Improved Appeal and Performance: Asphalt Shingles (Part 2)

(This post is the second installment of a two-part series on the benefits of asphalt shingles: )

In the first part of this two-part blog series, we discussed the benefits of installing asphalt shingles. In this second installment we’re going to talk about the best shingles for certain home style in Florida.


Roofing contractors in Sarasota like Roofing by Curry have worked on various home styles. When installing asphalt shingles, you need to make sure that you’re selecting the right colors and textures to give your home the right look. With GAF asphalt shingles, you can select various styles and colors to match with your home. Here are some of the most popular home styles in Florida along with our shingle recommendations:

  • Colonial – These homes sport a rectangular shape, multi-paned windows with shutters, and pitched roofs, so you can go for shingles like GAF’s Camelot® and Camelot® II shingles that can look like wood shakes. You can also select Slateline® shingles, which offer the look of slate. Colors like grays, blacks, and other dark colors can complement the home.
  • Modern – These homes feature low pitched or flat roofs. They have a simplistic form and design that makes use of clean roof lines and large windows. For your shingle style choice, Slateline® is a good option thanks to its bold shadow lines and tapered cut-outs. For colors, darker shades of grey and browns are good choices.
  • French Country – Brick, stone, or stucco exteriors are a feature of these homes. They come with a hip roof that has detailed roof lines. They have steeper pitched roofs, so shingle choices like Camelot® or Camelot® II can help make your home look clean and neat. Slateline® can also provide a simple look that can complement the rest of the home’s style. For colors, various shades of brown or gray are good choices.

Having GAF Master Elite™ roof companies in Sarasota like Roofing by Curry install GAF shingles for you can help improve your roof’s appearance and performance. Now that you know how you can match the right shingles to your home, it’s time to get your project underway. If you’re looking to learn more about GAF shingles and the various styles and colors they can come in, feel free to consult Roofing by Curry. Give us a call at 941-270-4770 so we can schedule your free estimate today!