Choosing The Right Color Shingles For Your Home

October 29, 2015

You might think choosing the color of your shingles is the easiest part of getting a new roof.

Pick a color, any color! Well it is not that easy. The color shingle you choose can have an affect on multiple different areas from your heating and cooling bill, to the resale value of your home. Below we have outlined 2 important things you might want to think about before you chose a color that will cover the top of your home for the next 10+ years.

1. Heating and Cooling Costs

Isn’t this one of the most important topics to discuss when thinking about adding a new roof to your home? You want to see a difference in your heating and cooling bill to make up for the cost of installing the roof. We don’t blame you! But did you know the color shingle you pick could actually effect your energy costs? You should always consider your climate when choosing the color shingle you are putting on your home.

  • Your roof color can affect the temperature in your attic by 20 to 40 degrees and make a real difference in heating or cooling your home.
  • White or light shingles reflect sunlight and help keep the temperature of your home down.
  • Dark shingles absorb heat and will help homes in colder climates stay warm. They also help melt snow and ice from your roof.

2. Color Coordination

We hope this is on your mind when installing new shingles. You should try and pick shingles that color coordinate with the outside of your home. Homes that have clashing colors can be an eyesore to the neighbors, and could really decrease the value of your home! So if you are thinking about putting a new roof on to lure in potential buyers, you really need to make sure your curb appeal will look great!

At The Happy Roof we know that every last detail of your new roof is important, that is why we can help with even the smallest detail, like choosing the shingle color. So if you are stumped on what would look good on top of your home, give us a call today and we can make sure that you have the best looking house on the block.


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