Having a new roof installed may not be the most exciting home renovation project but it is a way to give your house a nice little makeover. Your local roofer will help you decide on the type of roof and may even suggest a few color options but the final decision will be up to you, as it is something you will have to look at for many years to come.
Here are 3 things to consider when deciding on a roof color for your home in Monmouth County, NJ
- Siding Color Design – One of the first things homeowners think about is what color would look the best with the house siding, whether it be brick, stucco, stone or vinyl. For example a house that has grey or blue siding would most likely look best with a black or darker color roof. While a brown roof would tend to look best with tan or brown siding. Give it a lot of consideration, consult with your local roof and also take the time to browse online so that you are confident in your final decision.
- Climate – The color roofing shingle can directly affect the temperature of your attic by 20 – 40 degrees, which will have a factor in your home’s energy bills. The lighter roofing shingles will help deflect sunlight and help to keep temperatures down in the attic. The darker shingles are known to absorb heat and help homes stay warm in colder climates. Dark shingles also help snow and ice on your roof melt faster. Being that the NJ has 4 seasons you can go either way but it is something to be cognizant of when deciding on roofing shingle color.
- Community Restrictions – Be sure to review your homeowner’s association and subdivision rules and covenants, if applicable. Also, be aware of your neighbors roofing color selection as you may not want to exactly match or totally clash with your nearby neighbor’s roof.
Before selecting your roofing color it is always best to consult with a professional roofing company, like JVW Contracting. JVW Contracting will give you the pros and cons of your color options and also provide some color combinations that you may not have thought of or envisioned. If your have any questions about roofing colors or to schedule a free roofing consultation call JVW Contracting at (908) 601-3733 or contact us online.