Not only is the roof your home’s first line of defense against the elements, but it also plays a major role in the curb appeal of your home. If you are considering a roof replacement, there are several factors to keep in mind: finding a reliable roofing contractor, selecting the right material, and choosing the perfect color. A particularly popular choice for residential projects, asphalt shingles are economical, durable, long lasting, and come in a variety of colors. This enables homeowners to select from a bevy of options, so their new shingles complement the architecture of their home, and their personal taste.
However, selecting a shingle color isn’t always easy. A new roof is a big investment, which means you should feel confident in your decision. And with so many options to choose from, narrowing it down to one color can be tricky.
For the indecisive, this is especially tough. If you don’t currently love the color of your old roof, and don’t want to make an exact replacement, how are you supposed to know which color is right?
Here are some tips and tricks that can help homeowners narrow down their options:
Check With the Homeowner’s Association
If you live in a neighborhood that abides by the rules and regulations of a home owner’s association, then check their guidelines, and see if any shingle colors are automatically ruled out. If there are any restrictions, then certain colors may automatically be eliminated, giving you a smaller pool of options to choose from.
Keeping a cohesive color scheme can greatly enhance your curb appeal. If your siding and shutters are all one color, or in a similar color family, then consider a roof that would match. For example, if your siding and shutters are both light blue, or some variation of light blue, then consider a roof that would nicely match this theme.
Take Climate Into Account
When picking out a shingle color, keep climate in mind. Light shingles tend to deflect sunlight, while darker colors absorb heat. Shingle color won’t impact the overall energy efficiency of your home. However, since dark shingles attract more heat, they may help snow accumulation melt off of your roof at a faster rate. Dark shingles could also result in your attic temperature increasing by a few degrees.
Express Your Style
Your new roof should be a reflection of your personal taste. Think of your roof as a canvas that you can fill with any color of your choosing. What speaks to you? If you lean towards cool colors then consider blue or grey shingles. If warm tones better match your aesthetic, then perhaps something in the red or brown family is more fitting. At the end of the day, your new roof should complement your style.
A Roofing Contractor That Can Help
When it comes time to invest in a new roof, contact the professionals at Pond Roofing & Exteriors. We have the necessary experience and skillset to perfectly install a new, high-quality roof. We also have an extensive selection of shingles produced by industry-leading manufacturers, so there is no doubt that you will be able to find the perfect shingle color.