Choosing the right shingle color

Choosing the right shingle color

Finding the perfect shingle color to enhance your homes siding & features is an important factor in the roofing process. The choice you make can significantly boost the aesthetic of your property, making you the envy of the neighborhood for decades to come. 

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The first question you should ask yourself is what colors compliment your homes exterior. What kind of siding do you have? Take a look at the homes around you, do they all harmonize well? Is your home part of an HOA? If so, be sure to find out the rules before making your choice, otherwise, you could find yourself in violation of their regulations, leading to another replacement all at your expense. By thinking big you can narrow down what color options are going to be most complimentary to your house as a whole.  

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Once you’ve got that narrowed down…Take into consideration where you live. If you live in a very warm area, lighter “cool” colored shingles could be beneficial in keeping the interior of the home cooler. If you live in a colder climate, a darker shingle color can be beneficial in keeping the interior of the home warmer due to heat absorption which also aides in helping melt snow and ice off of the roof. By simply considering your location and climate when choosing a shingle color, you can make your home more energy efficient, most often seen when paired with adequate insulation and ventilation. 

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Consider the architectural style of your home, draw inspiration from homes around you with a similar style as yours to aide in making a statement. Does your home have features that deserve to be accentuated? Perhaps your home has sloped roofs or dormer windows, the color and style shingle you choose can draw your focus to these lovely features and can also help showcase windows, shutters and wrap around porches. 

With so many color & style options out there, you’re sure to find a shingle that will suit the visual aesthetic you’re looking for. Whether you’re drawn to light & airy or dark & dramatic features, this is one big decision that you don’t have to make alone. Give us a call and one of our roofing experts will help guide you through the process from start to finish so you come away with a beautiful, strong, water-tight roof for decades to come.