How to Pick New Asphalt Shingle Colors
Asphalt shingles are the answer if you want a roof that is cost-effective, requires little maintenance and lasts for a lifetime. The asphalt shingle roof goes well with a lot of traditionally styled homes and is valued for creating a unique outdoor living experience due to many elements it showcases. One of them is the wide range of colors. Changing the color of your asphalt shingles is a quick remedy to quite a few concerns, whether you want to boost your home’s curb appeal or improve energy efficiency.
If you are considering roof repairing and shifting to new asphalt shingle colors, follow these factors to help you make the best choice for your home.
Think About the Climate in Your Area
The color of asphalt shingles influences your home’s indoor temperature and, depending on the attic insulation, causes your energy bills to spike up significantly. Dark-colored roofs attract more heat whereas light-colored roofs have better solar reflectivity, keeping your interior home cooler.
Think About Exterior Home Colors
If you are replacing your old asphalt shingles, make sure to factor in colors of other exterior components such as siding and gutters. Your roof should be a part of your home’s color composition, whether for contrast or complement. For example, new roof contractors will suggest incorporating warm gray shingles in a beige or cream house. They also know that light gray houses will look sleeker with dark gray roofs.
Think About Shingle Color Variations
Luckily, some quality asphalt shingles are made from tiny, multi-colored substances that allow variation in color to give your roof a boost in appeal. Roofs that are homogenous look flat and uninteresting to the eye. Aim for diversified asphalt shingles but not too extreme that your roof appears like a checkerboard.
Thinking of improving your home exterior? Meredith Home Improvements is here to assist you. We provide a wide range of professional exterior services, such as attic insulation and solar roofing, to residential and commercial properties. Call us today at (412) 831-9991 or fill out our convenient contact form here to get started with a no-obligation consultation.
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