Choosing the right colour for your roof
People often choose their roof colour based on their personal taste rather than whether it is a good fit for their house.
By encouraging homeowners to consider these 3 elements, you are making sure their colour choice will be the result of a sound and informed decision:
In fashion, some colours go better with others, while others clash. The same goes with roofs and house façades. Think of the colour of the façade of the house: light or dark, a solid colour or a blend… Also consider the materials: wood, stone, brick, etc. It is hard to imagine a blue roof on a traditional Canadian-style home!
Keeping in mind those two features (colour and material), check every roof colour against the façade and eliminate the ones that do not go well together.
North or south facing? On the mountainside or in the city? Sun exposure can affect the appearance of shingles. In northern Canada, the sun can bring out cool, blue hues. In more southerly regions, it can give them a more orange tint. These variations can completely change the look of a roof.
Think about your broader surroundings!
Now think about your more immediate surroundings. Regardless of whether you live in the city or the country, check if most of the roofs in your area are a similar colour. Do you think the neighbourhood would welcome novelty, or resent its difference? When tasteful, originality can give increase the value of a house. But brash choices can have the opposite effect!