Your home’s roof and siding defines your home’s appearance. That said, their looks should complement each other instead of trying to stand out on their own. The best way to do this is by picking the right color combinations, so here are a few pointers from our roof repair experts to help you when choosing color swatches.
Consider the Style
Both your roof and siding should match the home’s overall visual design. For example, Mediterranean homes favor warm shades of red or brown while cape cod favors white or neutral color bases. Modern-themed homes tend to look best with earthy tones or grays, while some themes like art deco can work with a wider variety of colors.
Consider the Color Contrast
Contrasting colors can have different effects on the roof and the siding’s appearance. Roofers say that high contrast combinations (brights combined with darker tones) tend to make both parts stand out as separate components, while having low-contrast combinations (both components using warm or cool colors) tend to create a more unifying look.
Mind the Clock
Does the current preferred color combination look nice? Before you finalize your choice, you might want to check at a different time of the day. Some color combinations tend to look different depending on the position and brightness of the sun. You’ll want to pick a combination that looks good throughout the day and even when illuminated by artificial lighting at nighttime.
Don’t Forget What You Want
Even if you narrow down your list of viable color combinations, siding and roofing contractors will still recommend picking a combination that you prefer the most. After all, it is your home and you’ll spend a lot of time looking at it. Might as well have the roof and siding colored with something according to your tastes.
Let us help you pick the right color combination for your roof and siding. Silver Leaf Contracting is the leading home improvement expert in the area. You can call us at (330) 313-0620 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.