Roofing manufacturers offer asphalt shingles in virtually any color imaginable, providing a wide selection of options. Such a selection may be too wide if you don’t have a clear idea of how you want your new roof to look. Chase Roofing LLC discusses some of the things you should keep in mind when choosing an asphalt shingle color.
Your Home’s Color Palette
If you’re replacing the roof alone instead of a complete exterior renovation, you should consider how the new roof color will work with other parts of the exterior, including the siding and trim, along with the landscaping. At first, making the roof color fit with these components may sound restrictive, but think of it as narrowing down your choices. After all, you only need to choose one color for your roof.
Your Neighbors’ Roofs
If you live in a neighborhood governed by a homeowner’s association (HOA), you probably have most of the work cut out for you. You will nevertheless want to take a look at your neighbors’ roof colors. The idea is choosing a roof color that stands out, but not like a sore thumb. Take a walk or drive around a few blocks in your neighborhood, paying attention to the roof colors. You should notice a certain range of colors that will help you choose your own. More importantly, it will help you decide on which colors not to choose.
Light vs. Dark Colors
Light and dark colors, or different shades of the same color, can completely change the look of your home. A light-colored roof, for example, can make a house look top-heavy — that is, the roof could look proportionally heavier than the structure — and usually isn’t ideal on homes more than one story high. The differences between light and dark colors also have practical considerations. If most of the house receives direct sunlight, the reflectivity of a light-colored roof can help reduce the radiant heat absorbed through the roof and lower the house’s cooling requirements during hot days.
Chase Roofing LLC provides roofing services to customers in Yorktown, VA, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (757) 872-0700 or (757) 206-1948. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.