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Asphalt Shingle Roofing Colors

Every homeowner wants the exterior of their house to look beautiful, especially since it is the first thing visitors see. From choosing landscaping designs to the type of roof can say a lot about a person. It can allow a person to show their personality and be creative. 

Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable options for roofs as well as the most common type of roofing material used on residential homes. They were created to protect a home through many years of weathering and with little maintenance. They are also easy to install and available in hundreds of colors and styles. Since there are many colors to choose from, homeowners who have asphalt shingles have the option of picking what color they want their roof to be.

It is recommended that the color of the asphalt roof match the structure of the home and the homeowner’s personal preference. Choosing the right color can change the look of a home, adding curb appeal and increasing the value of the home. 



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Choosing the color of the shingles can be overwhelming for homeowners. Thankfully there are some tips for homeowners to follow.

Coordinate with the House Color

The color of the asphalt shingles should complement the home’s color. These are some shades that look best with typical home colors:

›  White house: brown, grey, blue, white, green, black, brown, or just about any other color

›  Light gray house: white, grey, blue, or black

›  Brown house:  blue, brown, green, or black

›  Red house: grey, dark brown, green, or black

›  Beige or cream house: white, grey, blue, or black

›  Log or weathered wood house: grey, green, brown, or black

Think about the Climate

Taking into consideration the geographic location that a homeowner lives in should be thought about when choosing the color. Homeowners can also pick a color that blends in with the scenery. Different regions of the country also have different lighting conditions. The lighting conditions will affect what the shingles look like. It is recommended to look at the shingle sample outside throughout the day to see how the color changes.


Look at Neighboring Homes

The roof is one of the most visible parts of a homeowner’s house. Even though the shingle colors should match their home and personal preferences,they should also blend in with neighboring homes. Choosing a color that is dramatically different from the other homes can make an individual’s roof an eyesore.

Deciding on the right color of shingles for a home can be complicated and a major decision. It’s something that can’t be undone once the shingles are installed without spending a large amount of money. People are drawn to a roof when they see a house. In fact, it makes up 40% of the physical appearance of a house. Homeowners want to make a good first impression without either standing out too much or being unnoticed. That’s why it is important to ensure all the colors flow together.

When it comes to choosing the right color of roofing shingles, Legacy Exteriors can help in making that decision. We are an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor meaning our customers will receive the highest quality of shingles on the market. Owens Corning provides a multitude of colors to choose from so homeowners can put their own touch on the place they call home. Call Legacy Exteriors today at (636) 206-6718 to learn more about the shingles we provide!


Does the contractor have to have a license and insurance?
Missouri does not require contractors to carry licenses. Contractors do not have to have insurance; however, it is wise to hire a contractor that does so you can protect yourself from any problems that might come up after the work begins. You can have confidence in Legacy Exteriors as we’re fully insured.
What are the details of the roofing warranty?
There are two types of warranties: manufacturer’s warranty and contractor’s workmanship warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty covers the roofing materials while the contractor’s workmanship warranty provides coverage for workmanship. Legacy Exteriors is an Owens Corning preferred contractor which means we offer one of the best manufacturer warranties in the industry. Your shingles and Owens Corning roofing materials will have a lifetime warranty! Legacy Exteriors stands behind our work and welcomes any further questions you may have. Let’s discuss the details that matter.
How do I know I need a new roof?

There are many signs that indicate you need a new roof. Here are a few common signs:

  • Cracked, damaged, curled, loose, or missing shingles
  • Damage or discoloration around vents
  • Missing granules
  • Moss or algae growth
  • Damage around chimneys or skylights
  • Sagging roof
  • Water damage in the upstairs or attic

Even if you’re not sure if you need a new roof but believe you may have damage give us a call. We will come out for a free inspection to assess and allow you to make a more informed decision.

How do I know what type of roofing shingles are best for my roof and budget?
The best type of roofing shingles should be durable, long-lasting, and visually appealing. They need to also provide protection from wind, rain, snow, and hail. Legacy Exteriors is an Owens Corning preferred contractor meaning we only install the very best products in the industry. We will work together with you to choose a shingle color you’re drawn to, while informing you on quality differences.
My roof leaks, do I need to totally replace it?

A total roof replacement will depend on the age and condition of the current roof. Some factors to consider when thinking about a replacement vs. repair are:

  • Age of the roof
  • How bad the leaks are
  • The amount of damage the roof has sustained
  • Material of the current roof
  • Whether the insurance company will cover it under a storm or other casualty

Legacy Exteriors works with insurance companies every day. We want to work together to inspect the roof and provide you with pictures of affected areas to discuss if the home qualifies for a roof insurance claim. Our roofing experts will act on your behalf, if you would like, to meet your insurance adjustor and discuss the damages. We want what is best for you! A new roof covered by insurance is always great for a homeowner, but if the roof simply needs a small repair we can advise and partner with you for that as well.

How long can I expect my new roof to last?
While properly installed high-quality Owens Corning architectural asphalt roofing shingles should last up to 30 years, your roof is the first line of defense against our Midwest weather. Storms which include high winds, hail, and ice can affect the lifespan and cause damage at any time. This is why we are passionate about free estimates – to inform you about your roof’s health and allow you to make an educated decision.
What are the steps of a roof replacement?

The process of submitting an insurance claim and having a new roof installed isn’t something homeowners often do. As experts in the industry, Legacy Exteriors will partner with you every step of the way:

  • Choose the right contractor
  • Inspect the roof
  • Make an insurance claim if roof damages qualify
  • Decide on what materials to use
  • Install the new roof
  • Cleanup
  • Final
Will a permit be needed for the roof replacement?
A permit is not required when replacing a roof. If local municipalities require permits on any additional construction Legacy Exteriors is contracted to do, such as a deck or three seasons room, we will work with local government to comply with those requirements.
How does the payment process work?
With most contractors, a deposit will be paid before the work begins for the products to be ordered and the remaining amount is paid once the work is complete. If a contractor asks for a larger deposit upfront or for the project to be paid before the work is complete, please see this as a red flag. Legacy Exteriors will work with your insurance company to either be paid directly by them or request payment from the homeowner after they have received funds from their claim. Our goal is to make this as seamless as possible for the homeowner.
Should new shingles be applied over existing ones, or do they need to be removed?
A second layer of shingles will affect the integrity of a roof and its overall lifespan. The shingles are not meant to be layered and the additional weight can cause problems with moisture and lack of ventilation. Legacy Exteriors will tear off your existing shingles, ensure your roof deck does not have any damage, and make any necessary repairs. A new layer of roofing underlayment will be installed which provides an additional layer of protection from rain, snow, hail, and ice followed by your new Owens Corning shingles.