You want to find the perfect asphalt shingle color for your roof replacement. To do so, you must consider a few important factors.
In this post, Timberland Exteriors shares a few things to remember when choosing shingle colors.
The Old Roof’s Color
The color of the original roof installed by your home builder is often the best choice because all important factors have likely been considered before choosing that particular shade — from location and climate to color palette and architectural style.
Shingle colors perform differently in various climates and environments. For instance, dark shingles retain more heat, so they can make the attic and indoor spaces hotter. Lighter roofs, on the other hand, reflect sunlight, so they can help keep your interior cool. That said, choose darker shades if you live in a cold climate and lighter hues if you live in a warm region.
Existing Color Palette
You want a roof color that’s suitable to your existing exterior color scheme. For red brick homes, dark gray or brown shingles are usually the best options. If you have a light gray house, a dark gray roof would look good on it.
Use the same color or any shade that complements your surroundings or neighbors’ roofs. This way, your home fits in and won’t stand out for the wrong reasons.
You don’t have to stick to one specific color. You can use a combination of one base color and another similar shade that’s lighter or darker. This is an effective way to add dimension to your roof.
If you want a high-quality roof that lasts for a long time, you should work with the experts at Timberland Exteriors. Call us at 651-439-1760 (Maplewood) or (218) 849-6675 (Detroit Lakes) to request a quote. Alternatively, you can also schedule a consultation by completing our contact form.