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Tips to Help You Decide the Best Color for Your Roof

The choice of color may seem not as important as the other considerations for your roof because it’s about looks. But roof color can actually be very beneficial if you choose the right one.

In fact, when choosing roofing materials – including color – homeowners should always consider the local weather. In addition to the usual variation in weather patterns, the U.S. Global Change Research Program has reported that average temperatures, extreme heat and rainfall in Ohio are all on the rise.

The study concluded that the plywood sheathing under white shingles was 10 degrees cooler than an identical black shingled roof on a sunny day. However, less difference was measured between common shades like browns and grays. Bottom line: choose what you like. Here are more tips for making the right choice of color for your roofing in Westerville.

  • Compare exterior colors. Choose a color that will complement your siding color or the whole exterior in general. If the rest of your exterior features a bright siding color, colored bricks or a stone façade, choose a toned-down shingle color.
  • Consider resale value. Since the roof is a big part of your home’s visual appearance, it affects the whole aesthetic. Having the right roof color can improve the overall look of your property and increase its value. It can give you a good return on investment should you decide to sell your property in the future.
  • Seek the opinion and expertise of professionals. If you are in doubt, you can always seek the assistance of professional Lewis Center roofing contractors to help you make the right choice. A local roofer who is familiar with the weather conditions of the area and has years of experience in installations can give a reliable recommendation.

And as always, Newman Roofing stands ready to assist you. Our team of professionals is factory-trained to install many kinds of roofing materials, and since 1992 has successfully completed projects both large and small. Just give us a call at (614) 890-7663 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your options.

By |2017-01-24T21:26:35+00:00October 29th, 2014|Blog, Helpful Tips|Comments Off on Tips to Help You Decide the Best Color for Your Roof

About the Author:

Tim Sistrunk writes for Newman Roofing , a Columbus, Ohio roofing company serving the roof repair and replacement needs of Central Ohio homeowners since 1992.