How To Choose The Right Shingle Color

As a Chattanooga area homeowner, you’re most likely only going to buy maybe a few roofs in your lifetime, so choosing the right color is very important to get right the first time. The shingle color you choose needs to work with your house and style, complement the neighborhood, and take into consideration any other preferences you may have. Below are some tips to to help you as a homeowner consider the best possible color for their next roof.

Ensure It Matches Your Home

Take a look at your homes style—do you have bricks or siding? Is your home painted? What is the overall style of the home?

Think About Its Curb Appeal

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Whether you are in your forever home or plan on selling in a few years, a neutral color will keep your house looking current for years to come. You can also help your home stand out by using more striking colors. Either of these options can increase your home’s curb appeal, which can increase the value of your home.

Consult With Your Neighbors

If you live in a complex run by an HOA, make sure there aren’t any rules for choosing a shingle color before your finalize your decision. Some homeowners associations prefer all homes in within the neighborhood to look the same. If you’re not in a complex, consider your neighbors and what they have on their roofs. If you like your neighbors’ roofs, find out more about similar shingle colors and styles and how they may complement your home. If you want to be a little different and stand out from your neighbors, explore alternative shingle styles and colors that will make your home unique.

Do Your Research

Get some samples and look at online tools like the GAF Virtual Home Remodeler to see which color shingle would look best with your home. Also, consider the architectural style of your home. What may look good on a Ranch-style house may not work for a Tutor or Colonial. Drive through different neighborhoods to get ideas and see examples.

Once you have a general idea, or simply need a little more help, give Armor Xteriors a call at (423) 760-3333 or Schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our roofing experts.

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