The right combination of roofing and siding colors can boost the curb appeal of even the most ordinary looking house design. Residential roof repair and installation expert Creative Construction Group shares expert tips on how to choose roof and siding color combinations.
TIP: Don’t Forget the Permanent Components
Your home may have permanent components such as brick or stone columns, or prominent landscaping. These components will likely outlast most exterior components and should always be put into consideration when planning your exterior color palette. It may sound like your choices are very limited, but there is actually a wide selection of colors that work well with brick and stone.
TIP: Balance Busy Textures With Plain Finishes
You may have already come across the phrase “color blends” in reference to asphalt shingle colors. Color blends refer to the color gradients used on laminated asphalt shingle products. They’re meant to mimic the inherent irregularities found in natural materials like slate and wood shakes. In contrast to solid colors as typically seen on traditional three-tab shingles, color blends create a busy texture. If you have this type of roofing, a simple and plain siding color or finish creates a balanced look. In commercial roof replacement, the siding takes precedence over the roof since in most cases, the roof won’t be visible from the ground.
TIP: Consider Colors Appropriate to the Architectural Style
Certain architectural styles have their own color palettes; straying too much can make the building look odd. Spanish architecture, for example, is easily recognizable with its terracotta tiles, stucco siding and wrought-metal window frames. Choosing any other color is taking a risk on the final design.
TIP: Try Color Combinations During Different Times of the Day
Exterior colors can look different depending on the time of day, so it’s best to see how they look during different times. Try to obtain roofing and siding color samples and prop them up outside. See how they look in the morning, during midday and at night, and choose the one that looks best at all times.
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