Picking A Shingle Color for A New Roof

Putting a new roof on your home is the perfect time to update your color scheme and add style to your home. It’s almost as important as choosing a roofing material that’s the highest quality and durable. The color of your roof can have a huge impact on your house’s appearance, which can help if you ever want to sell. A well installed and maintained roof will last many years, so making the right decision about the color of your roof shingles (or metal roof) is an important decision.

Mojave Tan Roof Shingles by Astro

Shingle colors come in a wide variety of colors such as grey, blue, green, brown and red. These color family choices also include a choice regarding architectural details. Astro Roofing uses Landmark shingles that have a dual-layered design that looks like wood shake, therefore these asphalt shingles offer the heaviest weight and widest array of color options in their class. This allows the homeowner to create an ideal look for your home.

Curb appeal and long lasting protection for your home CAN go hand in hand. Astro Roofing has samples of roofing shingles that can help you visualize how the color will look against your home. Our team of roofing contractors are certified installers and will advise you on all the aspects of picking a color you like with the protection you need, including a superior warranty.

Tips for Choosing a New Roof Color

  • When choosing a color for your new roof, avoid selecting shingles in the same color home’s paint, unless you are going for a very monochromatic look.
  • Take into account the sun and shady areas in your east Florida yard. Look at some roof shingles and hold them up against your house during different times of the day to see how the colors look in different lighting. You may be surprised!

Energy Efficiency

Certain colors and roof types can insulate your home to help you cut back on energy costs. Lighter colors will reflect the heat while darker colors absorb it. If your budget allows, metal roofing will be superior to shingles when it comes to reflecting the heat of the sun. However, today’s shingle material is superior to what you likely have on your house now. Astro Roofing offers many CertainTeed roofing products that are Energy Star rated. This roofing material can have a significant impact on the amount of energy used by your home.

Shingle Style and Colors

An easy way to complement your home’s current look is to choose a shingle color design with lots of color variation, such as high-contrast Max Def granule color options available with Landmark Premium shingles. They can match almost any home exterior design ideas. Be sure you choose something that will allow you to change your home’s paint color in the future, should you decide to do so.

Homeowners Associations & Roofing

In Florida, homeowners often have to consider the paint color guidelines set by an HOA. If you have one, you will have to review the association’s guidelines and find out if there are any color or material restrictions. Also, you will likely have to have your choices approved by the association before installation of the new roof. Your local roofing contractor, Astro Roofing, will likely be familiar with many of the HOA’s in your area.

Aerial view of shingle roof in Daytona Beach

Roofing Adds Resale Value to Your Home

If you will be selling your home in the near future, be careful when selecting a color so that it appeals to a wide variety of buyers. Not everyone likes bold colors such as green or red…although if that’s the right choice for your home it can make it stand out in the real estate crowd!

For more information on updating your roof, email us for a free quote at john@astroroofinginc.com. We can’t wait to see what roofing color you choose!