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She admits to being taken aback herself when colored roofs first came into vogue several years ago.
Many customers appreciate help picking the right shades, Bruch says. "It can make it confusing for the homeowner when you have too many options," she says.
More homeowners opting for colorful roofs
color blues, reds, purples, greens or combinations of those hues. "They want something different that expresses them and expresses their personality."
black one atop Carol and Ray Knoff home in Vinton, Iowa.(Photo: AP)When a 2011 storm destroyed their black shingle roof, Carol and Ray Knoff of Vinton, Iowa, opted to replace it with a roof in vintage Victorian colors: a clay like red and gray.
Exterior home color always should be used judiciously, she says. But it is even more crucial to use it correctly when you're adding it to a large fixed feature, like a roof, that is not easily changed with a fresh coat of paint.
One trick for doing that, Smith says, is to select roof colors true to your home's history and architecture, and in natural shades.
"It took Vinton a while to like it," she says, but the neighbors have since come around.
The demand for colored roofs led DaVinci Roofscapes of Kansas City, Kan., to create faux slate and shake (wooden shingle) roofing in 49 colors "so homeowners can mix and match those if they want to get really creative," says the company's Wendy Bruch.
"When you saw purple, it was not a bright Barney purple," she says.
DaVinci has worked with Puma Shoes Light Purple customers to create colors ranging from a chateau blue for a French provincial style house to a green that matched the color on a metal roof with weather related damage.
DaVinci's palette is based on the naturally occurring colors seen on historically accurate roofs, she says. But custom colors are increasingly popular, too.
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The 1901 house is among several Victorians built when Vinton housed one of the world's largest canneries.
Bright metal roofs most often red or green are better suited for farmhouse style homes, or used over small structures such as porticoes or bay windows. Steel blue is more European.
Which could be a tricky proposition, says Smith: "You want to stand out while still fitting into your neighborhood."
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so the blend worked, says Carol Knoff.
For instance, Victorian homes originally had colored roofs reds, orange, purple and green were typical because the color of the slate varied so much, she says. Homeowners wanting to restore that look should match those subtle tones.
Colored roofs also are starting to crop up on "new American style" homes, which Smith describes as combining popular styles and materials perhaps, say, a stone and brick exterior with a copper roof.
"There can be some crazy things going on because we can create new colors," Bruch says.
Victorian homes typically had red slate roofs, which weathered gray over time, Puma Sneakers Black And Red
"Anything that's permanent needs to blend," she says. "You don't want to have too many colors that aren't working together."
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