Certainteed Landmark Pewter or Georgetown Gray--photos anyone?

threeapplesNovember 5, 2011

I'm trying to decide between these two for our Georgian house, which will be all brick by Old Virginia Brick (either colonial full range or old williamsburg). I cannot for the life of me decide the combination, but need to choose shingles soon. The brick won't go up until the spring, but we need to order the shingles. Any pictures would be fantastic! thank you.

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athensmomof3

Can you get your roofer to put a test patch of each on your roof? We did that with 6 or 7 colors (since we hated the first 4), and ended up with something we are very happy with. I think Pewter is the one with a lot of blue in it? Or maybe not . . . We found the best way to tell was on our physical house. I am sure we paid a little extra for it but since it was an expensive decision and a 20 year plus decision we thought it was worth it. If you have it narrowed down to two, I would definitely do a test patch. We did Moire Black which is actually more of a charcoal gray - the description I read said reminicent of vermont slate and that is pretty accurate. It is quite a bit darker than the two you are considering, and also doesn't have a lot of color variation which we liked but some don't.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 12:01PM
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threeapples

Hi Athensmom,

Well, they'll be putting the shingles up in a few weeks and the bricks will go on in the spring, so a test patch wouldn't do much in this situation. Moire black is what I'm leaning towards after taking shingle sampes to our brick mock walls this afternoon. I don't like how varied and almost patterned the pewter and georgetown gray are. I don't want the roof to get lots of attention as we have a cupola on top that will be the focus. I'm planning to add a link later tonight of the two brick colors we've narrowed it down to to see if I can get some votes on which one to pick. thanks!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 7:48PM
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ohlaches

Here is a link to our shingles (Pewter Gray). I have newer pics with the bricks and stone, but I don't have them uploaded yet...I'll try to get them up and post a link. Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: pewter gray shingle

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 10:56PM
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ohlaches

Here's another one of the shingles with the brick/stone. When I took this pic, the stone band wasn't mortared yet, but the chimneys are, so you can get an idea of the what the stone looks like too.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 11:11PM
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athensmomof3

I think it is pretty common to not have the siding nailed down when you choose the roof, so putting a sample up is probably still a good idea if you have a question. The Moire Black is a great, go with everything color. Very little variation, not a stark black (more of a dark charcoal though it does look black at times), and would go with everything just about. So many roof shingles now have all sorts of variation in color and I am not a fan of that look. Also, we were urged to consider a slate roof which we couldn't swing financially. We didn't want to highlight the fact we have an asphalt roof . . .

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 7:46AM
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threeapples

ohlaches, is that certainteed landmark pewter on your roof? it looks really good, actually. athensmom, i agree, we can't afford slate or even synthetic slate and don't want to highlight the asphalt roof either. ohlaches roof looks great and doesn't have the patterned look i feared with the pewter sample we have. here is the brick we're leaning toward--does anyone want to weigh in on whether it'd be best with pewter or moire black? our brick isn't going in until the spring and the shingles are going up in a few weeks, so doing a patch test on the roof isn't going to help us, unfortunately.

Here is a link that might be useful: brick we're leaning toward.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 8:01AM
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ohlaches

Yes, it is the Certainteed pewter gray....I agonized over the color for several weeks, because I was afraid it was too light, but I thought the moire was too black....ack! In the end I just said...go with it...and I really like the way it turned out. Our brick is Columbus Brick Company Burlington, and I love the combination. I was originally looking at a more orangey/salmony colored brick that is very popular in one of the suburbs, but I didn't like it with the cool tones of the pewter shingles....just something to think about. Here is the link for the brick, but pics don't do it justice, it's really beautiful.

Here is a link that might be useful: Burlington brick

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 8:20AM
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ohlaches

Here's a closer shot....

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 8:34AM
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ohlaches

Sorry...i just realized i posted the same pic twice!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 8:46AM
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athensmomof3

The patch test was helpful to us for color but also (primarily) to see what the variation in color looked like on a larger sample 2 stories high. It was extremely helpful with this, and we went with something with little variation for that reason :).

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 11:10AM
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athensmomof3

I think it may have been the Timberline pewter we looked at with a lot of blue in it . . . it is all running together now!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 1:12PM
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ohlaches

oh shoot....I just looked and these aren't Landmark, they are Timberline/GAF.....sorry! When you look at our pewter gray, there is blue in it....which is what scared me at first. Now that it's up, it doesn't look blue, but definitely cool.....that's why the warmer orangey bricks didn't look good.....See what building does....I've lost my mind! Good luck!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 1:53PM
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threeapples

Haha! Yes, my mind is also starting to go! Well, crazy as it sounds, I sort of think the blue-ish goes with the orange. Isn't it silly that I want my choices to be approved of by gardenwebers? Guess I hold your opinions in high regard. I must say, I'm super disappointed your shingles aren't landmark because I really like them. I sure hope landmarks look as nice.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 3:17PM
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athensmomof3

I think ohlaches hit the nail on the head about the warm orangey salmon bricks and the cool blue roof . . . that is why it looks disjointed to me I think. If you add in the cool gray mortar it magnifies the cool/warm dichotomy. The same reason I can't decide on a paint color for my brick - the undertone of the windows is warm and I really want a taupe - won't work :). I think if you like the orangey bricks, I would do a more neutral mortar for sure. . . The pewter roof may work then but I don't know. I think there needs to be continuity between brick and roof and going from cool mortar to warm brick to cool roof may not give you the effect you are looking for.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 6:33PM
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athensmomof3

Here is our Moire Black - same color value as ohlaches but just a neutral charcoal.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 6:42PM
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threeapples

So the brick we are thinking of (Old Williamsburg, the lighter color) is on this McDonald's not too far from us and they also have a pewter colored shingles. What do you all think of it on this fast food place--I think it looks really great. But, my husband just pointed out that in our setting (heavily wooded), the green trees and grass might make the brick look more orange. Any thoughts?

Here is a link that might be useful: McDonald's coloring

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 7:45PM
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threeapples

very pretty, athensmom! yours is landmark certainteed, right? when will your brick be whitewashed?

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 9:27PM
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ohlaches

lol.....the first brick I chose was on a Taco Bell! I think this looks very nice, by the way.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 8:07AM
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athensmomof3

We are painting the brick, not whitewashing, we think. Still working on the color which is the limiting factor - can't get anything that goes well with the windows that I like. . . Sherwin Williams actually has the window formula so I am going today to see if they can mix it at 150 percent and 200 percent and see if either of those work. . . this has been the hardest (and the biggest!) decision of all!!!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 8:14AM
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threeapples

ohlaches, you like the mcdonald's photo? how funny about us and our fast food brick choices?!
athensmom, i don't envy you with the paint choices for your brick--i can only imagine how tough that must be. but, soon enough it will be done and look gorgeous! good luck.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 11:23AM
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ohlaches

Yes, I do like it....especially for the look you are going for....I think you should try to match the mortar shade though, because in that pic it all ties together nicely. I also agree that the reds tend to lend to a brownish look at times, it worked for us, but if it's not what you want....go with the Williamsburg. BTW.... I should also tell you that the first stone I picked is all over the zoo! So I had Taco Bell and the Zoo!!!! I"m glad I saw them up close, because they looked nothing tlike the picture!

Athensmom....it's the little things I never thought about that make me the most crazy! Good luck with your paint colors....I'm sure it will be beautiful!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 3:26PM
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