There’s a lot to consider when choosing your roof. Apart from various materials and styles, you also have to factor in the color. Ideally, the color of your roof should match your home’s exterior, particularly the siding. One of the premier roof replacement contractors in the area, Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC, talks about how to achieve a coherent roof and siding color combination.
Understanding the Color Wheel
To have a better understanding of which colors work with which, it might help to refresh your knowledge about the color wheel. The first color wheel was devised by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666. The basic color wheel is made up of 12 colors. These 12 colors are divided into three categories, namely the primary colors, secondary colors and tertiary colors.
Understanding Color Schemes
Your roof replacement services provider shouldn’t have to be an art major to know the basic types of color schemes. But in case you need a refresher course, the color schemes are as follows.
This color scheme utilizes one color in varying degrees of intensity. If your siding is mainly blue, you can use the same shade for your roof but in a different intensity. You can choose either a lighter or a darker color.
Complementary and Analogous
Two colors that are placed directly across each other on the color wheel are complementary colors while analogous colors are any six colors that are positioned next to each other on the color wheel.
GAF Virtual Home Remodeler
If you’d like to visualize what your roof and siding will look like after consulting the color wheel, you can do so by using the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler. All you have to do is type in your zip code to access the tool. It allows you to mix and match between different roofing and siding colors before you commit to any color scheme. You can even modify according to architectural style so you could really picture of what your home will look like with certain roof and siding color combinations.
Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC is a GAF Master Elite® roofer. We also offer excellent window replacement services. You may call us at (903) 465-7677 or at (580) 920-1433. We provide our services to commercial and residential properties in Sherman and Denison, TX.