How to choose the best roof color for your house roof?

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 by Jim

Roof is a very important part of our house as it provides us with shelter and gives a protection to the house where we live. It is important to choose the best roof for your house in order for it to keep your house comfortable and withstand all the harsh weather conditions. It is a one-time investment for a house and should be decided upon careful consideration. You should also make sure that the materials that you use for your roofing should be of good quality and would last you for a long periods of time. It costs a lot of money to get the roofs repaired and restored and one should carefully plan the roofing of the house.

Roof repairs can occur when there is a damage done to a part of the roof or the entire roof itself. There are many places in Ringwood where you can consult some of the best people for getting your roof repaired at minimal cost but high quality. There are many things that you need to consider before repairing the roof such as materials, cost of the materials, cost of labour, time to be taken, etc. and then decide on the roofing details and repair it accordingly. While deciding on the roof for your house, it is also important to keep in mind the color of the roof. Dark colours would absorb more heat in hotter environments and therefore, you need to choose cool colours for the roofs such as white, cream, peach, etc. These colours will help to keep the interiors of the house cooler.  However, in colder environments, you can choose dark roof colours such as black, brown, blue etc. as they would absorb the heat and keep the house warmer. While choosing the colour of your roof, you can consider the following points:

  • Environment

It is important to choose a colour for the roof based on the environment that you live in. This will help you decide between hot and cool colours so that your house would be safe from the harsh weather conditions in the outside environment.

  • Single colour

You can choose the same colour for your roof that you have chosen for the entire exterior of your house. This will give the house a monotonous look and make the entire exterior look in-sync.

  • Style of the house

The colour of the roof will also depend upon the style of the house as newer of modern looking houses could have bold coloured roofs, whereas, old and traditional houses would have simple and neat colours for their roofs.

  • Availability of colours

You need to choose the colour of your roof based on the colours available in the market or in your region. You cannot choose a very different colour without researching the availability of it in your area.

  • Testing the colour

It is important to test the way the particular colours would look on the roof of your house and you can paint a patch of the roof in order to be sure of the colour that you have chosen and if it matches with the style of the house.


These are some of the points that you can keep in mind while choosing the colour of the roof of your house as it will help you in simplifying the process of choosing the colour and will make you more confident with your decision. You should choose a colour that should be appealing to the eye, matches the theme of the house, and suits the environment as well.

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