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  • Writer's pictureSue Nassiri

4 Simple Tips for Choosing Asphalt Shingle Colors

Because the roof is a major part of your home's exterior, it easily deserves as much attention as you would dedicate to your interior design. Ideally, you want to select a color that will enhance the architectural style of your home and draw the eye to any special details.

Here are four insightful tips for choosing asphalt shingle colors. 1. Think About the Climate Light-colored asphalt shingles were not as common in humid climates due to the risk of algae stains. In this day and age, however, the addition of algae-resistant granules that prevent the growth of blue-green algae helps minimize the appearance of unsightly streaks on the roof. Light-colored shingles are also known to reduce the temperature of the roof, but this still depends on how effective the ventilation is and how much insulation is applied. 2. Factor in Exterior Elements Let the exterior elements of your home inform you about complementary shingle colors. For example, a shingle roof in various shades of brown matches well with the multicolored brickwork of a chateau-style home. For Colonial homes representing American architecture, timeless color schemes tend to work best. A white exterior with black accents and a stained wood door coordinate beautifully with a deep gray replacement roof. 3. Be Mindful of Your Neighbors No homeowner wants their home to stand out for the wrong reasons. Choose a shingle color that goes harmoniously with the rest of the homes in your neighborhood as well as the natural surroundings. This helps create an overall look that is attractive and cohesive. 4. Try Before You Buy Before you settle on a color, take shingle samples home, and examine them at different times of the day against other exterior elements. With asphalt shingles, you always want to make sure that what you see is what you will get. A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. specializes in repairing, replacing and waterproofing roof systems. Give our experienced team a call at (951) 877-4406, or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation.

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