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Preventing roof repair by choosing the right color for your roof
When driving by a particular neighborhood and looking out the window, you look at the houses passing by. You admire their style, spew critique on the features you dislike and so on.
In most cases, functionality tops aesthetic. It is better for a product to do its job properly than for it to be pretty to the eye while failing to fulfill its purpose.
Thanks to the advances in the roofing industry, today we can say we give your roof the color you desire while securing the premium service for your household.
When choosing a color for your roof, there are many factors one must consider. First of all, always bear in mind that the color of your roof will probably stay the same for the next couple of years.
First, you must consider the overall image of your house. Since the roof is one of the first things you see when approaching, you would want it to be visually appealing. When choosing a color, make sure it doesn’t cross with the color or pattern of your exterior walls. Also, pay attention to the scenery surrounding your house.
Second, although it may seem that the purpose of the color of your roof is something with only aesthetic value, you would be dead wrong. The color of your roof can either reflect or absorb heat. Thus, innovations have brought out specific colors for specific environments, creating an array of choices. Speaking financially, the color of your roof can significantly affect your bills in the summer and winter. Further down, you will find some tips on what to pay attention to when it comes to choosing the most functional color for your roof.
There are certain benefits to choosing either darker or lighter color. When choosing between these two, the main thing you should take into consideration is your climate. Lighter colors can reflect the sun’s wavelength, making them the perfect choice for homes whose roof faces a lot of sun throughout the year by making it noticeably cooler. On the other hand, darker colors absorb sun’s wavelength, thus bringing extra warmth to your home. That makes darker colors suitable for areas with lesser amounts of direct exposure to the sun.
Mainly, it still resides on your personal preference. If a particular tone doesn’t look appealing to you, you wouldn’t want it covering the vast area of your household. If that’s the case, you can always invest in other ways to secure your home.
If you live in an area surrounded by rich and complex patterns that could either be the work of Mother Nature or human-made, you would want to choose a toned down color for your shingles.
On the other hand, in case your surroundings are bland, it is suggested you choose a more vivid color to match it. You may see a certain color and think to yourself that you’ve finally found the perfect color. Before finally deciding, view the color in different light settings. A color may seem perfect on a sunny day, and dreadful on a stormy night.
Last of all, consider the property value of your house and above all, consult with an expert.
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