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When a homeowner chooses a shingle type for the roof, he or she may consider how long it will last, how well it protects against the sun's rays and how well it protects against pest and water damage. However, it is also important to consider what color shingles should be for a new roof. While homeowners may overlook this critical factor, it could go a long way toward determining how good the roof looks and how well it functions.

If a property is located in an area that is exposed to direct sunlight, it may be worthwhile to choose a shingle that has a lighter color such as white or blue. This is because the majority of the light will be reflected off the shingle and back into space. Deflecting the sun's rays keeps the shingle from damage while keeping the home cooler as well.

For those who are thinking about installing new shingles on their roof, it may be a good idea to talk to a Raleigh roofing professional about the options available to them. A roofing expert can take a look at a roof and provide suggestions as to which colors may be best for that roof. In addition to thinking about energy needs, it is also important to think about how the shingles will look compared to the rest of the house.

The roofing experts at Otto's Exteriors of Raleigh NC can assist you with any questions regarding decks or metal roofing.

For instance, if the home's exterior is painted in warm colors, it may be best to choose shingles that are dark brown. Choosing a dark brown may be preferable to a black shingle because black shingles may be mistaken for dark blue or purple from a distance. If a homeowner is installing new shingles to enhance the curb appeal of their home, it is important that the color looks good both up close and from a distance.

Homeowners should also consider how their home will look next to nearby properties. If one home looks significantly different, it could affect the value of that home as well as those next to it. Those who live in a gated community or a neighborhood with a homeowners association may be limited by the HOA as to what colors that they can choose from.

Choosing an appropriate shingle color can add aesthetic value to a home as well as help the shingle last for many years to come. Therefore, this important consideration should not be overlooked during the buying and installation process.

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