Choosing the Color of Roofing Shingles

When you’re choosing a new roof, it’s important to get everything right the first time. After all, your roof is an expensive investment and one that may be on your home for 20 years or longer! This includes what color roof shingles you should choose. 

Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered.

Choose a color that compliments your home.

Consider your home’s exterior color, the architecture, and landscaping. Unless you’re ready to redo them all, you’ll probably want to choose a roof color that matches everything well. Even if you may save slightly more by choosing a different color, it could cost you much more to repaint or redo your landscaping if you don’t like the color combination.

For some assistance, cream, brown or beige homes match well with brown or grey shingles. A gray or blue home may call for darker shingles (think dark gray or black). A white exterior can look good with almost any roof color! 

Abide by community rules.

If you live within a community, there may be certain rules pertaining to the exterior of your home. Sometimes, the rules require very specific shades so that all the houses look alike or follow the historic look of the neighborhood.

Before committing to a certain roofing shingle, make sure it’s approved!

Try before you buy.

Think about it — if you were to repaint your bedroom, you wouldn’t just go out and buy the first color paint you saw. You’d take a few samples of colors home and compare. Same thing should happen for your roof! Take some shingle samples and look at them outdoors at different times of day. Also pay attention to other homes as you walk or drive by, for additional inspiration!

At Landmarks Exteriors, our roofing contractors are here for all your roofing needs! Large or small, we take care of everything from routine maintenance items to emergency roof repairs. Contact us today to see how we can help!

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