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
Garage door wont open, no other way into garage
Hi all, I've a unique problem here. I had a problem...
Should we raise/fix concrete slab in driveway or wait?
Just moving into a new house this month. So the inspector...
Craftsman Garage Door opener won't close
Hello, Wife came home today and was able to open garage...
Water Drip Stain on Roof Fascia?
My roof edge on the corners of the front porch is leaving...
Curtain Rods
Hi, I am not sure where to post this so my apologies...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™