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RoofingDecisions, decisions. Here you thought deciding on shingle as your roofing material and choosing the right roofing contractor was all you had to do. Now, you are realizing that you must also choose a roofing shingle colour. Since this is something you hope to be looking at for many years to come, it is important to put some thought into what colour you choose. Here are a few tips for choosing the right roofing shingle colour:

  1. Coordinate – You want your roofing to go well with other external components of your home, such as stone, stucco, wood or brick. You don’t want your roof to clash with those features that won’t be changing anytime soon. If you plan to paint your home a different colour in the future, be sure to take that into consideration. The architectural style of your home can also influence which colours will look best.
  2. Climate – Climate and even geography can affect which colour roofing you should go with. Harmonizing with the natural environment around your home can help make your home look like it belongs there. Also, keep in mind that dark colours absorb heat and lighter ones reflect heat.
  3. Community Regulations – Some communities dictate the roofing colours that you may or may not use. Be sure to check on this information before making a costly mistake. Even if there aren’t any regulations, it is a good idea to be mindful of your neighbours by choosing a roofing colour that harmonizes with the homes around you.

Of course, your personal feeling about the colour will also factor in and whether you want to have a soft, warm appearance or something with more “wow” factor. Here at Slippery Slope Roofing, we offer a variety of roofing options, styles, and colours so that you can get the effect you desire. To find out more, give us a call today!

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