Many attractive, durable and energy-efficient roofing options are available today. However, asphalt shingles remain the most preferred in the U.S. Homeowners love this material for its cost-effectiveness, weather resistance, versatility and ease of installation. Moreover, the right shingle color will bring the best out of your home.
Take note of these things when choosing an asphalt shingle color.
Location and Climate
Depending on your insulation, the color of your roof can affect your indoor temperature. Dark colors tend to absorb and retain heat. On the other hand, lighter shades reflect the sun’s heat, helping your living spaces stay cool.
Existing Exterior Colors
The shingle color you choose should go well with the rest of your home’s exterior. For instance, if you have a cream or beige home, consider getting a brown or warm-gray colored roof. If you have a light gray house, it will look great with a dark gray roof. You can create a brand new palette if you are also replacing your siding with your roof.
When choosing a shingle color, your goal is for the roof to blend in with its surroundings. Mid-tones are great for roofs because they won’t stand out or steal the spotlight from the façade. Your eyes should travel upwards as you look in your home, meaning the roof should be the last thing you see.
Aside from your own home, consider the neighboring properties. Check the roof colors around your neighborhood and choose a shingle color that complements them. If you live in an homeowners association (HOA) community, consult the board for roof colors you can use. Make sure it complies with the HOA regulations to avoid delays in your project and fines.
Adding some variation to your roof will give it more dimension and appeal. Meanwhile, using just one shingle color could make your roof appear flat. Don’t go overboard with the color variation to avoid having a roof that looks like a checkerboard.
A reliable contractor can help you make the best decisions for your roofing project. At Krech Exteriors, we are here to assist with all your home’s roofing needs. Call us at (651) 688-6368, or fill out our online form to request an estimate. We work with clients around Minneapolis.