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How to Choose a Roof Color
How to Choose a Roof Color

When it comes to home improvement, the color of your roof might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is a significant aspect that can influence both the aesthetic appeal and the functionality of your home. The right roof color can enhance your home's curb appeal, improve energy efficiency, and increase your property value.

What to Consider

Climate: The climate you live in can significantly impact the ideal color choice for your roof. In warmer climates, lighter-colored shingles can reflect the sun's rays, helping to keep your home cooler. Conversely, in colder climates, darker shingles can absorb heat and help with melting snow and ice, keeping your home warmer during winter months.


Energy Efficiency: The color of your roof can affect your home's energy efficiency. Lighter colors reflect more sunlight, reducing cooling costs in hot weather, while darker colors absorb heat, potentially lowering heating costs in colder regions.


Curb Appeal: Your roof is a prominent feature of your home's exterior and plays a crucial role in its overall look. A well-chosen roof color can complement your home's style and enhance its curb appeal. This is especially important if you are planning to sell your home, as a visually appealing roof can attract potential buyers and increase the property's value.


Neighborhood Harmony: While it's important to choose a color that you personally love, you should also consider the overall look of your neighborhood. A roof color that synchronizes with your neighbors can create a cohesive and appealing community aesthetic.


Durability and Maintenance: The color of your shingles impact their appearance over time as well. Lighter colors may show dirt and stains more easily, while darker colors might hide these imperfections.

Color Suggestions from Marling Provided Shingle Brands

Marling offers a wide range of shingles from top brands like GAF, Tamko, Owens Corning, and CertainTeed, each providing unique color and style options.

GAF Shingles

Weathered Wood: This popular choice brings out the ultra-dimensional wood-shake look of Timberline HDZ® shingles, offering rich tones and neutral highlights.


Black & Gray: Timeless and versatile, black and gray shingles provide a sophisticated look that pairs well with a variety of home exteriors.


Brown & Red: For a rustic and romantic feel, brown and red shingles add warmth and confidence to your home's appearance.


Beige & Gold: These colors offer a balanced and neutral palette, exuding luxury and warmth.


Blue & Green: Ideal for those seeking a natural and soothing look, blue and green shingles blend well with the environment and give a sense of tranquility.

Tamko Shingles

America’s Natural Colors: Inspired by nature, these shingles feature bold highlights and dramatic contrasts, perfect for those who appreciate woodsy browns and stormy grays.


Classic Colors: Traditional shades that provide a clean, sophisticated look with rustic hues and earth tones, making your home charming and timeless.

Owens Corning Shingles

Summer Harvest, Aged Copper, Black Sable: These shingles feature multiple tab colors to create visual interest and dimension, helping your home stand out with personality and style.


Neutral Colors: Black, gray, and brown shingles remain popular for their timeless appeal and versatility with different exterior colors.


Playful Colors: For those who want to make a statement, purple, red, blue, and green shingles provide unique and bold options to personalize your home.

CertainTeed Shingles

Moire Black: A classic choice that offers timeless elegance and high contrast, enhancing the sophistication of any home.


Colonial Slate: Rich and earthy, this color features a blend of grays, blues, and purples, adding dynamic depth to your home.


Driftwood: Capturing coastal vibes, Driftwood provides a relaxed and inviting atmosphere with its neutral palette.


Resawn Shake: Emulating the look of natural wood shakes, this color offers rustic appeal and low maintenance.


Charcoal Black: Bold and modern, Charcoal Black creates a sleek, minimalist look that stands out with high contrast.

Why Choose Marling for Your Roofing Needs?

Marling Lumber stocks a wide variety of shingles from the brands above in an assortment of colors and styles, so that you can find the perfect match for your home. Beyond shingles, we offer roofing accessories such as gutters, soffits, vents, and more, making us your one-stop shop for all your roofing needs.


Convenience: Our experienced sales representatives are ready to help you choose the right materials and colors for your roof installation. Plus, with our delivery service, you can save time and effort by having materials brought directly to your home and placed on your roof.


Quality and Variety: The shingle brands we carry are the leading brands in the industry with top-notch quality, longevity, and variety of colors and styles.


Safety and Efficiency: By letting us handle the heavy lifting and delivery, you can focus on your project without worrying about the manual labor and safety risks.


Choosing the right roof color is an important decision that can significantly impact your home's look and functionality. At Marling, we are dedicated to helping you make the best choice for your home, offering a wide range of options and expert guidance every step of the way. Contact us today and let us help you enhance your home's appeal and value with the perfect roof color.



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