Fact: all roofs are beautiful. Myth: all roofs are beautiful on any type of home.

Yes, it’s true that all roofs have a certain beauty about them, but that doesn’t mean you can go installing any type of roof on any type of home. It’s a bit like mixing two different ingredients together in your soup, for example: there are certain rules to go by. While salt and pepper always go together well, you wouldn’t replace salt with sugar here… unless your tastebuds are quite ‘unique’, shall we say.

So, if you’re trying to figure out which roofing style complements your home, we’ll run through a few common home styles in this post and outline which roofs are usually most suited.

Modern homes

Modern, 21st Century homes are a blend of different architectural styles that we’ve seen over the years. Focussing predominantly on the use of neutral colours like charcoal, beige and white, newly built homes are suited to a couple of different roofing styles:

  • Concrete tiles in grey or charcoal colour
  • Slate tiles which are a premium product with a distinct look
  • Colorbond steel in grey and charcoal

California bungalows

The beautiful 1920s and 30s California bungalows of inner northern Melbourne suburbs like Coburg and Brunswick have always had a special place in our hearts. Their charming facades are characterised by weatherboard or red brick, or both, and epitomise cosiness. Roofing styles that complement the California bungalow include:

  • Clay tiles, with their distinct burnt orange colour
  • Concrete tiles in the colours of red and brown
  • Slate tiles
  • Colorbond steel in the colours of white, silver and burgundy

Post-war suburban homes

These 1950s and 60s homes are common in Melbourne and are known for their beige or red brick veneer structure and simple, unornamental, triple-fronted designs. Post-war brick homes were usually built with roofs made from concrete and clay tiles, usually in red or brown colours. However, when restoring post-war concrete tile roofs, they can look fantastic in:

  • Olive green
  • Charcoal
  • Burgundy

Matching colour of roof and home

One of the most important aspects of making sure your roof complements your home lies in colour. We all remember ‘complementary colours’ which we learned in primary school: orange and blue, green and purple, red and yellow, etc. Although you’re unlikely to be using these colours in your home design, it’s important to consider the relationship between colours, textures and patterns. Consult the team at Royce Roofing if you want to know the most suitable roof colour and material for your particular home.

Royce Roofing help Melbourne homeowners choose the perfect roof for new homes, and the perfect colour for roof restorations. Priding themselves on high quality workmanship in all of their services, Royce Roofing have a reputation for their meticulous installation process and diligent restoration work. Grab a quote from Royce Roofing today.