The roof of your house can account for up to 40% of your home’s visible exterior. This makes it one of the most important elements of your house as it doesn’t just provide protection, it also greatly affects the overall appearance and appeal of your property. So choosing the right roof shingle colors is not something to be taken lightly.
What to consider?
When you are choosing shingles, there are several things to take into consideration:
- The first is the other details of your home. The roof should compliment and bring out other features such as brickwork or woodwork.
- The second is your surroundings. If the color of your shingles harmonizes with those in the natural environment around you, your home will look like it belongs in the landscape.
- Last, but certainly not least, consider your neighbors, or at least the color of their roofs. If yours clashes with those in your neighborhood, it can have a negative impact on curb appeal, making your house more difficult to sell if you decide to put it on the market and possibly even reducing its value.
While sample boards are good are a good starting point for choosing shingles, there’s nothing like seeing a real example to help you make the right decision. That’s why, with our Shingle Viewer, Ridgecon provides homeowners with a comprehensive listing of homes where we’ve installed new roofs in the recent past. You can choose a shingle type and color and then view photos of houses where we’ve installed it.
First, select the brand, style, and color of the shingle you’d like to see.
Next Ridgecon’s Shingle Showcase will display beautiful images of the shingles on real homes. From that listing, you’re just a click away from mapping nearby homes featuring the shingle brand, styles, and colors you’ve selected.
Most popular color roof shingles
To help you get started, we’ve listed below some of our most popular color roof shingle combinations:
Blue and green shingles
Perfect if you live near water. They compliment the colors of water and sky and nurture the warm weather as the leaves start to change.
Beige and gold colors
Look their best in the fall. Reflecting the changing colors of foliage, they invoke crisp mornings and gatherings of friends and family by the fire.
Brown and red shingles
Bring the warm glow of sunny mornings to your home.
Black and gray colors
Look best in winter with its early nights and star-filled skies.
These, as we said, are our most popular colors but there are many more to choose from. Our Shingle Viewer provides a full catalog of all the shingles we stock and remember, we are a GAF MasterElite certified roofing contractor so, whatever shingle you choose, with Ridgecon as your contractor, you know the job will be done right the first time.