Years ago, almost every home was capped with a black shingle roof. These days, you see an array of colors, from pale green to slate gray. With so many options, choosing the right roofing shingle color may seem challenging. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you make your choice.
How important is saving energy?
If you’re trying to be as energy-efficient as possible, consider choosing a lighter color roof. Light brown, tan, cream or pale gray is going to absorb less heat from the sun than black or dark brown. Your home will stay cooler in the summer, and your air conditioner won’t use as much electricity.
What colors are the other roofs in your neighborhood?
In the most upscale neighborhoods, going against the grain may be frowned upon. If you live somewhere like this, you may want to stick with the colors that are popular in your neighborhood. On the other hand, in artsier, city communities, standing out may be the way to go. Does everyone else have a brown roof? Maybe green would make your home the talk of the town.
What color exemplifies the architectural style of your home?
Think a bit deeper than matching the color of your roof to the color of your siding and trim. What colors are commonly associated with your home’s architectural style? For example, if you have a Craftsman home, a brown roof is the go-to option. If you have a Victorian home, a black roof is traditional.
Are you ready to look at color samples and pick the perfect roof for your home? Contact us to set up your appointment.