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How to Pick the Best Color for Your Roof

Picking the Right Shingle Color for Your Roof

Whether it’s shingles or tiles, the color theory still applies when choosing the right hue for your rooftop.  

Why Your Roof Color Matters

Your roof color choice is key in its appearance. If you want to add some major curb appeal and boost the value of your home, selecting the right hue will provide the visual harmony needed to be pleasing to the eye. Although they’re always a safe bet, don’t limit yourself to neutrals. The following tips will help you select a shingle that makes your home shine.

Tip One: Consider Your Siding and Shutters

Coordinating your siding and shutters with your roof will make it look its best and it’s the most important thing you should consider since your siding takes up the majority of your home’s visual presentation. Whether it’s brick or siding, the exterior of your home should work with your roof to be coordinated and appealing. Although it may seem as these two can match, you want them to be opposite to provide contrast and add distinction. For example, a dark brown roof works beautifully on a beige home, whereas a red roof on a white house will make it pop with personality. Take a look at this list for some more expertly combined palettes:

Red siding- Red brick and siding look best with black, dark brown, dark green and grey roofs.

White siding- White homes should opt for a brown, black, green, gray or red roof.

Gray siding-If you’ve got a gray home choose black, dark grey, dark blue, or a dark green roof.

Beige/tan- Add some flavor to a beige home with a dark blue or green, brown or black roof.

Brown siding- Don’t be boring when it comes to brown. Dark homes look beautiful with green, blue, black, charcoal or even light brown roofs.

Blue siding- There’s nothing blue about it. Black, brown gray and even white look right at home on a blue house.

Tip Two: Consider a Blended Shingle

Instead of just a solid hue, blended shingles combine many variants of complimentary colors to add dimension and pattern. Blended shingles are particularly attractive when you have plain siding and want your home to look more interesting. Rather than opt for a solid black roof on a brown home, go for a blended shingle flecked with tan and green to enhance the depth of your home and to give your roof some pizazz.

Tip Three: Balance Your Home with Light or Dark Shingles

Look at the size and the architecture of your home and keep the following key points in mind when selecting the right color for your roof. Dark colors draw attention and light hues distract. Since many ranch homes are long and sprawling a medium hue fits just right. A multi-level home looks best with a darker shingle and helps the house appear more substantial. You don’t want your roof to dominate your home or make it look smaller than it is, so strike the ideal balance when considering the color of your roof.

Tip Four: Complement Your Home’s Setting

Certain roof colors just look best in different environments. A green roof will always look at home on a rustic wood cabin, and a traditional downtown home looks formal and stately when topped with a black or dark brown roof. If you need home design ideas, drive around your neighborhood and check out some of the other houses and you’ll start to see the difference between a complimentary or an unattractive roof.

The Color of Your Home Has Many Advantages

More than just visual appeal, the color of your roof matters because it can also affect your heating and cooling bill. Because dark roofs absorb the heat, they’re ideal in cold climates. Light and neutral roofs play best where it’s warm.

Whether you’re wanting help choosing a complimentary shingle color or need annual roof maintenance, Heritage Construction will help you make the most of your roof. Your home only has one, and it makes an unforgettable first impression and increases your home’s value when it looks its best. Contact us to schedule a free roof consultation and get the roof of your dreams.

 

 

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Signs Your Roof is Ready to Collapse

Signs Your Roof is Giving Up

Let’s give your roof a break. Despite being one of the most prominent parts of your home, roofs don’t really get much attention until there is a problem. Ceiling stains, missing shingles, and mold growing on top are all reasons to seek a little help for your home’s cover. But sometimes what’s happening up there just isn’t so obvious until it all comes tumbling down. Here are a few signs that your roof has had enough and might collapse soon.

Sagging

Like the mighty elephant, your roof carries the weight of all storms. From hail to high winds your home’s roof takes it all like a champ until it can bear no more. This is when it might begin to sag. If your roof becomes overloaded with burdens and the support structures begin to cave in, your roof will have signs of sagging. You might hear creaking sounds that signal you to evacuate. It’s time to reduce the stress on your roof, pronto.

Cracks

Structural problems such as interior cracks can tell you a lot about the health of your roof. If you see fine lines on your walls or ceiling that show up without reason, it might be because your roof can no longer withstand to do its job. It’s top priority to get a roof inspection to figure out what’s causing all the stress so you can take immediate action.

Warping

If your doors aren’t opening or shutting properly your roof might be suffering from warping. Door frames will bend under this sort of stress and they might suddenly pop open on their own. No, your house isn’t haunted, it’s in danger of collapsing. That’s quite scarier, isn’t it?

Leaks

The most obvious sign your roof has placed an S.O.S. call is leakage. If water is flowing into your roof deck this signals a state of emergency. It’s not just cleaning up the mess or putting a bucket under the problem. Your roof is crying tears for help and any further leakage could signal a roof collapse in the near future.

Has Your Roof Had Enough?

All too often homeowners ignore the subtle (or not so subtle) signs of a roof collapse. The good thing is Heritage Construction offers free roof inspections throughout our many locations within the state of Texas. Contact us today to set up an appointment to ensure your roof won’t collapse on you. Don’t let it live in despair. Because once your roof gives up, it might let you know in the worst way. We can save the day. Contact Heritage today.

 

 

 

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Roof Remodeling: Things to Consider

Roof Remodeling Tips

When you’re in the planning stages of roof remodeling it pays to consider not just who you’ll hire as your roof contractor, but the overall look and style of roof that you’re after. Since a roof makes a significant first impression, you don’t want your roof to look “good”. You want it to look fantastic. These tips will help you achieve curb-worthy results that amp up your home’s presence.

Hire a Qualified Roofer

Don’t get stuck in a roofing scam trap. This is especially common after a storm when roofers head to the latest town of damage and operate a fly by night roofing operation. While you might be enticed by their estimate, many of these roofers have been known to take the money and run or even worse, perform shoddy work. Ensure your roofing contractor has a valid business license as well as proof of liability and worker’s compensation. Working with a local roofing company that has an official business address will help you avoid this mistake.

Get Inspired

If you want to know which color shingles or materials will look best on your home, simply drive around your neighborhood for inspiration. Check out houses that have a color palette similar to your own and see what type and color shingles look best. Since you’re in the remodeling phase you might even consider changing your shutters or the color of your front door to really make your new roof pop.

Review Your Contact

No matter the type of home remodeling project you should always review a work contract carefully. The last thing you want is to get hit later with unexpected expenses that could extend beyond your budget. Your roofer should have a detailed proposal that outlines the work that will be performed, the type of roofing materials and color, as well as all the fine details of the job, including the proposed start and completion date.

Check Out Other Products

The most exciting thing about shingles is that they’ve come a long way in both their appearance and performance. There are many more colors than just basic brown or gray. From multi-dimensional shingles to synthetic types that mimic clay or slate, there’s an abundance of different shingles that will change the way your home looks while enhancing its architectural style.

Work with the Pros

Heritage Construction is a family-owned Texas roofing contractor that specializes in roof remodeling. Whether it’s deciding on what type of shingle will look and function best to helping you file an insurance claim, our dependable and knowledgeable team will take the hassle out of your roof remodeling project. Book a free roof inspection today and get ready to elevate your home’s value from the ground up.