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How to Pick the Right Roof Color for your Chicago Home

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Planning a roofing project? If so, you probably already know how difficult this task can be. There are many things to consider including cost, materials, installers, and more. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is which color of shingle best suites both your home and your personal style.

Since most roofs last for 20 to 30 years, you want to make sure you like the color of shingle you choose. Here are some tips for picking the right one for your Chicago home:

  • Always begin by complimenting your brick
    You always want to begin any shingle color decision by first finding options that will compliment your brickwork. Looking to the future, the exterior color of your siding and shutters may change but the brick will always stay the same. For lasting appeal, start with tones that work with your brick and then narrow down the selection to those that compliment your siding and shutters.
  • View the shingle color in different lights
    Roof shingle colors can look completely different in shade than in full sun. Make sure to view the sample during morning, noon and dusk. This will help you see what it will look like throughout the day. When viewing also take note of how well it complements the siding color.
  • Don’t match exactly
    You want your roof to add dimension and beauty to your home not blend in with everything else. Pick your shingle color based on what best compliments your existing exterior rather than what perfectly matches its current color.
  • Neutralize a bold exterior
    If your home is already busy with many mixed materials on the exterior you may want to consider neutralizing it with single-tone shingle color. This can help draw the eye towards the home’s unique features rather than distract away from them. On the flip side, a home with little architectural detail could benefit from a more vibrant tone of shingle. This can take a boring home and make it more attractive.

For further help in choosing the right shingle for your Chicago home trust the team at Custom Installations. We have helped homeowners throughout the area select the prefect roofing materials for their unique home. We specialize in all type of roofing materials including slate, cedar, asphalt and more. Our expert team is also fully insured and licensed ensuring your property receives the professional care it deserves. For help in your next roofing project, contact Custom Installations today.

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