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How to Match Your New Roof With the Rest of Your Home
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Replacing your current roof can be an exciting time. Apart from the added protection and improved comfort, like a fresh coat of paint, a new roofing system can dramatically change your home’s look. When choosing a new roof, it’s important to remember that it’s a large part of your exterior, which means it should match the rest of your home.

How to Match Your New Roof With the Rest of Your Home

PJ Sullivan Construction, your trusted home improvement contractor, shares several tips to help you choose the best color:

Match Your Brick

Brick homes are known for their excellent durability, making them a popular choice for homeowners. While their longevity makes them a good option, it also means a large area of your home’s exterior is permanent. Other elements like doors, windows and siding can always be changed, so if you own a brick home, we recommend considering its color when choosing a new roof. The red shade of brick goes well with dark browns and grays. To match multi-colored bricks, choose a more continuous color on your roof so your house doesn’t look too overwhelming.

Complement Your Architectural Style

To highlight your home’s architectural style, contractors know it’s best to choose colors that can highlight its unique features. Natural slate, in particular, complements the fine details of Colonial homes very well. Ranches, on the other hand, look best with weathered grays and greens to create a rustic look. Warm orange-red shades and curved metal tiles bring life to stucco homes.

Highlight Your Favorite Features

You can also take cues from the other exterior elements of your home. Stone walls, bay windows and wrap-around porches are some features that you can draw inspiration from. Make them more prominent by choosing a roof color that complements their shade. To highlight a covered porch, however, avoid colors that are similar to its wood or paint, as this can create a blending effect.

PJ Sullivan Construction is one of the most trusted home addition companies in the area. Call us today at (201) 614-2724 in New Jersey or at (914) 215-5837 in New York. We work with homeowners in Bergen County, including Wyckoff, NJ.

I hired Pete Sullivan more than three years ago to help replace a small section of siding on my suburban house in New Jersey. Since then, he has not only replaced all the siding and roofing on my house, but completely renovated the entire interior, a multiyear job that included moving many walls, installing new tiles for the entire first floor, completely renovating the kitchen, and building a new...
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The job at my house was wonderful from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
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We were so happy with the roofing, siding and pertego job PJ Sullivan did for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better company to do this for us. Pete was very attentive and visited our home at least 3 times a week and that was important for us.
Jaime T.
I love the way they treat their clients and Im happy to work with them! Pete and his guys where fabulous.
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We are very satisfied with all planning and work done by PJ Sullivan Construction Company on our home. They exceeded our expectations and are very happy we went with them for our project. Peter, the owner, provided all of the construction and cost details, professional suggestions and explanations that we needed to make informed decisions. The project management and workmanship was excellent! The...
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