We are having to think about putting a new roof on our home in the not too distant future. Around these parts, tin roofs are popular as they are less expensive and last a long time, plus add so much character too. However, the architectural shingles are lovely in design and best quality. We have a steep pitch roof on our home, but I have been thinking of a red brick color tin roof to match the red brick that is on our home. What colors do you suggest? I do love hearing the rain on the roof too. Can you help me decide? The classic black is always lovely too in architectural shingles.
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Hi Sha, Thank you! I should have used an up close photo. Great suggestions! My husband had knee surgery and we have 10 brick steps to the front of the house. Just thinking about our old age LOL. If we stay, may go with the tin, but not if we move.
Thanks, Faith! Take another photo standing closer to your house to use as your model when checking out the link. I hope you let us know which type and color you choose!
You're welcome, Sha, and thank you for always giving great answers with facts to back up your answer as to the exact question posed. I appreciate the added advice too, and will certainly keep that in mind. You're the best!
Thanks for correction Bob! I'm going fm "spiritual" questions to "carnal" questions & I should not mix the 2! Home better on hill water drains downhill! I agree, lawn mowing is chore but one must pay for pleasures one way or another!
Agree about the drainage, but you don't need Mt. Faith. A nice, gentle slope would do the trick.
Bob: I guess it depends on one's desires (and youth)! I'm with you to much for me at this point in my life (65)!
Yes, rain I love, but hail may be a bit loud. Curb appeal is important. Thank you, Bob. It is actually a little slope and looks bigger because I was standing down the road. My hubby has bad knees, so ...
yea, the sound of rain and hail is really something! my brother-in-law has a tin roof and i must admit that i´d prefer not to live there.. although, technically, tin roof is in many ways better..
Hi Jackie,Yes, we have friends who have a lovely log cabin style home with a red roof, and it looks so lovely. Our home may not look right with the red tin roof though, is what I am trying to figure out LOL. I may need to stay classic with it. Ran ou
Hi MizB, That red sounds perfect. We need to borrow billybuc's goats. We don't have a riding mower. My husband just had knee surgery. It's not that large of a hill, actually, just where I stood down at the bottom makes it look larger. Thank you!
Come on down, dear Paula! Woo, I can gobble up some pasta salad. That is our large front garage there, attached to the home, and my husband has his big separate man garage in the back to the right of our home, not shown here. True, may tire of red.
FR: Does garage have "blk" tin roof? Is blk avail in tin? Seek "CURB APPEAL" - consistency!"
Oops, meant the extra big garage is in the back around the left to our home, but it is detached. It can fit a boat. It is in the same style of our home, so we would have to match the roof on it. The front garage is attached with a really steep roof.
Faith: Re: Curb Appeal. I see a "black" roof on the bldg beside your house. Does that bldg have a tin roof? Is tin avail in black so both match enhancing "curb appeal?"
Our front garage's roof looks darker nut it is just the way the sun is hitting it. It is all shingles on our home. Unless you are talking about the neighbor's. Not sure if tin comes in black.
GR: Agreed! If considering sale, consider others, if staying, consider your desires!
Hi Guilherme Radaeli, Yes, that is a good point if thinking of selling in the future about the tine roof and not everyone liking it as I do. It would be safe to go with the architectural shingles for sure that being the case.
Thank you, Norine, for such encouragement and insight into this decision. A lot to think about, but I do love the character of the tin roof, and there are so many colors to choose from too. Appreciate you!
Coincidentally, they're painting my house today. Bricks range fm lite (creme), to dr brwn so I went w/lite color to enhance lite brick. Earthly colors won't tire easily! Bldg on side has blk? Match if u can!(Curve appeal)
Good luck! Grt decision!
Oh, really, that's interesting. I love earthly colors and they are classic and won't tire easily as you state. Thank you again!
You're welcome! It's beautiful & will be moreso! Good luck & May God Bless You w/highest asking price if/when u sale!
Is it not curb appeal rather than curve appeal?
JC: You're right John! Thanks!
@Bob: We still can't deny it's beauty! Nice Home!