How to choose asphalt shingle colours to boost curb appeal

How to choose asphalt shingle colours to boost curb appeal

Getting a new asphalt roof is a great investment that will last for the next 20 years. That said, any colour choice will also last for the duration of your new roof. Just as a new roof can boost curb appeal, picking the right colour is just as important.

Xtreme Roofing in Vancouver is a professional roofing company. They share some tips when it comes to choosing the right colour for your new asphalt shingles:

Start with your home’s colours

Your roof takes up a sizeable visual percentage, but so does the rest of the house. When looking at new colours, you want to match shades or choose a complementary contrast. For example, white houses can easily be paired with any range of colours and will look good. To choose a colour then, look at the trim colours on your windows or door. Matching the roof to those will create a nice balance that helps draw in those colours. Earthy homes, for instance, brown, beige, or cream, can either match with similar shades or a darker variant. Beige and cream homes can be paired with green shingles for an attractive combination. Or, dark browns and even blacks can look just as striking.

Factor in climate

As attractive as a dark roof may look, would it be suitable in your local climate? If, for example, you live in an area that generally gets hours of sunlight each day, a dark roof may not be suitable. The attracted heat may increase heating and cooling bills and make the colour less beneficial in the long run. Alternatively, areas that see a range of weather, from sunny to rainy and cloudy, are less affected by colours. In that case, it may be a personal preference regarding a new colour. With proper attic ventilation as well, a dark coloured roof will still have a long lifespan and without increased bills.

See what the neighbours have

You want your home to stand out and be a feature attraction when selling, but not so much that it’s drastically separate. Once you have a list of colours and shades, look at what other home roofs look like. Are the majority using darker shades, or is it a light and dark range depending on the house? Complementing the overall look, while still picking just the right colour to make your home stand out, will add much more appeal.

Complement the architecture

A great way to double up on curb appeal is to match your roof to your home’s architecture. If you own an older, more traditional home, such as a Victorian style, stick with traditional colours. Shades such as greys and blacks, or browns are simple and classic choices. More modern homes, however, can benefit from bolder and less traditional colours. Dark greens, bright reds, or blended browns can all provide that modern and eye-catching addition.

Roofers in Vancouver

Quality service and the right price is what Xtreme Roofing is proud to provide. They offer a range of roofing services from metal, synthetic, asphalt, and more. Every project is always handled with the highest-quality materials, techniques, and years of experience and skill. Their professionals can help with any roofing job, whether big or small.

Contact Xtreme Roofing today!

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