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How to Know Which GAF Roofing Style Is Right for You

When you look at a home’s exterior, three major elements stand out: landscaping, siding, and roofing. These three elements work together to form the overall tone of your home’s exterior appeal. So, if you want to have a home that makes your neighbors jealous and wows guests, tackling these three elements can do just that.

However, when it comes to appearances, roofs are often overlooked. Homeowners love selecting paint colors for their siding and filling their flower beds with vibrant plants. But roofs can often be thought of as one size fits all. As a savvy homeowner, you won’t overlook the importance of selecting the right roof shingles for your home’s exterior, and American Home Contractors is ready to help you do just that.

Why GAF Shingles?

Our team at American Home Contractors installs GAF roofing shingles. While a GAF roof’s benefits are numerous, when it comes to looks, we love these products for their many shingle options, both in style and color, and for their durability.


It’s simple. A roof that lasts will look better for longer. So, if you want years of appeal for your roofline, you’ll need to invest in the durable and long-lasting roofing material. This is one major reason to choose a GAF Lifetime roofing system. When you install the entire roof system, you gain leak protection, starter strips that help prevent wind blow-off, and an industry-leading warranty.

And apart from the lasting beauty, investing in durable roofing shingles will also save you money in repairs and replacements in the future.


The numerous GAF roofing shingle styles and colors make it a great roofing option for achieving your dream home style. With almost any of the GAF roofing styles, you’ll have color choices ranging from typical blacks and grays to blues, reds, golds, and more.

But with such a large selection available, how can you determine what the right shingle style is for your home?

Selecting the Right Shingle Style

When you choose to install a GAF roofing system, weeding through all of the options to find the right choice for your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few tips to help narrow your search.


GAF comes in a variety of architectural styles to help maintain the architectural consistency of your home. One of the best ways to springboard a home design decision is to align your selections with the architectural design of your home. If your home is modern in style, then a more traditional roofing shingle with scalloped edges will create an unappealing contrast. Keep to your style: a modern roof for a modern home, a traditional roof for a traditional home, and so on.


Understanding your home’s location is important for two reasons. Your location will help you determine the style of roof your home needs. Coastal homes will have a very different style than mountainous homes. Your location can be a catalyst for selecting a style that will match your surroundings and elevate the look of your home.

Your location will also be important to remember for the durability of your shingles. The climate in which you live will require different performance aspects from your roofing. Heavy wind and hail-prone regions like New Jersey could benefit from impact-resistant shingle options. Therefore, location can help narrow down the shingle selection based on the needs of your home.


Your roof has to feel cohesive with the rest of your exterior. This goes for the architecture, which we have already mentioned, the style, and the color palette. Take the time to assess the color of your siding, shutters, trim, gables, walkways, porch, or any other external features. Make sure the roof provides cohesion to all of these exterior structures. With the expansive sightline of your roof on the exterior elevation, this is the place to complement rather than to add a pop of color. The roof should ground the look of the home.


It’s also important to reflect on your purpose for a new roof and how long the roof will remain in your possession. If you are getting a new roof for the home because you plan on selling, choose a universally appealing roofing style and colors like a black or grey GAF Camelot shingle. If you are swapping out your roof for your own style, enjoy making a more unique selection that is tailored to your exclusive home style.

Gaining the Right Roof Does Not Have to Be Difficult

GAF roofing shingles are the top-of-the-line in asphalt shingles. So, when selecting these shingles, hire a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor to install them. This will give you the most seamless and worry-free installation.

Our American Home Contractors team is a Master Elite contractor, which means we are specially trained to install GAF products. Our team can help you select which GAF style is right for your home, and we will provide the highest level of craftsmanship to bring you the exterior of your dreams. Request a quote from our team to get started on your exterior renovation.