Part of roof replacement is choosing the right shingle color. This may seem simple considering you may have your favorite color in mind, but this can be tricky if you are not knowledgeable on the basics of shingle installation.
Here are some tips to consider to avoid any mismatch and trouble with your roofer down the road.
Do check the current design of your house.
In choosing the right color, take a good look at the dominating color of your current house. You can start with the color of your sidings. Make sure you pick the shade that complements the exterior color, as installing the same color will make your house look monochromatic. If you are into neutral colors, you may want to try clay, cream, or gray. It is also important that the color is coordinated with the colors of other parts of your house. Is your house made of brick, wood or stone?
Don’t make decisions based on style alone.
You also need to consider one important factor: climate. For example, light colors will look brighter during summer. Some roofing contractors would advise applying swatches on different sides of your home and observe how it looks in the morning, afternoon, and evening. A rule of thumb is that darker shingles are likely to absorb more heat. This would affect the temperature inside your house and the durability of your shingles.
Do some research on the contractor.
Once you have chosen the right color for your house, now consider one who’s going to do it. Ask referrals from friends and narrow down your choices. When looking for the best contractor, remember these two words: credibility and quality. At Universal Roofing and Exteriors, we are experienced in shingle installation and we also offer professional advice on projects. Since open communication is one of our principles, you can always discuss with us your preferences and apprehensions before any installation can begin. We also take pride in being Certified Master Elite Installer for GAF and we have an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Don’t forget about your neighbors.
Aside from the color of your siding and climate, you just need to consider one more thing: your neighbors. It may not be their business, but think about the Homeowner’s Association Regulations and make sure they are not going to be bothered by the noise during installation.
For a free estimate of your shingle installation project, call us today at 317-257-0779. We serve areas in Indianapolis, Zionsville, and surrounding areas in IN.