Shingle color for red brick house

greendogggJune 18, 2009


My roof was recently damaged by hail (I live in austin, tx). I am having a new roof put on and am planning to use GAF ArmorShield II shingles, so that hopefully I won't have to re-roof because of hail again anytime soon.

1) Any good reason to avoid these shingles? They seem fine to me, but I don't claim to know much about shingles. I just know that they have a class 4 impact resistant rating, which gives me a 15% discount on homeowners insurance.

2) What color would go well with a red brick house. It's the "normal" solid red brick. The available colors are slate, barkwood, charcoal, and weathered wood.

Thanks for any advice.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Lighter colors are more energy efficient.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 10:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

"Lighter colors are more energy efficient."

Only in areas were cooling costs predominate.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2009 at 8:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I live in texas, so cooling costs definately predominate. Thanks for the advice.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 9:12AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Andersen patio door repair
My 20-year old Anderson patio sliding glass door is...
Help - how do I fix this tippy fence - did a dumb thing
Am building a 6 foot wood privacy fence (L shape) from...
adjusting stop on lazy susan
Hi all, I have recently moved into an older home with...
home ventilation system (EZ Breathe)
Hello! Has anyone out there had the EZ Breathe Ventilation...
Door knob
My front door knob screws won't stay tight so if I...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™