When you’re installing a new roof on your home, you want to choose a high-performance roof that can stand up to the worst of Michigan weather. But you’ll also need to make some important decisions about the type of shingles you choose to install. Because asphalt shingles can last for several decades, it’s important to choose a color you’ll be happy with years from now. The right color can add to your home’s value as well as curb appeal.


The residential roofing team at J&J Roofing in Roseville can help you choose the right shingle color to work with the style and look of your home. In this blog entry, we’ll talk about choosing the right shingle color and understanding the available options.


Start With Your Home’s Siding Color

You’ll want to select a shingle color that works well with your siding. The best approach is to ask your contractor for a shingle sample. Hold it up to your siding and decide if the colors are complementary. If you’re considering repainting your home soon at the same time you’re installing a new roof, be sure to consider the color you plan to use in the future. Your contractor can also advise you about which colors work better with others.


Take a Look Around the Block

Depending on where you live, you may want to go with a shingle color that matches your neighbor’s roofs more or less. What you don’t want is to be the one house on the block that completely stands out or clashes.


If you’re concerned about every house on the block looking identical and having too much of the same color in one section of the block, look at similar blocks nearby for ideas. Keep a watchful eye for homes that use similar siding and trim as yours and use their look for inspiration.


Consider the Role of Temperature

The color of your shingles can cause your home’s internal temperature to change. Lighter shingles tend to stay cooler. In warmer climates, light shingles are more common for that reason. Dark shingles, on the other hand, will retain heat better, which can make your home feel much warmer during the cold weather. The color of shingles you choose may also affect the cost of your monthly energy bills.


Here is a small sample of the many color options available when you install CertainTeed asphalt shingles:


●        Black granite

●        Atlantic blue

●        Cottage red

●        Burnt sienna


Contact Us About Your Residential Roofing Services Needs

When your Roseville home needs a new roof, call our experts at J&J Roofing. We can help you choose the right roof materials for your home from style to color. Our CertainTeed certified residential roofing team specializes in connecting Michigan homeowners with the highest performance roofs in the industry.


To find out more about our services and get your free quote, give us a call at 586-445-6455. Or you can contact us on the web to discuss your new roof project and learn about financing a new roof for your home.