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How To Choose The Best Roof Shingle Color

Updating your roof is one of the most significant investments you can make as a homeowner.  So it goes without saying that shingle color does matter.  It’s only natural to give as much consideration to the brand of shingle as you do to the style and color.  After all, your roof’s shelf life can be up to 50 years.  Taking this into consideration, it can be understandable why a homeowner might have anxiety about making this decision.  We’ve compiled some expert tips to help you determine which shingle color is the best for your roof.

Take Your Time When Choosing Roof Shingle Colors

This is not a decision that should be rushed; it’s okay to take some time to give it serious thought.  Consider if your color choice will be what you want years down the road.new roof

2. Talk With Your Roofing Estimator

They’ve likely overseen hundreds of roofing jobs and can speak to which colors will best compliment your home’s structure and current siding.  It’s easier to change your roofing than your siding so be sure the shingle color you have chosen does not clash with the siding and trim.

3. Carefully Review All Shingle Color Options

Go over all of the options.  Use your home’s architecture as a guide for whether your new shingles should be a singular color or a blend of multiple colors.roof

4. Compare Shingle Colors Virtually

A lot of roofing manufacturers have software that allows customers the ability to download a photo of their home or select a housing style and drop in different colored siding and roofing options.  In fact, we even offer a virtual remodeler tool to help homeowners narrow down choices.

5. Examine Life Size Samples Of Your Top Shingle Choices

Holding them up against your current shingles will allow you to see how much the new choices vary from what you currently have.

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Here’s a small sampling of the exciting shingle colors offered by GAF roofing.

6. What Color Are Your Neighbors’ Roofs?

It’s important to be sure that your selections compliment your neighborhood.  A choice that is not complimentary to neighboring homes may make selling your home more difficult down the road.

7. Shingle Colors Should Complement Your Home’s Style

Evaluate your home’s style to decide what are appropriate colors and what are not.  For example, a Spanish style home is going to look out of place with blue shingles.  Home magazines can also be helpful in showcasing different styles of homes and the shingle colors that suit them the best.

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June 18, 2022

"We recently had a hailstorm come through.  Fortunately, we purchased the best asphalt roof system back in 2016. Jake took the time to inspect our exterior including walking up on our roof. When he finished, he took additional time to review his findings. Fortunately because of the high end roof and underlayment material that we purchased, our roof survived and we do not need to replace it. Jake was extremely professional and very detailed and very friendly.  With staff like him, you will continue to have long established customers like us."

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Hudson, Wi
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"The new roof your guys put on my house and garage has impact resistant shingles.  Thank heavens!  No damage from the hail.  Today, your guys installed windows.  They look great.  So far I am very pleased with your crews and my new house repairs!"

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White Bear Lake, MN
May 23, 2022

"Everything was awesome.  The city building inspector who stopped by the other day, was happy to see the  Lindus roofing sign in my front yard. He had nothing but outstanding comments about Lindus, and has never had an issue with your work."

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