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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.


Going Solar 101: Pros and Cons of Solar Tiles

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Tiles

Solar Roofing Installations with Solar Tiles

Thinking of putting in solar roofing for your next home improvement project?

Most Bay Area roofing contractors recommend solar shingles instead of traditional solar tiles to achieve a more energy-efficient home. Solar tiles are standalone, which means you can use it as the primary roofing material. Read the rest of this entry »

Do I Need a New Roof Before Solar Installation?

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

Bay Area solar roofing installations
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 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 »

Residential Roofing’s Top Trends

bay area re-roofing, shingles, roofThe primary goal of most modern-day homeowners is to ensure that their homes look attractive from both the inside and outside. As a result, there has been a significant change in their choices for roofing materials. Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Roofing Materials: What’s Best for You?

Bay Area Roofing Contractors Discuss Different Roofing Styles

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The main purpose of the roof is to protect the building’s structure and its’ contents from the elements. While every roofing product available on the market has the ability of doing that, some roofing materials are better suited to handle the particular climate in your region than others. Whether you live in an area that’s susceptible to rather high temperatures, high humidity or even a combination of high humidity and high temperatures (as with most tropical and subtropical climates), you will want to get the right roofing material which is capable of handling the climatic conditions in your area. In this article, we are going to discuss the popular roofing styles and how to choose the one suited for your area. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things To Do To Maintain Your Roof

Your roof and gutters are an integral piece of home maintenance, since improper care can lead to cracks and leaks. Read our 5 DIY tips to maintain your roof. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Pick the Best Roof Color for Your Home

Here are a few of our tips for choosing the best roof color that suits your home's style and structure. Read the rest of this entry »

Roofing 101: Is it Advisable to Roof over Existing Shingles?

A number of people believe that installing new shingles over an old, existing roof is a smart move. We've broken down the pros and cons of this roofing method. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose New Roofing for Your House

Preparing for a full roof replacement? Read on for help vetting your roofing options with regard to longevity, material type, cost, and other factors. Read the rest of this entry »