Minneapolis Roofing Tips for Choosing the Colour of Your Roof

Replacing your roof when it comes old and unstable is a huge task that should be done by a professional. There are a few things you should take into consideration when looking for new roofing, one of these things is the colour of your roof. Choosing a roof can be more complicated than it seems when you realize the many different styles of roofing, materials, and colours that are available.

Choosing a colour for your roof is very important to the overall look of your house. Roof colours come in many different shades such as pale white, dark blue, and green, so the shade should be determined by your home style, your budget, and what type of climate in your area usually enjoys. For more seasonal homes, lighter colours will often suffice. If you are having a hard time picking the colours, you can contact experts in your area like Northface Construction. But for now, here are a few tips you can use when picking the right colour for your roof:

  • Pick a Colour Based on Your Location 

Your location will have a huge impact on the colour of your roof. You should use the weather as a deciding factor on the type of colour your roof will be. There are many colours like white that reflect sunlight, these colours will help keep your home cooler in the summer. There are other colours like black that will absorb all heat and will keep your house warmer during the cold of winter. For roofing Minneapolis, you’ll likely want to prioritize darker colours as those will be practical during the long winter months. 

  • Make Sure Colours Complement Each Other 

When it comes to roofing materials, you can find them in an unlimited number of colours and shades. But remember, just because you have a colour as an option doesn’t mean it will look good on your house or that you should pick it. You want to pick building materials that will complement the rest of your house and make it look even better than before, giving you a better chance to make a profit on your house if you ever put it on the market.

  • Keep Your Budget in Mind 

Believe it or not, customising your roof is a lot like customizing your car—certain materials and colours will cost you a bit more money, so you should always keep your budget in mind when picking your roof colours. Be aware that certain colours and finishes might be more costly than traditional materials—however, most of these materials are worth it because they also help increase your home’s value. If you are on a budget, try sticking to materials you know you can afford and will still make your home look beautiful. 

  • Pick the Right Materials 

Roofing can be found in a variety of materials, including wood, slate, ceramic, and even steel. Every material has its pros and cons, this is why it is important for you to research the materials you will be choosing from. Once you have narrowed your choices down, look into the types of materials that you will be choosing from and research them online. Look into the benefits, costs, and the life expectancy for each material. There are certain materials that only come in some colours, so your options might be limited based on the material you pick.

  • Look at Roofing Samples Under Different Types of Lighting 

Lighting can make a huge difference when it comes to colours. If you look at a certain material and compare how it looks in the sun compared to in the shade, the colours can vary greatly. This is why it is important to always look at materials under several different lighting situations. This will help avoid a mistake and help you get a better idea of how your roof will look once it is installed. Last thing you want is to pick a colour in inadequate lighting and have the colour look completely different once it is installed and the sun is shining down on it. 

  • Use Your Roof to Express Yourself 

One of the things that makes your home so special is that it can be customised to express yourself. There are many different ways you can add your own personal touch from your interior design, to your house’s paint, and it can even include your roofing. There are many different styles and colours you can choose from and use to express your personality and thoughts. You can choose your own roofing style, materials, and colours. Once you have chosen the colour and materials that best fit your personality, you are sure to have a unique roof that will wow all your neighbours. 

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Even though your roof colour can seem like nothing else but a way to attract attention to your roof, it can also serve a purpose depending on where you want to live. When choosing a roof colour, always remember to pick a colour that will complement your home. You want your house to look better and standout giving it a better curb appeal. Choosing the right roof will not only provide you and your family protection, it will also increase your home’s market value.


Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.


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