When you’re ready for RRSA Vero Beach to install a new roof on your South Florida home, one major decision you need to make is which color GAF shingles you prefer. The color and shade you decide on will not only impact the look of your South Florida home, it will be a choice you are going to have on your roof for decades to come. So deciding on just the right color, and whether you want light or dark shingles, is an important one.
RRSA Vero Beach is a Certified GAF Master Elite Contractor. We are the experts in commercial and residential roofing in South Florida. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We specialize in residential and commercial roofing, as well as green roofing. Before your new roof is installed, our roofing professional will sit down with you and help you decide on the best color GAF shingles, and whether you want light or dark shingles.
Below are some things to keep in mind when choosing between light and dark GAF shingles.
Keeping CoolAs you likely know, darker colors absorb heat, where lighter colors reflect it. This means that, under the blazing South Florida sun, a lighter-colored roof is going to be more likely to keep your home and attic cooler. And that means your air conditioner could get a bit of a reprieve, reducing your cooling costs. There are several studies that have shown the effect lighter roofing colors have on energy efficiency in the home because temperatures of a white roof and a dark roof can have as much as a 50-60 degree difference.
Curb AppealThe color and style of your home will affect the color you choose. You really don’t want to choose something that will clash horribly, and potentially reduce the appeal of your South Florida home to a future buyer down the road. Your roofing professional from RRSA Vero Beach will help you determine what type and color of shingles to go with. You might be surprised to see what the styles of shingles can do to the overall look of your home!
Homeowners AssociationYour hands might be tied if you live in a South Florida neighborhood governed by a homeowners association (HOA). Your HOA has very likely determined the style of roof you can have, so you won’t have much say over whether or not you have a light or dark shingle. However, if the shingle they’ve chosen isn’t as energy efficient as you would like, your RRSA Vero Beach roofing professional can make up for it with different types of insulation, for example.
In the End…When it comes right down to it, what you personally like in the form of a shingle and its color is the most important factor in what you choose. GAF offers hundreds of different color options. Choose what you like (barring HOA rules), because the investment you make is going to be part of your South Florida home for decades to come.
When you’re ready to buy a new roof, you need to reach out to a local roofing company you can trust. Contact RRSA Vero Beach today. We offer free roof inspections in South Florida.