September 2, 2021
Some homeowners get stumped when it comes to choosing their shingle color. Follow along with us as we break down 6 things to consider when making the decision of what color shingle to choose for your new roof.
Are you wondering: what color shingles should I choose to go with my siding color? Replacing your roof may seem like a straightforward process, but some homeowners get stumped when it comes to choosing their shingle color. Follow along with us as we break down 6 things to consider when making the decision of what color shingle to choose for your new roof.
The color you choose for your roofing can have a huge impact on the overall appearance of your home. With the roof being one of the largest and most costly investments you will need to update on the exterior of your home, the choice of product carries some weight. Continue reading for our top 6 things to consider when making your shingle color decision.
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Your first step on your journey to your new roof is finding the right contractor in your area. Finding the right contractor is probably the single most important decision you will have to make regarding your home improvement project – even more so than the design itself. The best design in the world will only come to fruition and provide satisfaction if it is built properly! Many contractors will not volunteer the kind of information that you need to make the right decision – especially if their answers are not what you want to hear! Make sure you read this report to learn not only the right questions to ask but also the right answers to receive.
We are a full-service, licensed, and insured residential roofing and siding company serving the Southeast Michigan area for over 20 years. Let our trained residential roofing and siding technicians inspect your roof to give you the answers. The critical success factor in any construction project is the contractor. A qualified, professional, experienced contractor knows what results are required for owner satisfaction, as well as what will lead to dissatisfaction down the road. Vetting a new potential contractor is also important when making an insurance claim.
Having a budget in mind for your roof can help narrow down the choices you may have for your project. Upgrading to an architectural shingle in a designer color may not be out of your budget. On the other hand, you may need to keep the budget low and make your choice from a standard product line. Knowing your options based on your budget will help guide you as you move through the decision process.
On average, across the US, it will cost between $7,000 and $13,200 to replace a 2,000-2,200 sq. ft. roof on a single-family house up to two stories high. The cost to reshingle a roof depends on many things such as roof size, geographic location, shingle material, and other factors.
You can also use this ROOFING CALCULATOR to get a closer estimate of the cost of your roof replacement.
Although the upfront cost is steep, replacing your roof is a great investment. A new roof will typically last at least 20 years, and a new roof can increase your home’s value by $10,000 – $20,000, depending on many factors. If you’re wondering how to afford a new roof, various options could help ease the financial burden. Homeowner’s insurance may cover the cost of a new roof if they can verify storm damage. When you hire a Superstorm Restoration expert, they look for signs of damage that were most likely caused by a storm to verify if it can be covered or not. If you’re still wondering how to pay for a new roof but don’t have the full payment upfront, you may need to look into getting a loan or setting up a payment plan with the roofing company you choose. At Grennan Construction, we offer financing through Synchrony Bank to those who qualify. Call today if you would like more information.
If you need a new roof, the Oakland County Roofing professionals at Grennan Construction can help. Our estimates are always free, and we offer to finance through Synchrony for those who qualify.
Grennan Construction is proud to install shingles from only the highest-quality manufacturers – such as CertainTeed, GAF, and Owens Corning. When your roof is on the line – only the best will do. It’s important to check with the contract that you want to work with and find out what brands they work with. Each brand offers its own line of colors and styles, and knowing your choices and doing research on what they offer will help you to make an educated decision.
While there are numerous options when it comes to the type of roofing available to homeowners, the most popular is asphalt shingles.
Price: $65 to $350 per square
Asphalt shingles have a glass fiber reinforcing mat manufactured to the shape of the shingle. This mat is then coated with asphalt which contains mineral fillers. The glass fiber mat is not waterproof by itself. Its purpose is reinforcement. What makes the glass fiber shingle waterproof is the asphalt. However, the asphalt itself will not stick to the mat. For this reason, “fillers” are used. The fillers in the asphalt cling to the glass fibers in the mat. The asphalt then encapsulates the glass fibers, fills all of the little holes and voids in the mat rendering it waterproof. After this cools a bit, adhesive asphalt is used to cover the mat and the ceramic granules are then embedded over a single layer of existing shingles.
The ceramic granules are there for two reasons. The primary reason is to protect the shingles from the sun. The sun’s UV rays are very damaging to asphalt and cause it to deteriorate prematurely. This is one of the reasons that gravel is used on built-up roofs. The second and more obvious reason for the granules is aesthetics. Asphalt shingles are available in a wide variety of colors to match almost any facade or landscape.
A beautiful roof and siding color combination will enhance a home’s curb appeal for decades, which is why it’s important to find the right match that complements your home’s unique personality. In order to keep within the style of your home’s architecture, it’s important to take into consideration the style your home was build in. Cape cod, bungalow, farmhouse, colonial, cottage, contemporary, midcentury modern, craftsmen, greek revival, french country, Mediterranean, and Tudor are just some of the styles you can find around the country today.
Search online using sites like Pinterest and Instagram to find examples of homes like yours that you love. Ask your contractor for recommendations and for examples of homes like yours that they may have worked on in the past.
When preparing for your roof project there are several elements to take into consideration — window shutters, trim, gutters, siding, brick, and any other design elements your home may have. For additional inspiration and help narrow down what colors will work for your home, explore creating versatile shingle and color pairings with online mood boards, or style boards. From trendy to classic, your mood board or style board combinations can help you discover the architectural aesthetic that makes the statement you want with your next roof.
Check out sites like Instagram and Pinterest to search for home design ideas and inspiration. Gather together all of your great inspiration photos and add them to a mood board using programs like Pinterest or Canva. For instructions on how to set up your mood board in Canva, check out this article. For additional information on how to use Pinterest click here.
Getting a clear idea of what you are looking for can help you feel more confident when making your new roofing choices.
Owens Corning has a feature on their website that allows you to either upload a photo of your own home or choose a home that is a similar style in order to check out what a variety of shingle styles and colors will look like. This is your chance to try on some new bold options. Step outside the box and get adventurous, or just take the opportunity to try a popular new option. Your home’s style should be a reflection of you and with Owen Corning’s new DesignEyeQ software you can see what a difference in color and style can do for your home.
Experts recommend checking out homes in your neighborhood with the same roofing shingle color installed. If you can find a home with a similar roofline and pitch, you’ll get an accurate sense of how the shingle color will look in natural lighting.
Ask your roofing contractor for a list of recommended homes so you can drive by and see the shingles in action at different times of the day and in different weather conditions.
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