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How Do I Choose a Shingle Color for My Roof?

Since the roof is an important element in the overall appearance of your home. It’s important to know how to choose the right color of roofing shingles. Here are tips on how to choose roofing shingles that complement your home.

According to an article at, “Choosing the Perfect Roofing Shingles”

Roofing image“Compare roofing materials to exterior paint colors

If you are planning to make a change to the outside color of your home, compare the new paint color to the shingle or roofing samples. Go to the local hardware store, buy a 2-by-6-foot board and paint it the new color. Put the board next to the roof materials you’re considering and next to the permanent colors on your home.

Complementary color choices add dimension to your roof

Some of the worst roofing color mistakes I’ve seen are when a homeowner chooses a hue that almost perfectly matches the siding or brick. It winds up being a monotone, boring, almost lifeless color scheme. Always try to complement your colors instead of matching them exactly.

Tone down your exterior with a simple shingle color

Rule of thumb: If the rest of your home is busy (multi-color brick or stone facades, multiple paint colors), you will want to choose a toned-down shingle color. Too many patterns and colors overwhelm the eyes. However, if your home has a monotone feel to it, a vivid color can add tremendous curb appeal.

View roofing shingles in all types of light

When using roofing material samples to match or complement your home’s exterior colors, look at the shingle sample both in the sun and in the shade. Put the sample in a sunny place where the brick colors meet the paint and siding colors, then wait and check the same sample area when it’s shaded. Make sure all of the exterior house colors work well together in all lighting.” To read the entire article click here.

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