Things to Consider When Choosing Roof Shingle Colors

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There are many factors you must consider before installing a new roof. Installing a roof is a costly and difficult process. If you make a wrong decision, you will have to live with it for many years, or maybe even your lifetime. Hence, you have to choose the right roof for your home.

Things to Consider When Choosing Roof Shingle Colors


The color can affect the temperature in your house. A dark-colored roof absorbs heat and makes your house hotter, whereas a light-colored roof absorbs less heat and makes your home cooler comparatively to darker ones.

If you live in a cold area, a darker roof will help make your house warmer, but if you live in a hotter location, a light-colored roof will help you save on energy costs.

House Color

Darker colors like a black or grey roof matches with blue or grey houses. Meanwhile, lighter-colored roofs like cream, tan, or brown, match with brown or cream houses. Moreover, red, yellow, green, or other roof colors are flexible, and may be installed on brown, black, or grey houses.

Architectural Style

Before installing any roof, consider the architecture of your home. Dark colors make your home look smaller, while light colors make your home look larger.

Traditional or Unusual Color

Ask yourselves, do you want a traditional color like grey or black? Or do you want a new unique  look, like green?


Look for things that accentuate your home and make it stand out from the rest. Before choosing the roof color, consider something different that may help your house standout from the rest of your neighborhood.

Color Choices

You also have to check which brand and color of roofing is available in your area. After you narrow down your choices, you can choose the one that suits your needs and preferences.

Roof Contractor

A roofer or contractor will help you choose the right roof color. Take a picture of the exterior of your house and take it to a reliable contractor in your area. If you cannot find a contractor in your area, visit a hardware shop. They will help guide you through the process. You can also take samples home with you, so you can make an informed decision after consulting with your family.

Different Shingle Materials

There are different materials available in the market, all of which have various colors. You have to choose the right material according to your color choice as well as the climate in your area.

Clay tiles roofs have a tan or red colors and look beautiful. If you are choosing a red roof, this is the best for you. On the other hand, slate roofs don’t have many color options, available in grey shades but are also expensive too.

If you want a wood-based roof, you can choose from plenty of shades of brown, since it is mostly present in natural hues.

Before choosing any color for your roof, consider the above-mentioned factors to make a better choice. Also, consider the prices and installation method before making a final decision.

If you are interested in adding shingles roofing to your home in Jacksonville, contact us today to learn more about how we can help!