Choosing a Roof Colour

Choosing a Roof Colour

February 2022

There are many benefits to roof restorations, including protection against the elements and increasing the longevity of your roof. Another benefit is the boost in property value due to the added aesthetic appeal from painting your roof. When it comes to painting your roof, there is an array of colours to choose from, and it can be pretty daunting trying to choose the right colour for your roof. We have put together a list of tips to help take the stress out of choosing your roof’s colour.

 

Why Roof Colour Matters

Street Appeal

The right roof colour can affect the curb appeal of your home. You might not believe it, but your roof accounts for up to 40% of your home’s exterior appearance. Keep in mind that the outer part of your home will first be seen and noticed by potential buyers or guests.

If you want to wow them or increase the resale value of your home, it is essential to ensure that you choose a roof colour that will perfectly match your home’s architectural style and colour.

Internal Temperature

The colour of the roof that you choose can also significantly affect the internal temperature in your home. A roof colour either reflects or absorbs heat. Lighter-coloured roofs are the ones that reflect the rays of the sun. This means that they can keep the internal temperature of your home cooler by a few degrees.

 

Things to consider

It is important to keep in mind that when you change your roof colour, your home exterior, guttering, and driveway are most likely going to remain the same existing colour. Ensure you choose a roof colour that does not clash with your homes current external colour scheme.

It may be tempting to choose a beautiful shade of white, but this would look stark against a red brick exterior.

Tip: Paint your guttering the same colour as your roof to give the appearance of a larger roof and higher exterior walls. This is also a foolproof way to tie your gutter in seamlessly with your roof.

Get a Visual

At KWR Roofing, we keep a ‘drive-by list’, which includes a handy list of previously restored roofs organised by colour. This is an excellent way for our customers to visualise what the colour looks like on a roof. It is also great to see the colour in-situ to understand how the roof looks under direct sunlight.

Another great tool to assist you with your colour decision is Colorbond’s Visualiser. This is a fantastic tool that enables you to change the colour of the whole exterior to match your own, so you can get a feel of what colours will look like together.

 

What’s Trending?

Although the colour Charcoal has strongly dominated the roof restoration industry for the last decade, a new trend is taking over. Hamptons Style sees lighter roofs and earthy exterior tones becoming more and more popular. It is important to take the time to understand what styles are trending and what colours will keep your home “on-trend” throughout the years ahead.

Tip: Choosing colours that have everlasting style, such as light greys and deep blues, will keep your home looking stylish, have wider appeal, and help to maintain its property value.

There are many benefits to roof restorations, including protection against the elements and increasing the longevity of your roof. Another benefit is the boost in property value due to the added aesthetic appeal from painting your roof. When it comes to painting your roof, there is an array of colours to choose from, and it can be pretty daunting trying to choose the right colour for your roof. We have put together a list of tips to help take the stress out of choosing your roof’s colour.


If you would like to further explore the best suited roofing options available for your home, get in touch with the professionals at KWR Roofing. Contact us at info@kwrroofing.com.au or (07) 3847 1031.

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