How to pick the right color for your roof shingles!

The color of your roof shingles can add a lot of value to your curb appeal. How can you know which color will look best on your home? If you are investing in a new roof then you want to make sure you pick a color you will love for years. Here is a quick guide that will help you choose the best shingle color for your home.

Color coordinate your siding and your roof!

When picking a new roof color you want to make sure it compliments the siding of your home. If you’re not sure how to bring a cohesive look to your home, don’t worry, we made a color chart for you.

Siding                Shingles

Brown – Grey, Black, Green, Blue

Beige – Black, Grey, Brow, Green, Blue

White – Any color

Light Grey – Black, White, Grey, Blue, Green

Red or Brick – Brown, Black

Wood or Log – Grey, Brown, Green, Black

Give off a vibe with your home!

What do you want to feel when you look at your home? Different colors can induce different emotions. Do you want to feel fun, calm or bold? Fun colors include red, green or blue. If you want to feel calm then choose white or light brown. If you want a bold but serious look then pick something like black, dark brown or red.

Make sure the color is right for the environment you live in!

If you live somewhere that is hot then perhaps you should pick a lighter color. If you have proper insulation, a lighter color shingle will actually cool down your home. Some southern states may even require that you choose a roof that reflects light. Make sure you look at samples of the roof in outdoor lighting during different times of the day. The sun gives off an orange glow in the south and the north sky has a cool blue tone to it. Make sure you keep that in mind when picking the right color of roof shingles for your home.

See what the neighbors are doing!

You house will be easier to sell if it looks like it belongs in that neighborhood. You don’t want to pick a shingle color that will make you stand out in a bad way. See what colors your neighbors chose for their roofs and try to match. You might get some really good ideas just by looking next door!

Do you have a color in mind for you home now? Hopefully these tips on picking the right roof shingles color has helped you. You can check out the GAF Shingle Gallery on our website to find the right color for your home. If you need roof installation or roof repair in Southern Illinois then give Home Re-Nu a call! We will install your new shingles in just one day and leave no mess behind! You can reach us at 618-964-9100 for a free estimate.