How Do You Know You’re Getting the Right Shingles for Your Roof?

Many homeowners will find themselves overwhelmed by all the choices they’ll need to make for their new roof. You’ll choose the material, the style, the color, the brand, and every choice feels monumental, as you’ll have this roof for many years to come. Your roofing contractor can help you find the right shingles for your new roof, but considering the choices ahead of time can help make the process a little easier.

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Choose Quality Shingles for Your New Roof

Asphalt shingles are popular for a reason. They are durable, long-lasting, easy to install, and cost-effective. However, you will find that simply choosing asphalt shingles for your new roof only opens the door to more choices. When deciding on the specifics of the shingles for your new roof, let your roofing contractor be your guide to quality. Your contractor has the experience and has worked with the shingles. They will understand what your climate requires with regard to quality, yet they will be able to work with your budget to ensure that your home is protected and affordable.

Consider the Style of Your Home and Neighborhood

When choosing shingles for your new roof, it is important to take the architectural style of your home into consideration. You need to choose a shingle that complements the exterior style of your home. Historical homes often look best with dark shades to mimic wood shakes, and most traditional styles will look best with traditional colors. In a neighborhood, it’s important to match the style of the neighboring homes. Your home can stand out, but it shouldn’t stick out. Your home should exist in harmony with the other homes in the neighborhood.

Choosing the Color of Your New Roof

The most overwhelming choice many homeowners find with the shingles for their new roof is the color. There are many options, shades, and patterns, and finding the right complement to your home isn’t always easy. There has been a thought that light colored shingles will keep your home cooler and dark colored shingles will keep your roof warmer, but the difference isn’t measurable enough to truly take into consideration. When choosing a color, look at samples in different light conditions. One color may look beautiful during the evening hours, but garish in the daytime sun, while others may look perfect on a sunny day, but bland and boring when the sun isn’t out. Looking at the samples at different times can help you find the right balance. Your roofer may have some suggestions for colors that will complement the exterior colors of your home. If your home is a neutral shade, you will often have your pick of colors.

A new roof is an investment in your home, and it’s natural to want to make sure you’ve made the right choices. Let your roofing contractor guide you and look at the samples they have to offer. In many cases, the choice will become clear. Your contractor is the one to help assure you that you’ve made the right decision and your new roof will be a great investment in both function and style! Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today for a virtual appointment to talk about scheduling a new roof installation on your home this year.


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