Once you’ve selected the style of shingle you want for your home, it’s time to choose a color. While this may sound like a simple process, it is usually the step that causes the most difficulty for the homeowner.

This is due to the fact that choosing a color is a very personal and subjective process.

Since people vary in preferred styles and tastes, it is impossible to give a hard and fast rule on how to choose a shingle color. One of the best ways is to simply drive around your neighborhood and check out the different colors that are on the surrounding homes. Make a list of those you like and stay away from those that you don’t. Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, it’s important to view several full size single samples or an existing roof that has been done in the same style before making the final decision.

While often overlooked, getting actual shingle samples from your contractor is the best way to see how the shingles will look with the other elements of your home (brick/siding, trim color) of your home. If you’re considering new gutters, trim paint or siding, grab those samples as well and take them outside. Look at them in natural sunlight so you get a feel for how the colors interact with one another and how they change under various lighting conditions.

Consulting with your contractors and roofers can go a long way in helping you make your decision. They have dealt with dozens of home and may have just the advice you need in order to make a decision.

If you’re needing a new roof, contact our offices in Joplin, MO. We specialize in home construction and custom design work and help make your project a success. Call today and let us know how we can serve you.