Replacing your roof shingles is expensive and time consuming, but thankfully, it’s a job you really should only have to do once or twice in your lifetime, depending on how long you live in your home. Because of the cost of materials and labor, you will want to make sure you are choosing shingles you can be proud of.
Your roof shingles can really contribute to or detract from the overall aesthetic beauty of your home, so take your time while making the decision of what color of shingles you would like to buy. Begin by considering if lighter or darker roof shingles are appropriate for your neighborhood and climate. Darker shingles absorb heat and can increase the temperature in your home, while lighter shingles do the opposite. The color of your roof can vary your home temperature by 20 degrees or more. Dark roofs also make your home seem smaller, while light roofs can give it a bigger overall feel.
Consider what colors and design the rest of your home has. Bring paint samples of all the other exterior colors on your home to one of our roofing specialists, so we can give you suggestions of what color of roof shingles will coordinate well. Drive around your neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods and take pictures of homes whose curb appeal you appreciate. Bring these pictures to us so we can get a better idea of what your overall taste is. You will be looking at your roof shingles every day for as long as you live in your home, so take the time to make sure you choose roof shingles that will make you proud.