Choosing colors for your new roofing shingles is more than a matter of aesthetics. Of course, visual appeal is always an important consideration (your roof makes up about 40% of your home’s exterior), but don’t neglect other factors such as performance, cost and energy efficiency. The right roofing colors should be able to balance all these things without having to sacrifice looks.
Read on as our expert roofers at Classic Remodeling Corp. give you a few pointers to follow when making a decision on shingle and roof colors.
The temperate climate in New Jersey means you’re getting hot and sunny summers and cold winters without extreme temperature swings. Darker roof colors tend to absorb higher amounts of heat and sunlight which means they become hotter the longer they are under the sun. Excessive UV exposure accelerates wear and tear in asphalt shingles and you’ll find yourself needing roof repair services more frequently. Try choosing a lighter shade for your roof but don’t forget to keep it in sync with the rest of your home’s design.
There are many ways to complement your siding with your roof colors and they’re all fairly easy to follow. Unfortunately, not everyone is as aesthetically-inclined as master designers so if you’re having a hard time deciding which hues match the color of your home, just remember one technique: contrasting. Lighter shades of cladding go well with a much darker roof. Alternatively, dark-colored siding matches lighter roofs just as well.
While roofing contractors will normally try to get materials that suit your needs as sufficiently as possible, this is still subject to the actual availability of the roof itself. Some materials are not available in certain areas and knowing which ones you have access to can help narrow down your choices considerably.
At Classic Remodeling Corp., we are your leading provider of roofing repairs, maintenance and installation services. Give us a call at (201) 228-9006 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Hackensack, NJ, and nearby areas.