Choosing a shingle color for your roof is no easy task. The right color can boost your home’s curb appeal tremendously, but the wrong color can dampen the appearance of your home’s beauty and hurt its value. Your roof can last for a lifetime, so it’s important to select a shingle color that you and future buyers of your home will love. If you’re unsure about how to select a color for your roof, we explain everything you need to know.
Tips for Choosing a Shingle Color
Choose Timeless Colors for an Asphalt Shingle Roof
When selecting a color for your roof, it’s important to choose classic colors that won’t be off-putting to future buyers if you ever decide to sell your home. While it may be tempting to follow the latest trends, sticking with timeless colors will preserve your home’s resale value and curb appeal. If you have no intention of selling your home, you can opt for a bolder color choice that complements the color of your house. However, keep in mind that eye-catching shingles may need to be swapped out for more toned-down ones if you ever decide to put your home on the market.
Selecting Light or Dark Shades
Black shingles will absorb more heat than tan, brown, and gray shingles. If you live in a warm environment, opting for lighter shingles could benefit the energy-efficiency of your home. When you are deciding between light and dark shingles, it’s best to choose a shade that boosts your home’s curb appeal. Choosing a shade that matches well with your home’s exterior and is consistent with your neighborhood helps in preserving the resale value.
Choose Brick, Stone, or Siding Over Shutters
It’s best to choose the color of your shingles based on the color of your home’s brick or stone exterior. Many homeowners make the mistake of matching their shingles with their shutters. Since brick and stone is permanent and shutters can be painted, it’s best to match your roof with the brick, stone, or siding on your home.
Choose Simple, Complementary Shingle Colors
When choosing a shingle color that matches your home’s exterior, selecting a complementary color will create a put-together, polished look. It’s important to choose complementary colors instead of exact matches so the facade of your home isn’t overwhelmed by one shade. If your home has brick that features many tones and colors, it’s best to select shingles that come in a simple, toned-down color.
View Shingles in the Sun and Shade
If you find shingles in a color you love, be sure to look at them in the shade and the sunlight. To test your shingle sample, place it where the siding and brick colors meet. Observe the sample in the sun and shade to make sure it is a good match for your home.
Call PJ Fitzpatrick for Your Roof Replacement Consultation
Homeowners in the Delaware Valley can rely on the pros at PJ Fitzpatrick to replace their shingles. If you need to replace your roof or you’re just getting bored with your current roof color, we can help you select a new shingle color that suits your taste and boosts your home’s curb appeal. Give us a call today at 1-877-246-4354 or contact us to schedule your shingle replacement consultation.