How to choose the right paint color for your roof

Painting expert, Jon Ferris from Citywide Decorators provides advice for choosing a roof paint color.

Rich red roof colour against a yellow house.
ARTICLE Jon Ferris

With the help of professional painters, you can try to match exterior paint of your home with the surrounding landscape. It not only looks nice in appearance but also helps to maintain a normal temperature inside your residence.
If your house is in middle of the woods then painting with more earthy and natural tones is a good choice.
If you reside in a very dry area, try to use lighter colors like white, beige, off white, etc which do not absorb an excessive amount of heat. In cooler regions try to use darker shades like grey, brown, black, etc on exteriors to absorb more sunlight and heat to keep the house warm and cozy.
In colonized areas, try to choose external paints matching the color scheme of the surrounding houses. This painting strategy blends your exterior of your home perfectly with the nearby homes, which looks quite elegant and appealing. Depending on the paint used on exterior walls, always choose complementary colors for the roof.
For instance, use red paint on the roof if the external walls are painted grey or brown. A brown colored roof suits a house with lighter shades on its outer walls.
It is quite simple to come up with some creative house painting ideas when inspired from the surroundings.
Nature is full of colors and ideas to decorate your dwelling just by being receptive to innovative possibilities with help of professional painters.

Curious to know how much it would cost for a new roof? Read, "How much does a new roof cost?"

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This article by Jon Ferris featured on page 38 in Issue 012 of Renovate Magazine. Renovate Magazine is an easy to use resource providing fresh inspiration and motivation at every turn of the page.

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