Your roofing shingle’s colors are an important element of exterior decorating. After all, choosing the correct shingle color can enhance your home’s overall aesthetic appeal, especially if the shingles can blend well with the natural surroundings. Choosing your shingle colors may seem like a difficult task, but, thankfully, there are ways you can make it easier on you.
Your home’s exterior can help you choose your shingle color. To make choosing a shingle color easier, simply look at the siding. Depending on its color and the material, you can easily match different shingle colors to the siding. If you’re still stuck on which color to choose, you can always ask a professional for advice.
One thing you should always keep in mind is to choose a shingle color that can simultaneously complement and contrast your home’s architectural style. Otherwise, it can look bland and boring if everything matches. For instance, Victorian, Queen Anne and Colonial homes can pair well with traditional shingle colors like dark grey or black. Rustic homes on the other hand can work well with brown, green or black shingles for a casual and inviting look.
Depending on where you live, the environmental codes may require you to choose environmentally friendly colors. Your roof replacement contractor will usually know if this is the case and will help you in selecting a shingle color. Some areas may require you to have a cool roof to reduce your home’s carbon footprint, making the search for the right shingle color even easier for you.
Avoid Darker Colors
As much as possible, avoid choosing darker colors for your shingles, especially if you live in an area with hot climates as they can absorb heat and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, choose lighter shingle colors to reflect the heat and keep your home cooler during the summer. Some may even help you lower your overall cooling costs.
While it’s okay to make your home stand out, you don’t want it to stand out too much, especially if you plan to sell it in the future. With that in mind, choose a shingle color that can work well with your neighbors’ homes as well as your natural surroundings. To accomplish this, take a quick walk around the neighborhood to observe any common trends with your neighbors’ roofs.
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