Selecting the right roof material and colour is extremely important. As a homeowner, you must live with your decision for many years. The quality of roofing material and even the colour also impact how your home operates. If you want to improve your home’s resale value and curb appeal, you should put thought into the type of roofing material you install. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the best roof colour and material for your Calgary roof.
At Tony William Roofing & Exteriors, we recommend Malarkey, GAF, and CertainTeedshingles. All three brands come in a wide variety of colours to choose from.
Metal roofing and Euroshield rubber roofing are also excellent choices for those willing to pay more upfront to receive long-term net savings. Asphalt shingles have limited lifespans, whereas rubber roofing and metal typically outlast the life of your home. Metal roofing in Calgary is generally the most expensive option initially, however, its long life makes it a more economical choice if you intend to remain in your home for an extended period.
Our Calgary Roofing Guide covers all the key issues you need to consider when replacing your roof.
There are many considerations to keep in mind while selecting a roof colour. Keep these general rules in mind while selecting colour combinations:
Here in Calgary, roofing in a dark shade works best. That’s because dark roofs absorb heat, making it easier to warm up your home during the winter. Dark roofs also help melt winter snow faster. Black, grey, and brown roofs work best, but the most important thing is to choose a roof and house colour combination you enjoy.
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The colours of your home play a big role in what roof shingles you should install. Avoid colours that match your home perfectly, otherwise it will create a monotone effect. Roofs that give your home contrast are more pleasing, and provide a greater resale value. Here are some general tips to consider, based on the colour or material of your home:
Traditional white homes blend well with black and dark gray shingles. If the roof colour is too light, you risk having your home reflect too much heat. This can increase your heating bill during the colder months.
If you have brown, cream, or tan siding then you’ll want to select roof shingles that feature brown elements. Otherwise, your siding won’t blend properly with your roof. There are many varieties of roof shingles that have multiple brown colours which give your home a coordinated colour scheme.
If your home features red bricks, you have more options of roof colours. Coordinate your Calgary roofing with elements of your home that you want to stand out, such as your accent colours, or your landscaping.
Malarkey has a great online Roof Design tool to experiment with different roofing materials and colours. You can upload a photo of your home or just experiment with the pre-loaded images. It's a great way to help visualize how your renovated home will look.
With so many roofing materials, colours, accents and other options available, selecting the right roof and colour for your home isn’t always a straightforward process. Our roofing professionals at Tony William are here to help. We're happy to guide you through all the best options for your home, tastes and budget. Contact Tony William Roofing & Exteriors in Calgary today!
Company was recommended by a neighbor. I had estimates by two companies.Tony Williams was well under Gutter Doctor. Work was completed when promised. Crew was friendly and efficient. I would certainly recommend this company.
We were very impressed with the service and workmanship Tony Williams Roofing & Exteriors provided us this past spring. We will be contacting them for any further renovation project we may have in the future.
Rick in Calgary
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