Among the many benefits of replacing your roof is increased curb appeal. You can elevate the look of your property by choosing the right asphalt shingle colors. However, making this decision is not as easy as it seems with all the options available today.
Keep these things in mind to help you select an attractive asphalt shingle color for your home.
Your Climate and Location
The color of your roof can influence your indoor temperature. If you don’t have sufficient insulation, your energy bills might even increase. Darker colors tend to absorb more heat, causing attics to warm up. On the other hand, lighter roofs can reflect the sun’s heat, making your living space easier to cool.
Existing Exterior Colors
Consider the existing colors of your exterior when selecting shingle colors. For example, if you have light gray siding, your home will look great with a dark gray roof. Beige and cream exteriors go well with gram gray and brown shingles. If you are also replacing your siding, it would be an ideal time to create a brand new color palette for your humble abode.
Your Surroundings and Neighborhood
While you might want your home to stand out, you must also be mindful of other houses in your neighborhood. You want your roof to blend in with its surroundings instead of standing out. An extremely dark roof can make your property stick out, while really light shingles could be hard to distinguish from the background. Consider going with mid-tones for your new shingles.
Plain-colored shingles won’t add much depth to your home. Roofing shingles with a bit of variation will bring more dimension to your exterior.
An experienced contractor can help you choose the best roofing option for your home. As a GAF Master Elite® Certified Contractor, you can count on Ken Morton & Sons LLC for superior products and installation services. Call us at (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve clients around Sewell, NJ.