When you look for a roofing company in Pittsburgh to get a new roof, you have many options to help you boost the look of your home.

When it comes to picking a color scheme for your roof, it is not easy for all people.  First, you must decide what type of material you want to use and then choose the color.  Roofing materials will vary from metal, slate, asphalt and more.

When choosing options for your new roof, here is what you will consider:

  1. Soffit and Fascia Options

  2. Roof Material Color

  3. Shingle Style


One of the more outstanding questions people are concerned about relates to the shade of roof they should choose. 

Do you choose a light or dark roof color?

The main difference between light color and dark colored roofs is that the darker shingles will absorb more heat from the sunrays and be about 10% hotter than the lighter shingles. 

If you are environmentally conscious and want to save on your cooling bills, choose the lighter color.  However, there is also the reverse effect that occurs in the winter.

When it comes down to it, do what is best for you. Personally, I would pick the color I love most to go with my home because I will have to live with it for many years to come.

Once you are ready to choose the hue of the shingle, take along a sample of the brick or siding to help you decide.

You want the shutters, siding and brick all to compliment your new roof.  Start by comparing the shingles to your brick first and then the siding or shutters.

You may find that you find a roof color that you that you absolutely love but it may not perfectly match your siding.  In this case, you can consider painting the house or residing it. 

EAS Roofing offers exceptional roofing and siding installation.

If you find that your house is too dull, consider choosing a complementary color scheme.  Complementary colors are across from one another on the color wheel and help each color stand out on their own in a way the eyes finds pleasurable.

On the other hand, if you find that your house is already too colorful or “busy”, then tone down to use one color and multiple shades of that color.  This is called the monotone color scheme.

Our final recommendation to choosing new roofing material is to make sure you view your roofing samples in different types of lighting.  Once again, you are going to have to live with this investment for a very long time and it is wise to know that you are sure of what you want BEFORE the first shingle is placed.