How To Choose a Roof Shingle Color For Your Home

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How To Choose a Roof Shingle Color For Your Home

When you think of buying a new roof, you probably already know you’re going to need to make quite a few decisions. Sure, you need to decide which Connecticut roofing company you’re going to use for the project. Then, you’ll need to select your material, like shingles or metal. You’re not done yet!

After you decide you want a shingle roof, then you need to pick which color. Today, we will discuss how to choose a roof shingle color. There may be more options than you realize!

Table of Contents

  • How To Choose a Roof Shingle Color
  • Your Main Color Options
  • A Handy Guide
  • Shingle Roof Repairs and Replacements From Christopher Home Improvements

How To Choose a Roof Shingle Color

If you make a mistake with the shingle color, it isn’t realistic to simply remove and replace them. After all, you’ve probably spent a good chunk of money already. That makes this decision an important one to get right. There’s quite a few considerations to keep in mind when selecting a color for your shingles.

Your Main Color Options

The most popular colors for asphalt shingles include black, dark gray, light gray, light brown, and

dark brown hues. This is still not narrowed down enough. Which is right for your home? You’ll want to consider the exterior paint of your house, as well as your personal style. 

You don’t need to create your perfect color combination from your imagination. Go out and look around the neighborhood! Drive around your area to see which colors your neighbors’ have and how their shingle colors interact with their bricks, stucco, siding, and shrubbery.

It’s also important to keep the Connecticut climate in mind. Research tells us that a darker-colored roof will help retain the UV rays and keep your home warmer in the frigid winter months. Light-colored roofs work well in the South, but we need to keep as much of our home’s heat as possible! 

A Handy Guide

House Color     Ideal Roof Shingle Color

Red             Dark Brown, Black, Gray, Green

Light Gray Gray, Black, Green, Blue, White

Beige/Cream Brown, Black, Gray, Green, Blue

Brown             Gray, Brown, Green, Blue

White             Any color 

Shingle Roof Repairs and Replacements From Christopher Home Improvements

Now that you know how to choose roof shingle color, you can feel comfortable and confident in your selection. This is only the beginning of how we make your roofing project as stress-free as possible. 

A new roof is a big investment that you will have to live with for many years. This is why your chosen roofing company is so important. Don’t trust your roof to anyone other than Christopher Home Improvements! We handle repairs and replacements for both residential and commercial roofing jobs throughout the state of Connecticut.

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