A critical aspect that is often overlooked when replacing a roof is the colour, keeping in mind that the colour you choose will be with you for years. Picking a colour can be a fairly difficult task with so many colours available, which is why we have put together a list of informative tips to help you.
With Southern Africa’s climate always leaning towards warm and sunny, it would be wise to consider a cool roof when choosing your materials. Less heat means less indoor cooling, which essentially determines how much you save on your electricity bill. An alternative would be to consider specially coated shingles.
Exterior materials that have permanent colours, such as brick, should deeply affect which colour you pick for your roof. Be sure to consider what works best with your permanent colours.
The colour wheel is an important thing to keep with you when shopping for a roof colour. Take note of the complementary tone of the hue closest to the exterior of your home and match same colour shades until you discover the one you like most.
Once you have a few colour samples on hand, ensure that you take a look at the in direct sunlight as well as in the shade as colours can appear extremely different under certain lighting conditions.
There are many ways to check samples, such as through an app or software, that can make choosing a colour a little nerve-wracking as the colours don’t always look the same. To avoid the panic, make sure that you take compare swatches with existing paint colours as a reference.
Still undecided about your roof colours? Dulux has a range for you to choose from.