How To Select Roofing Shingles Colors That Look Great On Your Roof?
Roofing shingles colors range across all shades and designs, making it easier than ever before to find one that matches and complements the rest of your home design. At the same time, this diversity of choice in roofing shingles colors makes this decision one of the hardest ones when it comes to buying roof shingles. Most home owners don’t know how many options are available to them. They also don’t realize fully the impact that the color of roofing shingles can have on the appearance of your building.
The initial glance at a building roofed with the wrong colored shingles will bring home the point forcefully. When you are casual and flippant about selecting your roofing shingles colors, then you’ll be able to regret that impetuous decision in leisure when your home sticks out like a sore thumb in the neighborhood – and people refer to it as “That strange house with the weird roof!”
What if you aren’t particularly color savvy, or even color blind? That could be a problem is you are tasked with picking the right colored roof shingles for your building. You may not notice nuances of shade or even feel that all roofs look alike anyway. But asphalt shingle colors run a wide gamut and people who are discerning about these tiny differences will be delighted to find such a vast array of choices to pick from. Today you’ll be able to find roofing shingles in just about any color – or even mixture of colors – if you look hard enough.
A roof shingle is made up of many grains. This applies to asphalt shingles also. The grains are not identical, having small coloring differences. When you bought shingles in the past, it was possible to have them painted before installing your roof. Or you could choose the color in which to paint your house so that it matched (or contrasted against) the shingle roof color, the certainteed shingles and your lowes.
Being the most visible and attention grabbing feature of your house, the roof must be attended to carefully and all choices related to it must be made carefully. A roof can also be an expensive component of the overall construction, and having to re-roof a building because of an incorrectly or carelessly made choice can end up eating deep into your budget.
What roofing shingles colors are the best? Well, that depends on many variables. First of all, you must see if the roof color matches the shade in which you have (or intend to) paint the rest of the house. What will the trim and siding of your building look like when it is finished? Another factor to consider is the color preferences of the people who will live in the house when it is constructed. Keeping all these in mind, you can choose wisely. For example, a red or yellow wall will match a black shingle roof nicely, while green or blue colored houses would look better with a brown or grey roof.
One thing to keep in mind is that daring and adventurous choices often will leave you disappointed. Not only does the harmony your roof creates with your own building matter, you will also want to match the other homes in your neighborhood in order to create an overall pleasing ambience. Otherwise your home will stand out in stark contrast to other buildings – and often you will be treated like an outcast for that very reason!
Using roofing materials intelligently is as important as choosing the right roofing shingles colors. Certainteed shingles and lowes will be affected by local weather conditions. Lighter colors are preferred in hotter climates to reflect heat and keep the building cooler. Colder areas may do better with dark tiles that absorb and retain heat.
Keeping all these factors in mind you may want to consult an expert about your roofing shingles colors. If you’re worried about how much a specialist will charge you, remember that the price of making the wrong color choice can be far higher!