What to Consider When Choosing a Roof Color

Posted on September 8, 2016 in Roofing Installation

If you’re in the market for a new roofing system, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is what color to choose. Today, roofs come in a wide variety of shades, from classic blacks, browns, and greys to bolder colors like reds, blues, and greens. Before you choose your ideal color, here are some things to consider from our Delaware roofing company:

Your Exterior

One of the most important things to consider is the exterior of your home. You’ll want to choose a roof color that is in the same color palate as your exterior and one that complements both your siding and trim. Keep in mind that while you can always change your siding and trim colors, you can’t change brick, so if you have any brick on your exterior, make sure you choose a roofing color that enhances it.

Energy Efficiency

These days, most roofing colors are developed in the same manner and all support the same level of energy efficiency, but if you’re concerned about heat transfer and are looking for peace of mind, you may want to consider a lighter roofing color. Since darker colors absorb more heat from the sun, a darker roof may do the same, adding a few degrees to your home’s internal temperature. If this is a concern for you, let us know and we’ll help you choose the right color.

Resale Value

If you’re planning on selling your home in the future, remember that your roof color will be a big factor in your home’s curb appeal. Choose a color that you not only love, but that future prospects will love as well; it’ll make your sale process much easier.


When you consider the curb appeal of your home, your roof is a major factor. Try narrowing down whether you want a dark roof or a light roof and then go from there. Dark roofs tend to add sophistication while light roofs tend to look more crisp and clean. (Though the overall look also depends on your exterior colors.) A word of advice from our Delaware roofing company – a roof that’s nearly the same color as your exterior can make your home look drab and dull, so ask our experts for the best contrasting color combinations.


Many homeowners don’t realize that depending on your roofing material, you can actually choose shingles in several monochromatic colors instead of just one. This can add elements of dimension and depth to your roof as well as add to a unique design.

At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we’re here for all of your roofing needs. Don’t hesitate to call us about any questions you may have about a new roofing system or the best color for your home.

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