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, which in most circumstances would tear off a conventional roofing system.
Durability isn’t the only quality you need to look for in a roof replacement—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.
In this post, our roofing contractors at Roofing by Curry share some tips on picking the right concrete roof tile color for your home.
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 roofs 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 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 leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Sarasota, FL, as well as the surrounding communities.