I need to replace my 18 year old roof. The house was built in 1989 with the cheapest black 3 tab shingles available. I have two roofs (attached garage/addition) with a total roof area of 2610 sq ft. I was planning on buying some better 25 year 3 tab shingles, but after shopping around, I’m not sure.
I am considering the Owens Corning Oakridge laminated architechural shingles with the “shake shingle” look. One concern I have is that they might look too “old fashion” on my ranch house with light gray vinyl siding. All the example pictures show more expensive homes with steeper pitched and more complicated roofs.
Does anyone have an opinion on this? Should I stick to the same old plain looking 3 tab or go with the fancier shingles? I’m replacing the roof myself, so the cost difference will only be about $400 factoring in the hip shingles and starter strips. The Oakridge also have a 30 year rating instead of 25 for the 3 tab.
Thanks, roof gurus!