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What to Think About When You’re Picking Shingle Colors

Shingle ColorsWhen you are replacing or installing a new roof, there are many things to think about. Do you want asphalt, metal, slate, or tile? What type of finish or coating would you prefer? Lastly, but most importantly, what color do you want the shingles? Color can have a big impact on your roof. Colored shingles can completely change the style or character of your home or business. Here are a few things you will want to think about when you are picking shingle colors.

Style of Your Home

Determining which color shingles would the style of your home can be difficult. Many homeowners choose dark asphalt shingles because they match with pretty much any home. If your home needs a bit of a brightening up, you may want to opt for slightly brighter shingles. Have a final plan of how you would like your home to look after your roof is installed. Share your vision with your roofer. They may be able to make suggestions for options that you didn’t know even existed.

Weather and Climate

When choosing the color of your shingles, you also will want to consider the weather and climate in which you live in. If you live in a hot climate, lighter shingles will help reflect sunlight rather than absorbing it. This can help lower your utility costs by keeping your home warmer. You also will want to pick a shingle color that won’t fade if you experience harsh weather.

More Unique the Color, Harder to Come By

While there is a large range of colors that shingles are available in, there are some odd color choices that may be difficult to find. If you have a very specific color request, you may be limited in the choice of type of shingle. Not many people request a bright pink roof. However, if you have a unique color need, talk with a roofing professional. They can help you get the finished product you want. You just may have to get creative.

For more information about shingles, contact the roofing professionals at Peak Roofing Systems. Call 972-731-7663 today for more information.

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