When it comes time to replace your roof, deciding the color can be one of the most difficult decisions you need to make. The same is true if you are building a new home and must choose a shingle color. The color of your roof can completely change the look of your home, which is why RGB Construction has compiled this list of the most popular roof shingle colors for 2022.
With so many colors to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow the decision down. One thing to keep in mind is that you want your shingle color to complement your siding. If your home has shutters, it may be beneficial to choose a color similar to the shutter color as well. Planning on selling your home in the future? The roof color you choose could increase your home’s resale value. As such, you do not want to choose a color that is going to negatively impact your home’s exterior look for years to come!
Most homeowners go with a neutral tone for their shingle options. If you are concerned that a neutral tone may be boring, the fact is that color variations that occur naturally in shingles can create a unique look even though the color itself is neutral. One of GAF’s most popular choices is “Weathered Wood” which has colors that range from light to dark brown, blending well with a wide range of exterior colors.
Light or dark gray shingles work well with cool siding colors while warmer tones work better with light or dark browns. Another reason neutral tones are popular is that they are practical, offering you flexibility and improving your home’s resale value as the new owners have some versatility in changing colors somewhat.
Another trend for 2022 is bolder colors that are inspired by nature. Architectural shingles allow you to alternate colors in order to provide a roof that stands out from the homes around you. Bolder colors work well if your siding is neutral, such as white or beige as the contrasting neutral siding accentuates the boldness of the shingles. One option is the Timberline Harvest Blend collection which offers a wide variety of bold colors.
Just like the little black dress every woman has hanging in her closet, classic black shingles continue to trend. The popularity of the farmhouse look has increased the use of black shingles. A white house with a classic black roof is a timeless combination that stands the test of time. You can “dress up” your home with a black roof or “tone down” the look, depending on the options you choose on your exterior. The Timberline Solar shingles actually disappear against shingles in a charcoal color. In addition, because the shingles are eco-friendly, more homeowners are selecting this type of shingle, not only because of the classic look but also because of the clean, sharp lines it provides on your home.
Increased Desire for Design
In the past, shingles have almost been an afterthought. Many homeowners simply chose a color that matched shingles, doorways, and siding. Today, however, you can create a roof line that is unique and allows your home to stand out. Your roof color will determine home renovation decisions for many years to come which is why choosing the right color is critical. The RGB Construction team suggests that you always choose a shingle color with the idea that you may want to change your home’s exterior. If your home requires exterior painting, you will want to be sure the shingles work with a new paint color in the future. If you plan to add exterior amenities, such as porches or sunrooms, your roof color can have an impact on how those look as well.
When it comes time to choose a roof color, you may also want to consider how energy efficient that color may be. Lighter shingles, known as “cool roof,” materials, can reflect up to 27 percent of solar heat. Keep in mind that LEED-certified buildings with lighter roofs receive additional points due to their energy savings. However, this process may be changing as research has shown that all asphalt shingles offer low solar absorption. Also, keep in mind that the local climate may have an impact on how energy-efficient a specific color of roof shingle may be. There have been studies that found white or light-colored shingles actually increase the temperature of buildings.
The most popular roof shingle colors are black, gray, brown, and red as they echo the colors of natural materials that have been used in the past, such as metal, wood, clay, and slate. Other factors to consider are the reflectivity of the shingles, other roofing materials that will be used, the shingle coating, ventilation inside the home, and how much insulation is installed. As mentioned, white siding with black roofing is a popular trend for 2022 and this trend is expected to continue.
If you are considering replacing your roof or if you are building a new home and would like information on options for roofing colors, contact RGB Construction today. We are one of the best roofing companies in Delaware, as well as one of the best New Jersey roofing company. Our team can help you choose the perfect color for your home, taking into consideration the energy efficiency, your siding color, and more. Contact us today by calling 856-264-9093 or by filling out the easy online form.