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How to Choose the Right Roof Color for Your Home December 10, 2018

Cedar Falls, Black Hawk
How to Choose the Right Roof Color for Your Home, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Getting a new roof adds value to your home while ensuring it remains protected from the outside elements. Among all the important decisions to make, you’ll also need to choose an appropriate roof color, for both style and practical reasons. The following information can help you pick the best color option for your needs.

Focus on the Existing Elements

Certain aspects of your home can’t be changed easily. This includes materials such as brick, which can be found on the structure itself or in features like the chimney. When choosing a shingle color for your new roof, make sure it meshes well with the existing shade of the brick. You can do this by taking a shingle sample and holding it up to the brick on a sunny day.

Compare & Contrast Light & Dark

Light and dark shingles can have a dramatic impact on your home. For instance, lighter shingles often make roofs appear taller, while dark colors tend to have the opposite effect. Also, light colors will reflect sun rays while dark roofs will absorb it. This can have an impact on the temperature within your home, especially in certain climates. In this case, dark roofs are often preferred for colder weather, while light roofs work well in warmer climates.

Keep Resale Value in Mind

New RoofMost homeowners choose muted shingle colors for their new roofs, such as grays, blacks, reds, and blues. The reason for this has much to do with a home’s resale value. A potential buyer is likely to be turned off by vibrant, eye-catching roof colors, especially when they clash with the home itself. However, you can still get creative in a way that’s more palatable. Choosing a complementary color will provide dynamism to your home without putting off a potential buyer.



If you’re having trouble picking a color for your new roof, the team at Yutzy Construction can help. Based in Black Hawk County, IA, these skilled roofing contractors can they help you choose the best color while working safely and efficiently to ensure you’re satisfied with the results. They also help with commercial installations, including cost-effective and durable metal roofs. Call (563) 203-4221 or visit their website to learn more about their services. 

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