How to Find the Right Shingles for Your Home

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Shingles cover the roofs of many U.S. households these days. It’s a style that has been around for many years. Back in the 19th century, shingles were mostly used on Queen Anne and other Victorian-themed homes in the New England area.

Today, many roofing shingles are manufactured using fiberglass and asphalt. Homeowners love them for their strength, look, and durability. GAF, North America’s leading manufacturer of roofing products, produces asphalt shingles in a wide array of sizes, colors, textures, and styles. The number of choices can overwhelm any homeowner, so it’s a good thing Master Elite™ and certified roofing contractors like us are here to help.

Muth & Company Roofing, your experts in roofing in Gahanna OH, is proud to present the Homeowner’s Ultimate Shingle Guide. No matter your home’s architectural design, you’re bound to find something you like. You can use it in two easy steps:

  1. Identify your home’s architectural style. The guide features 10 traditional and contemporary house designs, including Colonial, Tudor, Mountain, and Modern/Contemporary. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with your home’s kind of architecture. We’ve included pictures and descriptions of the various house styles to help you.

  1. Choose a shingle design you like from our recommendations. For every architectural style, we list two to four shingle products that we think best complement it. We also suggest a color palette that will boost the shingles’ curb appeal.

Here’s a sample entry from the guidebook:

Colonial House

It’s a common-enough house design that features a pitched roof and an overall symmetrical facade. Colonial houses often have two stories and multipaned windows paired with wooden exterior shutters. When viewed from a distance, they’re shaped like a long rectangle (minus the roof).

Colonial architecture is very traditional, so you need shingles that are just as classic looking. Here’s what we suggest:

  • Camelot® or Camelot II Timeless beauty meets unparalleled performance in this shingle design. These architectural shingles are absolutely stylish and look great even next to hard-to-match brick siding.
  • Slateline® – From the name, you can tell that they mimic the look of natural slate. One big difference, though, is the cost—you can get them at a fraction of the price of actual slate. The bold shadow lines add depth and dimension to the more or less flat-looking facade of a Colonial-style home.

These shingle products look best in dark colors like grays and blacks. For Camelot shingles, we suggest getting them in Antique Slate, Aged Oak, Welsh Gray, or Sheffield Black. Slateline shingles are available in brighter colors like Emerald Green, Mariner Blue, and Victorian Red. But we think they look their finest in more muted tones like English Gray and Weathered Slate.

You can read the rest of the guidebook by filling out the form here. GAF’s Homeowner’s Ultimate Shingle Guide is absolutely free, so we suggest you grab a hold of this valuable resource as soon as you can.

For questions and concerns about your roofing in Delaware OH, feel free to contact Muth & Company Roofing at (614) 682-3060. We’ll help you find the right shingle product for your home in no time.

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