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4 Tips for Choosing Asphalt Shingle Colors

Asphalt shingles remain the most widely used roof covering across the country. If you are in the process of selecting the perfect color for your asphalt shingles, use these four simple tips from roofing contractors to help you out. 

  1. Look at what you have. Replacing your roof with the type of shingles you already have is generally the safe pick because it complements the color scheme of your exterior – from siding to accents. It also suits the architectural style of your home and its structural support as well as your location.
  1. Mind the climate. The color of your asphalt shingles can have an impact on the overall temperature of your home. But this also depends on the quality and amount of insulation you have installed. A rule of thumb is that dark-colored surfaces absorb more heat than light-colored surfaces, meaning asphalt shingles in dark shades tend to retain more heat in the attic.
  1. Get large samples. Do not select the color of your roof replacement based on a tiny chip of paint or what you see on a computer screen. It is a good idea to get two or more large samples of the colors you prefer, go home and see them in the light on your roof at varying hours of the day.
  1. Consider your neighbors. If nothing you see on Pinterest or home remodeling magazines stirs up inspiration, consider looking around your neighborhood and select a color that harmonizes with the rest of the roofs. Making it match is not a necessity, but do make it blend.

For top-notch roof repair and replacement services, look no further than Jack The Roofer. We work with residential and commercial building owners in Aurora, Castle Rock and the surrounding areas in Colorado. Give us a call at (720) 722-2255, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.