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How to Choose the Right Roof Color in Florida

In the sunny state of Florida, where the heat can be relentless, picking the color of your roof is a big deal. A good roofer can help you choose wisely based on the weather, your home's style, how it's built, and the colors you've already got going on. He knows the right roofing shingles can make your home beautiful and contribute to your family's comfort.

The Florida Weather

Florida is known for its hot and humid weather. It's mostly sunny, so your roof takes a beating from the sun's rays. It's important to pick a color that can help keep your house cooler inside.

Darker colors, such as deep browns and blacks, absorb more heat from the sun. This can lead to higher attic temperatures and increased cooling costs. Light colors reflect more heat, keeping things cooler. So, in Florida, lighter-colored roofs can help you save on your AC bill.

Does this mean you can't have a black roof? You'd be surprised how many of our customers love black shingles! Cool roof technologies with highly reflective materials can minimize heat absorption and help energy efficiency. Your roofer can also install a solar attic fan. It helps cool your home by pulling hot air out of the attic and bringing in cooler air from outside. This can make your house more comfortable and save you money on cooling bills.

Your roofer should also check that you have adequate insulation in the attic. This can help reduce heat transfer from the roof into the living spaces below.

Matching Your Home's Style

Think about what your house looks like. If it's got that Mediterranean or Spanish vibe with warm colors like terracotta, consider roof shingles in tan or light brown. If it's a beachy, coastal style, blues or grays could be a good match.

Construction Materials

In addition to your home's style, try to coordinate roof shingle colors with other construction finishes such as siding, trim, and landscaping features. You want to enhance curb appeal. For example, if your home has a brick exterior, choose roof shingle colors that complement the brick's tones. You could also coordinate with the paint or stain of wooden elements like decks or fences.

Don't Clash with What You've Got

If you're not about to re-paint your house, make sure your new roof color doesn't clash with what's already there. Light-colored roofing shingles usually blend in well with most paint colors, but you can go darker. The best thing to do if you can't decide is to look around your neighborhood. You will probably find a roof color you like. Ask your roofer for a sample or take a photo to compare with your house. Remember to check with your HOA for permission if required in your neighborhood.

Choosing the right roof color in Florida isn't just about looks—it's about staying cool and saving energy. Triangle Roofing, Inc. can help you match your home's style and exterior, You'll have a good-looking roof and a more comfortable home in the Florida heat! Contact Joe for a free estimate at:

(386) 673-6600

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