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Are you planning to perform a roof replacement project anytime soon? Do you know what style, material, and color would best go with your house? To make the right decisions, make sure you know the architectural design of your home so you can get the most out of your project in terms of visual appeal.

To help you select the right roof, here is a short guide of some of the popular home styles in the US along with our GAF shingle recommendations:


  1. Ranch – Ranch homes have simple exteriors with a low roofline and a lower pitched roof. Brick, wood, or stucco is often used for the siding. If you’re planning to get a new roof, think about choosing Grand Sequoia®, Grand Canyon®, or Timberline® shingles. We suggest using colors in tones of brown, black, or gray.
  2. Tudor – These homes have half-timbering that emulates the style of medieval houses in Europe. They feature steep roofs, embellished entrances, tall and narrow windows, large chimneys, and exteriors made of stone, brick, or stucco. For your roof choices, you can opt to install Slateline® that go well with a steep roofline, or Camelot® that looks perfect with brick and stone exteriors. Use colors like grays and browns.
  3. Modern – Modern or contemporary home styles feature low-pitched or flat roof. They have clean roof lines, large windows, and an irregularly shaped frame. They may incorporate stainless steel, marble, or chrome components. For your roof choice, opt for Slateline® shingles so you can make the out of their tapered cutouts and bold shadow lines. Use darker grays or browns for shingle color.

Make the right choices for your home by considering its architectural style. If you need assistance in selecting the right roofing in Ann Arbor, feel free to consult professionals like Tittle Brothers Construction. Give us a call or fill out our contact form to get a free in-home roofing estimate.