How to Choose the Color of Your New Roof

So you need a roof replacement on your Inver Grove Heights home. One of the most important decisions you need to make during this process is choosing what color your new roof will be. You might be surprised to learn that the color of your roof has a direct affect on how well your home stays warm or cool. As a matter of fact, the difference in temperature could be as much as 40 degrees! Here are a few things to keep in mind during your roof replacement decision-making.

Dark vs. Light

In a climate like the one here in Minnesota, a darker roof might suit your needs better than a lighter roof. So if you are concerned about keeping your home warm in the winter when the temperatures drop, you might want to look into a black roof during the roof replacement process. Of course, there are other factors involved in keeping your home warm during the winter, like proper insulation and siding, but a darker colored roof could be beneficial too.

Siding Color

If you have a brick home, choosing the right color for your new roof is even more important than if your home has vinyl or some other type of siding. Siding can be repainted; bricks cannot. Keep that in mind when making decisions about your new roof’s color. Choose a new roof color that will complement the siding or brick that is already on your home. For example, if your home is gray, you do not necessarily want a roof that is the same shade of gray. That could end up making your home look monotone in color. But if your home is a light gray and you choose a roof that is dark gray or black, that will probably look great!

Curb Appeal

Even if you aren’t thinking of selling your home any time in the near future, remember that one day you might want to move. So choose a roof color that adds curb appeal and will help with your home’s resale value. Choosing a more neutral shade for your roof during the roof replacement process could be beneficial when it comes to selling your home.

And when looking at roofing samples, be sure to look at them in natural light so you know exactly what your new roof will look like in the sunlight.

For more information on roof replacement in Inver Grove Heights, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or contact us to Request a Free Quote.

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