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How to Pick the Perfect Shingle Color

Updated: Jun 16



If you are planning to replacing your roofing or building a new home, the choice of roof materials and colors to select might be confusing to you. The choice will impact the value and appearance of your home, so you need to be careful before making a final decision.


How to Pick the Perfect Shingle Color


You want color and material that blend into the surroundings and that matches the architecture of your home. The roof makes up 40% of the visible exterior of the building, so is an important aspect. You need to consider what the first impression you are trying to make about the appearance and value. So choose wisely.


What to Consider When Choosing a New Roof


Your first consideration is the style of your home. Whether you have a ranch-style house or a Georgian style, you need a roof that will blend perfectly. You also want to consider the shape of your home. Features such as dormers, gables, and other structural details will have an impact on the overall appearance.

The local climate is also important, especially if you live in hotter climates where reflective roofing will be more beneficial. Lighter roofing colors will keep the house cooler by reflecting more heat away. Local vegetation can also be considered. The landscaping around your home influences colors and appearance as well.


Choosing Roof Shingle Color


Color is also a very important choice when it comes to choosing roofing shingles. This, along with material sets the tone for the property and can be a highly defining aspect. If you have an old-fashioned home, a trendy or vibrant color roof will look out of place. The same goes for wooden shingles on a modern home. You can get ideas from roofing contractors and architects, as well as looking around local neighborhoods at similar homes.

When choosing a roof color do you pick something that matches the neighborhood or do you want yours to be outstanding? Do you like what your neighbors have done? Depending on the area you live in, you will also need to consider if there are any Homeowners Association regulations for roofing. The last thing you want to do is pay for a unique roofing style to find out it is against regulations and you have to replace the whole thing. You want to make sure that your new roof matches or coordinates with the neighborhood houses because a significantly contrasting home can cause problems with the resale and can be an eyesore.


Roofing Types and Resale Value


With the roof making up 40% of the visual appearance of your home, it impacts the overall value. If you ever plan to sell your home, the choice of roofing is especially important. You need to choose colors and materials that will add to the resale value.


Conclusion


To get the best options for roof color, style, and material, it is advisable to work with an experienced contractor.

Contact innprecconroofing today for assistance.


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