Shingle Colors

Shingle Colors

Shingle Colors

The shingle color you choose for your home can have a dramatic effect on the curb appeal and value of your home.

Most asphalt shingles employ a layer of granules which help to reflect sunlight off their surface, and employ multiple different colors arranged in a manner that, when viewed from afar, appear as one uniform color.

TAMKO® shingles offer a wide range of color options to fit your home’s architecture and your individual taste.

Having trouble choosing a color? We’re happy to assist you! We can provide the addresses of recently completed homes in your area, as well as photos of finished local roofs. We also have sample boards to give you a firsthand look at the colors available.

In addition you can take advantage of online tools such as this StyleSelect™ visualizer offered by TAMKO that allow you to upload a photo of your home or use their home photos in order to see what the different colors will look like on your roof.

When choosing your shingle color, you may want to think about how long you expect to live in the home. If you think you might move out while the roof is still protecting the home, consider a more neutral tone that would appeal to prospective buyers and preserve the resale value of your home. If you don’t plan on moving then consider something that might be bolder, brighter and suited to your unique personality.

When you think you have settled on a color, it’s a good idea to get a shingle and compare it to the exterior of your home to be sure it works with your siding and paint colors.  Be sure to look at the sample at different times a day in both sunlight and shade. Our experienced professionals are ready to provide all the information and samples needed to make your color selection as easy as possible.
 

Why Ridge Vents are the Best for Attic Ventilation

Why Ridge Vents are the Best for Attic Ventilation

Why Ridge Vents are the Best for Attic Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation is critical to the performance of your roofing system and the comfort of your home.

When replacing your roof. It’s important to look at the ventilation in your home’s attic space. A vented attic allows moisture to escape, preventing condensation that can damage the roof sheathing and preventing ice dam formation.

Ventilating attic space through the use of outside air has the added benefit of reducing attic temperatures during the hot summer which can lighten the energy costs associated with cooling the home.  Not only is ventilation a smart thing to do, it’s required by the 2012 International Residential Code on all new and re-roofing jobs.

A home’s attic will intake air at the eaves, or edges, of the roof and that air needs to be exhausted out of the attic at the ridge.  This can be accomplished through the use of a ridge vent. A ridge vent should run the entire length of the roof peak.

To ensure peak performance, the ridge vent should use the latest technologies which is why we choose the ShingleVent II from Air Vent., Inc. It is made of durable, co-polymer resins so it remains sturdy. It features a weather filter for advanced protection from rain, snow, dust and insect intrusion. The external wind baffles create low pressure above the vent to pull air up and out of the attic.

Cap shingles install easily overtop of the ShingleVent II, making it virtually invisible and a seamless part of the roof.  It comes with a five-year limited, lifetime warranty that is transferable. Learn more about the ridge vent, how it works and why it is important in their homeowner brochure.