What Roof Shingle Colors to Choose on Your Home and Which to Avoid

When you are looking at new shingles, your search should consider everything from durability and fire-resistant properties to how the shingles look. Choosing the right roof shingle colors is important. While durability is important, you will notice the look of your home’s shingles more often. Depending on the type of home and look of your neighborhood, there are shingle colors that work and others to avoid. Here’s help choosing the perfect colors.

Color selection process

Chances are you have a certain color in mind for your roof. If you don’t, the Owens Corning Roofing Color Compass Quiz is useful to feel out particular shades. This quiz asks about your taste in vacation destinations, free time activities and personality traits when trying to find you a matching shingle color. While you might not consider the first result an exact hit, the quiz offers multiple options at the end.

This system of choosing roof shingle colors is interesting because your home’s look is left out of the picture. To match the results against your actual home, the DesignEyeQ visualization experience allows you to upload a photo of your home and try out different roof colors using the extensive Owens Corning palette. Even the most inexperienced home designer is bound to find something that works using these tools.

Shingle colors to avoid

Strolling through your neighborhood is a useful exercise when deciding which colors to choose and which to avoid. You will see how neighbors stretched the bounds (or did not stretch them at all), while in other cases you might see colors that don’t work well with the shade of brick and exterior paint. In Douglas County and other Atlanta suburbs, knowing how your home fits into the neighborhood is important. You don’t want to copy another style or stand out too much.

Another key thing to remember is which parts of the home can be changed. Shutters, siding and other aspects are mutable, while brick is not. Make sure your color selection has a nice contrast to the color of brick. In homes where there are varied color combinations, choosing subtle roof shingle colors is often the way to go. No matter what you choose, get perspective in bright light and with minimal light to replicate the changes over the course of 24 hours.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right shingles for your home. Let Findlay Roofing walk you through the process when it’s time for a new roof.

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