Are you getting ready to re-roof your home? If it is time to replace your roof, you might want to consider changing the colour. Here are some top tips to evaluate when picking the right shingle colour to complement your home.
Tips to pick the right roof shingle colours
Light-coloured asphalt shingles were not previously as common in the humid southern environment. Nowadays, the formation of harmless but unattractive black lines is impeded by the inclusion of particular algae-resistant particles that help avoid the development of blue-green algae. Depending on how good the insulation and ventilation are, lighter-coloured roofing shingles might keep the interior cool.
Lighter colours reflect heat and may help keep your home cooler. The quality of your home’s insulation and adequate ventilation are what really define its energy efficiency.
While wood siding can be painted, most other facings are permanent and cannot be changed, such as vinyl siding, stucco, etc. For example, asphalt roofing shingles in a brown colour blend complement the fixed external parts of a chateau-style home.
You don’t want your house to stand out for the wrong reasons, especially when it comes time to sell. So, pick a shingle colour that complements the houses around it as well as the natural surroundings and your landscaping. The homes in this development are identical in architecture, but their facades have various colours. Take note of how all the houses have the same colour of shingle. The multi-tone grey complements the colours of each house while creating an overall effect that is very coherent and visually appealing.
No matter what style of home you have, choose a shingle colour that complements but contrasts with the external aspects. The overall appearance will be drab and monotonous if everything matches. Traditional colours appear best on historical properties. Choose dark grey or black in uniform colours or various hues, or brown to evoke the look of true wood shake construction. Depending on the colour of your current siding and face, dark green or blue may also work beautifully.
You wouldn’t choose a paint colour without first taking sample chips home and comparing them to the walls to be painted in various lighting conditions. Hence always compare actual shingle samples at different times of day to all your home’s exterior elements to ensure that what you see is what you get. Remember to look at existing roofs in your neighbourhood with the same shingles and colour combinations for inspiration.
Consider the above-mentioned factors to choose the perfect shingle colour to complement your home. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our friendly team anytime!