Appearance isn’t the only aspect you need to think about when choosing between dark- or light-colored asphalt roofing shingles. Here are some of the other things you need to consider when making your selection.
Consider Your Local Climate
One of the most important things to think of when choosing your shingle color is how it will affect the temperature of your home. Darker roofs tend to absorb more heat while lighter roofs tend to reflect the heat away. While a dark roof raises your temperatures during the summer, it also brings in the much wanted heat during winter.
This is why it’s a must to take your area’s general climate into consideration. For homes in hotter areas, light-colored roofs can provide a lot of help with the heat. On the other hand, homes with a colder general climate will benefit a lot from dark-colored roofs. However, beyond choosing an appropriate asphalt roofing shingle color, you must also make sure that your roof has proper attic ventilation to keep the temperature of your roof more stable.
Match Your Chosen Shingle Color With Your Home Exteriors
Another thing you can consider is your home’s curb appeal. With proper attic ventilation, you can choose either light or dark shingles. If you’re not planning on replacing your siding anytime soon, then you can match the color of your shingles to your siding. You can go for complementary colors or contrasting, and you can even choose two different shades of the same color.
Take Inspiration From Your Neighbors
Take a walk around your neighborhood, and check the colors of their asphalt roofing shingles. You can take inspiration from their color matches as well as see what looks good in your area. What may look good in your contractor’s store may not look the exact same as when it’s installed on your home. So, before you settle with a specific color, you can first look at how it appears on other homes.
If you’ve decided on a shade, then the next step is to hire a trusted local roofing contractor to install the shingles for you. Pritchett Bros offers superior workmanship and customer service. Call us now at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form for a free, no obligation estimate. We serve clients in and around Bloomington, IN.