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Tips on Choosing New Asphalt Shingle Colors

Asphalt roofing has proven its reliability through the years, making it a top choice among homeowners and building professionals. It wouldn’t be a surprise if you find yourself opting for this type of roofing again. However, if you want to change it up a bit without switching to a different roof system, you can play around with the color of your asphalt shingles instead. Here are some tips on selecting a new asphalt shingle color from roof repair and installation expert Kearns Brothers.

Take a Look at Your Home’s Colors

Your roof should fit in the color scheme of your home. Since it takes up a large portion of your exterior, choosing a wrong shingle color can have a negative impact on your home’s curb appeal. So before setting your heart in a bold or unusual color, make sure to take your home’s entire color palette into account.

Consider the Climate in Your Location

When it comes to choosing a material for your roof installation project, the climate in your region is typically considered because it informs the kind of features that your roof should have. But apart from the material itself, remember that shingle color is also a crucial factor that can influence the roof’s performance in a specific climate. It can affect your home’s temperature and consequently your energy bills. For instance, black or darker shades tend to attract and retain heat, making attics even hotter. Meanwhile, lighter-colored roofs are able to reflect the sun and keep interiors cool.

Ask for Large Samples

It can be difficult to see the real impact of color if you are only basing it on a small color chip or the colors on your computer screen. Get two or more large samples of shingle color, and see how the color registers under the kind of light that your roof receives at different times of the day.

Kearns Brothers has been in business since 1986, and we have a proven track record of providing quality workmanship. Whether your project involves roofing or exterior siding, rest assured that our team can deliver top-notch results. Call us at (888) 355-6700 or fill out our contact form to schedule a virtual appointment. We serve customers in Detroit and Dearborn, MI.

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