Installing a new roof can dramatically affect the look of your home, overall energy efficiency, and much more. So, how do you choose the right color of shingles to enhance your home? Keep reading for expert advice.


The color of the shingles on your roof can significantly affect your indoor temperatures. In fact, the shingles can cause a temperature difference of 20-40 degrees, which can mean another big difference in the cost of heating and cooling your home. 

If you live in a warmer climate, your best bet is to go with lighter-colored shingles. The lighter colors will help to deflect sunlight and keep your home cooler so that you aren’t wasting money on running your AC system. Those who live in colder climates will want to opt for darker shingles that will absorb heat and help with snow melt. 


When it comes to choosing the right shingles based on style, there is a simple rule to follow: dark shingles do better with dark exteriors and light shingles pair best with light-colored houses. If you travel to coastal areas in warm climates, you will see more light-colored houses and shingles while it is common to find the classic combination of red brick houses and black shingles in cold weather climates.  

Whether dark or light shingles are the right choice for your home, you can expect different colors to be similarly priced and to provide the same amount of longevity. The color of the shingles doesn’t affect cost or durability. The best way to ensure that you get the most for your money is to hire a reputable and trustworthy installation company so that your new roof will be completely waterproof and installed to last. 

Call the experts at Gerald Jones Company today to schedule a consultation and learn more about why homeowners throughout Durham and the Triangle area turn to us for their home repair, maintenance, and installation needs.