunately, if you live in a neighborhood governed by a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), you might have little freedom to choose your roof color. To preserve the harmony of the homes in your neighborhood, there is usually a list of approved shingle colors and styles for you to select from. When deciding on a roof color for your home, get in touch with your HOA for approval to avoid costly consequences.
Efficiency: Conserve Energy
Last but certainly not least, it’s important to consider the energy efficiency and weather durability of the asphalt roofing that you choose. Depending on the climate you live, the color of your shingles can directly affect the heating or cooling cost of your home. Darker shingles tend to absorb heat, which can keep your home warm in the winter if you regularly experience snow or ice. Conversely, lighter color roofs tend to produce cool roofs that can help you save air conditioning expenses.
Choosing Your Conroe Roof Color
Ultimately, the roof color you choose is just as much a part of your home’s architectural style as the rest of the building. Even if the ultimate deciding factor is more practical than decorative, your new roof will still look fantastic and complement your neighborhood.
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