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Your roof is one of the most vital parts of your home’s exterior. In fact, its style and color is one of the first things people notice when they pass by your home. So, when it’s time to invest in a new roofing system, you must consider the colors you want to use. But why does the shingle colors matter?
Why Shingle Colors Are a Vital Consideration
Shingle colors play an important role in your roofing aesthetics. Depending on the colors you choose and the way they complement the theme of your exterior, they can easily increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value. There’s more to it than meets the eye, though. The color of your shingles can also affect the temperature and energy efficiency of your entire structure. As a matter of fact, it can impact your attic temperature by up to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, making a huge difference in the heating or cooling of your home.
Darker colors like black, gray or dark blue absorb the sun’s heat, increasing interior temperatures. Lighter colors like white, brown, cream or a mix of those, on the other hand, have the ability to reflect heat, effectively keeping your home cooler.
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Picking a Color
Here are some questions you should ask yourself before making a decision.
- Is it appropriate for the local climate? Your home’s location dictates the climate. Rhode Island has a humid continental climate with extremely hot summers and cold winters. Lighter roof colors are more ideal, especially for those located in the southern part of the state.
- Does the color match the rest of my home? Think about how your new roof will look on your home in relation to other prominent exterior components like your siding.
- Does it look good all the time? Use swatches or an online app that lets you view roof colors at different times to help you make a decision.
As the leading roofing contractor in the region, A1 Roofing & Construction can help you pick the right color for your new roof. Call us at (401) 265-1019, or complete our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve residents in Tiverton, Newport and Providence, RI, and other nearby communities.