A Guide to Updating Your Home’s Shingle Colors

Aug 13, 2020 | Roofing


More and more homeowners are adding value to their properties—and social distancing lifestyles—by creating fun, practical, and inviting outdoor spaces. Porches, patios, spas, pools, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, flower gardens, children’s playset, and even backyard badminton courts, draw people outside, especially now, while we’re unable to be out and about like years past and unsure when we will be.
When you’re thinking about these outdoor spaces, don’t forget about your roof as part of the plans. Yes, we said ‘roof’.

It might not be the first thing you think about (pools and gazebos tend to be a little more fun…just a little), but no matter what modification you’ll be making to your dream backyard, your roof’s going to be much more visible than you may think. So, the shingles you choose should not just be there to protect your home, but look AMAZING and bump your curb (and backyard) appeal.
Fortunately, brands like CertainTeed make it easy for you to have a roof that’s as beautiful as it is durable.

Colorful Combinations

But, let’s face it, not all of us have an eye for exterior decorating and selecting the right shingle color match for our home—and that’s perfectly fine! That’s why folks like us exist—to help walk homeowners through the process for getting a new roof, from concept to completion.

More and more homeowners are adding value to their properties—and social distancing lifestyles—by creating fun, practical, and inviting outdoor spaces. Porches, patios, spas, pools, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, flower gardens, children’s playset, and even backyard badminton courts, draw people outside, especially now, while we’re unable to be out and about like years past and unsure when we will be.
When you’re thinking about these outdoor spaces, don’t forget about your roof as part of the plans. Yes, we said ‘roof’.

It might not be the first thing you think about (pools and gazebos tend to be a little more fun…just a little), but no matter what modification you’ll be making to your dream backyard, your roof’s going to be much more visible than you may think. So, the shingles you choose should not just be there to protect your home, but look AMAZING and bump your curb (and backyard) appeal.
Fortunately, brands like CertainTeed make it easy for you to have a roof that’s as beautiful as it is durable.

Colorful Combinations

But, let’s face it, not all of us have an eye for exterior decorating and selecting the right shingle color match for our home—and that’s perfectly fine! That’s why folks like us exist—to help walk homeowners through the process for getting a new roof, from concept to completion.
To help, we’ve put together a few CertainTeed shingle color combination recommendations to help you get started!

CertainTeed Shingle Colors for White Homes

CertainTeed Shingle Colors for Tan or Beige Homes

CertainTeed Shingle Colors for Red Brick Homes

CertainTeed Shingle Colors for Grey Homes

CertainTeed Shingle Colors for Rustic or Log Homes
Don’t see your home’s color? Want to see additional shingle colors or brands? No problem!
Call us or schedule an appointment with one of our roofing experts.

Beauty & Quality—No Compromises Necessary


The shingle color options shown in the images above are representative of CertainTeed’s popular Landmark® line. These asphalt shingles are one of the most popular lines Greenawalt installs for our customers, mainly because they’re a high-quality, reliable choice for beautifying and protecting a home. With a dual-layered design that emulates the dimensionality of true wood shake, Landmark asphalt shingles offer the heaviest weight and widest array of color options in their class, allowing you to create or re-create the ideal look for your home with confidence. Backed by a 100+ year legacy of trusted manufacturing performance, all Landmark shingles include CertainTeed’s industry-leading, lifetime-limited warranty. These shingles are also:

  • Certified as meeting the industry’s toughest third-party (UL) manufacturing quality standards
  • Dual-layered construction provides extra protection from the elements
  • 10-year StreakFighter® algae-resistance warranty
  • Class A fire-resistance rating

In short, CertainTeed is a heavy-weight brand… literally. Their shingles contain more asphalt than most.
CertainTeed shingles, even the 3-tab strip shingles, weigh 200-plus lbs per square (a square is 100 sq. ft. of the roof). Most weigh 250-480 lbs per square. More weight means better durability (and impact resistance).

OK, I Like What I See! What’s Next?


Time to find a contractor, schedule an appointment, and get an estimate. You might have seen the logo on the right in spots on our website, social media, or advertisements. This little icon means that when it comes to CertainTeed shingles, we are a 5-Star SELECT ShingleMaster. Sounds cool, but what the heck does that mean…?
When a contractor displays this icon, it means they have undergone a rigorous certification process to put them in the top 1% of contractors when it comes to the installation of CertainTeed shingles. This gives you, the homeowner, peace of mind knowing that everything is 100% satisfactory and that the contractor installs all products exactly how they were designed to be installed. Additionally, by selecting a 5-Star SELECT ShingleMaster, you have the option of unmatched protection in the form of warranties for up to 50 years of coverage. This isn’t to say that a roofing contractor without this certification is a bad choice; however, the level of workmanship and available warranties simply isn’t comparable to that of one of these premier companies.

Let’s get started! Contact us today!

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