A critical and often overlooked aspect of roof replacement planning is choosing the right color. Keep in mind that you will have to live with your chosen color for many years, depending on your roof’s service life. With the number of available roofing colors available, deciding on a color can be difficult. As long-time experts in Tarpon Springs roofing, Arry’s Roofing Services is here with five tips to help you make your decision:
1. Consider the climate
With Florida climate always leaning towards warm and sunny, consider a cool roof when choosing materials. Cool roofs have light-colored materials that reflect sunlight. The less heat your roof absorbs, the less indoor cooling is needed. This means more savings on your energy bills. Alternatively, consider specially coated shingles like GAF Timberline® Cool Series® Shingles if light-colored roofing is not an option.
2. Base on exterior components with permanent colors
If you have brick or other exterior material with permanent colors, you have to choose a roof shade that will work with it. When comparing Palm Harbor roofing samples, compare them against brick or any other exterior component.
3. Remember your complementary colors
You can also take out a color wheel, find the hue closest to your exterior, and take note of its complementary tone. Match different shades of the same color until you find the one that looks best.
4. View the colors under both sun and shade
Once you have the color samples on hand, make sure you view them under broad daylight and under shade. The same colors can look very different under various lighting conditions. What may look vibrant under one light could look dull under another.
5. Compare your samples to real paint colors
If you choose a digital sample through an app or software, make sure you take your swatches and compare it with existing paint colors for reference. Physical and digital colors might not necessarily look the same as the final product.
For best results, work with an expert roofer in choosing the right color for your Tampa roofing. At Arry’s Roofing Services, we have an array of color options that will match your design needs. We’ll be happy to assist you in your next home improvement project.
Call us today at (727) 938-9565 or fill out our contact form to schedule your appointment.