How to Choose the Perfect Shingle Color
Picking the color for your shingles is a lot like choosing the color of your curtains or blinds. Not only do they make matching color schemes a factor, but they also tie in efficiency and use.
Did you know that the color and material of the shingles you use can directly affect your energy usage? This article will cover several factors that will hopefully aid you in picking the perfect shingle color and type for your home.
- Color: Certain colors absorb heat better than others. In colder climates, a darker colored shingle is going to absorb more heat than a lighter color and will help during the winter months when heat is important to retain. In hotter climates, a lighter color will help reflect the warmth and keep your house cooler.
- Material: Different materials also help aid in heat absorption and repellant. Asphalt shingles will help retain heat when the sun goes down and are also a darker color so they are put to good use in colder climates, but can be used well in warm temperatures as well.
Clay shingles do a good job of repelling heat because most are built in with specs of white coloring. Not only do they help with energy efficiency but they’re also a nice touch to most color schemes.
- Color scheme: Of course, a color scheme must be taken into account as well. Having contrasting colors from the outside of your house to the shingles of your roof isn’t what anyone is looking for. Try to stick to neutral colors such as grays, browns, and tans so your house’s paint job is complimented by your shingles.
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