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1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

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1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

This Fall/Winter/Spring will be the time to remodel.

We decided to do all of it.

We are in Eastern Nassau.

If you have a tan siding, which I prefer, what color roof do you have?

I love to see pic if you could post or FM.

Thanks!

Posted 8/25/08 2:07 PM
 
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GoldenRod
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

I'm planning on getting tan siding with medium to dark grey roof. White accent pieces (windows, railing, gutters, etc), and black shutters. Neighbor has tan house with white windows, black shutters, but very black roof. My solar panels will be almost entirely black, so from the front of the house, the roof will look black, but there will be shingles over the bay windows and the foyer bump-out. I wanted the grey to add another layer of color between the black shutters, and the grey paving stone walkway we already have.

Posted 8/25/08 2:32 PM
 

smdl
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

We are def. doing the white windows and trim. I love the clean looking look of it.

I was thinking grey (which we have now) but was wondering about the black or other colors.

Posted 8/25/08 2:54 PM
 

CaMacho
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

My mom has tan siding, white around the windows, white door and a dark brown roof.

Message edited 8/25/2008 3:04:45 PM.

Posted 8/25/08 3:04 PM
 

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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

I saw a house with tan siding and a black roof... Next to like 4 other tan houses with whatever color roofs.

It totally stuck out and looked MINT!

I vote black roof.

Posted 8/25/08 3:11 PM
 

GoldenRod
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

Certainteed has an on-line color tool that you can play with to "test" out some different color variations.

http://www.certainteed.com/CertainTeed/Homeowner/Homeowner/Siding/Visualize/colorview

Pick a house style that is relatively close to yours, then play with siding, shutters (under Paint), and roof. It will give you something to start with at least.

Posted 8/25/08 3:13 PM
 

smdl
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

Posted by GoldenRod

Certainteed has an on-line color tool that you can play with to "test" out some different color variations.

http://www.certainteed.com/CertainTeed/Homeowner/Homeowner/Siding/Visualize/colorview

Pick a house style that is relatively close to yours, then play with siding, shutters (under Paint), and roof. It will give you something to start with at least.



Thanks!

Posted 8/25/08 3:17 PM
 

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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

my house is tan with marroon shutters and a black roof

Message edited 8/25/2008 3:23:58 PM.

Posted 8/25/08 3:18 PM
 

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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

Although our siding color is called "Cottage Grey" it sometimes looks tanish.

Our roof is a Slate Grey, but when you view it ontop of the tanish colored shingles, it looks more blueish, which I hate. Chat Icon We had to put a new roof on the 1st month we moved in, so we chose a color that went with the current siding (white). Chat Icon If we do a second story addition (as opposed to moving), I'm hoping DH will let me get a new roof. Chat Icon

(forgive the "bareness"...we're still working on the house and doing landscaping this fall.)

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Posted 8/25/08 3:44 PM
 

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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

I love a gray or blue color

Posted 8/25/08 3:50 PM
 

ILJ619
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

i have a tan house and a tan roof and I hate it. we are planning to redo it next year and going with a black roof Chat Icon

Posted 8/25/08 3:51 PM
 

GoldenRod
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

Black roofs absorb more heat than lighter colored roofs, so your attic (and your house) may be warmer in the summer with a black roof. As long as you have plenty of ventilation, it should be fine, though. I want a dark roof, but we are covering almost the entire thing with solar panels, so it will never get that hot, since the roof is protected from the sun by the panels.

Posted 8/25/08 4:03 PM
 

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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

Posted by GoldenRod

Black roofs absorb more heat than lighter colored roofs, so your attic (and your house) may be warmer in the summer with a black roof. As long as you have plenty of ventilation, it should be fine, though. I want a dark roof, but we are covering almost the entire thing with solar panels, so it will never get that hot, since the roof is protected from the sun by the panels.



I have a grey roof now and I know about the heat..Chat Icon

Posted 8/25/08 4:12 PM
 

MegZee
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Re: 1st thread of lots of rec and Qs needed for house remodel - Let's talk roof color if you have tan siding

we painted our shingles tan. we have black shutters and black roof. pics in album!

Posted 8/25/08 4:57 PM
 
 

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