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Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Black
Date: November 12, 2009 11:16PM
Poll
Which color?
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22 votes were received.
Barkwood 0
 
0%
Birchwood 1
 
5%
Charcoal 4
 
18%
Fox Hollow Gray 3
 
14%
Hickory 1
 
5%
Hunter Green 2
 
9%
Mission Brown 1
 
5%
Pewter Gray 2
 
9%
Shakewood 0
 
0%
Slate 1
 
5%
Weathered Wood 2
 
9%
Williamsburg Slate 3
 
14%
Super variety pack :-) 2
 
7%



Can't keep up with the bucket emptying during heavy rain any more . . .

Help me pick.





























Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2009 11:27PM by Black.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Black
Date: November 12, 2009 11:17PM
Oh jesus, no idea why they're all the same color . . stand by . . .
(edit-- changed names but not file numbers-fixed).



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: November 12, 2009 11:25PM
Gotta see the house, or at least the color of the house.



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Black
Date: November 12, 2009 11:30PM
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C(-)ris
Gotta see the house, or at least the color of the house.

Look again. Guessing there were no images when you posted; face brick is close to this orangey stuff.

Actual building:





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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: November 12, 2009 11:36PM
Which ones are stocked colors and which ones are special order ? Stocked overages can be returned
but you will be stuck with any overage that is a special order color.

Also skip the three tabs and go straight to the architectural. By the time you figure the cut off waste
of the three tabs vs using the architectural the price difference is very small. The architectural have a
much bigger & aggressive glue strip. Spring to have them nailed hurricane style (double nailed) and
you will have a roof that won't be going anywhere anytime soon.



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Black
Date: November 12, 2009 11:41PM
I selected by zip code and this is the assortment it showed-- I s'pose my roof guy will let me know which ones are stock.

What do you mean by "architectual?"

This is GAF:

[www.gaf.com]
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: November 12, 2009 11:58PM
I like the lighter grays. Didn't expect to, but there it is.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Black
Date: November 13, 2009 12:06AM
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Mike Johnson
I like the lighter grays. Didn't expect to, but there it is.

Allright, lemme fire up photoshop here, let's see-- a lighter gray would look something like this, I think:

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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: November 13, 2009 12:16AM
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Black
Allright, lemme fire up photoshop here, let's see-- a lighter gray would look something like this, I think:

Yeah, I like that.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Black
Date: November 13, 2009 12:21AM
Dunno, I feel like if I spend a buncha thousand dollars it oughta look different . . .
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: steve...
Date: November 13, 2009 12:30AM
I like the dark charcoal. Would that make your house warmer in summer?









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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 13, 2009 01:08AM
Hunter Green



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: November 13, 2009 01:14AM
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Black
Dunno, I feel like if I spend a buncha thousand dollars it oughta look different . . .

Then pick two colors.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 13, 2009 06:50AM
I would go with the lightest color possible.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Winston
Date: November 13, 2009 07:20AM
The house I grew up in had a tile roof with alternating red & green tiles. It wasn't Christmasy, the tiles were sort of orange/brick and olive.

You could do something similar with the Charcoal and another color: Hunter Green, Pewter or Williamsburg. Would be more trouble for the roofers, but would make the roof more interesting.

For one color, I like the darker grays/slates with the brick.


Good luck.

- Winston



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Winston
Date: November 13, 2009 07:23AM
However, something like this might be a bit too much.





- W



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: billb
Date: November 13, 2009 07:34AM
lighter colour for less heat in the Summer
or
darker to possibly melt snow faster in the Winter.


Are those colour changing ones available, yet ?
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: earache
Date: November 13, 2009 08:12AM
I just put weathered wood on my house. Didn't think I'd like the light color, but now that it's been on for a couple of weeks I actually like it.



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: November 13, 2009 08:13AM
The snow in the photos suggests you're in a cold climate. If the attic is uninhabited, then the darker colors (I like the Hickory, personally) might help melt snow (but be careful of ice dams). If the attic is living space, then the lighter colors would help keep it cooler in summer.


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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 13, 2009 08:21AM
I like the contrast that the charcoal gives. We have a dark charcoal roof on our house.





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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: Black
Date: November 13, 2009 08:33AM
Thanks, everyone.
Why do I want to melt snow? Thought it was a good thing if there's a layer of snow on the roof in the winter (show everyone your house has insulation . . .)
The attic is not living space and gets uncomfortably hot in a normal summer (i.e. not like this year), but I don't know how much of that translates to the floors below.
I also basically prefer the contrast to a dark blackish color, but have reconsidered a light gray/slate based on the feedback here.
I can't do the image stuff on this mini 10v, but I took another look based on the feedback here and the next series up, the Timberline 40-year has 3 "cool" colors (extra reflectivity?) and the "cool antique slate" kind of pops in a way none of the others have, in the little visualizing tool. I will find out if that one's available . . .

'fil, what is meant by "architectual?"
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: billb
Date: November 13, 2009 09:03AM
Architectural shingles are dimensional or laminated shingles. Look more like wood shingles. They're not standard 'three tabs'. Usually have longer warrantees.


In the windy city you probably don't have troubles with deep heavy snow loads on the roof. Or thick layers of ice.
I have white shingles on a white house. Can't see them from inside.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: November 13, 2009 10:23AM
"fil, what is meant by "architectual?"

Sorry - back late to the thread

As billb described - they are a laminated / non three tab shingle that are a lot heavier (double weight)
so the will last a lot longer and wear a lot better. Most have a 30 or 40 year warranty but as
most roofer will tell you most warranties aren't worth much - they always come down to "installation"
One warranty item worth looking at is moss growth - better shingles use a copper sulfate granular
that will retard moss growth - usually something like 5 to 10 years.

They also carry a higher wind rating. We hurricane nailed mine (actually staples) using two staples
at each anchor point - boosted the wind rating to over 120 mph

Compare weight per square of laminated vs. three tab - there is a lot more glass and resin in there.
Also when installing three tabs there is a lot of waste that is cut off to make the courses run right.
With the laminated there is far less waste involved - most of the cut offs are usable. When we did
my roof last year I was amazed how little scrap was left.

One other thing when using laminated shingles is that they use their own pre-cut system for ridge caps
With three tabs you have to hand cut all the caps which is time intensive and not much fun.
The cost of the pre-cut ridge caps was about the same price as buying bundles and cutting them
(if I had gone with three tabs)

Also get a couple bundles of shingles and a box of caps and store away for future repairs.

You noted GAF which is a good product. My brother-in-law used them on his house 10 years ago and is very happy.
I went Owen-Corning but I honestly would have used either - Menards had a good sale on the OC at the time.

I would use the Timberline 30 years - best price point (when I did my research) [www.gaf.com]
The difference going to to the 40 year wasn't that great (again warranty) but it is slightly heavier
and at that point jumped from 3 bundles per square to 4 bundles per square so materials jumped 25% - not worth it IMHO.



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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: BernDog
Date: November 13, 2009 10:26AM
Figure out what kind of roof would have been original and go with a corresponding color. I'm guessing your house probably started with slate, but I may be wrong. Mine was originally built with shakes, so I'm putting on weathered wood next spring.

Or, don't do that and put on whatever you dig.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: maco
Date: November 13, 2009 02:08PM
I'm getting a new roof put on next week. We had a big hail storm at the end of July. Time to say goodbye to my shake roof.
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: estnyc
Date: November 13, 2009 03:47PM
Dude, you can land a hot chick without using those! Besides, they're illegal.

Oh, wait...
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Re: Roofie time-- help me pick
Posted by: DewGuy
Date: November 13, 2009 09:06PM
I voted for weathered wood, probably because that's what we used on ours a few years ago. We liked the fact that it looked fairly natural (for an asphalt shingle) and thought it was a good faux substitute (wood shakes) for what was on the house when it was built more than 100-years ago. I think it would also look great on your house.
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