Homeowners tend to spend lots of time asking their roof repair and installation contractors about which brands of shingles to use and pay little attention to the colors they come in. There’s a prevalent misconception that shingle colors are chosen only for looks and should, therefore, be the last decision you make in any roof replacement job.
While it is true that colors contribute greatly to the curb appeal of your home, this is not its only purpose. Let our roofing specialists at Wood’s Roofing give you a quick rundown of roofing colors and the important role it plays in your home.
Minor roof repair work might not necessitate choosing new colors, however, if you’re due for a full replacement, you might want to consider the general palette of your neighborhood. This can be especially useful if you’re at a loss deciding on which shingle colors to get. In some areas, HOA rules might even limit your choices to a few reasonable options.
No Flat Colors
It’s tempting to choose a uniform color for all your shingles, but this will make your roof look flat and uninteresting. Instead, choose varying shades to give your roof more depth and character. Note, however, that you don’t want your roof to be too loud. Variations should remain subtle, only changing saturation and hues ever so slightly for visual interest.
Believe it or not, shingle colors can affect your energy efficiency. Talk to your roofing contractor about which colors are best for your climate. Light-colored roofs are perfect for homes in areas with intense summers as they reflect much of the sun’s heat and light away from the roof. On the other hand, darker roofs absorb additional heat, making them ideal for colder climates.
At Wood’s Roofing, we can help you find the best shingle colors for your roof. Give us a call at (863) 513-7775 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and get a free quote on new shingles today. We serve homeowners in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all surrounding areas.