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How To Choose A Roof Shingle Color

by | Aug 9, 2021 | Residential Roofing, Roofing Materials

Having a new roof installed can be an exciting undertaking. From designing the shape to choosing a color, it’s all enjoyable and worthwhile. Picking the right color for your roof isn’t as easy as it sounds, as there is quite a bit of thought that needs to go into it.

There are many different factors to consider, such as the color of your home, the color of your shutters, window frames, and doors. These details can completely redefine your home in ways that make it more appealing and comfortable.

Today, homeowners are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on a color for their roofing systems. Many shingle brands offer hundreds of different colors and hues for your asphalt shingle roofing. You’re able to make your roof as neutral or as flamboyant as you’d like.

For example, Owens Corning has their “Roof Shingle Colors of The Year.” This provides homeowners and designers with insight into the latest roofing trends.

The 2021 Roof Shingle Color of The Year is Aged Copper. Aged Copper is described as being “Just like feeling the calm, quietness of a walk in the woods, Aged Copper is a peaceful blend of colors that instantly remind you of nature’s expansive beauty. Earthly elements of deep orange, sage green, and brown granules mix together to create a warm, welcoming look.”

The trending shingle color of previous years included Black Sable, Pacific Wave, Sand Dune, and more.

Whichever color you go for, you can rest assured that at Texas Select Construction, we offer only the finest residential roofing services that money can buy. Our professional roofers work efficiently and are experts in their field. Completely transform your roof and improve your curb appeal with the help of Texas Select Construction.


Let’s break down the factors you need to consider when choosing a roof shingle color.


The Color of Your Home

When picking out a roofing color, carefully consider the color scheme of your home. The last thing you want is to purchase a specific roof shingle color only for it to clash with everything around your home. Before making any purchases, get color swatches so that you’re able to determine how well each shingle color goes with the color scheme of your home. Owens Corning offers homeowners a color visualizing tool that helps homeowners get a better idea of how their home would look with various shingle colors.


Climate Conditions

Depending on the climate you live in, the color of your shingles can significantly affect the temperature of your attic. Homes in warm climates will do better with lighter colored shingles as they help to reflect the sun’s rays, keeping your attic and, ultimately, your home a lot cooler. Homes in colder climates do better with darker shades as they absorb the sun’s rays and increase the temperature in your home.


Architectural Style

You want to make sure that your home’s architectural style matches the color of the shingles you are choosing. Darker or more dramatic colors may be better for older, historic homes, and light shades would work well in beachfront properties. You don’t want to ruin your home’s architecture with a mismatched roof.

Need help with deciding which roof shingle color is best for your home? Give Texas Select Construction a call today for expert advice and services for all your roofing needs.

last Updated: 03-16-2023

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