Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles designer series offers all the benefits of the TruDefinition line with extra interesting design color choices. The TruDefinition Duration shingles feature SureNail Technology, Streakguard algae resistance and a lifetime warranty.
The Teak color option takes brown roofs to the next level adding more shades of brown and a touch other vibrant shades to add to your home's curb appeal.
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Black Sable is a timeless color that using granules of classic black with gray, umber brown and a hint of sable. Dark and mysterious, TruDefinition® Duration® Designer shingles in Black Sable are the definition of fierce sophistication and dangerous beauty.
We are excited to offer this shingle color to our customers in the south Pittsburgh area. Check out some of our recent projects with Black Sable Shingles.
Choosing the colors and styles of the new shingles can be a tough decision. This roof will be around for 20 to 50 years. Take time to compare the options to make a decision you can enjoy for years.
Consider the climate and energy saving possibilities. One study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Research Paper FPL–RP–543) found that the plywood decking of black roofs were 10°-15° warmer on sunny days than white roofs. In darkness, the roof temperature was the same. Typically, other colors show little to no difference in temperature. A more significant factor, however, in roof temperature is proper ventilation.
Coordinate with the existing color of the home’s exterior. While other exteriors and features can be changes, brick is permanent. Roof color should work with the brick color first then consider the other features. Don’t try to match the roof to the exterior exactly. This will result in a boring, monotone look. It is nearly impossible to match the colors exactly and one or the other may fade with time. Go with colors that complement each other. Gray or black shingle colors work well with gray and blue homes. Homes that are shades of brown look best with brown, tan or a mix of the two. If the home is white a gray or black roof gives it a traditional look. Other colors can be more flexible and leave more options for personal taste. If the existing or new exterior is varied in colors and shades, a less varied roof will prevent the overall look of the home from being too “busy”. If the home exterior is plain, a multi-dimensional color adds interest. Dark colors also tend to make the house look small where light colors make the house look larger or taller.
Get real life shingle samples and compare them at the actual home. Look at them in different lighting, time of day, shade, and weather as these can change the tone of the shingle color.
Don’t just consider colors. Complement the architecture of the home. Be sure to match the shingle style with the architectural style of the house. There are many different shingle styles available, simple 3-tab traditional, architectural or dimensional styles and luxury styles. Some of these premium shingles mimic the look of other roofing materials such as slate or clay.
Shingles are the most common type of residential roofing material.
Asphalt shingles are the less expensive than the other options like wood, slate or metal materials. Shingle roofing need very little maintenance and therefore a low maintenance cost. They are easy and inexpensive to repair. Asphalt shingles are durable and long-lasting with many warrantied for 30-50 years.
Shingles are treated to be waterproof and keep moisture away from your roof structure. This material is sturdy and flexible enabling it to fit many roof designs. They are lightweight and suitable for almost any home structure. Fire-resistant shingles help to protect your home.
Shingle roofs are easy to install. A professional roofing contractor can install a new roof in just a couple of days.
Shingles come in a variety of colors, textures and designs. The most common is the 3-tab design. New architectural designer styles have a two-layer dimensional appeal and can mimic the look of other roofing materials. There is a shingle look to match any home. Click here to try some out with the Owens Corning® Design tool.
Craig Gouker Roofing has been installing quality residential roofing in South East Pittsburgh since 1991 and is the expert in shingle roof replacement.
I have been providing professional roofing & siding craftsmanship in the Pittsburgh area since 1991. Quality and attention to detail is top priority.