SHINGLE COLORS

roof shingle choices for louisville homes

Choosing a shingle color for your home is one of the most important things you do during your roofing project. We will have a list of Louisville shingle colors on this page with some detailed information to help you chose the right shingle and color for your home. The shingle we will focus on here will be the CertainTeed Corporation’s Landmark shingle. The CertainTeed Landmark line has many options for your Louisville shingle colors. The Landmark shingle has what is called a wide nail line strip embedded in the shingle for the roofing crews to place the nails in.

The city of Louisville is always under threat for major hurricane-strength winds to your home’s roof. The Landmark shingle carries a 130 MPH wind warranty and when you use the ShadowRidge™or MountainRidge™ for your hip and ridge capping your entire home will have a 130 MPH wind warranty.

Follow this link to the CertainTeed ColorView. This is by no means, not all the colors that CertainTeed carries in the Landmark line, but this is the most popular and we will have another page with more specialty shingles. CertainTeed will have images of the total roof protection system on another page as well.

ROOFING SHINGLES GALLERY

At Unisource Roofing we are roofing contractors who believe in only providing the best and highest quality roofing material for your new roof project. When you are choosing your shingle, color visits our roofing shingles gallery often to help make your choice. When you make an investment in your home that will change the appearance and increase the curb appeal like a new roof, you should be able to get exactly the new shingle color you want. Unisource Roofing wants all our clients in the Louisville and Shelbyville areas of Kentucky to have only the best roofing material. We believe that all our roofing clients should have nothing less than the best and that is why our lead shingle is by CertainTeed. We partner with CertainTeed due to their having practically every color imaginable as well as great warranties and customer service after the new roof install.

Roofing Shingles Gallery: Browse Our Premium Landmark Shingles

The CertainTeed Landmark shingle line is a laminated shingle that comes in all the most popular colors. The Landmark architectural shingle is a nice step up from the traditional three-tab shingle and offers an upgraded wind resistance warranty from the three-tab. High wind loads in high wind prone Louisville to Shelbyville areas can cause the shingle to blow off the roof deck and create a major roof and interior damage from roof leaks. The Landmark shingles when properly installed by a trusted local roofer carries up to a 130 MPH wind warranty. Algae growth causes brown and black streaks to grow on shingles and although this does not hinder the service life and water-shedding ability of shingles it makes your home’s roof look downright ugly. The CertainTeed Landmark shingle carries up to a ten-year warranty for algae resistance and you can call Unisource Roofing anytime for full details of the algae warranty.

Roofing Shingles Gallery: Oakridge Shingles Technical Specifications

When you’re thinking about a new roof keep in mind you can get energy star rated shingles just like an energy star appliance for your home. Roofing products now come in energy-efficient shingles and when properly installed by your roofer can reduce your home’s electric bill and make for a more comfortable setting. The CertainTeed Landmark shingle comes sixty-four shingles to a bundle and takes three bundles for one square which is one hundred square feet. The CertainTeed Landmark has a nominal size of 13 1/4″ X 39 3/8″, it has a 5 5/8″ exposure ten-year algae and limited lifetime total warranty. Call Unisource Roofing today for a full listing of the CertainTeed Landmark shingle specifications and warranties. Please browse our roofing shingle gallery below to help choose your new roof shingle color.

COOL RATED SHINGLES

In today’s energy-conscious society better shingles and more so energy star rated shingles are becoming more popular. In Louisville roofing, we have become much more proactive helping clients find the right energy star rated shingle for their new roof project.

Louisville Roofing: What Makes an E Rated Shingle

In the late 1990’s energy efficiency was foremost on everyone’s mind and certainly in a progressive city like Louisville and Shelbyville. Consumers needed a way to know they were getting an energy-efficient product without just taking the word of a corporation. In 1998 the Cool Roof Rating Council was formed to a credible and accurate way to evaluate and label solar reflective and emittance of roofing products. Another main function of the Cool Roof Rating Council is to disseminate the information gathered in rating roofing products for radiative properties to all interested parties.

Energy Rated Roofing Products

Many consumers have heard of the E-rated metal roof but have little knowledge of E-rated shingles. All major manufacturers of roofing shingles now make energy star rated shingles. The CertainTeed Corporation has a line of E-rated shingles.

ASPHALT SHINGLES

Roofing Services with asphalt shingles by far and away are the number one roof covering over the steep-sloped roofs of the Louisville and Shelbyville areas of Kentucky. Developed over a century ago, asphalt shingles have proven to be one of the most cost-effective solutions for commercial and residential applications.

Organic shingles made with a base of wood fiber and asphalt have given way to fiberglass-reinforced shingles which dominate the market today and have made roofing services much more flexible. These shingles offer the homeowner many choices of colors and styles, as well as the length of warranty for the right mix of durability, appearance, and affordability.

asphalt shingles louisvilleUsed in many steep-slope commercial roofing applications, asphalt shingles are available in a tremendous range of colors and styles. Designers, builders, and owners have literally hundreds of asphalt shingle products to choose from. Asphalt shingles roofing services are available in a basic “three-tab” design; the middle-range “dimensional” or “laminated” shingle (most popular option in new home construction); and the “top-of-the-line” heavyweight shingles.

Noted for their low cost and ease of application, asphalt shingles continue to be popular due to their great look. No matter the architectural or style requirement, there is an asphalt shingle produced that will fit in very nicely. The Louisville homeowners in particular require roofing services capable of dealing with much steeper homes along with many more valleys to deal with. A top roofing contractor in Louisville will have to provide these roofing services to be successful.

Benefits of Shingle Roofing

  • Available in a wide variety of dimensional styles, sizes, and thicknesses
  • Available in dozens of designer colors
  • Available with granules resistant to algae and fungus
  • Water repellent
  • Durable and very long-lasting
  • Available with fire ratings to meet any building code
  • Available with resistance to wind and hail
  • Available with extended labor and material warranties

CertainTeed ColorView

Use the CertainTeed ColorView if you want to see what your roof may look like before the project starts? Or just want to try a few things to see how they look? CertainTeed has developed a software tool that will allow you to do just that. You can upload a picture of your home or choose from a range of popular home styles. If you have a gable roof choose a preloaded house with the same type gable roof or if you have a very common hip roof, choose a stock hip roof CertainTeed already has ready to go. This is a fast and easy way to get an idea of what your new roof will look like. Try out professionally designed palettes or create custom color combinations. When you’re done you can print your design, show it off, or forward it to us at Unisource Roofing. You can register with them to save your work or just use your zip code to get started. If you feel you can push a little harder you can always upload a picture of your own home and let CertainTeed’s roof design tool work with your very own home. This way takes just a little more effort but this may be a once in a lifetime project getting a new roof. The extra effort will always be worth it in the end. Since this is such a rare event, getting a new roof to be sure to do all the reading and learn all you can about roofing products and warranties.

We’re proud to be a Shingle Master Contractor with CertainTeed and this tool, CertainTeed ColorView, is a great way to see what they have to offer. Click the link below and you’ll be taken to the CertainTeed site to start the process Choose from the full lineup of shingles, Landmark, or even a special class four high impact shingle.

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