05 Aug

Roof Shingles: Things to Consider When Picking Colors

Check out our “Pick Your Roof” page to explore shingle color options.

When picking an outfit, most of us try to avoid combining a top and bottom that clash, right? (Fortunately, when I choose a wrong clothing combo, I have a wonderful wife who lets me know.) Well, the roof is your home’s top, so it needs to complement the color (or colors) below it.

Did you know your roof is up to 40 percent of your home’s visible exterior? It plays a significant role in how your home looks from the street. Curb appeal is a big reason why it is critical to pick the right shingle color. The experts at Peak Roofing & Construction are ready to help with numerous color options in each category of materials: asphalt, tile and slate, and metal.

Shingle color selection

Colors both inside and outside the house need to work together to be appealing. A general guideline is to choose a color darker than the body of the home. Another rule of thumb is the roof color should be different enough from the walls to give a good contrast. For example, dark brown shingles above darkly stained wood siding would be boring; however, those same brown shingles could work well with tan, beige, or white exterior walls. Gray exteriors can be matched with either darker roofs in the same color family, or you can go with a more vivid contrast such as dark maroon or dark green.

Disclaimer: Always be sure to check with your homeowner’s association (HOA) if you live in a neighborhood with design restrictions or a formal exterior color approval process. Many neighborhoods require the roof’s color to be consistent with other homes around it. We frequently see this in planned communities around Frisco and Prosper.

Asphalt shingles, the most popular material choice, are produced in solid colors and blends. Again, contrast is your friend here. A blended color pattern with a mix of earth tones like brown, tan, rust, and gray adds visual interest to homes with walls in one of those solid colors. On the other hand, that pattern does not look good over multi-colored brick. It’s like wearing a patterned shirt with differently patterned pants. Even I know that’s a fashion faux pas.

If you want help determining what roof color will be best for your home, the experienced professionals at Peak Roofing & Construction will be happy to give recommendations. Call us today for a free consultation.

About Peak Roofing & Construction

Peak Roofing & Construction is family-owned, with 30-years of experience. Bonded, insured and accredited, we provide roofing, gutter, fence, window and exterior facelift services. Guaranteed. Call (972) 335-7325 in Dallas-Fort Worth (residential & commercial) including Little Elm, North Dallas, and Prosper.

Jeff Riss

Jeff Riss

Jeff has 20 years of sales experience, a love of roofing, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He leads Peak Roofing & Construction’s team but also is known for getting his hands (and knees) dirty on a job site. His passion for customer service, integrity, and quality craftsmanship drives his success. Peak Roofing & Construction is a family-owned, locally-operated business focused on doing things the right way. His deep understanding of roofing, gutters, windows, fences and exterior painting provide a strong foundation for running the business and serving his customers.
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