How to Pick the Right Shingle Color for Your Home

When it comes to replacing your roof, picking the right color scheme is just as important as picking the right material for the climate you live in. With so many different color options, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. You will want to be confident with your choice since your roof will be a focal point of your home for many years. Here are a few things to consider when selecting the color of your new shingles.

Review Brick or Exterior Color:

If you have brick or stone that makes up the exterior of your home, it is important to lay the shingle samples next to the brick first rather than an exterior paint color. The brick work on your home is more of a permanent fixture, whereas exterior paint can be easily changed. To avoid a monotone color scheme, select a shingle color that does not match exactly to your exterior color. Installing shingles that have complementary colors will give your roof dimension. When you are outside matching the shingle samples to your exterior, be sure you are viewing the samples in different lighting throughout the day. By looking at the shingle samples against your exterior color in full sun and shade, you can be sure your home will look great no matter what time of day it is.

Consider Resale Value:

If you know this home is not your forever home, it is important to keep resale value in mind when replacing your roof. Even though you may love a more colorful option when it comes to shingles, a potential buyer in the future may not. Installing a roof that is made up of a more neutral material will help ensure that your roof will get the best resale value possible when your house hits the market. If you are planning on staying in this home, your shingle color is an easy way to make a unique statement with your home. However, it is important to be sure that your neighborhood group, such as an HOA, does not have any restrictions or covenants when it comes to roof color.

Call Exterior Remodel and Design Roofing today to get a fast, free estimate from the most trusted roofers in Omaha. As Omaha’s most trusted roofing contractors, you can count on us for craftsmanship unmatched by other roofing companies in the area. Contact our team today!

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