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Asphalt Roof Shingle Styles – How to Choose Yours


With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to choose between asphalt roof shingle styles to find exactly what’s right for your home. Learn more about a few considerations to help you narrow down the choices.

Asphalt shingles have come a long way, and now offer more choice than ever for looks, textures, durability, and strengths.

Asphalt roof shingles are available in a variety of colors and styles. When choosing an asphalt shingle style for your home, here are a few considerations to help you narrow down your choices.

  • If you have close neighbors, look at the roofs of the houses near yours to see what your neighbors’ roofs look like. This will give you an idea of the color palette in your neighborhood. Whichever roofing you choose, you want to make sure it looks good with the roofs around it.
  •  Look at pictures of roofing materials and styles in your neighborhood and online. If you find a particular style of roof you like, such as slate or shakes, you can probably find an asphalt roof shingle style to match that style.
  • Before you buy, make sure to try on your options using a tool like the ColorView Visualizer from CertainTeed. You can even upload a picture of your own home in order to see what your choices will look like on your home.
  • Ask your roofing contractor about roofing requirements and options in your area.

Whichever asphalt roofing you choose, make sure you hire a qualified roofing contractor to install your roofing. A roofing contractor can often answer any questions you may have, and give your advice on roofing in your local area.