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How To Choose The Best Roof Color For Your Bay Area Home

East Bay Roofing Company on Choosing the Best Roof Tile Color

Deciding on a color for your new roof involves taking things into consideration that go beyond looks. In addition to boosting the aesthetic appeal of your home, the color will also determine the average lifespan of your roof to a certain extent. Regardless of the considerations, it easy to see why picking a new roof color can be so exciting. After all, you are giving your house a new look. So without further ado, let us give you some points to keep in mind before you get in touch with Bay Area roofing contractors for a re-roofing.

1. The climate in your area

First thing’s first – you have to make sure that the roof color adds to your comfort. Did you know the shingle colors can influence the attic temperature by as much as 40 degrees! Yes, it is true. Whereas light shingles keep sunlight away, dark shingles absorb light and keep the home warm. So, you can probably tell which color type would be suitable for what climate.

2. Overall architecture

When it comes to matching the color with architecture, we’d advise you to stick to the tried and tested formulas. Keep classic color palettes for traditional architectural homes, and contemporary for the opposite. Also, bear in mind that dark colors tend to make homes look smaller while light colors make it look bigger.

Determining your home’s architectural style and the appropriate roof color that should go with it is not easy. In that case, don’t hesitate to consult with a Bay Area roofing company for advice.

3. Coordinate with shingle colors

This one’s a no-brainer here – the color of your shingles should obviously match with colors found in other parts like wooden siding, bricks, stone, trim or stucco of your house. Say for example; a dark grey roof will match better with a light grey or blue house while a brown or tan colored home will better accommodate brown or cream color shingles.

4. Rules of your neighborhood

Before getting the roof painted, make sure that the color doesn’t conflict with the rules set by the homeowner’s association and such. Just out of courtesy, it would also be good if your roof color is not 100% identical to your neighbor’s.

5. Your favorite house features

Stone walls, wraparound windows, bay windows, and other features and a homeowner’s favorite parts also set the tone for color. Always go for complementary colors to highlight these elements – or don’t, if you want to go discrete.

Contact Century Roof Tile for Bay Area Roofing Services

If you’ve chosen a roof color and you think it’s time for a new roof, contact our team today! For a roof inspection and consultation, get in touch with our East Bay roofing company, Century Roof Tile, via our online contact form or by phone at 1-888-233-7548.

 

Do I Need a New Roof Before Solar Installation?

Bay Area Roofing and Solar Company Explains Roof Assessment for Solar Installation

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One of the most common questions we get as a Bay Area roofing contractor is, “Do I need a new roof if I want to install solar panels?”.
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How to Locate the Source of a Roof Leak

Quick Tips for Roof Leak Detection

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Signs of water stains running down walls or extending across ceilings is probably a sign of a roof leak. Roof leaks are often caused by small holes, missing shingles, or gaps in metal flashing around vent pipes. While fixes for the leaks are pretty easy, it’s the tracking of the leak that can turn out to be a headache. Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Roofing Maintenance Tips

East Bay Roofing Contractors’ Tips to Help Homeowners Prevent Roof Damage

Bay Area roofing repair East Bay roofing contractorsRoof maintenance is essential to keeping your home safe and shielded from the elements. Failure to perform regular maintenance can lead to gradual degradation of the roof structure – which eventually demands a costly makeover and can cause damage to your property. The Bay Area roofing contractors at Century Roof Tile recommend scheduling a regular inspection to ascertain the condition of the roof in anticipation of the usual wear and tear caused by erratic weather conditions and ageing of the roofing materials. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Determine If It’s Time for Roof Repair or Replacement

Do I need a full roof replacement, or is roof repair enough?

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The truth is that when it comes to making the best decisions in terms of both short and long terms roof costs, you have to clearly evaluate the state of your roof and determine whether it needs some minor repairs or a total makeover. This is particularly true for those who reside in areas where weather patterns tend to take a toll building and household roofs. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Opt For Skylight Installation?

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Skylights are an outstanding way to enjoy ample natural light inside your house. Asides from being economical and pocket-friendly, they dramatically transform your home. In fact, skylights add 30 percent more sunlight than that of a mere window. This saves you a lot of energy and even keeps your property cozy during the winters. Having said that, you must still carefully judge whether skylight installation is the right option for you and your property. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Your Home’s Roof Takes Center Stage for Potential Buyers

bay area, new roof, roof installation, roof repair, roofing repair, home buyersWhen selling your home, it is important to ensure that everything is in the best shape possible to present to potential buyers. Many sellers choose to focus on the interior of their home in efforts to prepare for home listing. While the interior is certainly important, the exterior of a home is of equally importance. That is, it is the condition of your home’s exterior paint and roofing that provides the first impression to potential home buyers — something that can make or break a final buying decision. Read the rest of this entry »

Which Type of Roof is Best For Your House?

new roof, roofing contractor, shingles, bay area, roofing type, roofing materialsUpgrading your existing roof is arguably the most important investment you’ll make as a property owner. Of course, there are a lot of factors up for consideration, including the aesthetics, the total cost of the roofing materials, installation requirements, weight, as well as your locality’s climate type. This implies that arriving at the right decision can often prove a daunting task. So today, we are going to discuss in fine detail what homeowners need to consider before opting for any new roofing installation project. Read the rest of this entry »

Why you should install Tile Roofing

bay area roofing contractorsRoofs not only play the important role of keeping a home warm and dry, but also, they are generally the first thing that visitors notice when viewing your house. Thus, your home’s roofing must be presentable. Read the rest of this entry »

Skylight Diagnosis & Repair Tips

If you're experiencing problems with your skylights, identify the source of the problem to ensure that repair is done as soon as possible. Here's a few tips. Read the rest of this entry »