How to Select the Proper Shingle Color

Start looking around at roofs in your neighborhood and you will begin to realize that there are a variety of colors to choose from when it comes to asphalt shingles and metal roofing.  Before considering a new roof many homeowners are often under the impression that there are only black and gray shingles.  Shingle manufactures, such as CertainTeed and IKO, have a wide variety of shingle colors.

Your new roof will be a feature on your home for the next 20-30 years and it is an important aspect of the curb appeal.  The roof should complement the rest of your exterior (siding, stone, brick, and/or any other out buildings on your property).

Here are a few tips....

   -  Use a complementing color to the rest of your exterior.

   -  Don’t rush it!  There are many shingle options out there, so talk to a trusted roofing professional.

   -  Always check the shingle color next to your existing exterior.

   -  Think about curb appeal and resale value if you think at some point you’ll be selling your home.

Last but not least, always refer back to your roofing professional.  He/She will have examples of shingles installed if that will help aid you in the decision making progress.  American Classic associates have a database of a variety of shingles that we have installed with different exteriors.  These pictures can aid you in the decision making process.  Also, feel free to check out our Roofing Gallery Page.

 CertainTeed's current shingle options

CertainTeed's current shingle options

 IKO's Newest Product Line: Dynasty

IKO's Newest Product Line: Dynasty