How to Select the Right Color for Your Synthetic Slate or Shake Roof

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Choosing the right color roof tile for your roof can be a daunting task, but there are several factors to consider to help you make the right decision. These factors include your home’s architectural style, surroundings, and climate. Let’s take a closer look at each.

Keep your home’s architectural style in mind.

You’ll want to make sure the color of your roof tile complements your home’s architectural style. For example, if you have a traditional-style home, you may want to choose a classic slate color, like black or gray. If your home has a more modern style, you may want to consider a more contemporary color, like Smoke Gray or Midnight Gray.   

Look at your surroundings

Consider the surrounding environment when choosing the color of your roof tile. Homes that are surrounded by trees or a lot of greenery, may look best with a complementary color, such as Earth Green or Sage Green. Coastal homes may look best with a roof color that complements the ocean, such as a Smoke Gray or Twilight Blend. 

Consider the climate.

When choosing the color of your roof tile, you’ll want to keep in mind the climate in your area. In warmer climates, a lighter color will help reflect heat and keep your home cooler. In cooler climates, a darker color will help absorb heat and keep your home warmer. 

EcoStar offers eleven cool roof colors. A cool roof is a roofing system that delivers higher solar reflectance and better thermal emittance than standard designed roofing products.

Look at samples.

When considering a roof tile color, it’s always a good idea to view samples in different lighting conditions, both indoor and outdoor. Also view your sample tiles at different times of the day as the angle of the sun changes. This will give you a better idea of how the color will look on your roof and how it will complement your home. 

If you are still unsure about which color roof tile to choose, the professionals at EcoStar are here to assist you. In addition to standard colors and factory blends, EcoStar offers unlimited custom colors. The production team can create tiles with unique hues based on samples of material, paint swatches, or Pantone® color numbers that highlight your property.

Offering superior performance and durability, EcoStar’s products are manufactured with recycled rubber and plastics and are easy to work with, sustainable and environmentally friendly. A good place to start is by using our visualizer tool, which will help you design your roof, your way. 

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