Choosing Your Shingle Color
Choosing your style and color of shingle can be a difficult decision to make, but you aren’t left alone to make your choices. There are tips that can help you navigate your way through the process.
Here are some things to consider:
- Consider the color of other elements of your home such as bricks, siding, or stone, and try to coordinate the color of your shingles with those elements. Different colors highlight each other, for instance a dark gray or black shingle can look great with a blue or gray house. Pick a color you want to highlight and then look for a shingle that will make that color stand out.
- Neutral colors are safe and an added bonus is that the will stay in style for many years. If you want to be a little trendier, you can use a combination of various tones within a color.
- Remember, dark colors tend to make a house look smaller while light colors make a house look bigger.
- Your neighborhood. It’s always important to consider your neighbors. How your house looks affects not only your home’s value, but also the value of the homes around you. While you don’t want your home to be identical to your neighbors, it would be good if the end result was harmonious. It is very important to check with your neighborhood association, if you belong to one, to make sure your choice does not violate any Association rules.
- There are many styles of homes – traditional, craftsman, ranch, etc. Not all types of roofing and colors match with the style of each type of home. To get an idea of what looks good with your home’s style, it might be good to drive around neighborhoods and see what types of roofs look good on similar homes.
At Jeremy Dumanovsky Roofing we are happy to assist you in the roofing process by providing color sample boards, brochures and large shingle displays at our showroom. You are welcome to come by any time to examine the displays and check out sample boards. We are centrally located in downtown Salem at 724 High Street NE.
We look forward to assisting you in your roofing project!
– Jeremy Dumanovsky Roofing