Beyond Energy Efficiency: Other Considerations When Choosing The Color Of A Roof

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You have probably heard that bright roofing colors encourage energy efficiency by reflecting sunlight off the roof. However, energy efficiency is not the only thing that should guide you when choosing your next roof's color. Here are four other salient factors you shouldn't ignore:

Resale Value of the Property

Many people don't live in the same house for the rest of their lives. At one point or another, you may need to move out of your current house and buy another one, for example, when you get a job in a different place or when you need a bigger or smaller house. When that happens and you wish to sell your current home, the color of the roof will be one of the factors determining your selling price or even the ease of selling your home. Most realtors will tell you that bold bright colors aren't as popular with home buyers as neutral colors.

Color Availability in Your Area

Depending on the type of roofing material you want to use, your choice of color may be dictated by the choices available in the area. For example, some slate colors are only available in certain parts of the country due to the color of the rocks available in the slate quarries in the area. Therefore, buying a different slate color other than those available in your area would be expensive because you would have to ship them in from other areas.

 Applicable HOA Rules

If your neighborhood is governed by a homeowner's association, the HOA may also have a say on your roof's color. Many HOAs regulate roof colors to maintain the aesthetics of the neighborhoods under their control and the resale values of the properties they control. Therefore, you will need to make a quick trip to the HOA office before settling on a roof color.

Aesthetic Considerations

Lastly, it's also advisable to consider your curb appeal when choosing the color of our roof. Specifically, you need a color that will match well with the architectural style of your house as well as the color of your home's exterior. Of course, your personal taste also comes into consideration here.

The roof is one of the most important parts of the house; it protects both the structure and its contents. At the same time, it is an expensive venture that should be protected at great cost. This means its best to get the installation right the first time instead of correcting malfunctions later. Contact a service, like MW Roofing LLC, for more help.

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The Benefits of a Flat Roof

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