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Timeless Shingle Colors for Your Home – By Cristina Soriano (GAF)

Timeless Shingle Colors for Your Home – By Cristina Soriano (GAF)

Timeless Shingle Colors for Your Home – By Cristina Soriano (GAF)
Given the investment you make in a new roof or reroofing project—and how long your roof will last—timeless shingle colors are a reliable way to help ensure your home looks elegant (despite changing trends) in the long term. That’s why GAF shingles are not only contstructed to protect your home for many years, they’re also designed to beautify it by mixing durability with classic color design. Many other timeless shingle colors partner beautifully with a wide variety of home exteriors.

Traditional

Traditional homes will most often have black and gray roof shingles. Black and gray are sophisticated yet neutral colors, so they can be paired with almost any exterior home color. The most common traditional exterior color, however, is white. There are many different shades and types of whites in various undertones, so don’t write off the color too quickly: instead think of it as a canvas on which you can paint practically anything. White (in whatever iteration) is anything but boring!

White Home with Timberline UHDZ in Charcoal

Home featuring Timberline HDZ shingles in Charcoal

Rustic

Rustic homes tend to have brown and red roof shingles that pair nicely with earth-toned exterior sidings like beige, brown, brick, or stone. As the name suggests, you’ll tend to find these homes nestled in the countryside, where earth-toned and other colors that blend comfortably with nature are used to relate a home to its surroundings. Since rustic hues have warm undertones of brown, yellow, and red, you should ensure the exterior color and the roof shingles have corresponding undertones so they balance and provide a cohesive effect.

Rustic homew ith Grand Sequoia Weathered wood shingles

Home featuring Grand Sequoia shingles in Weathered Wood

Neutral

More neutrally colored homes work well with warm-hued roof shingles like beige, brown, or gray with gold and copper undertones. They complement home exteriors in similar color palettes like cream, taupe, caramel, or even brick. The beauty of neutral shingles is that you can paint your home’s exterior a darker shade than your roof. The neutral undertones of your roof will balance it out, making it feel less dense.

Neutral home image with Timberline Natural Shadow roof

Home featuring Timberline Natural Shadow shingles in Weathered Wood

Bold

Bolder homes might have blue and green roof shingles—traditional colors with additional flair. You may find these more strident colors more difficult to pair, but they can withstand shifting design trends when chosen well. Green-shingled homes match well with yellow undertones: cream, beige, yellow, or even green. For a little more character, but without losing a traditional effect, you can use green shingles on a home with a brick facade. Blue-shingles pair best with cooler undertones: cream, gray, or another blue. And for more flair, blue-shingled homes can look stunning with a stone facade.

Home qith HDZ Shingles in Hunter Green

Home featuring Timberline HDZ in Hunter Green

With any of these timeless shingle colors and styles, you should always consider your home’s setting. Part of creating an enduring look for your home means accounting for and blending it with its surroundings — so that it seems naturally suited—rather than going with a current trend that you might love but that clashes with your home’s immediate environment. As a rule of thumb, you’ll almost always want to use colors and materials that connect your home to its backdrop.

Learn more about timeless shingle color pairings (as well as more recent trends) and get inspired by a wide range of possible new looks for your home using the GAF Roof Style Guide.

Original post credit: by Cristina Soriano (GAF Corp)

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A  full roof replacement involves a lot of decision making, from financing options to shingle materials. At Texas Professional Roofing, we want you to be prepared for when you take the next step and invest in a full roof replacement, so we’ve provided answers to some of your most frequently asked roofing questions.

Sometimes, this answer is obvious: a hole in your roof, missing shingles, leaks, or animals living in your attic. Other times, the signs you need a new roof are little more subtle. If your roof is more than 12-15 years old, it may be time to get a replacement and get ahead of any problems that result from a damaged roof.

Curling shingles, missing or damaged flashing, ice dams, and discolored ceilings and walls are also good indicators that it’s time to replace your roof.

The longevity of your roof will depend on its materials, its installation, and its ventilation, so it’s hard to give a straight answer. Typically, a solid, well-constructed roof will last between 12-15 years. Depending on the quality and type of shingles you chose and the underlayment of your roof, that number can go up to 30 or more.

With GAF System Plus warranty we guarantee our roofs will last up to 50 years.

Every roof is different, so every roof costs a different amount. When considering the price of your new roof, roofing contractors take a few factors into consideration: size, old roof removal, style, shape, materials, and other features like chimneys, skylights, and vents that they need to work around.

A replacement roof is a big investment, and giving a quote without examining your unique situation would not be in our customers’ best interest.

However, once the price of your new roof is calculated, there are plenty of ways to finance your roof, making paying for your roof replacement easy and affordable.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, a whopping 40 percent of a home’s curb appeal is due to the condition and aesthetic of the roof. When selling your home, if your roof is in bad shape or in need of major repairs or a replacement, you may have a lot of trouble getting people to bid on your home.

A lot of buyers these days are on a budget, and don’t want to spend money on major repairs after they just bought a house. Replacing your roof before you sell can help you get ahead of trouble while still recouping most, if not all, of the costs when you sell.

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However, replacing your roof in the winter or spring could result in a quicker install due to more availability and less demand.

Contact the roof experts at Texas Professional Roofing to learn more about our options, offers, and to request an estimate. We’ll help you navigate the ins and outs of roofing to help you get the best roof for your needs