What Color Roof is Best for the Resale of My Home?

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What Color Roof Should I Choose If I Plan To Sell My Home? 

The 3 main shades of roofing shingles consist of grays, blacks and browns. When replacing your roof, colors such as weathered wood and black are typically the most ideal roofing colors chosen and most popular roof colors among home sellers and home buyers. Different asphalt shingle manufacturers offer their own weathered woods and their own blacks but there are many similarities among them. Metal roofs on the other hand, can be black, gray or different shades of brown depending on the look you are going for. Consider the current color scheme on the outside of your home and choose the roof color that compliments it the most. You may find that you prefer a lighter roof vs a darker roof or vice versa. 

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Which is better – Light or Dark? 

Choosing between lighter vs. darker roof colors will require you to consider a few factors. Selecting a darker color will not reflect as much sunlight away from your home in comparison to a lighter color. If your home has a lot of tree coverage and minimal amounts of direct sunlight, this may not be an issue. If your home gets a lot of direct sunlight, you may decide on a lighter color to reduce the amount of heat your roof holds. You will also want to be sure your attic is properly ventilated, especially if you choose to go with a darker roof. Inadequate attic ventilation will cause a build up of heat in your attic. Therefore, pairing a dark roof with bad attic ventilation will only make the problem worse. It is also important to consider the amount of contrasting colors or complementary colors you would like to see in the aesthetic of your home. If your home is white, you may prefer a black to increase the contrast. If your home is cream colored or has a lighter brick, you may prefer a weathered wood to complement the colors rather than contrast them. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, however, considering the overall aesthetic may assist in the selling of your home if you choose to do so in the future. 

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Will A New Roof Bring A Return On Investment? 

Roofs are one of the most crucial components of a home and, for this reason, are one of the big ticket items in home improvement. Because of this, a new roof will surely increase the value of your home if you plan to sell it. If your new roofing system is layered with quality products such as synthetic underlayment, ice and water shield, proper flashing, starter, ridge caps and new pipe boots along with good quality roofing shingles and even an extended transferable warranty, it can serve as a great selling point if you choose to put your home on the market. It may be tempting to go with the lowest bidder or the least expensive product option during the roof replacement process, but seeing the big picture and thinking long term could pay off on closing day. 

Common Color Combinations On A Home 

There are endless options when it comes to color combinations for the exterior of your home. A few popular ones include black and white, tan and white, gray and white, crimson brick with white trim, white brick with black trim, cream colored brick with white trim, cream colored brick with black trim, etc. Your color combination options may be determined by the materials used when your home was built. If your home has vinyl siding, you have a plethora of options to choose from because to change the color of your home, you can simply replace the siding or paint it. If your home has brick, you can leave it as it is or paint your brick. Window shutters and gutter colors can also play a role in the aesthetics of your home’s exterior. Overall, there are many different color combinations you can choose from if you’re trying to make your house stand out in the market. Finding a happy balance between what you want and what is popular in the market is key. Both the color of your roof as well as how it pairs with the color of your home can have an effect on its resale value.

Location of Your Home

The location of your home can have an impact on what colors the people who live there will prefer on a house or roof. Some trends seen within a certain state may be exclusive to that state. Other trends are more widespread and are popular everywhere. Since neutral colors rule in nearly every state, knowing which neutral colors are popular in your area and how they can be incorporated into your home’s current color scheme may help you decide which color roof will best suit your home and your needs.

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Advanced Can Help 

If you have questions about what roof color options you have to choose from for your new roof, give us a call at 256-603-9171. At Advanced Roofing & Construction, we give free roofing estimates and can provide you with a project manager who will assist you throughout the entire roof replacement process, including roof color selection. We have plenty of shingle samples for you to use to help you decide the shingle color that is right for your home. We can also provide you with addresses of past roofs we have installed so you can drive by and get a glimpse of what a full roof replacement looks like in the color you are considering. Utilize our website’s map features within our service area pages showing where we have replaced roofs. Use the filters to select the roof color you are interested in and find a full roof near you with your ideal color choice.

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