Is it time to upgrade your roof? Are you selling your home? Are you trying to impress your neighbors? Are you trying to increase your home’s curb appeal? If you said yes to any of the above questions, you may be trying to pick a new shingle color for your home. As your shingle roof can last 15-20 years with proper care, you should take your time picking exactly what you want this important investment to look like!
Dark Or Light?
When it comes to picking shingle color, one of the first things we hear customers ask is if darker shingles will affect their home’s temperature. It so happens that recent studies have found that a sheet of plywood beneath black shingles was 10 degrees hotter that a sheet of plywood beneath white shingles on an identical roof. However, the study goes on to indicate that the difference in temperature between other shades such as brown, gray, green, or red was very small.
Personally speaking, I would recommend going with the shingles you like, regardless of temperature, since you are going to be seeing that roof for the next 15 to 20 years!
Style For You, Or Potential Buyers?
Another aspect to consider is style. For a home you are about to sell, it would be best not to choose a bold color, as that can be unpopular with buyers. However, if you plan on staying with your home for the long run, bold options are an excellent way to add character to your home, and make it stand out!
Match According to Permanent Exterior Walls
Next you should consider the colors of the rest of your home. Keep in mind that shutter and siding color can be changed, but brick colors cannot. It is best to choose shingles that correspond with your brick. Note that if you have multicolored brick, you should stick with a solid roof color, but if you have solid brick, a roof with some multi colored shingles can be very appealing.
All in all, for resale we recommend neutral colors, and for your personal home we recommend choosing what you like best. If you are unsure of what might look best with your home in Baltimore, MD , please give Recovery Home Improvements a call at (410) 288-1633, and one of our roof experts will be happy to assist you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on our commitment to making sure our customers have all the information they need to make informed decisions when it comes to home improvements!