Selecting the color of a new roof might be one of the most difficult decisions to make with home improvements. The roof you decide on will last for over 25 years when properly maintained. Therefore, careful consideration must be of top priority when it comes to the color of a roof. What you enjoy today, may not be the favorite color choice of next year. Here are some tips to help decide what colors look best for 2023 and how to make the best choice for your home.
There are many benefits to choosing the right color roof for your home. Here is a quick list of some benefits to ponder.
- Boost curb appeal
- An excellent return on investment when the house is sold
- The lifespan of the roof and home
- Personal choice
Most shingles fall into one of these five color categories.
- Light brown hues – sand, taupe, desert
- Dark brown hues – autumn brown, tree bark, weathered wood
- Blue hues – denim, navy, sky blue, blue-green
- Green hues – forest, moss, hunter
- Off-White hues – beige, stone, tan, khaki
For those homeowners that like a little on-the-edge living, Owens Corning has recently come out with the new color of the year. Midnight Plum has been noted as the Shingle of the Year and the latest to debut in their TruDefinition Duration shingle line. Sue Burkett, strategic marketing leader and senior color expert at Owens Corning states “This gorgeous shade of gray with rich purple undertones is a first-of-a-kind for shingle color palettes.” She continues by stating “Whether the new shade brings to mind the sky’s horizon just beyond dusk, an orchid at peak bloom, or a perfectly ripened plum, Midnight Plum is a versatile and intriguing color for boosting a home’s curb appeal.
When choosing a roof color, consider the color of the siding on the house. The roof and siding must be a lovely combination of style and beauty to last for decades. Here are some suggestions from other homes in the Rockford area. This is just a sampling of what could be selected. Of course, it is best to speak with the professionals at Total Exteriors LLC to help with narrowing down the choices. We can come out with some samples and place them next to your home to get an idea of how they will look together.
Believe it or not, the architecture of your home can help decide which color of the roof looks best.
- Earth tones look wonderful on a low slope, or Mediterranean-style home
- Grays and browns are set off with Victorian or French-chateau-style homes
- Grays, blacks, and browns are ideal for a Ranch style or a long, low roofline
It can be a little scary to choose the color of a roof considering the length of time you will need to live with it. Ask for help from the color professionals at Total Exteriors LLC in Rockford. We can help you narrow down the choices and help your home to stand out on the block with a gorgeous new roof in 2023! Call us today for a free consultation!