Choosing Between Darker And Lighter Roof Colors


Many homeowners are confused about whether they should choose a dark or a light roof color for their home. Essential Design Considerations should guide your selection. These are some of the most important:


Contrast is important in determining the lightness or darkness of your house, including its roof color. Consider using a dark roofing color if you choose a trim or siding with a light hue.


Monochromatic was a popular choice in the 1990s. Contrasting combinations were not allowed on exterior design. A beige roof with beige trim and beige siding would be an example.

The Environment of Your Locality

The environment and the aesthetics of your area will influence the color you choose. A dark roof is not a good idea in Central Florida’s vibrant area.


Many people believe that dark colors are more comfortable than light colors. Designers might find this confusing as insulation in cool and warm climates will ensure that your home’s interiors are protected from any climate change. It is better to choose the roof color that you prefer. For the best level of insulation, you can consult an expert designer.

Another trending idea is to use “cool” Shingles with special solar-reflecting Granules in dark colors.

You can choose the colors you want for your house if there are no restrictions or requirements from your HOA.

Concluding Comments

No matter what design books or other sources, the roof color for your house should be yours. It is important to choose a roof color that matches the exterior of your house. You should do extensive research. You could do this by driving around your neighborhood or searching online for inspiration.

To visually distinguish the effect of roofs on a house, it is best to look at both dark and light examples. This will help you choose the right color for your home. Old Time Roofing can help you with your selections and guide you through the process. Clearwater, FL is their home and they have a team of experienced professionals.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.


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