Choosing a Shingle Color



    Choosing a Shingle Color


    Once you’ve chosen an asphalt shingle, it’s sometimes hard to narrow down color choices from there. Which colors are best? How do you choose? The good news is that, for the most part, it’s really up to your personal taste.

    But, there are some things that are good to consider when looking for the best shingle color for your home.


    The climate you live in can have a big impact on which shingle product you choose. Is your area prone to hail? Maybe an impact resistant shingle is best. Are you in a very hot and sunny area? Check out some cool roofing options. But even beyond choosing a product, climate can impact your choice. Dark colored shingles absorb a lot of heat from the sun. That might be good for a cold climate, but less so in a very hot area.

    Building Style

    If your home is built in a traditional style, certain styles of shingles might fit your home better. If your home is built in a Spanish style, a red clay color can invoke the look of tile roofing. If your home is built in a colonial style, a shingle that mimics the look of slate might be a good choice. There are also shingles that are reminiscent of traditional shake roofing.

    Colors of Your Home

    Unless you’re also planning on redoing your siding and trim at the same time, you’ll want to make sure your roofing fits the other colors in your home. If color matching isn’t your strong suit, there’s a color design tool from CertainTeed that might help.

    Neighborhood Style

    The style of your own home is important, but it’s also important to consider your home in context if you live near other people. What are the aesthetics of the homes around yours? Will your new roof complement or clash? Make sure your home looks nice in context as well as on its own.

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