5 Tips to Choose a Shingle Color for Your Roof
It’s finally time for a roof replacement! You’ve had it with the leaks and ugly, warped shingles. It’s time for a fresh start but, what do you want for new shingles? It’s actually an extremely important question to ask, albeit it sounds pretty silly. Your roof makes up close to 50% of your exterior’s visibility.
Choosing the right color of shingles for your home is vital to your customer experience. After all, you won’t need to replace your entire roof for another 25 years, so it’s a big commitment.
Here are five tips to choose a shingle color for your home!
1. Match/Coordinate Color With Your Siding
When it comes to choosing a color for shingles, you should take into account the other parts of your home’s exterior. Be sure to choose a shingle color that matches well with your siding and shutters!
2. Take Weather & Climate Into Account
Living in the unpredictable climate of Minnesota, there’s no telling what the weather can do. Severe weather can roll in at any moment while the summers are unforgiving and the winters are long and bitter.
When choosing a color of shingle, take into account the climate in your area and its effects on certain colors of shingles.
3. Study Homes Similar to Yours
Study what kinds of colors and styles of shingles you see on houses similar to yours. Whether the choice is an eyesore or a smashing success, it’s great to get inspiration from and collect a decent sample size!
4. Ask Your Roofing Contractor for Samples
When you’ve chosen a trusted roofing contractor for your roof replacement, ask for a variety of samples they have. Taking a few nights to compare and contrast colors will give you a better understanding of which will be the right fit!
5. Complement Your Home’s Architecture
There are many styles of houses in the Twin Cities metro area. If you live near a river or a lake with a steep bank, you may have a house built on a hill. If you live you may have a nice large plot with a classic Victorian house sitting on top of it.
The architecture and style of your house play a large role in deciding what color to choose for your shingles. There’s the perfect shingle color for every style of house!
Contact Timberline for Trusted Roof Replacement
When it’s time to replace or repair your roof, go with a Twin Cities roofing contractor you can trust with Timberline Roofing & Contracting! We offer storm damage assistance plus work on windows, gutters, and siding as well.
Request a quote today or give us a call at 612-284-5329!