How To Choose A Roof A Colour?

Installing a new roof on your home is definitely an exciting time. And even if the ultimate purpose is the protection of your house, a new roof can completely change the look of your home, especially with a GERARD roof. There are several aspects you need to consider with  Roof Repair in Los Angeles when choosing the colour and style that will suit your home the best.

1. Match The Colour To Your Surroundings 

Think about where you live. When choosing a colour, a good recommendation would be to try to match your surroundings. For example, if you live in a rural area, you could choose natural tones that complement the landscape, such as olive greens or subdued browns. If you live in a coastal city, fresh pop of colour in blue or coral will go well with the surroundings. 

Another good idea is to look at what the houses in your neighbourhood look like as well. When you’re investing in your home, you need to think about your chances of selling your home when you’re ready to take that step. Will you be able to sell a house with a bright yellow roof? If it doesn’t go with the rest of your home, or the neighbourhood, probably not. Alternatively, you’ll have to reduce your selling price if the buyers want to repaint the roof in a more neutral colour. 


2. Must Be Long Lasting

All the new product looks beautiful. OK, almost all. But we can certainly say that most of the roofing tiles of any manufacturer look great with an exciting colour range and lovely colour shades. However, what is often overlooked: is how long that beautiful new colour will last on the roof?

You will need to enquire about the warranty of the product and also about the colour’s ‘shelf life’. There are roofing products, which cannot cope with the extremes of hot summers with UV radiation and cold winters with ice and hail. Only after 10 -15 years, their beauty is fading and the roof needs replacement. With GERARD you buy lasting beauty. Our natural, gorgeous stone chips are selected for durability in water, the sun’s UV rays and acid rain. Even after decades, GERARD’s stone chip-coated roofs look like new!

3. Local Authorities’ Permission

Unfortunately, it is not always up to Roof Contractors which colour we choose for our roof. Ensure that you carefully check the building permit and pick a colour which is in line with local regulations. This way you can prevent fines and negative consequences. To be on the safe side make sure that the colour designing process is well communicated between your architect and local authorities.


4. Energy Efficiency

With climate change, this factor is playing a bigger role and still often gets overlooked for the sake of style. You will need to take this into consideration especially if you plan to turn the attic into a living space with bedrooms. Lighter colours will reflect the heat making the attic a better space to live in. While darker colours absorb the heat, increasing the temperature in the attic during long hot summers. The black shingles cheating was ten degrees warmer than the white ones, but there is very little difference between greys and browns.