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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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"The roofing project started on a Thursday and was done that day. The gutters were installed 2 weeks after, and Jeff was very informative about what I was expecting.  Thanks to Lindus Construction for all the help."

Paul C.
Rice Lake, WI
April 15, 2024

"My roof & LeafGuard® Gutters look beautiful! Great job! Everyone was very professional. Thank you."

Donna H.
Ellsworth, WI
April 10, 2024

"I am very happy with the roofing and gutter system and it's largely due to your perseverance and communication with me for the project. There are always so many details in this work and I want to convey my appreciation to your management. I know why Lindus is a successful company. It's not just their product but more importantly their people."

Maureen C.
St Paul, MN
April 12, 2024

"Lindus Construction replaced our shingles on Monday. They did a fantastic job. They arrived at 7am and finished by 3pm. They did an amazing job and I would recommend them to anyone.  Just like anything in life. you get what you pay for and we are 100% satisfied."

Pat S.
Plymouth, MN
April 5, 2024

"We had Lindus bid on our roof replacement and also remove and replace our LeafGuard® Gutters. Communication was great through the entire process, we were provided great information and options. The removal and replacement of the gutters was done right on schedule and completed quickly. Overall just very professional and I would have zero concerns trusting them for any job.

Aaron O.
Shoreview, MN
December 13, 2023

"The crew was quick and efficient; they did a good job with the clean-up. The roof looks great."

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St. Croix Falls, WI
August 24, 2023
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