Remember: a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work in roofing projects, which is why you need to do your research before buying roofing shingles. Here’s where to start.
Check if the Shingles Are Suitable for Your Area’s Climate
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements so you need to make sure it can handle your area’s climate. If you’re looking for a versatile type of shingle, we recommend asphalt shingles: they can resist strong winds, are easy to install and come in a wide variety of colors.
For those that want an exceptionally durable roof, sleek slate roof tiles are a better choice; they can easily outlast the roof on which they’re installed. However, since slate tiles are quite heavy, they may require additional structural construction to ensure proper supports are in place before installation.
Stick With Mid-Tones
Don’t forget that your roof also partly determines your home’s curb appeal. Although it is the second-largest part of your exterior, the roof is meant to be in the background and, therefore, shouldn’t stand out too much. Dark-colored roofs are too pronounced while light-colored ones draw attention away from the facade, which is why we recommend our clients choose mid-tones.
Pay Attention to Your Neighborhood’s Color Schemes
Your neighbor’s houses can partly determine your curb appeal as well. As such, if your house’s color scheme clashes with the surrounding houses, you can end up not only lowering your home’s curb appeal, but the entire neighborhood’s property value as well.
Don’t Just Rely on Pictures
Ask for large samples, and evaluate them at different times of the day – lighting can affect how your shingles look.
Hiring the Right Contractor
To make sure your new shingles are installed properly, make sure to hire a qualified residential or commercial roofer. Remember, always vet contractors before hiring them.
Looking for reputable contractors in your area?
Jack the Roofer is the best roof repair contractor in the local area, having earned a near-perfect rating on HomeAdvisor as well as an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To get a free estimate, call us at (720) 722-2255, or fill out our form here. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Parker and Denver, CO.