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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


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Roofing Contractor Guide on the Best Color for Roof Gutters

Lori Silva

Roofing gutters are very visible and have a big effect on a home's curb appeal. The gutters have a big protection role in channeling water away from the wall and foundation. They prevent damage to these structures including mold growth, moisture infiltration, and paint protection. They also play a secondary aesthetic role. Many homeowners struggle with the right color for these important structures. Here are roofing contractor tips on how to pick a color that can boost your home's curb appeal. 

Match With the Roof Color 

You can match gutter colors with different elements of your house to create a stronger visual focus on the upper structures of the house. Matching the gutters with the shingles' color creates a continuous color scheme for the roofing structure. It works well for contemporary house designs that do not feature trim. It is easy to match gutter and roof colors because you can buy both from the same roofing contractor. If you have a custom roof color, get a gutter color tone that is closest to the roof. 

Match With the Trim Color

Matching the trim and downspouts is a great idea because it highlights the contrast and amplifies your home's dimensions. The horizontal lines of the gutter and the vertical lines of the downspouts have a complementary effect on the lines of the trim. 

Match With the House Exterior Paint 

If you want the house to have a continuous visual scheme, match the gutter and downspout with the exterior color of the house. It makes the gutters and downspouts indistinguishable from the rest of the elements.  

Go With a Contrasting Color Scheme

Contrasting gutter colors with colors of other housing elements helps highlight the gutters. It brings the roof into stronger visual focus because the eyes track to the upper parts of the house.

Contrast With the Roof Color

The ideal contracting scheme is having a light color against a dark-colored roof, which is the way many homes are done. The other popular way to do it is having dark-colored gutters contrasted against a light-colored scheme of both exterior walls and roof. It gives more focus to the house's dimension. Some of the best contrasting color combinations are gray roofing against off-white gutters, dark blue against white, and blue against light gray. These colors are easy to find and deploy. Are you looking at giving your home a facelift? Engage a roofing contractor to make recommendations on gutter colors.