Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
roof shingle color help

Posted by jwalker678 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 29, 12 at 12:29

I will be replacing my shake shingle roof with architectural shingle and the big decision is which color. The brick is terra cotta with some gray. The siding is a sand or tan color. I like several of the Owens Corniing Designer collection colors i.e Merlot, sedona canyon, summer harvest but I seem to be all over the board. I think I want something medium to dark. Any suggestions?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: roof shingle color help

gosh, so many GW members are getting new roofs! Awesome. :)

I like the color you have currently - anything close in the new shingles?


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

I was thinking the same thing.


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

When I had my roof replaced, the roofer brought by a roof sample book of the brand we were going with. Might that be a possibility? I'd be sure it especially went well with the brick, since you probably wouldn't ever want to paint that (imho).

Sue


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

I also like the current roof and would try to find something similar.


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

Our roofer gave us the addresses of homes in our area with some of the shingles we were interested in. We drove around to get a feel for what the roof looked like on a house. Sometimes it is hard to tell from the sample board.


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

Thanks all. I did receive some samples and the two roofers contacted also suggested giving addresses of homes with the actual shingle colors of interest. I agree probably couldn't go wrong with something close to what we have now.


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

I'm partial to shakes myself and would just redo it. Any reason not to do so?


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

This is late but, when I found out that we would be getting a new roof I looked, and looked and looked at shingles. Then the roofers brought sample books when they came to give estimates. None were any of the samples I'd been pouring over online.

Finally chose a roofer and both the roofer and I were going back and forth over options and profiles (we are also getting siding on the dormers). Suddenly I turned to my husband and said "What are your thoughts?'. He picked out a roof color, siding and siding profile in about 1 minute. His selections are perfect - better than any combo I was considering! I guess the moral of my story is that sometimes we obsess too much and should ask a non-decorating interested friend.


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

I do like the look of the shake shingles but I believe they are much more expensive. However, now that I ave received my first bid for architectural I am going to get a bid for shake for comparison. If the price is comparable I will go with shake. My guess, though, is that it will be 2x the cost.


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

My roofer nailed samples of my four top choices to my roof so I could see how they looked in real life. The time of day affects the look, to further make you crazy. I also drove around and looked at jobs they had done.

The Certainteed site is very helpful. You can try different shingles on different styles and colors of houses. If you are really motivated, you can upload a picture of your own house and try shingles on them.

Here is a sample picture I saved of a house that is similar to mine with Colonial Slate shingles. Go play with that site!


 o
RE: roof shingle color help

While your current shakes are really pretty, I'd definitely replace with an architectural style that was NOT shakes simply because shakes are considered a fire hazard for homes. You should see your homeowners insurance go down significantly once you re-roof to a non-combustible material. I also like the current color or darker charcoal.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here