Factors to Consider When Choosing a Shingle Colour

If it’s time to get a new roof, then you should also consider how you want your shingles to look. The colour of your home’s roofing shingles can have an effect on the overall appearance of your home and even on the functionality of your roof. The Edmonton roofing contractors and roof repair experts at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. want to make sure that you make the best decision for your home. Here are some factors that you should consider when choosing a shingle colour.

– The climate

The colour of your roofing shingles can impact the temperature inside of your attic and affect your heating and cooling costs, so it’s a good idea to take the climate into account. Light shingles are better suited to a hotter climate as they reflect the sun’s energy away. Darker shingles absorb more heat and are therefore often used in cooler climates. Trusted roofing companies in Edmonton will be able to let you know what effect different colours of shingles can have on your Edmonton area home.

– The colour of your home

You’ll likely want to coordinate the colour of your roofing shingles with the other colours used throughout the exterior of your home. This doesn’t mean that the colours have to match, but they should complement each other. For example, a lighter colour house might look good with a contrasting darker colour roof.

– The architectural style of your home

Your home’s architectural style will also impact how certain colour shingles will look. For example, a ranch house might look good with a variety of different colours, but a Spanish style home is usually best suited to a more reddish, clay-coloured roof.

– Your personal style

While it’s good to consider design tips such as those offered above, it’s also important that your roof matches your personal style. Whether you are going for a traditional look, a modern look, or a more unique and eclectic look, your Edmonton roofing contractor will let you know what you can do to get your desired style and maximize curb appeal at the same time.

– Neighbourhood rules and guidelines

Finally, keep in mind that your choice of shingle colours might be limited by subdivision rules or by your homeowner’s association. Before starting on a roofing project, make sure that you check any rules and covenants that may apply to the shingle colours you can use on your roof.

Edmonton Roofers Providing a Variety of Shingle Colours and Shapes

When deciding on a colour for your roofing shingles, you want to choose from among a wide selection of options. The Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. carry quality roofing shingles in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes, and materials. Our Edmonton roofers can help you decide what colour and what other shingle qualities will work best with all of your needs.

To find out more about the different types of roofing shingles we have available, just contact A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.

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