Today’s asphalt roofing is available in a wide range of textures, styles and colors. Some varieties even resemble tile, wood, cedar shakes, or slate. With all the choices available, it can be hard to choose the best one for your home.
Leading roofing contractor, Blue Square Roofing & Construction, LLC, shares tips for choosing shingles.
The color of your shingles can affect the temperature of your indoor spaces. Depending on your home’s insulation, it can either increase or reduce your energy costs. Dark-colored roofs absorb and retain heat while light-colored roofs reflect solar heat.
To be safe, you can stick to the same shingles that your old roof has. A roof contractor usually chooses the right material for a house’s architectural design, structural support, color palette and location.
Dark brown, deep gray and black shingles go well with red brick shingles. Brown and warm gray shingles complement beige or cream exteriors.
Make sure that your roof blends perfectly with the background and doesn’t stick out. A very dark roof is more striking while a light roof will compete with the facade for attention. It’s why mid-tones are very popular.
A small color chip or colors you see from computer screens are likely far from the real thing. Obtain at least two large samples and check the color on your roof at different times of the day.
Adding a variety of colors will prevent your roof from looking flat. Shingles with slight color variations will give your roof dimensions.
Whether you need a roof repair or replacement, you can rely on Blue Square Roofing & Construction, LLC. Our team is dedicated to providing you with quality roofing materials and excellent customer service. Call us at (256) 203-1853 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.