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How to Choose a Roof Color for Your Home

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the color of your roof; some are more obvious than others. Of course, you want your roof to flow seamlessly with the style of your home, but certain roof colors could also save you money in other areas of your home.

Climate

Did you know that the color of your roof could impact the temperature of your home? This is especially true for the spaces closest to your roof, your attic, for instance. Studies have shown that the plywood boards under dark roofs in direct sunlight are about 10°F hotter than the boards under light-colored roofs. So if you’re looking for ways to save on your energy bill this summer, switching to a light-colored roof might be the right move for you.

Style

Depending on the style of home you have, you’ll require a different type and different color roof.

Mediterranean style homes usually call for warmer brown or clay-colored tiles.

Ranch style homes could go a number of different directions, depending on the color of the rest of the house exterior, but you can never go wrong with a slate grey tone.

Neighborhood

Every neighborhood is different, but most planned communities are governed by a homeowners association. Your homeowners association or subdivision rules might have restrictions that could impact the color selection for your roof. Luckily, we offer a wide variety of color options that will allow you to choose a roof that complies with the rules and showcases your home’s personality.

Color Availability

If you choose to go with SEI Roofing for your roof installation or replacement, then you won’t need to worry about the availability of colors for your roof. We offer a wide variety of colors, especially for our CertainTeed Landmark Roofing Shingles.

Visit our website or give us a call to learn more about how we can upgrade your roof.

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