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.