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Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: davemchine
Date: April 21, 2017 12:46PM
I'm getting ready to replace my shake roof with Presidential Shake (which isn't wood shake). It's very expensive. They have a feature on their website that lets me create pictures of my house with the different roofing colors. I'm terrible with colors and would love to hear what you would pick.

Yosemite


Shadow Grey


Platinum


Country Grey


Aged Bark


Chestnut


Autumn Blend
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 21, 2017 12:56PM
I personally like yosemite



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 21, 2017 01:02PM
....can one pick one's nose....while picking the roof color.....??



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: 3d
Date: April 21, 2017 01:05PM
The warm Aged Bark pairs nicely with the beige exterior.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 21, 2017 01:09PM
I prefer the classic roof colors.







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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 21, 2017 01:10PM
Is that your house in the pictures?

If not, your house and it colorings should be taken into account for your choice, not the house in these 7 pictures.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 21, 2017 01:15PM
I'd be looking for the lightest color just to reduce the solar heating as much as possible (unless you're in a predominantly cold climate).
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: April 21, 2017 01:16PM
Country Grey by a country mile. Definitely not green or brown!
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: billb
Date: April 21, 2017 01:21PM
The lightest color.
The lightest tan they have to match what you had there before.
It would be nice if the chestnut was a little lighter.
The country grey isn'ttoo bad either.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: RoadToad
Date: April 21, 2017 01:26PM
Grey +1




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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: polychrome
Date: April 21, 2017 01:28PM
1) Yosemite
2) Platinum
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: TLB
Date: April 21, 2017 01:28PM
I like chestnut and autumn blend with the color of the house shown. But I third (or fourth) going for the lightest color that fits your overall color schene.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: STL
Date: April 21, 2017 01:36PM
I like the original color.
All else presented is too dark.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 21, 2017 01:53PM
Ask your neighbors. I like the grays better than the browns, but if that's not your house, that might not apply.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: riley5108
Date: April 21, 2017 02:00PM
If that's your home congratulations it's really nice. We went through the same thing about 10 years ago. If you've got or know a good real estate person, get their opinion. They deal with homes most every day and know what would or wouldn't complement the exterior and what's selling.

With only the roof of the 3 car garage showing it's rather difficult to envision what the whole home would look like.

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The warm Aged Bark pairs nicely with the beige exterior.

I agree, so asked my wife, amazingly we agree.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: davemchine
Date: April 21, 2017 02:18PM
Thanks for all the comments and yes that is my house. I agree about the lightest color. My wife and mother like shadow grey and autumn blend but those are both super dark. I like the chestnut or country grey. So I guess I'm with Mike, Bill and RoadToad.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: MikeF
Date: April 21, 2017 02:36PM
Shouldn't this be a poll?

I agree with lightest color for sun load. Is there living space over the garage (the part with the new colors)? When we redid our roof last year, we went with a silver/gray solar-reflective color on all the roof above living spaces and a dark gray on the rest (patio, garage, porch, bay windows, etc.). Basically everything you can see on the first floor is dark gray and the second story that you can't really see (unless you're farther away) is silver/light gray.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 21, 2017 02:41PM
Country Grey, for sure!





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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: h linamen
Date: April 21, 2017 02:42PM
I like the Platinum.... I feel like the country grey is to "busy" with it's bold splotches of color.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: archipirata
Date: April 21, 2017 02:47PM
Country grey.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: davemchine
Date: April 21, 2017 03:03PM
Mike, you are right this might have been easier as a pole but I am keeping track. :-) There is living area above the garage and it already suffered from temperature swings. At the advice of the forum I installed a heat pump system to service those rooms and supplement the normal HVAC system. So I think I'm good to control temp in that area but of course a darker roof would make a difference.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 21, 2017 03:06PM
I like Chestnut, and agree with lighter colors for slightly reduced cooling load.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 21, 2017 03:11PM
......just make sure that the carpeting.....matches the drapes....



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: April 21, 2017 03:14PM
Platinum or chestnut. Done. Hold on there Dave, that your house? Hmmm, some o' y'all boys here on MRF have been Moving on Up©.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Pam
Date: April 21, 2017 03:50PM
Platinum. But I'd prefer an even lighter color. Not just for sun load, but also for color wash off. My neighbor's dark roof shows staining, looks like it needs cleaning, and has stained the the stucco from runoff.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: DP
Date: April 21, 2017 03:58PM
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 21, 2017 04:07PM
Country Grey. But did they have anything in orange. It would really highlight your home nicely.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 21, 2017 04:12PM
Chestnut would be my choice, but some of the others look good too.

Have you considered steel shingles? They are getting pretty darned impressive.

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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: modelamac
Date: April 21, 2017 05:19PM
The lighter colors will reflect the sun more and reduce the temperature of the roof. Roof will last longer. You are in a northern climate. The budding tree in front is the evidence. The roof pitch is steep enough that ice dams should not be a problem even with the lighter colors and proper insulation. Cooling costs for the second floor will be lower by a bit with lighter shingles.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: tenders
Date: April 21, 2017 06:24PM
The lighter colors are definitely a benefit. When we replaced our roof two years ago there was an all-white option available that was actually EnergyStar-qualified. However, it was hideous-looking, inconsistent with local architecture (NYC suburb area), expensive, and had to be special-ordered.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: zachdog
Date: April 21, 2017 08:34PM
Platinum gray, because the other colors detract from the house. Good luck!
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: davester
Date: April 21, 2017 11:12PM
Platinum or something lighter. The warm colors like aged bark are totally wrong for the color of the existing house IMHO.



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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: April 22, 2017 07:44AM
I'll cast another vote for the platinum.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: MysteryGuest
Date: April 22, 2017 12:25PM
Lovely house. Platinum would be my choice.
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Re: Help me pick a roof color, pics
Posted by: Maddog
Date: April 24, 2017 04:06PM
Country grey for sure. It imitates the look that most of these houses have for roofing, which is slate.
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