When it comes to installing a new roof on your home, you have access to a gamut of different materials. From clay tiles and metal panels to wooden shakes and asphalt shingles, all types of roofing provide their own collections of advantages. Nevertheless, one of the most common materials chosen for roofing installation is asphalt shingles.
When you initially contact a roofing installation service, they will go over several details about what types of shingles are available. One thing that will be discussed is what color of shingles you want. To help you determine which color of asphalt shingles will be best for your home, be sure to answer the following questions.
What color is the exterior of your home?
Sticking with a shingle color the same color as your home's siding can look a bit too consistent and blah. It is always better to opt for a shade that complements the home's siding nicely but is not exactly the same color. For instance, black roofs work well on homes with red brick.
Are there decorative features you want to highlight?
The exterior of the average home will have certain focal points to appreciate from the curb. For example, maybe you really like the color of your front door, or perhaps you like the color of the foliage on a certain tree or collection of shrubs. If these features will be in place for years to come, picking a certain roof color can highlight these features. For example, a roof with a mauve hue can pair well with trees that have a similar color of blossoms in the spring.
What color are the roofs of other homes in your neighborhood?
If you are not concerned about standing out from the crowd, you may not be concerned with having a roof that is a unique shade. However, if you prefer to stay consistent with the roof color of your home, it is a good idea to assess the homes that surround you. Many neighborhoods have homes with roofs that are a similar color.
Have you looked at roof colors in real life?
Picking the color of the roofing shingles you want from a screen or brochure is a lot different from seeing real-life examples of a certain roof color. Talk to the roofing installation service about seeing samples of the shingles in colors you think you like. It is also a good idea to look for homes that have a roof the same color, which the roofer may also be able to point out in your area.
Contact a roofing installation service to learn more.