More often than not, homeowners will choose roof colors to complement the rest of their home’s style. While there is nothing wrong with this per se, it’s also important to know that the right colors can affect the overall performance and energy efficiency of your roof.
Our expert designers and roofers at Creative Construction Group offer these easy-to-follow tips on choosing shingle colors that make for a highly effective roofing system.
Consider Your Location
Crystal Lake beats the national average of rainfall and snow levels, which means you and your residential roofing contractors are much more likely to encounter water-related damage than wear and tear resulting from high UV exposure. The good news is that this gives you more flexibility in color choices as you don’t necessarily have to stick with lighter-colored roofs which perform better in sunnier places.
Narrow Down Your Choices
Today, there are quite literally hundreds of colors to choose from from many different shingle manufacturers. The sheer amount of choices makes it that much harder for people to make a decision. Our experts advise that you need to start with bigger categories first before narrowing down your list to the top five. Choose a general color first before getting into the nitty-gritty of roofing colors.
Contrasting and Complementing
Your home’s curb appeal is 40% your roof. This means you want this particularly major design element to blend in well with the rest of your home. When it comes to matching with your siding, a contrasting approach works better most of the time. Flat solid roof colors go well with intricately patterned siding boards. Conversely, plain siding textures such as traditional Dutch or board and batten clapboards are perfect for a more varied shake or shingle-pattern on the roof.
Choose the right colors for your roof with the help of our professionals at Creative Construction Group. We are the number one residential roofing company in the area. Call us today at