Tips for Choosing the Color of Your Roof Shingles

Tips for Choosing the Color of Your Roof Shingles

Your roofing accounts for a huge portion of your home’s exterior, so it’s only natural to take your time in picking a color for your shingles. Fortunately, there is a wide range of colors that you can choose from. This makes it easier to find a shade that would make your home stand out or look timeless.

Tips for Choosing the Color of Your Roof Shingles


In this post, roof and gutter installation expert MHI Roofing lists a few simple tips to guide you in choosing the right color for your roof shingles.

Your Location

Regions across the country receive different types of natural sunlight. In the north, for example, sunlight tends to have a cool, bluish cast while the southern regions generally have a warmer and more reddish glow. The quality of sunlight can affect the way your roof’s color registers. Cool grays and blues usually look amazing in northern homes, but these hues may look washed out if they’re used on homes in the southwest.

HOA Rules

Roofing contractors often recommend customers to check the homeowner’s association and subdivision rules. There could be restrictions on roofing colors, so it’s best to verify this before purchasing any shingles.

Other Exterior Colors

Make sure that your roof matches the rest of your home’s exterior. Take a look at your siding, trim and windows — their colors should match each other and your roof shouldn’t seem like it’s out of place. Otherwise, your home’s curb appeal could be negatively affected. It usually helps to have a color scheme when designing homes, so you might want to create for your exterior. This would certainly help narrow down your choices.

MHI Roofing offers first-rate home improvement solutions that suit your needs. Our services include roof replacement, attic insulation and gutter installation. Call us at (412) 831-9991 or fill out our contact form to schedule a inspection.