A Must Know About Roof Shingles

Choosing the shingle color

The roof is one of the key elements that influence the general appearance of your property. It can also express the homeowner’s personality, sense of style, and taste. Choosing the right shingle color goes a long way in enhancing the beauty and visual allure of your property. You therefore need to decide according to your personal preference on the shingle color you choose for your home. Although choosing an ideal color may be challenging, there are a number of tips that can help you get through it successfully.

One of the considerations you need to bear in mind when choosing the right shingle color is the climate: You can use the color of the roof to save on energy costs. The color of your roof affects the attic temperature quite considerably. You can use this temperature to heat or cool your home. White or light colored shingles have heat reflective properties and will keep the temperature of the home cool while dark colored shingles absorb heat and keep the temperatures warm. Dark shingles also help in melting snow. You should therefore establish the climate of your home region and choose the color based on this.

Color coordination between the roof and other elements of the property is another thing that you need to be keen about. You should pick shingle color that blends well with the rest of the property. For instance, a grey or blue colored house blends perfectly with dark grey or black shingles.

There are several other aspects that you can consider to choose the perfect shingle color. For example: the style of the property, picking a color that blends with the neighboring homes and/or buildings around you, and find out range of colors the neighborhood association allows. There are also certain colors that fade faster than others and it would be most prudent to opt for colors that last longer. To ensure that you make the right decision, you can seek advice from your roofing contractor and the HOA. Four Seasons Builders has vast knowledge and experience in the industry and knowledge about the process is your biggest advantage, we are here to and will help you make the right decision through each step of the way.