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Choose the Right Asphalt Shingle Color for Your Home


When that fateful day comes when it’s time to replace your roof, you’ll have an important decision to make. Choosing the right asphalt shingle color is a much more in-depth decision than most people believe. This is the first opportunity you have to change the roof appeal of your home. It’s also a significant investment, so it’s important that you get it right.

Here Are the Top Factors to Consider When Deciding on an Asphalt Shingle Color.

Express Your Personality

A roof plays an essential role in the outside appearance of a home, and your home is the most significant investment in your life. Therefore, it’s important that you are happy with it. Don’t be afraid to express your own personal tastes when choosing the color.

The problem is that there are a lot of colors to choose from, so you’ll want to narrow it down by exploring all of your options. Roof contractors will be able to show you what’s available so you can make an informed choice.

Factor in Costs

Budgeting is the biggest factor for most homeowners, so it’s the greatest obstacle to changing things up. However, the cost difference between shingles is likely less than they imagine. Changing up the aesthetic appeal of your home and staying within budget are both possible.

Speak with a contractor you can trust and compare the cost of different shingles.

Look at Homes with the Same Desired Shingle Color

Find other homes that are using the same color design as the one you want and see how the roof color works with the home. Different colors can unexpectedly impact each other, so seeing how they work together will help you make an informed decision.

If there’s not a home in your neighborhood, then search online listings to see if you can find a similar home using the desired color arrangement.

Lighting Will Have a Significant Impact

Finally, the impact of the chosen color will be significantly altered by the lighting in the area. Time of day and geography both play a crucial role in the way shingle colors impact the aesthetic appeal of a home. Look at the color samples provided in different lights to see how they hold up. The best way to do this is by taking them outside at three different points throughout the day – morning, evening, and afternoon.

Listen to the Advice of Your Contractor

Contractors have a lot of experience, so they understand how shingle colors impact a home so trust their advice. Listen to what they have to say and use that information to make an informed decision. There might be factors that you aren’t considering.

American Construction is a Certainteed Preferred Contractor and a Shingle Master Select, making them the trusted roofing contractor for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Contact us today or request a quote! Check out our other exterior remodeling services as well.