It’s no secret: our Newnan, Georgia homeowners don’t purchase new roofs often, which is why picking the ideal shingle color for your home’s roof is very important to get right the first time.
It’s imperative that your roof’s shingle color works with your personal style and home and properly complements your neighborhood; however, you should always take into consideration any/all other preferences you (the homeowner) may have. After all, it is your roof.
Here are some tips to consider in order to help you choose the best possible shingles color for your next roof.
Match the Shingle Color to Your Home
Take a look at your house’s style and consider the materials your home is made of; for example, do you have siding or brick? Is the style modern or traditional? Is your home painted? These are all important questions to ask when it comes to deciding which color your shingles should be.
You can also feel free to look in home improvement magazines and blogs in order to gain insight, ideas and inspiration for colors that match a variety of home styles. Sometimes, seeing a color displayed on an existing home could sway you to decide if a color is either right or wrong for your own roof.
Think About Curb Appeal
It doesn’t matter if you’re staying planning on selling your home in a few years or staying put for years to come, a neutral color will always ensure that your house is up to date (no matter the current trend).
You might also feel inclined to make your home appear more distinguished, in which case, you should use more striking colors when it comes to your shingles. Both of these options can increase the curb appeal of your home, which (in turn) will increase your home’s overall value.
Get Your Neighbor’s Opinion
If you happen to live in a complex that is run an association, ensure there aren’t any rules in place for choosing a shingle color. For example, some associations prefer all homes to look the same. If you’re not living in a complex, you should always consider your neighbors and the colors they have on their roofs.
If you like your neighbors’ roofs, you can research similar shingle styles/colors and how they may complement your own home. However, if you want to stand out from your neighbors, you can always explore alternative shingle colors and styles that will make your home more unique.
Do Extensive Research Beforehand
Get some shingle color samples and look at tools online to determine which color would work best with your home. Additionally, you should consider your home’s architectural style.
For instance, if a particular color looks good on a Ranch-style home, it may not work for a Colonial or Tudor style home. You can also drive through different Georgia neighborhoods to gain inspiration and see real examples.
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