Give yourself (your family, and your home) the gift of touching up your roof this season! If you’re a homeowner, you may have been considering new shingles, but aren’t sure which style or color. If you’re a roofer, take a look at these tips in how to direct clients to what will be the best shade for their shingle color.
Have You Considered a Change in Shingle Color?
“Homeowners don’t buy roofs often, so choosing the right color is very important to get right the first time.” Your customers will be looking to you for advice in everything from material to design. Of course, they want the shingle color to match the house itself, but they also likely don’t want it to stand out much from the neighborhood. Not many people are looking for overly-flashy or gaudy tones.
Look at the house itself along with the client. Depending on whether there are bricks, wood panels, colored siding – whatever the materials are, there are colors that will go better with them than some others. Keep this in mind as you make your suggestions. Also, considering current trends… or remember that trends are fleeting and choose a neutral tone that anyone could appreciate. It’s up to you what the end result will be, if they leave this decision in your hands, so choose wisely!
The best way to come to a conclusion is to work closely with the homeowner. Both of you should take a trip around the neighborhood to get a sense of what he or she does and doesn’t like. You may be able to ask their neighbors about the shingle color used if they find one they’d like to match, or, at the very least, they can point out styles that they don’t find appealing.
Let your customer be your guide when it comes to choosing a shingle color: only they will know what they want. However, you can help guide them there by showing them their options and exploring current trends. Get in touch with Cox Roofing: you’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.