If you want new roofing in Auckland, you’ll also want to ensure that you get the colour just right. Your roof is very big and unmissable, and your colour choice will affect how your whole home looks. To help you make the correct choice, here’s a brief but handy guide.
Let’s start with the most obvious thing. Avoid an exact colour match between the roof and the rest of your home. It just doesn’t work, and that uniformity will actually look quite strange. A contrast or a complement is by far the best way to go. Classic examples of this include a red roof if the exterior walls are painted brown or grey, or a brown roof if the exterior walls are a lighter colour.
If you live in a brick home and require a new roof, remember that the bricks will never change colour through repainting – they’ll always look the way they do now! A good tip is to look closely at the colour of the bricks. The main colour will be obvious but there may be traces of other colours that you could use as your roof colour. This will be a nice tie in, but without that uniform monochrome appearance we were talking about earlier.
If the exterior wall colour or material is bright, or if it’s “busy” thanks to multi-coloured bricks or stone, then consider a roof colour that is a bit more toned down. By trying to match the bright and busy stuff going on down below, you’ll probably end up being over the top with a confusing appearance to match.
If you’re going all the way and painting your exterior walls as well as your roof, then choose your roof colour first. You’ll always have more wall colours than roof colours to choose from, so it’s easier to make a perfect match once you have got the roof colour sorted.
The style of your home will play a huge part in selecting the roof colour. An old villa might suit a conservative or traditional colour, while a more modern, or even futuristic design, might be better with a far bolder shade. We recommend you walk or drive around your neighbourhood and see what people in similar homes have done.
Gutters should match the roof colour, but the fascias should be a contrasting colour, with white almost always being a safe option. And one final word of advice: a lighter roof won’t absorb an excessive amount of heat which is something to remember if you live in a warmer area. On the other hand, a darker roof might be the way to go if you live in a cooler climate and want to capture as much heat as you can.
At the end of the day, there is much to consider when it comes to choosing the right colour. But as experts in new roofs, we’d be happy to advise you in this area. So get in touch , for the right roof and the right colour.