How to choose roofing shingles
See how your new roof will lookUse one of our model homes or upload a picture of your own home to select and view shingle styles and colors to find the perfect roof for you with our Virtual Remodeler.
Boost your home’s curb appealRepresenting up to 40% of your home’s visual exterior, roofs are an often underestimated part of its curb appeal. But replacing your roof opens up a whole world of decisions. You’ll want to consider the type of materials, as well as the design and color options. Let’s explore the aesthetic side of the equation.
Sunset shadows, all day long with Timberline® UHDZ™ ShinglesDual Shadow Line technology precisely distributes color granules to create a secondary shadow line, which gives the Timberline® UHDZ™ shingle a thicker, ultra-dimensional wood-shake look than our Timberline HDZ® shingles.
Roof Shingle Color Trends for 2022
Roofing renovations were a top exterior upgrade in 2021, and continue to dominate the home improvement market in 2022. As you might plan to renovate or replace your roof, it makes sense to also think about what roof shingle color you should choose.
Frequently asked questions
Which color shingles will look best with the color of my house?
Are reflective shingles right for my home?
How do architectural shingles differ from standard shingles?
Choosing shingles for smaller structures
Tips for shingling sheds, gazebos, and outbuildingsOutbuilding roofs are usually simpler than residential roofs. There are typically no valleys, chimneys, plumbing stacks, ridge vents or static exhaust vents, so shingling requires less cutting and fitting. These roofs are typically lower to the ground and angled at a lower pitch which can make it easier to get shingles, tools, and personnel up and down.
What's old is new again. In addition to musical tastes and clothing trends, this is often the case with certain architectural styles. Today, the modern mansard roof is experiencing a comeback. The first known use of this roof style was in 1550 where it appeared on a portion of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The mansard roof derives its name from François Mansart, a French architect who favored the style and used it in many of his building designs.
It's time to upgrade your home's exterior. But where do you start? Selecting colors and materials for roof shingles and matching them with other features can be challenging. Thankfully, the online GAF Virtual Home Remodeler is here to help you visualize the endless options available by mixing and matching shingle styles along with colors for aspects like siding, trim, and doors. At no cost, you can become your own designer—you can even upload a photo of your home and experiment with new colors and styles to your heart's content. Here's how it's done:
Daylighting your home using skylights is an environmentally friendly solution that both brightens and beautifies your home's interior while also reducing reliance on electricity. And the good news is that there are many different types to choose from that will light up any room. However, when thinking about adding skylights to your home, it's important to know about the different styles and features available — and the primary issues to take into consideration — before making your final decision.
If you suspect that you have a leak in your roof, acting swiftly to repair it helps avoid further damage to your home and possessions. But: does homeowners insurance cover roof leaks and potentially remove some of the financial worries you may have? Below are the steps to take to protect your roof and your finances in the event of a leak.