Concrete roof tiles are an ideal roofing material for Florida’s humid climate. Their interlocking ribs on the tiles’ edges prevent water from infiltrating your roof. Not to mention concrete tiles can withstand winds of up to 125 miles per hour (mph), which in most circumstances would tear off a conventional roofing system.
Durability isn’t the only quality you need to look for in a new roof – you also need to consider how it can impact your home’s curb appeal. Your roof, after all, is one of the most visible parts of your exterior. Fortunately, concrete roof tiles are available in a wide variety of colors. But you need to pick the right colors.
Stick With Tried-and-Tested Color Combinations
Choosing colors mostly comes down to a matter of preference, but if you don’t know where to start, finding out what your home’s architectural style is is a good start. Certain color combinations have been traditionally used in certain architectural styles. For instance, Victorian-style homes usually have reds, greens and blended grays while French-style homes favor gray or brown roofs.
Understand the Visual Effect of Colors
The right combination of colors can create an optical illusion that can enhance your home’s curb appeal. For instance, dark colors can visually shrink your roof and are, therefore, not the best choice for compact homes. Light roof colors, on the other hand, are less likely to overwhelm the other parts of your exterior. And, as an added benefit, light roof colors reflect ultraviolet (UV) rays and heat from the sun, helping lower your cooling costs. By combining different colors, you can take advantage of their visual effects. Keep in mind that coordinating colors can be tricky, which is why it’s best to consult an experienced professional from one of your local roof companies.
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Roofing by Curry, a contractor with over three decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repair and replacements. To request a free estimate, call us at (941) 921-9111, or fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Sarasota, FL, as well as the surrounding communities.