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80% of all American homes have a shingle roof, and a big reason for that is this material’s versatility. There are different types of shingle roofs, different styles, and of course, many different shingle roof colors. So if you’re in the market for a roof replacement, there are a lot of big decisions to make about your new shingle roof.
And while only you can decide which shingle roof color is right for your home, we want to help you make an informed decision. Classic Roofing and Construction has been installing shingle roofs in Florida for 20 years, so we know what colors our local homeowners love. That’s why we’re sharing the best shingle roof colors for Florida homeowners. Let’s start with something that everyone can get behind: shingle roof colors that will lower your energy bill.
Best Shingle Roof Color for Energy-Efficiency
Your air conditioning has to do a lot of work in the Florida summers. But depending on the shingle roof color that you choose, you could reduce the amount of heat that makes its way into your home.
Specifically, choosing a white shingle roof can significantly reduce the amount of work that your AC system has to do. This is because white reflects heat away from your home, which makes it easier to keep your home cool. And if white isn’t your style, another light-colored shingle could also reduce how much heat enters your home. But for energy efficiency, white is the best shingle roof color on the market.
But this solution works both ways. Where light colors can repel heat, dark colors attract it. For this reason, dark shingle roof colors could cause a slight uptick in your energy bill. But it’s important to also account for other factors like insulation, which can also help keep heat from making its way into your home even if the shingle is a dark color.
Tampa Bay has about 246 days of sunshine every year, so cooling your roof can make a big impact on your energy bill. But of course, style is also a big part of choosing a shingle roof color. And in the past few years, we’ve seen some colors skyrocket in popularity.
Most Popular Florida Shingle Roof Colors in 2023
Your roof makes up roughly 40% of your home’s curb appeal, so you want to pick a color that’s in style, especially if you plan to sell. And in Florida, we find that the most popular shingle roof colors are neutral tones, especially earthy colors. These popular shingle roof colors include:
- Dark green
Because these versatile colors easily complement most homes’ siding, they make it easy to create a cohesive look for your home.
These neutral colors also allow the other features of your home to stand out, like your trim or exterior light fixtures. So if there is a feature of your home that you want to emphasize, a neutral-toned shingle roof could be exactly what you need.
And since neutral shingle colors appeal to a wide range of tastes, these colors could make it easier to get your money’s worth when selling your home. Because neutrals go with many different styles, an earth-toned roof can attract buyers who plan to renovate the property to match their own tastes.
Now that we’ve covered some general rules for shingle roof colors in Florida, let’s look at how you can pick the right color combination for your home.
Picking the Right Shingle Roof Colors for Your Home
Knowing the trends and advantages of certain shingle roof colors is important. But as a homeowner, what matters is getting you a roof that you love. And to do that, we’ll need to put the above pieces together.
For example, we know that a light-colored roof can lower your energy bill. But you may want to choose a darker color if your home’s siding is light. This is because having a roof that matches your walls too perfectly can create a monochromatic look that’s unappealing to the eye. Using the same logic, if your exterior walls are dark, a lighter color roof can create contrast and visual interest for your home.
The right shingle roof color can also change the dimensions of your home. Or, more accurately, it can change the appearance of your home’s dimensions. A light-colored roof will make your roof look larger, especially if the exterior walls of your home are dark. In this way, you can make a small home look more spacious.
As we’ve covered, you don’t want your shingle roof color to be too similar to the color of the house. But you also don’t want it to be too different. In general, it’s a good idea to keep your exterior paint and your shingle roof color in the same color family. For example, a dark grey exterior with a light grey roof is a classic combination.
But there’s more to picking out shingles than choosing the perfect color. You also want to make sure you’re getting a high-quality shingle product.
Choosing the Right Type of Roofing Shingle
The simple fact is that there is a wide range in terms of quality of roofing shingles. And if you’re not getting a high-quality product, it’s not going to matter what color your roof is, because you could be dealing with sun damage, leaks, and even wind uplift, all of which weaken your overall roofing system.
So how do you make sure you’re getting a great shingle product? That starts with choosing a reputable roofing company near you. And at Classic, we know that we use the best shingles on the market.
And you can be sure of that too, because we’re both GAF Master Elite certified as well as holders of Owens Corning Preferred Contractor status. These are the two titans of shingle manufacturers, and our accreditation means that we’ve been found by both groups to always follow the best practices for shingle installation. As a result, we get access to the highest-quality shingles on the market.
But the benefits don’t stop with the quality of our shingles. We are also empowered to offer the strongest warranties to our customers, both in terms of materials as well as workmanship. And with a manufacturer-backed warranty, you will be covered even in the event that Classic is no longer in the area. While we’ve been installing roofs in Tampa Bay for 20 years and have no intention of stopping now, you get extra security knowing that your warranty is also backed by GAF, a company that has been in business since 1886!
With our deep manufacturer connections, Classic can get you fantastic shingles in your color of choice. And because we know that the roofing process is long and difficult enough, we do everything in our power to make it easy for our customers.
Schedule Your Free Roof Estimate
All you have to do to get started is schedule your free roofing estimate. With this option, a roofing expert will give your roof a quick inspection and then put together an estimate for the cost of your new shingle roof. This estimate will also include your options for shingle roof colors, as well as color options for the drip edge.
Alternatively, you can also sign up for an express roofing estimate. This method doesn’t require an in-person roof inspection since we instead use satellite images of your roof to determine its size and identify any special roofing features. This process is so quick that we can usually get you your estimate within three hours of receiving your request! However, if the satellite images are blocked by trees or otherwise make it impossible to determine your roof’s dimensions, then we will have to conduct an in-person roof inspection.
Once you have your free, no-obligation roofing estimate in hand, you can pick out your shingle colors and we can start the process of replacing your roof. And judging by our hundreds of five-star reviews, we think you’re going to like the quality of our work.
So why wait? Schedule your free roofing estimate today and get a roof that you know will perform well and perfectly fit your home’s aesthetics!