If you are ready for a new roof installation, one of the many decisions you will have to make is what color shingles to go with. There is a lot that you should take into consideration when making this decisions and the editors at WikiHow have written an article that can help.  Entitled How to Choose the Color of Roofing Shingles, this article offers some great information that can help you make your choice.

This article lists and explains many different factors you will need to consider when choosing a color for your roof. Some of these are things you may have thought of before, others might be things that never crossed your mind. Some examples include: 

  • Heating and cooling costs:  The color of your roof can affect the temperature in your home. Light colored shingles keep your house cooler in the summer while dark colored shingles keep it warming in the winter. If you are unsure which is the better choice in the Chicagoland area, you may want to go with a more medium toned color choice.
  • Color coordination: This article discusses ways that you can coordinate the color of your roof with the colors of other elements on your home such as siding, trim and shutters.
  • Appearance: Believe it or not, a lighter colored roof can make your house appear to be larger than it actually is. This may be a plus for curb-appeal if you are planning to sell it in the near future.
  • Matching the neighborhood: Unless you want to your house to stand out, you may want the color of your roof to coordinate well with other homes in your neighborhood.

Learn more about these considerations and much, much more by reading the full article here.

When you are ready to have a new roof installed on your Chicagoland home, be sure to contact the roofing experts at Baltic Home Improvements. We have been providing exceptional roofing services to homeowners in the Chicagoland area since 2004, and we look forward to adding your name to our long list of satisfied clients.  Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment for a free estimate for your roofing job.