Maybe you’re looking at the possibility of selling your home sometime soon, or perhaps you’re concerned about today’s renovations could affect your home’s future value. Either way, your roof is one of the most high-value investments you can make as a homeowner. And of all the decisions you make when investing in a new roof, choosing the right roof color can be one of the most difficult choices you’ll make.
At J&J Roofing, our residential roof installers can help you make the right decision for your home. In this post, we’re looking into how roof color affects your home’s resale value to help you make the right decision for your home.
The Importance of Exterior Color Design
Roof color is one of the most frequently underestimated aspects of home design. It’s a common mistake to simply pick a generic black or gray without putting a lot of thought into it. But with a little careful planning, the right roof color can completely transform the look of a home. Along with your home’s siding, trim, front door, and gutters, your roof color can create a cohesive look that stands out in all the right ways. You may be surprised at how seamlessly a bolder roof color can blend into the overall exterior design.
Choosing a Roof Color
The most important thing to know when choosing a new roof color is that a little careful planning goes a long way. Here are a few tips for getting started:
- Do your research.
Take a drive around your neighborhood to check out other roof colors in your neighborhood. Pay careful attention to roof and siding combinations, especially for homes with similar siding colors to your home. What works well? What color combinations are more common in your neighborhood? Write down what you like, and don’t be afraid to discreetly snap a few pics for your contractor.
- Ask for photos and brochures.
Ask your roofer for brochures featuring the available color selections and look through them for ideas. Additionally, most contractors can provide a gallery of past projects for their clients to check out.
- Check your shingle samples during different daylight levels.
Once you’ve narrowed down your shingle colors, compare samples around the outside of your home. But be sure to see how the color works in different levels of daylight from midday sun to twilight.
Get Shingle Color Ideas from CertainTeed
At J&J Roofing, our residential roofers work with CertainTeed to offer beautiful shingle colors that add value to Michigan homes. To check out our shingles, call to schedule your online consultation at 586-445-6455 or contact us online to connect with a member of our team.