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Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickly*

Posted by athensmomof3 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 22, 11 at 19:48

I have hunted for a dark charcoal gray asphalt architectural shingle and am not having much luck. They are either too light or black . . . I have had 6 different shingles put on my roof and have decided on the Landmark Charcoal Black but it is not yet installed. I am second guessing myself and it is not too late to get another shingle delivered!

I am painting the house, probably a light to medium taupe color (Windsor Greige) and the trim is a medium cream color and I want a *dark* charcoal which is not straight black. I am afraid the Landmark Charcoal Black is going to look black.

Georgetown Gray (Landmark) is too light . . . and colonial slate (certainteed) has too much red in it. Moire Black (Landmark) looks darker than the Charcoal Black. I have also ruled out Driftwood (too brown), Owens Corning Williamsburg Gray (too light) and Owens Corning Estate Gray (way too light).

This is really what I am going for from a look standpoint with the roof or perhaps a little darker but am afraid of having a black roof on a taupey gray house (but brown won't work either!) . . .

Here is a link that might be useful: Dark charcoal roof


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

How about Revere Pewter? Good luck, I am worried we'll be in the same boat next year!


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

Who makes the revere pewter? The pewter that I have seen close up has lots of blue granules which have thrown me off. Maybe it looks different on the roof?


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Roof color

This is the color I want! Very frustrating and it is definitely not charcoal black. I am afraid my builder thinks I am crazy (maybe I am crazy ;)!)


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Whoops here is the picture

Forgot to attach the picture!!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Roof pic


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

Hi Athensmom...
Are you sure the Williamsburg grey is too light? That's what we put on our painted brick house and it looks fairly dark (but not black.) There is definitely a nice contrast with the painted brick. They put most of the shutters on our house today, so I will try to post a pic tomorrow of our roof. It might be helpful to you to see it on a house that is a real-life house, not just on the Owens/Corning board.


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

I am pretty sure it is. They actually put some on our roof and we have direct morning sun so it was very light looking. We are also doing more of a taupe rather than a cream so I feel like it needs to have some contrast. I really don't want a big black hole though which is what I am afraid of with the Charcoal Black. What I really want is slate but not in the budget!!!


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

This is going to be difficult b/c the darkness is going to vary depending on the lighting. We choose Tamko Black Walnut which if probably too dark for you, but as you can see in these pics it really varies.

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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

I like that black walnut! Does it have red in it? It looks like it might on the Tamko website which is why we didn't go with our architect recommended color of Colonial Slate (which was also too light as our color scheme evolved). I think the red wouldn't matter on a brick house but on a all neutral (cream, taupe) house it won't work I don't think. Because we get direct morning sun the red color was very obvious in the Colonial Slate.


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

There's no red in it but there is a little brown mixed in. But honestly I don't see the brown at all, I just see charchoal. If it makes you feel any better, I was obsessed with roof colors, drove all around town to see houses with different dolors and now I don't hardly notice my own roof color at all :)

We whitewashed the brick so our house is essentially white now.

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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

I dunno what is too black for you or not. We went with Timberline Charcoal and are happy with the color, it has some definition rather than straight black. more gray black is Timberline Pewter, we had that on our last blue/gray house. it looked nice.


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

I obsessed over shingle colors until I was in tears.... I ended up getting so frustrated I jst picked one....I wanted the same thing as you....dark charcoal gray. I went with pewter gray, and I really like it, but it deifinitely has a cool cast to it.

I have the pic on my ipad I'll see if I can email it to you. Good luck!


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Our pewter gray shingles

Ok, I'm not great at posting pics, so let's see how this goes.... Here are our pewter gray shingles... Good luck!
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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

Just as a follow up, I ended up calling a neighbor who had their roof re-roofed recently. She was out of town and didn't remember the name so I ended up emailing her roofer who was very helpful and looked it up for me :). It was Moire Black, which was one we had considered. He told me it was actually lighter than the Charcoal Black and had less variation, both of which sounded good to me so we chose it.

It is going up and it looks great! Will post a picture later but wanted to thank all who offered advice. I could never find a Black Walnut roof nearby but that sounded like a great second option . . .


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

I had the Moire black as a second choice...look forward to seeing your pics!


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

Glad you found something!! One more decision off your list...can't wait to see it!


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

Help! I am in the same boat. It's between Certainteed Moire Black or Owens Corning Onyx Black. I'm afraid the Onyx Black will appear too black on our white house. Please post pics athensmomof3--I have to make a decison by tomorrow.


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RE: Needs dark charcoal asphalt architectural shingle rec *quickl

Look at the Building a home thread for September - my house is on there. I love the Moire Black - very little variation in color which I personally wanted (did not want a checkerboard roof . . .). It is definitely not black, but a very dark charcoal.


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