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How to Pick Your Roofing Color

How to Pick Your Roofing Color

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Until a few years ago, you didn’t have many options when it came to picking a color for your roof. With modern manufacturing technology, you can design your home’s exterior from the roof down.

There are popular colors amongst homeowners when it comes to choosing a roofing color. Black, gray, and brown are usually safe choices but not necessarily creative choices.

When you start to think about how your roofing color choice plays with your siding color and even window color, you begin to realize how you can go from humdrum to eye-popping curb appeal in no time.

Because of these reasons, more homeowners are choosing color roofs to match their existing siding. If you are considering updating your siding, you will want to use some technology and advice to ensure dreams become a reality.

How to Design Your Home's Look

In addition to the landscaping, your home’s exterior defines its look, style, and coveted curb appeal. The home’s exterior is what you will see each time you get home from work. Come back from running errands or while you are out doing yard work.

When your home looks its best, you’ll be proud of it, your neighbors will envy it, and if you ever decide to sell it, you’ll get more money for it.

Even if you live in a neighborhood of cookie-cutter designed homes, color can help your home stand out as long as you don’t live in an HOA that controls these personal choices.

Tools to Help You Get Started

As with any home improvement project, it is essential not to get overwhelmed. Allow technology and professionals to help you.

Owens Corning has designed an online tool, especially for homeowners like you. Without needing to create an account, you can upload a photo of your home or select a similar house to customize.

With the Design EyeQ, you can change roofing colors, siding colors, even windows, trim, and exterior door options. By playing around with the software, you can visualize how your property could look. Saving you time making your final choices and ensuring your exterior colors won’t clash.

Owens Corning Shingle Color of the Year is a great starting point if you want more inspiration. Ownes Corning has created style boards

and, each year, forecasts what will be trending in the upcoming year. Look at their style boards for more ideas and color combinations that you may have never thought of on your own.

You can also build your own exterior Mood Board.

HGTV Two Chicks and a Hammer

The home renovation and design experts Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak on the HGTV series Two Chicks and a Hammer star in the video below explain how creating a mood board can define your style.

There are endless combinations of roof, siding, and window color choices. How do you keep it all straight and ensure you will get the best craftsmanship that will hold up for a lifetime? Maybe you should give us a call.

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