Design Tools & Tips

This is going to be a beautiful decision. Shopping for new shingles is the perfect opportunity to increase the curb appeal of your entire home. Since your roof can make up more than half of your home’s exterior, it should complement your home’s overall style and exterior color scheme. Our design tips will help you get a look you’ll love.

Choosing the Right Roof for Your Home

Choosing Your Shingles

Choosing the Right Roof for Your Home

A new roof is a big investment that can increase the curb appeal, value, and integrity of your home. Take some time to understand your options and find the best fit for your home.

  • Choose a color and style that match your home’s exterior.
  • Compare warranties and factors like wind resistance, shape and size.
  • Consider what goes under the shingles. Learn more about the Owens Corning® Total Protection Roofing System®*.

    *Excludes non-Owens Corning® Roofing Products such as flashing, fasteners and wood decking. See actual warranty for complete details, limitations and requirements.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our design tools for fresh ideas and great looks.

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Design a roof you’ll love

As you browse your shingle choices, think about how the look of your new roof could improve upon the roof you have now.

  • Should you choose a different color? Consider the look of your home’s exterior. A new shingle color could bring your look together. Or even inspire a new palette.
  • Have you seen the granules? Owens Corning® shingles get their rich color from a combination of colored granules. Using the colors of these granules, you can coordinate all of your home’s exterior elements—the paint, siding, brick or stone. TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection can make an impact on your home’s aesthetics and perceived value.
  • Do you need more dimension? If your home’s exterior is monochromatic, think about adding shingles that appear thicker and give your roof a rich, textured look. For homes that already have a detailed exterior, you could choose softer, more muted shingles. Owens Corning Roofing offers a variety of roofing shingles that carry a unique combination of these characteristics.

Style speaks volumes.

Shingle color isn’t the only factor that affects the look of your house. The shingle style you choose also impacts curb appeal.

If you prefer a more consistent, smooth look to your roof, Supreme® three-tab shingles are your best bet. Berkshire® Collection, Oakridge® and TruDefinition® Duration® dimensional shingles add more visual interest to your roof by giving it a three-dimensional appearance.

If you’re really into color, the TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection is the ideal shingle for you—offering dimensional tone and texture that work beautifully with a variety of color palettes.

Consider your performance needs.

Proper planning and knowing what you want can head off a lot of potential problems and delays—whether you need a new roof or just some repairs. Let’s look at common considerations in new roof projects and significant roof repair.

Durability, expected lifespan, and resistance to wind and algae growth are all important considerations in the selection of your new shingles. Your climate—annual rainfall, relative humidity, typical wind conditions and storms, etc.—impacts the importance of these features.

Each Owens Corning® shingle series and collection states its rating for wind resistance and algae resistance. Owens Corning® shingle warranties* have a 25 year term to limited lifetime terms (for as long as you own your home).

  • * See actual warranty for details, limitations and requirements.