Choosing new shingles is one of the most exciting parts of putting a new roof on your house. After all, your roof can account for nearly 40% of your home’s exterior, so the shingles you pick can have a big effect on the way your home looks. While you’re picking new shingles for your house, we encourage you to ask yourself the following questions to make the best choice.
What is the color of my house right now?
The most important thing you need to think about when picking new shingles is the existing color of your home. You want to pick shingles that will complement this color. For example, if you have a lighter-colored home, you may want to pick a darker color to create contrast between your home’s exterior and your roofline.
What architectural features do I want to highlight?
Do you have dormers, shutters, pillars, or another exterior feature you want to highlight? The shingles you pick can either highlight certain features of your home or reduce their emphasis. For example, if you want to draw attention to your shutters, you may want to pick shingles that are the same color as your shutters.
What color shingles do I like?
Most importantly, you should pick a shingle color you like. Unless you like the way the shingles look, you’re not going to be happy with your new roof.
Do you need help picking out shingles for your home? We can provide guidance and advice, so contact us today.