When it comes to putting on a new roof, there are many factors you must consider – from choosing the right shingles to selecting the best time to install the roof. Apart from these things, you should also consider the color of your roof.

Roofing Shingles

In this post, we discuss whether or not the color of our roof affects its performance and energy efficiency.

How Important Is the Color of Your Shingles?

You can find a lot of information about what shingle color to buy based on the climate you live in and how energy-efficient your home should be. However, most of the roofing shingles today are produced with some of the industry’s most advanced technologies, so color may not actually have much impact on your roof’s performance and energy efficiency.

Dark Roof Shingles vs. Light Roof Shingles

Before, it was often suggested that light roof shingles are best suited for warm climates, whereas dark roof shingles are better suited for cooler climates. This is because the darker the color, the more heat is absorbed by the roof. Furthermore, the warmer the roof, the easier it is for snow and ice to slide off. Meanwhile, keeping roofs cooler is possible by choosing lighter colors that reflect sun rays.

However, the lightness or darkness of the color of your shingles doesn’t really matter when it comes to your home’s energy efficiency. Choosing quality shingles is more important than the color if you want to make sure you’re getting an energy-efficient roof. Look closely at the features of the shingles you’re buying and ask your contractor for the best materials for your climate and home.

Choosing the Right Shingle Color for Your Home

One question you can ask yourself is which color will go best with your home’s siding and shutters. Furthermore, if you live in a homeowners association (HOA) neighborhood, you may be required to follow certain rules on exterior color palettes. If not, you should look at your house and find the color that best complements your architectural style and the other components of your home exterior.

You can count on Premier Systems Roofing to help you make the right roofing decision for your home. In addition to roof repairs and replacements, we also offer siding and gutter services. Call us at (605) 361-4955, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.