Why It’s Important to Choose the Right Shingle Color

Stormmaster shingles

We offer a wide range of shingle colors that you can choose from. You may be wondering if this actually matters when you’re constructing your roof. The surprising truth is that, yes, they do matter! Shingle color is important for a variety of reasons, despite what you may think. Sometimes, choosing the wrong color can have really negative consequences. Luckily, Piney Orchard Roofing is here to help you pick the right color for your home.


Darker colors are not good for warmer climates. Dark colors absorb heat and trap it, which means your home is going to be even hotter in the summer. Also, the black asphalt the shingles are made of can contribute to a phenomenon called Urban Heat Island. This is particularly negative for the environment because it can contribute to global warming. Lighter roof colors are going to reflect the sunlight, meaning those warmer climates will be much more suited for light shingles.  

Curb Appeal

Choosing a color that matches your home is vital for resale value. A light color paired with a light siding isn’t always going to be the best combination. For help, look around your neighborhood and take note; what do they have? What colors did they choose? If you stick to your neighborhood trend, it can often aid in your home’s value. Keep in mind that darker, grey shingles usually match just about everything. Light shingles usually go with brick or stone houses. Also, keep in mind your landscape. Match your shingles to any gazebos or pergolas you have. Understand that this color is going to cover your entire property, and makes a huge difference in appearance.

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From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make your roof repair as easy, affordable, and painless as possible. Moss will be gone faster than you can imagine when you work with Piney Orchard.

We offer a 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements – five times the industry standard – combined with a lifetime material warranty on select products. We serve the following Maryland communities: Odenton, Crofton, Gambrills, Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Davidsonville, Crownsville, Riva, Edgewater, and more.

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