Shingle Colors: Part 1

If you’re considering getting a new roof, there’s one question that always seems to stump our clients: what color shingle do you want to put on your home? It’s a more difficult question than it seems, but that’s why we’re here to help. We offer a variety of colors to match any home, no matter the color. The following collection of photos are from projects that we did in the Missoula area and are not touched up to help give you a better idea of what each color looks like in the real world. As a rule of thumb, lighter colors make your house look larger and keep your house a bit cooler, and darker colors make the colors of your house look richer and absorbs heat. If you want to see these colors for yourself, we always have samples available for viewing in our office!


Birchwood is the lightest color that we have available in our basic shingles. The granules vary in tone from medium gray to white. This is an excellent option if you want a lighter neutral color!

Pewter Gray

Pewter gray is what we consider our “medium gray” option, however they aren’t simply monochromatic –they contain notes of blue in the granules.

Hunter green

Hunter green is one of our few options outside of the browns and greys! True to its name, these shingles have a mix of black and green granules, and fit well with the classic Montana aesthetic. Minor discolorations in this photo are due to rain!


Barkwood is perfect if you want a neutral but true shade of brown for your shingles. More subdued than the vibrant Hickory and more brown than very neutral Weathered Wood, it’s the perfect middle ground.

Weathered Wood

Weathered wood is one of our colors that falls somewhere between grey and brown and leans a little toward notes of yellow.


Hickory is a vibrant tone of brown shingles that leans toward redder hues. This is the least neutral of our brown options. Discolorations are due to rain!