A typical asphalt shingle roof lasts for about 20 to 30 years, so it only makes sense to stick with colors that will still look good by then as it does today. In today’s post, the roofing contractors at Lexington Blue® share a quick guide on how to choose timeless roof colors.
Many people equate “classic” with “boring,” but this is far from the truth. There are reasons why classic colors have an enduring appeal. The key thing to remember about classic colors is they outlive trends, year after year. You can look up pictures of homes from decades past, and if you can’t easily associate it with a certain period, then you’re looking at a classic roof color. Colors in this category don’t always have to be monochromatic: navy blue, almond, and forest green are roof colors that have stood the test of time.
Permanent Parts of the House
Other parts of the house’s exterior, like siding, should always be considered when choosing the roof color. This is an even more important consideration when the house exterior has permanent components like brick or stone — they will, after all, outlive the roof. The good thing about timeless colors is they almost always work with permanent components, even with something as striking as a bright red brick. It’s only a matter of choosing something that complements such permanent parts.
Your neighbors’ houses can clue you in on which roof colors are considered timeless. Take a drive down a few blocks and pay attention to the roof colors. Unless you’re living in a community with an HOA, the houses in your area should have enough variety in style and color that makes them stand out. Many of these houses should have certain roof colors in common that can be considered timeless and should give you an idea of which colors to pick. More importantly, it should give you an idea of which colors not to pick.
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