How To Pick A Composition Roof That Matches Your Home

One of the most affordable types of residential roofing materials is composition roofing, which is traditionally asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are great because they won't just prevent you from going bankrupt, but they also are durable and can last up to 15-20 years, on average. Plus, the great thing about these things is that they come in a variety of different colors and styles. So, how can you pick shingles that match with your home and tie it all together? This article will take a closer look and see. 

Identify Your Home's Style

One of the first things you should do when you are in the beginning stages of choosing shingles is identify what style your home's exterior is or what you want it to be. For instance, is it more modern? Is it rustic? Is it traditional? Or is it coastal? Then, once you have determined what the style is, then you can choose a color of shingle that will go with that. Typically, traditional roofs are a neutral color like grey, black, or brown. Whereas modern homes may be a bit more playful and so something like jet black or even red. 

Look At Samples Next to Your Home

The next step in the process is to look at physical shingle samples and put them next to your house. Take a set of singles and place them next to your house. Do they match? A lot of times when you see the samples in real life, they will be different than you imagined. For instance, people tend to think a solid black roof is great until they see it up close and realize just how dark and dramatic it actually is. Just make sure that you look at the roofing samples in all different lighting so that you can get an idea of what it will look like at different times of the day. 

Remember That Neutral Almost Never Goes Out of Style

Although a green or red roof may sound like a good idea (and it may be), if you just aren't sure about tit, remember that neutral-colored shingles almost never go out of style. And because your roofing color is harder to change than the paint on your house, it's more affordable to mess around and experience with the color of your door than it is with the color of the shingles that are on your roof. 

For more information about composition roofing, talk to a roofing company near you.