The roof is one of the most noticeable things when people see your house. The color, material, and style of your roof adds greatly to the curb appeal and value of your property. There are different roofing materials and colors that go well with different house styles.
Many factors need to be considered while choosing the roofing for your house. A designer or architect could always help you select something that will complement the colors of your house exterior and still stand out.
Many homeowners pay a lot of attention to detail when it comes to the house but ignore the roofing. If you do that, no matter how well constructed and well decorated your house is, it will look dull and blend in with all the neighboring houses.
Here are a few tips on selecting the right material and colors to make your roofing stand out.
- Roofing material
When you are getting a new house made, or replacing an old roof; one of the most important elements is the roofing material. The roofing material you choose will depend on the style of your house, colors of the exterior walls and shutters, the local climate and the ventilation and insulation required.
While comparing roofing materials, it is important check the durability and stability of the various options. Wood, metal, slate tiles, engineered rubber, asphalt shingles, and many others are available in the market as roofing material. What you choose must be functional, sturdy, and last for many years.
- Roof colors
The color of your roof is what makes your house stand out amongst others in the neighborhood. Roofing material may or may not be noticeable from far, but colors will catch the eye of passers-by.
There is no limit to how creative you can get with colors. But while you want your house to get noticed, you do not want to end up putting five different colors up there.
The roof color must complement the exterior color of your house. If your house is dark in color, you can opt for lighter colors for the roof. If your house is white, beige or cream, you can choose red, green, blue, black, brown or grey that will add a bright pop of color and make the whole area look nice.
- Attractive additions
You do not need to restrict yourself to just colors and material when it comes to making your roof look unique. Think of attractive additions to the roof like a skylight, a chimney cap, a roof deck or a cupola. These will become instant eye-catchers. Do keep in mind that the color and additions to the roof depend on the architectural style of the house.
- Architectural style
A Victorian or Colonial style house would look good with a dark colored roof like grey, black or brown. Rustic style homes (especially wood) look nice with a brown or green roof that adds to its earthy feel.
If your house is of Italian or Spanish style, you can choose bright colors.