Looking for the right shingle colors for your roof replacement can be a difficult task. There’s some pressure on you to choose the right one so your curb appeal doesn’t suffer. Luckily, there are ways that can help make picking the right shingle color easier on you.
In this post, Coxco GC Inc. discusses the best methods you can use to pick the correct shingle color for your roofing system.
Your Architectural Style
Unfortunately, your options in shingle colors may be limited depending on your home’s architecture style. As a rule of thumb, it’s always best to select a shingle color that can simultaneously complement and contrast your home’s exterior elements to avoid looking bland. For instance, traditional shingle colors look best on Victorian, Queen Anne and Colonials homes. Another thing that you should keep in mind to consider is the color of your home’s exterior as choosing the wrong shingle color can cause them to clash.
Depending on where you live, you may be required to pick a shingle color that adheres with your area’s environmental codes. Some asphalt shingles can qualify as cool roofs thanks to their color and composition and can even reduce your home’s carbon footprint. If this is the case, look for shingles with special, high-reflectance granules, which come in a wide variety of colors.
Avoid Darker Colors
If you live in an area with warmer climates, roofing contractors recommend that you steer clear of dark colors. This is because they absorb heat and can contribute to high energy costs, especially in the summer. With that in mind, consider lighter colors to reflect the heat and help keep your home cooler to some degree.
When choosing your new roof’s shingle colors, always keep your neighbors in mind. While it’s alright to want your home to stand out from the rest, causing it to clash with your neighbors’ homes can break the harmony of the houses and may even get you in trouble with the homeowners association. Therefore, make sure to pick a shingle color that will cause your home to be unique without being an eyesore to the rest of the neighborhood.
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