In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic factors to consider while choosing color and aesthetic themes for your new roofing shingles in Florida. Our state offers some unique climate characteristics and other areas to consider, and while some may think of color selection for roof shingles as only an aesthetic theme, it’s one that has a practical impact as well.
At Roofing Pioneers, LLC, we’re proud to provide numerous roof repairs, roof installations and related services for all our Oviedo and Florida clients. We’ll help you with selection of several variables, from specific shingle material to shingle color and several other areas. What are some of the other key variables at play when selecting your shingle color, and what are some of our recommendations for various color ranges you might land on? Here’s a primer.
One area that may have an impact on your available colors or related themes for shingle selection: Building codes, which may be covered not only by your state, but also by your city, town or other local governing bodies. Especially due to the unique climate in a state like Florida, building codes here often differ from many other parts of the country – they’ll typically have requirements in areas like protection, light reflection, durability and more.
While these codes may not impact color selection in certain circumstances, there are others where they will. Our roofing contractors are experts in all local building codes and will be happy to offer tips or recommendations here.
Our next several sections will go over the color ranges you typically will see on Florida homes, plus some basics within each category.
Generally preferable for the Florida climate are light-colored shingles, which reflect the sun away instead of absorbing it into the home. This means that during the hot Florida summer, your AC won’t have to work as hard to cool your home.
Today’s modern shingles leave numerous light color options available. There are various pastel hues to consider, often as a contrast to gray or other neutrals on the siding or gutters.
Speaking of neutrals, many choose to actually go with this sort of hue for the roof and save their more vivid colors for accent areas like siding, windows or other areas. The goal here is to select neutral hues that blend well with the accent colors you know you’ll use – gray or tan colors tend to do well in Florida, or pale grey will work if you’re using blue or purple accents.
Finally, if you want to go a bit more colorful with your roofing, follow a similar approach. Pick colors that will combine well with the others on your home – for instance, a Mediterranean terra cotta aesthetic on the roof will do well with cream- or brown-colored stucco.
For more on choosing roof shingle color in Florida, or to learn about any of our roofing services, speak to the staff at Roofing Pioneers, LLC today.