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Your Roof Color Experience: Expectation vs Reality

7 years ago

Our architect has recommended a roof color for us that I found surprising because it's so dark. His explanation is that shingles appear lighter than you expect once they are up on the roof. He also cautioned that 'neutral shades' that are mixed with blue or green granules can showcase that added color when it's massed on a roof. That much I know from experience - years ago we chose a medium neutral gray (we thought) that had a definite blue cast once it was on the roof.

I trust our architect and we will probably follow his recommendation although it will cause me palpitations until it's all done and I see it looks good! So..... Have you found roof colors to be different than what you anticipated or did you get what you expected? I appreciate any real world experience to help with this BIG decision.

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