If you’re getting a roof replacement, or any roof work that involves shingles, then you may need to choose a new color! This decision matters more than you might think, so read on to figure out what shingle color works the best for your roofing material and area.
It isn’t just a style preference! Shingle color can reduce your carbon footprint, depending on whether you opt for light or dark shades. Before you make your choice, you should know that there are a number of factors that can go into the best color for you.
Your local climate and weather patterns, including temperature, are something to keep in mind. You want high-reflection granules so that your roof isn’t absorbing all of the sun and running up your cooling bill in the summer. Similarly, if you can find algae-resistant shingles, you’ll have much less growth on your roof that you may then have to clean to remove its unsightliness.
The shingle color should also be decided upon based on the architectural style of your home and neighborhood. Some places may actually not allow you to get any color you’d like… for example, something considered too gaudy for the area. Note that “dark colors reduce and hide imperfections while light colors enhance and enlarge.” If your roof is prone to damage, perhaps opt for a dark color. If you have a home that you’d like to draw attention to, then a lighter one might be the way to go!
Remember that you can obtain shingle samples in order to see how they match up with the rest of your home’s design. Pick out a few different colors and varieties so that you can get a sense of the range of options available to you in different qualities of light (that is, at different times of the day).
If you’re looking to learn more about, or purchase new, shingle colors for your roof, then get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a Baltimore County roofing business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.