When it comes to choosing new roofing, it can be easy for homeowners to focus on the quality and texture of shingles and forget that picking the right color is equally important. Since you only have one chance to get it right, it’s essential to pick a shade that will work with the color and style of your home, as well as blending with the other homes in your neighborhood. Consider these tips from Muth & Company Roofing to help you choose the perfect roof for your home.
Find colors that complement your house. Choosing a good color for your shingles depends a lot on the style and composition of your home. Whether you have siding, brick, stucco, or stone is going to play a big role in what shingle colors and styles will look best on your roof. If you are still having trouble and need help deciding, take a look at the GAF Shingle Style Guide.
Consider curb appeal. When selecting shingles for a new roof, you should keep in mind the impact your choice will have on the curb appeal of your home. Neutral colors are always a good choice to help your house look current, or you could pick more distinctive colors if you want to stand out among the crowd. It really depends on what kind of statement you want to make.
Consult with the neighbors. This is especially important if you are new to the area and there’s a homeowner’s association to deal with. Your neighbors can give you a heads up on the expectations of the neighborhood, including the preferred style and color of shingles.
Research, research, research! No matter how many recommendations you get from friends, family, or neighbors, don’t make any decisions until you have done the research yourself. Get samples, scope out other neighborhoods to get an idea of what you like, and use online visualization tools like the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler to get an idea of how the shingles will look on your home. Remember to consider your home’s architectural style as well. Shingles that look great on Tudor or Craftsman-style homes will not necessarily work with other architectural styles.
Whether you need a simple roof repair or a whole new roof, Muth & Company’s got you covered. All it takes is quick phone call to (614) 682-3060 to schedule your FREE consultation.