Choosing an asphalt roofing color is very critical for every homeowner because it will have a lasting impact on your home’s value and aesthetic. In this post, we will discuss the color trends for asphalt roofing.
Work With Style
To choose trendy asphalt roof colors, consider the style of your home. The color should be dissimilar enough to provide contrast with your home’s siding and shutters. For example, a dark gray or black roof will look good with a gray or blue house, while a brown, cream or tan colored house will match better with brown shingles or a mix of cream and brown. Green, red, yellow or other colors have more flexibility and can be accented by brown, gray, or black.
Before you choose your roof colors, consider the climate in which you live. Roofing experts state that the color of your shingles can affect the temperature of your attic by 20 to 40 degrees. Light shingles deflect sunlight and help keep temperatures down in hotter climates, while dark shingles absorb heat and help homes stay warm in colder climates. Dark shingles also help snow and ice on your roof melt faster.
Match with the Neighborhood
Ask a roofing contractor and they’ll tell you to check a homeowner’s association and subdivision rules and covenants in your area. They have bylaws regarding exterior home colors and some of the rules are very strict. Do not match or clash your nearby neighbor’s roof. Just stick to the right blend consistent with what others in your area are using.
White: Most versatile shade to work with. It gives your home a monochromatic look. Can also try with taupe, cream or beige which is almost as versatile as white.
Gray or Black: A contrasting shade of color. It can be paired nicely with white, green, or blue painted sidings.
Red: Can look lovely with gray, black, darker brown and some softer shades of green painted homes.
Remember to keep the shingle colors simple and natural to complement the vibrance and richness of your home structures. If you are still in doubt for your roof shingle colors, consult your local roofer Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. Give us a call at (813) 657-7663 or fill out our contact form for any roof repair and roof replacement services. We serve clients in Florida, Tampa, FL.