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Getting ready to shingle the roof. I plan on using 30 year Architectural Shingles. I think due to the reddish bricks, I need something in the brown with a little red family. I live in Northern Florida, but want to use the colors that will look the best over energy concerns.   Any suggestion on which shingle brand and color might look best with the bricks and siding.  I can change exterior colors, except for the brick (do not want to paint the brick).

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Hello Robert,

Thank you for your question.

I am most familiar with a company that uses "Landmark" Brand Architectural Shingles, so my color recommendations come from their line.  

To add an overall cohesive look to your home, I would opt for one of these four colors (in order of my preference for your consideration:)  1.  Resawn Shake (red undertones paired with browns and beiges); 2.  Sunset Shake (a bit more red in this one); 3.  Chestnut (equally red and brown); and Sunrise Cedar (incorporating all 3 tones/shades).

Hope this helps you.  

I know there are sites on the web that offer a free upload of your photograph where you can literally "try on" the different colors.  You may want to experiment with that.

Since I live in Florida as well, I am acutely aware of the heat index, the direct rays of the sun and am a "green" person when it comes to energy conservation.  Any of these are pale enough to reflect rather than attract sunlight.

Best Regards,

Jennifer Taylor Wojcik, Author
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