When thinking about adding value to properties, it is time to include a new roof, especially if you have thought to have a space outdoor.

In these cases, your roof becomes a decorating element as much as it will be visible from your backyard.

At the same time, if you spend more time outside, you will be seeing a lot more of your roof.

Consequently, you will have to choose carefully your shingles, so that the roof looks enjoyable to look at.

You can change a lot the first impression of your home by choosing the right style an color of your roofing shingles.

In the next table you can find the right match for the shingle colors with the exterior color of your house:

Red Dark Brown, Black, Grey, Green
Light Grey Grey, Black, Green, Blue, White
Beige/Cream Brown, Black, Grey, Green, Blue
Brown Grey, Brown, Green, Blue
White Almost any color: Brown, Grey, Black, Green, Blue, White
Weathered Wood Brown, Green, Black, Grey


  1. The visual exterior of your home is affected by your roof for up to 40%.
  2. Shingle color is a very important factor to ignore, it has big visual and psychological effects.
  3. Climate and geography matter. In the Pacific Northwest, the best choice is roofing shingles in shades or combos of grey, brown or green.
  4. In the north, sunlight seems cooler; moving to the south, the color of sunlight looks warmer and more reddish.
  5. Materials for construction and building can vary depending on the geographic location.
    For example, brick homes are more prevalent in northern areas.
  6. Lighter colors reflect heat while darker colors absorb heat, so light colors may help keep your home cooler.
  7. According with previous point, in some states may be required reflective colors to meet environmental codes.
  8. Guide yourself by your home’s exterior when matching the colors of your shingles.
  9. Some HOA require you to install the same type of shingles you already have so, if you are going to change your roof with a different shingles type and different color, you will have to make sure your HOA approves it before installing them. Please inform your self before taking any action to avoid an unnecessary cost.
  10. Try to be mindful of your neighbors, choosing a shingle color that harmonizes well with the houses around yours.
  11. The shingle color to select should be one that complements or contrasts with the exterior elements.
  12. What is better, hide or enhance?
    Dark colors hide imperfections and create focus.
    Light colors make your home appear larger and draw attention to any positive features.
  13. Put attention to Other roofs.
    Other roofs such as garages, tool sheds, barns, guest houses are also important when you look at the complete picture

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