Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Choosing the right shingle colour

The roof is the part of your home that most visitors see first. Knowing how to choose the right colour will enhance your curb appeal and add value to your home.
A good starting point is to consider your climate.

 Light coloured shingles reflect the sunlight while dark coloured shingles absorb it. This factor alone will help you save money on your energy bills. Keep in mind that dark colours will also make your home look smaller.

Consider the accent colors of shutters, doors and trim. Choose a color that will complement the exterior of your home. This is a good time to look around at your neighbours, choose a colour that compliments your home but also coordinates with the home beside you, be careful not to duplicate.

Remember to check with any home or neighbourhood associations.

Below are a few colour combinations that work well for most homes:

Yellow -- black shingles look crisp and clean

Red -- consider brown earth tones

Green -- a brown or gray roof

White -- looks best with dark gray or black

Blue -- dark gray or black shingles

Tan or cream -- shades of brown work best

Natural wood -- green is a good choice

Don’t be afraid to ask some help and make sure that you always get samples.

 This is an excerpt from a newsletter that is distributed to all former, current and future clients of Village Builders Inc.  If you would like to receive this newsletter feel free to email me at www.robabbott@villagebuilders.ca

Rob Abbott
Operations Manager
Village Builders Inc.

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