Your home’s roof plays a huge role in defining the exterior look of the house. That’s why when planning a siding or roof replacement project, it’s important to make sure the roofing, siding and other exterior elements of the property match or complement each other.
Here’s a quick guide to matching roof and siding design for your house.
1. Classic Colors Go Well With European Classics
Colonial, Victorian and other classical styles of houses always go well with soft, pastel colors, such as white, light gray and even yellow. These soft hues pack a surprising punch at first glance without being boring.
Cool, gray paint on the exterior walls of a Victorian house, for example, provides a backdrop that lets the other colors and features of the property do the talking. Other colors that work well with these styles include creams, dark blue and tan.
2. Check With the Neighbors
When you need inspiration, you can always get it from your neighbors. Check out the houses in your neighborhood or on your drive home and see what color combinations you like. Take special note of houses that have a similar architecture to yours to get an idea of what color palette works well for their roofing and what you should avoid.
3. Let the Landscape Be Your Backdrop
If your house is set within a beautiful, natural surrounding, a great suggestion is to go for earthy tones. A light grey roof, for example, can go well with cocoa brown siding and highlight the surrounding green grass, bushes or trees.
Additionally, a good rule of thumb for earth tones is to go for contrast; if the surrounding features are dark, go for lighter hues of the same colors, and the other way around.
4. Don’t Forget the Weather
More accurately, don’t forget about the changing seasons. Consider what your house will look like when covered with snow or during a hot summer day; if your area experiences a lot of rain, remember also that colors may fade.
Consider these tips the next time you plan a siding or roof replacement project, but if you’re still unsure, ask your local contractors. They will likely be eager to help you with your design needs, be it for the roof or siding. If you live in Indianapolis or nearby areas, John Peters Roofing can help. We provide complete assistance and service for your home improvement projects. Call us today at (317) 786-3315 to get started.