• picking the perfect shingle color for your new roof
    picking the perfect shingle color for your new roof

    Are you thinking about changing your shingle color?

    If so, chances are you’re a little stressed about what to do, but you’re not alone. At some point, most homeowners will go through this process! Most shingle roofs should last between 25 and 30 years. 

    One thing on your mind might be the color of your shingles. With so many options to choose from, how do you pick the best shingle color?

    4 Tips To Help You Choose Your Homes Shingle Color

    Lucky for you, this article is going to give you all the tips you need to know. Read on to learn more!

    How’s The Exterior?

    Imagine eating a sandwich with ham and ice cream. 

    Sounds pretty gross, huh? Both of those foods are great by themselves, but they don’t go well with each other. They have to match.

    The same principle applies to your home. Avoid choosing a shingle color that doesn’t fit your home’s exterior.

    For most houses, gray or black shingles will create a good look for your home. For colorful or earth-toned houses, you might want to consider using a brown shingle. 

    You can use black or grey for almost any home though.

    Check The Weather

    If you live in the San Fransisco Bay Area, you know how hot it can get. In 2017, the area hit a peak high of 106. And with global warming, that number will only get higher over the next 25 years. 

    Some types of shingles will help cool your home. These come in all colors, so feel free to get them to help keep your electricity bill down.

    If you don’t want to buy a cooling shingle, consider using a lighter color for your shingles. This will also help keep the temperature down in your home. 

    Remember, it’s unlikely that shingles will pay for themselves — unless your roof is in serious damage. But there’s no reason they can’t help you pay for some of your bills over time.

    Want To Stick Out?

    Consider what everyone else is doing on the block. If everyone has the same shingle color, you’ll stick out if yours looks a little different.

    Of course, for some people, this doesn’t matter to them. But for people in a close-knit community, it might make you feel like an outsider. 

    There are colors for shingles that are rather out there as well. You might want pink or blue now, but do you think you still will in a couple of decades?

    Stick To A Single Color

    For the most part, it’s best to keep to one shingle color. More than that will make the home start to look like a mess.

    Of course, this is, in the end, up to you. If you think it looks better to do half pink and half brown, go for it!

    Ready To Pick Your Shingle Color?

    Picking your homes shingle color can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Take these tips, and you’ll be on your way to making your home look fresh and renewed.

    Want to know how much replacing your shingle roof will cost? Request a free roofing estimate today!