First... Why Should I Care About The Color Of My Roof?
You don't want the color of your roof to clash with your home! Your roof makes up about 40% of the exterior of your home, which means your roof has a huge influence on the appearance of your home. If you plan on selling your home in the future, at any time, having an aesthetic curb appeal of your home can increase the sales and the interest of your home.
Tip #1: Compliment The Brick And Rock
Brick and rock homes are extremely common in Oklahoma and all over the south. If you live in a brick or rock home, it is important to keep in the mind the color of the stone.
Tip #2: Compliment The Siding
Even though the majority of Oklahoma homes are made of brick, siding is a close competitor. The siding, fascia, and window trim of the home are often painted to compliment each other and accentuate the curb appeal of the house. Just like those elements, it is important to use the roof color to accentuate the color of the siding.
Tip #3: Choosing A Color That Helps The Energy Bill
The short answer... darker colors absorb more heat and lighter colors reflect off of the roof causing the sun's rays to bounce off.
Having a light-colored roof might be ideal in the Oklahoma summer since your air conditioner will be utilizing less energy to cool your home, bringing down your energy bill.
Setting aside the aesthetics and curb appeal of your home, if your indoor cooling costs outweigh your heating costs, then you will definitely need a light-colored roof. The majority of roofing materials are available in lighter colors.
Tip #4: HOA Compliant
If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, then more times than not your choice is made for you, or you are given a selection of approved roofing material/colors. You can find this out by contacting your HOA or just taking a look at your neighbor's roofs. The professionals on our team will be able to tell you the colors that are on their roofs, to save you the headache.
Tip #5: Accentuates Your Architecture
There are certain architectural designs that require a specific look, color, and material.
Modern houses are known for having flat roofs, which white, gray, or black TPO would look the best.
Mediterranean houses look best with a tile roof. Popular colors for the tile are oranges, reds, and browns.
It really all depends on the architecture and characteristics of your home. You would most likely not want to put an orange tile roof on a craftsman-style home just like putting a wood shake roof on a Mediterranean home would not look right either.
Tip #6: Pick A Color That YOU Love
Choose a roof color that you love and that you love to look at! Color has all sorts of effects on our mood and can make you feel happy, safe, relaxed and that is all up to you. The color that makes you proud or happy to look up to while you are relaxing in your backyard, is the color that you shou.d go with.
When making your final decision you have to figure out what is most important to you. Is it the curb appeal and the aesthetic of your home? Is it trying to be more cost-efficient with your energy bill?
Need assistance picking a color or want to see options? Call us today at 405.268.1359 and we will walk you through the process and figure out the best color for you!