Roof shingle color
We are going to have a new roof put on our house-it's your basic ranch, with the garage facing the street. The roof will be composition shingles. Our house has lap siding and cedar shake (painted) siding and the street side facade has some aged brick, less than 30 feet of length, and we're considering removing it. Our house is 50+ years old, in a subdivision of mid-century age homes.
The house will also be painted next summer, so we are at the point of chosing shingle colors. We can get a VERY good deal on 30 year high rated shingles, BUT they're green. Currently we have the cinnamon brown that I really hate.
There are no restrictions (HOA) on color, and the roofs in our neighborhood run the gamut of colors from brown, to black to slate to blue. The house is in an older subdivision, so the lots are pretty far apart. The houses on either side have a dark slate and a brand new dark tan.
Would green be a negative to you if you were looking at a house? It's not kelly green, more like a forest green. We're not planning to sell in the next 10 years, but resale during the useful life of the roof will likely happen. If we went with green, we'd likely paint the house white or cream with a complimentary trim to the roof. We need to make a decision soon, like in the next week so we can make the order, so your opinons are needed! Thanks.