Different Color Shingles and Which is Best for Your Home

Jan 15, 2022

Front of brick house

There are a lot of different customizations you can make when designing or renovating your home. The shingle color on your roof is one area you shouldn’t neglect. Your roof makes up a significant portion of your home’s outer appearance, so you want to pick something that complements it well and functions with the environment your home is in.

Shingles Colors

Shingles come in a variety of colors so you can go as light or dark as you want. Many people will go with light brown, cedar, or choose darker tones like gray, or black.  To find colors that go best with the shade of your home, look to your neighbors or pictures online for inspiration. In most scenarios, darker or deeper colored houses like red brick go better with darker colors such as dark brown or gray and light-colored homes fit light colored shingles. An exception to this would be white houses which pair with almost any roof shingle color.

Shingle Color Considerations

There are factors you’ll want to consider before you choose your shingle color. Obviously, matching your home’s exterior is an important decision, but you’ll also need to look at your home’s location and climate in order to make the best choice.

Materials that are available in each region may vary. For example, brick homes are more common in the north while stucco homes are more common in the south. Because different types of shingles will naturally look better with one material than the other, this could mean it’s more commonly carried in one geographic location than another.

Another factor to consider is the climate where you live. Darker colors will absorb more sun while lighter colors will reflect it. If you live somewhere hot, you’ll want to avoid shingles that are too dark. They could draw more heat to your home, causing the cost of air conditioning to go up. On the other hand, if you live somewhere that experiences cold winters, light wooden shingles tend to reflect heat and require more energy to warm your home.

Finally, consider the architectural style of your home as well as its surroundings. Historic styles like Victorian, Queen Anne, or Colonial homes look better in traditional colors whereas rustic homes like better in earthy tones like browns, greens, or grays.

If your Alpharetta, Georgia home needs roof upgrades, do not hesitate to call Superior Roofing Company of Georgia at 770-279-2621. You can also send us a message using our online form.