What Colour Should I Paint My Roof?

Choosing the colour of your roof can be tricky. Your home exterior’s appearance can affect the feel of the whole place, and a big part of that is the roof. If you have asked yourself, ‘what colour should I paint my roof?’, we can help! 

We have put together a useful guide that will take you through everything you should consider for the perfect colour. Read more below!

Think about your home’s surroundings

Do you want your home to blend seamlessly into its environment, or do you want it to stand out? If you live in an area full of natural assets such as trees and greenery, a more natural colour such as dark green or a subtle brown tends to be a good pick.

If you live in an urban area, look at the colours of rooves on other houses in your neighbourhood, and choose something that complements these. If you want to sell your house, the exterior is the first thing potential buyers will see, and often, they will want a home that looks cohesive in the environment around it and not something that clashes with its surroundings.

What is the climate where you live?

The colour of your roof can affect the heating and cooling of your home. If you live in a hotter climate, look at lighter colours, such as beige tones, as they will reflect the heat and keep your home cooler. If you live somewhere a bit chillier, blacks and dark greys will absorb the sunlight and help keep your home toasty and warm.

Think about how the colour will look in time

While the colour you pick may look great initially, you need to consider how it will look after it has been there for a while. Roofs are exposed to all the elements, and colours may fade in the sun. If you choose a lighter colour, lichen and dirt will be more obvious, so be prepared to clean your roof more frequently. Be sure to use good quality paint, or you may find it flaking and fading, and you will have to repaint it, which is no small feat.

Choose your exterior house colour first

When installing a new roof in Auckland on a new build, choose the colour you will paint your home exterior first. Choose a different colour for your roof than your exterior walls. Otherwise, your home will look very strange. Consider a contrasting colour with complimenting undertones. For example, a brown with warm red or orange tones will look best if your home has a warm cream exterior. If your home is a light blue or green shade, a cool grey roof will look great!

Need a new Roof?

If you are building a new home, need a roofing contractor, or are in the market for a roof replacement, get in touch with Ascent Roofing. Ascent Roofing is a leading roofing company in Auckland, providing cost-effective solutions for many roofing needs.

We specialize in residential and commercial roofing installations, heritage villa roof restorations, and general roofing maintenance, repair, and replacement.​ Our contractor team has over 25 years’ worth of experience in both residential and commercial projects. Get your free roofing quote today!