How To Choose The Color Of Your Shingles When You Get A Roof Replacement

Posted on: 2 May 2023

When the weather turns warm, it's a good time to think about home improvements like a roof replacement. If your roof is old, a new roof will improve your home's curb appeal and be a good upgrade to go with other improvements you might make to your home's exterior or your yard. You might want to change your roofing type or color to give your home a fresh look when you get a roof replacement. Here are some tips for choosing the color of your new roof. 

Consider The Siding Color

If you're keeping your current siding, you'll probably want new shingles that contrast the siding color. If you have light-colored siding, you might get a dark roof. If you have dark siding, you might find a light-colored roof more attractive. If you're getting new siding too, just keep in mind that the color of the roof and siding need to complement each other.

Think About Matching Accents

The exterior of your home may have multiple colors. The shutters, trim, and gutters may be different colors from the siding. When you get a roof replacement, you might want the roofing color to pick up the accent color from the trim. So if you have dark gray trim, you might want dark gray shingles.

Choose A Color That Blends In

You may not want a roof that looks just like your neighbors' roofs, but you'll probably want to make sure your home blends in with the neighborhood. That could make your home sell quicker than if your house stands out as looking odd because it's a different look from all the other homes in the neighborhood.

If your home has a steep roof, more of the roof will be seen from the street, so the color of the shingles and how the color affects the look of your home takes on more importance. You might need help from your roofer when it's time to choose the shingles for your roof replacement.

Light Colors Make Things Look Larger

If you have a small home, you might want to avoid dark colors for your home's exterior since dark colors might make your house look smaller. Lighter colors could make your home look larger and brighter.

This could matter if you put your home on the market, and it could also affect you when you pull into your driveway every evening and see a bright and cheerful home instead of something dark and dreary.

There is a large variety of shingle colors for your roof replacement. You can even find shingles that are multi-colored. See if you can get some samples from your roofer to place next to your siding or use an online visualizer that lets you try different roofing colors with your siding. Your new roof should last many years, so spend time now finding the perfect color to enjoy.

Contact a local roofing service, such as The Edge Contracting LLC, to learn more.