Choosing the right shingle color for your roof is a difficult task. The right color can significantly increase your home’s curb appeal, but the wrong color can diminish the appearance of your home’s beauty and reduce its value. Because your roof can last a lifetime, it’s critical to choose a shingle color that you and potential buyers will like. If you’re not sure how to choose a color for your roof, we’ll walk you through the process.
Tips for Choosing a Shingle Color
Choose Timeless Colors for an Asphalt Shingle Roof
When choosing a color for your roof, choose classic colors that will not turn off future buyers if you decide to sell your home. While it may be tempting to follow the latest trends, choosing colors that are timeless will preserve the resale value and curb appeal of your home. If you do not intend to sell your home, you can choose a bolder color that complements the color of your house. However, keep in mind that if you decide to sell your home, you may need to replace the eye-catching shingles with more subdued ones.
Choose Brick, Stone, or Siding Over Shutters
The color of your shingles should match the color of your home’s brick or stone exterior. Many homeowners make the error of matching their shingles and shutters. Because brick and stone are permanent and shutters can be painted, it’s best to match your roof to your home’s brick, stone, or siding.
Selecting Light or Dark Shades
Tan, brown, and gray shingles will absorb more heat than black shingles. If you live in a warm climate, choosing lighter shingles may improve your home’s energy efficiency. When deciding between light and dark shingles, choose a color that enhances the curb appeal of your home. Choosing a color that complements the exterior of your home and is consistent with the rest of the neighborhood aids in the preservation of resale value.
Choose Simple, Complementary Shingle Colors
When selecting a shingle color to match the exterior of your home, selecting a complementary color will create a put-together, polished look. It’s important to choose complementary colors rather than exact matches so that your home’s facade isn’t overpowered by a single hue. If your home has brick with a variety of tones and colors, choose shingles in a simple, toned-down color.
View Shingles in the Sun and Shade
If you find shingles in a color you like, make sure to view them in both the shade and the sun. Place your shingle sample where the siding and brick colors meet to test it. Examine the sample in the sun and shade to ensure that it is a good fit for your home.
Call Bay Roofing for Your Roof Replacement Consultation
The experts at Bay Roofing can replace shingles for homeowners in the New Jersey. If you need to replace your roof or are simply tired of the color of your current roof, we can help you choose a new shingle color that matches your style and improves the curb appeal of your home. Call 1-888-820-6028 or contact us today to schedule your shingle replacement consultation.