Choosing new roof shingles for your Massachusetts home

When choosing a shingle color for a new roof, Worcester area homeowners can be faced with a broad palette of colors to choose from.  Just as with choosing paint colors for your home, it is important to keep a few factors in mind.  Dudley-based LJ Construction offers the following tips from their decades of new roof installation experience.

First, always get a full-size sample of your prospective shingle for color analysis.  As with paint samples, never rely on a small store swatch or a manufacturer catalog photo.  Shingles are built of layers of asphalt-saturated substrate and protective granules.  Since individual shingles can contain slightly different colors of granules, it is important to have a good sample before installation.

Second, ask your roofer if they can show you recent installations of your preferred shingle style or color in Douglas, Webster or the surrounding area.  Seeing a completed new roof installation can give you a sense of how the shingle looks on an expanse of roof, as well as how it reflects light in the sun or shade.

Finally, think about how your new roof shingle will complement your existing home’s paint colors, brick face, or other features.  LJ Construction has long worked with GAF and Certainteed shingles, both of whom provide interactive visualization tools on their websites to help you get a sense of different shingle and home visuals.

Despite the seemingly dizzying array of shingle options for your new roof, choosing a great product doesn’t have to be daunting.  Let LJ Construction’s roofing experts help take some of the guesswork out of the process.  Contact us today for a free estimate on your new roof project.