Choosing a roof that compliments homes, yards, surroundings, and neighbourhoods is truly an art form. It’s important to know the ins and outs of roof styles, colours, and trends so you can make a roofing decision that works with the other components of a home and the landscape it resides on. Follow our tips and tricks to advise your next roofing project and help you find a match that works.


Matching to the Home


Identifying the style of the home and its permanent features is step one to finding a roof that works with the home it sits on. Factors such as the year the home was built and the materials used to build it are important to keep in mind when matching a roof. There are four primary types of homes out there, including historical, country, classic, and modern. These types of homes can advise colour schemes (for example a bright red roof isn’t usually the best match for a historical home), types of sheet metal (check out Rollsec’s range here), and overall style.


Colour Matching


It can be tricky to know what colour of roofing goes with what colour of house. Follow our tips and tricks below, and you’ll be on your way to a stunning finished product.


  • White houses can be paired with almost any colour or roof. If you’re worried about the wrong decision being made, have a look at the neighbouring houses and see what would best suit the overall feel of the neighbourhood.
  • Cream and beige houses are best paired with tints of blue, green, or grey.
  • Brown houses do best with subtle roof pairings. Give greys, blacks, or slightly blue or green tinged metals a try.


Matching to Surroundings


Matching home roofs to their surroundings is as important for longevity as it is for style and aesthetics. At Rollsec, we carry both Magnaflow and UniCote® sheet metal, both of which are known for their durability and resistance to extreme weather conditions, scratches, and impacts. For beachside properties, it’s important to choose a material that is resistant to salt spray corrosion, like our Magnaflow steel.

If the home resides in a suburban neighbourhood, it’s important to not only match roofing to the style of the home, but the style of the neighbourhood. Most suburban areas have their own unique style, and with our range of UniCote® colours, it’s easy to choose a metal roof that suits its surroundings.


Contact Rollsec for More Information

When it comes to matching the roof to the home, there’s no better place to shop than Rollsec. Our team of experts are well-versed in-home styling and the practical rules of matching, and we’re always happy to offer advice, show off the sheet metal options we have available, and help you create a truly stunning home project. Call Rollsec on 07 3041 4980 or contact us online.