When it’s time to put a new roof on your home, choosing the best shingle color for the job is an important decision. Asphalt shingles come in an array of colors, and the right selection is about more than just matching your old roof, or jumping on board with the most popular current color. Here are the factors to consider, along with some helpful tools to make the job a little easier.
A new roof isn’t just about structural integrity, it’s also an opportunity to vastly increase the value of your property. We like to remind our clients that the roof is a big part of your home’s curb appeal, so make sure to get the most bang for your buck. If you want a big-picture view of how your home will look paired with various shingle colors, check out the CertainTeed ColorView Visualizer. A realistic view of your future roof can be tremendously helpful, and the ColorView Visualizer can show you the full spectrum of options.
An Energy Star qualified shingle can provide significant savings during hot summer months. If your home, particularly the top floor, stays too warm during the summer, we can recommend a shingle that can actually reduce the surface temperature of your new roof by up to 50 degrees. The U.S. Department of Energy provides this handy tool to calculate the savings you can anticipate if you select an Energy Star qualified shingle. These shingles come in limited color options, so talk to us about whether these shingles might be a good fit for your home.
Talk to us about availability as you’re making your selection. Some shingle styles come in huge color arrays, but some do not. We’ll look at your options, talk about your priorities, and help you to reach a decision about the best color shingle for the job.
Choosing the right shingle is important – your new shingle roof is a major investment, and you need to select a product that will provide a great return, suit your neighborhood and personal style, and hold up over time. Our roofing experts are here to help whether you’re just starting to consider your options or are down to a few finalists. Contact Victors Roofing today to discuss your options.