When you’re planning your roof replacement, you’ll likely be considering asphalt shingles. It’s a popular roofing material and it’s practical to work with most U.S. homes. While choosing the material may be easy, you might not be sure of which color goes best with your home. If you’re hesitant about picking the right color, here’s what you need to keep in mind.
Consider Your Home’s Colors
Your roof needs to be part of your home’s color composition. For instance, a home that has a red brick exterior will look nice with dark brown, deep gray, or black asphalt shingles. If your home has light gray exteriors, it will go well with dark gray roofs. As for beige or cream houses, go for brown, warm gray or even colored shingles. There are also many other combinations to choose from, so if you’re planning to change the exterior color of your home, this is your chance to consider which palette you think is best.
Consider Your Climate
The color of the asphalt shingle can affect your home’s temperature. It can also affect your utility bills depending on the type of insulation you have installed. Black attracts and retains heat, so without proper insulation, your attic will feel much hotter. Consider getting a lighter roof if you need to reflect the sun’s heat and keep your interiors cooler. You can also choose the same type of material you’ve used for your roof; the contractor you trusted to build it would usually choose the right material for your home’s architectural style, structural support, color palette and climate.
Don’t Let it Stand Out
While it’s still your final decision to choose which type of shingle goes on your roofing, most roofing contractors recommend that it shouldn’t make a loud statement. When guests or even random people randomly pass by and see your home, your new roof shouldn’t get all the attention because of its bold design. Instead, go for tones that blend in the background of your home’s visual design. You can consult with your professional roofer on which type of shingles can best compliment your home’s exterior design.
Aim for Harmony and Variation
Asphalt shingles that are monotonous look unappealing. To avoid this, we recommend getting shingles that have a slight variation in color to give the roof some form of visual texture without standing out too much. To get a better idea, you can look at the roofs in your neighborhood and choose a shingle color as your reference. It doesn’t have to exactly match; it should harmonize with your home’s design and its surroundings. And before you proceed with your replacement, clear your choice with your homeowner’s association if you have one, so you can be sure that it complies with any subdivision rules.
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