If you are a homeowner planning to install a new roof, you have an important decision to make- choosing the right shingle color.
Shingles are available in various colors, types, and patterns, so it is important to do some research and ensure that you pick up the best shingle color that compliments your home. The shingle color has to work well with the design and style of the house and any other preferences that you may have.
Here are some suggestions which we have for homeowners to help them choosing the perfect shingle color for their new roof.
Consider the architectural style of your home
Different shingle colors look best with different architectural styles. For instance- homes with sidings made of natural wood in tree-lined areas go very well with brown or green shingles. Similarly, if it is a beach house then light color shingles for the roof will make it look bright. In case you have a red brick house than grey, dark brown or even black shingles will look good. However, you may consult a professional roofing company for making the right choice in the first go.
Harmonize shingles with shutters and sidings
The best way to compliment your roof with your home is to match the shingle color with the shutters and sidings of your home. You can check with your roofer for different color shingle samples, then match them with your shutters and sidings to choose the right shingle color. You may also check shingle samples at different times of the day to see how they look in sunlight or in the evening.
Consider the weather
Dark color shingles absorb more heat. You must keep the weather of your region in mind before making a choice. A dark color shingle roof in a colder climate can be a little more energy efficient since dark shingles help to keep the attic warm, thus reducing the burden on the home’s furnace in the winters.
Try color blends
Color-blended asphalt shingles can make your home roof look more intriguing. Most common color blends to consider are reds, warm browns, greys, cool blues, and blends of greens. So if your home siding is plain then you can use varied color-blending shingles. However, if your siding includes various colors and materials than color-blended shingles may not be a great idea.
Create a visual balance
Dark color roofs draw more attention than the light-colored ones. If you have a multi-storied house then you can consider a darker color to balance the height of your home. In the case of single-story homes with steep roofs, dark color shingles will make the house look smaller. The bottom line is to have a darker roof then rest of the house unless you have a dark color home.
Increase the curb appeal of your home by choosing the right shingle color
Whether you plan to live in your home for long-term or you want to sell it in a few years, neutral color shingles will always remain in vogue. You may also use striking colors to make your home stand out in the neighborhood. No matter what option you choose both can improve the curb appeal of your home, which can increase the value of your property.
For more information on shingle colors and other roofing needs, call Allegiant Roofing today.