Posted on | November 9, 2010 | 65 Comments
All hands on deck! I need help. I found a roofer, love him! I need to pick a roof color pronto! He gave me a sample board of colors but I’m having a really hard time choosing. All the roofs I like in town are charcoal which is really dark. But I love how the contrast looks on my favorite house color combo: putty/white trim/dark green shutters. But I realize it’s not very “green” of me to choose such a dark color. Darker colors absorb, lighter colors are more reflective thus making the house less hot in the summer and more efficient.
I tried to find some examples of gray architectural shingles in my neighborhood but I had a really hard time. Most of them are charcoal. I really need everyone’s opinion. Charcoal or Pewter Gray. The first roof below is similar to pewter gray? I’m having a color inducing anxiety attack. Above my roof as is which is really light gray, yuck!
p.s. I got the roof colors names confused before. Look here at the shingles website for more photos.
This one is my favorite but my roofer told me it’s Pewter in 3-tab which looks lighter. But I think he meant to say, charcoal? I have to use architectural shingles because that’s what my historic society approved.