So, you’ve decided a change in roofing materials is needed in the near future – great! But what about the type of roof? How do you know what color best suites your home?
Matching roof shingles to the color of your home can be challenging, and it’s important to get it right the first time, since your roof could last upwards of 20 years. Don’t worry though – our roofing experts have years of experience in the roofing industry, and we’ve collaborated to bring some thoughts together for your new project. Take a look below for some motivation on matching roof shingles to your home’s color:
Choose a color that works well with your home
There are many styles of shingle colors and contrast, and your roofing taste will influence which style you end up going with for your new roof. For more traditional roofing materials, you can choose to go with the typical gray, brown or black shingles, as these colors pair nicely with most home designs. However, if you’re looking for a contrasting pop of color, red and tan colors can be good options.
Specifically, with a white, gray, yellow or blue home, installing black or gray shingles creates good contrast; while black, brown, and gray shingles pair nicely with red or yellow houses. You can also always choose to go with clay, slate, or wooden shingles to add a unique, differentiated look to your home.
Emphasize the architectural style of your home
If you need a little bit of inspiration, it’s easy to drive within your neighborhood – or others close-by – to shop for shingle options. Digital searches and connecting with your local roofing company are also great options to receive recommendations. Just remember, houses with similar shape, exterior and architecture are the best home comparisons.
Consider installing an energy-efficient roof
With Michigan summer right around the corner, it might be a good idea to consider installing an energy-efficient roof or light-colored shingles. Dark shingles absorb heat, so opting for light-colored shingles enables your home to reflect sunlight and keep your home cooler in hot temperatures. A true energy-efficient roof can even lower your attic’s temperature by 20–40 °F, drastically reducing electricity bills in the spring and summer months.
Check the rules of your residential neighborhood
Before you make any big changes, make sure to check with your residential neighborhood about any rules regarding home siding and shingles. Your local homeowner association can help you navigate whether or not specific shingle colors ad designs violate any regulations. Even if no regulations exist, it’s a good idea to have a similar roof to homes around you, so match accordingly!
Herbert Roofing is always here to answer any questions related to roofing and materials. If you have specific questions about your home and single color, give us a call. One of our roofing experts will get back to you, so we can collaborate to ensure your new roof fits your home’s style and personality perfectly. We are happy to help!