What Are the Best Owens Corning Shingle Colors?

When you think about it, your roof represents a significant part of your home’s appearance. Therefore, your shingle color choice will have a significant impact on the look of your property for years to come.

Putting a new roof on a home is an exciting opportunity to express yourself. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the color of your roof is your call!

Homeowners often ask us, “what are the best Owens Corning shingle colors?” Well, installing a new roof gives you an opportunity to explore this question and redefine the look and feel of your home. For example, you might want to make a bold statement with a bright, modern color. Or, you might prefer a more muted tone that drives attention to the architectural elements of your home. Our expert team will help you pick the right Owens Corning shingle color for your home.

Selecting the Right Owens Corning Shingle Colors

Owens Corning offers a variety of color options to choose from. Our experienced team will help you select a shingle color that aligns your home’s curb appeal with your personal preferences and looks good for the life of the roof. Fortunately, Owens Corning provides tools and advice to help you define your personal style as you select shingles for your home.

Style Boards

Owens Corning partners with design and renovation experts Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak to help you in your quest. You might know them as the co-hosts of HGTV’s “Good Bones.” Check out their style boards to help you choose an Owens Corning shingle color that harmonizes with the various exterior colors of your home for a look that is HGTV-worthy.


As you choose your Owens Corning shingle colors, do you hope to use a complementary or contrasting color? A visualizer tool like DESIGNEyeQ can help you with your decision. Upload a photo of your own home, or use a “virtual” home on the site with an architectural style like yours. Select the Owens Corning shingles you like, and the tool will superimpose them right on the image, allowing you to see what your home will look like in real-time!

A DesignEyeQ image showing an Owens Corning shingle color superimposed on a roof.

Duration and Duration Designer Series Shingles

There are an unsurpassed collection of Owens Corning shingle colors, from classic to contemporary. Duration and Duration Designer shingles are very popular with New Jersey homeowners. Both feature the dynamic TruDefinition color platform.


The TruDefinition Duration Series has 15 colors to choose from. The wide color selection of the Designer Series is a real advantage. It makes it easy to find a color that truly complements the architectural style and aesthetics of your home.

These Owens Corning shingle color choices run the gamut from Shasta White to Onyx Black. You can choose the bright, multi-hued tones of an Amber, Desert Tan, Quarry Gray, Sierra Gray or Harbor Blue roof. Or, consider a rich, deep color like Chateau Green, Terra Cotta or Teak for your northern NJ home. The TruDefinition Duration Series also features the special Energy Star-rated, Shasta White color, designed to reflect more of the sun’s UV rays away from your home helping to keep it cool in the summer months.

Duration Designer

The brilliant, bright, and bold colors offered in the TruDefinition Duration Designer Series include a wide range of tones. Make a statement with the tonal variations in colors like Aged Copper, Sand Dune, Storm Cloud or Pacific Wave. Or, select the deep, rich tones of Merlot, Black Sable or Sedona Canyon. Whatever the choice, your guests will notice from the moment they pull in the drive.

As you make your color selection, check out the Owens Corning “Color of the Year.” Every year, the company promotes a certain color. Aged Copper, which looks great on a wide variety of architectural styles, from classic Cape Cod to more mid-century modern homes is the “Color of the Year” for 2021.

As you can see, there are many Owens Corning shingle colors to meet the personal style of every home and homeowner.

Key Advantages of Duration and Duration Designer Shingles

Duration and Duration Designer laminated shingles are both premium roofing products. They counter the threat posed by high winds, intense UV rays and heavy precipitation. They’ll even combat algae streaking. Every one of the Owens Corning shingle colors in the Duration and Duration Designer lines includes the following.

A photograph showing a complimentary Owens Corning shingle color on a large brick and stone home

130+ mph wind ratings

Owens Corning’s patented SureNail technology features a reinforced nail strip built into every shingle. It delivers extra gripping power that holds shingles in place in the high winds of New Jersey thunderstorms. Enjoy added durability with Tru-Bond adhesive sealant. It bonds shingles together to form an effective barrier against wind-driven rain and heavy snow, two of the major enemies of roofs in New Jersey. Together, SureNail and Tru-Bond deliver a 130+ mph wind rating.

Limited lifetime warranty protection

When you invest in high-quality Owens Corning shingles you qualify for generous manufacturer warranties. The terms of these warranties meet or exceed those offered by the competition. For example, the available Platinum Protection Warranty offers limited lifetime coverage.

This warranty protection extends to all Owens Corning roofing components. This means underlayment, flashing, ridge vents, ice/water barriers and other parts of your roofing system are covered, giving you peace of mind.

The warranty covers both materials and labor during the initial 50-year “TRU-PROtection Period.” Owens Corning also provides lifetime coverage on workmanship. After 25 years, this coverage is prorated based on the age of the roof.

Only Owens Corning factory-certified contractors can offer such extensive warranty coverage. The company trusts such roofers to faithfully install its products to spec.

StreakGuard algae resistance

The dark streaks you see on many northern New Jersey roofs are from blue-green algae. Fortunately, this algae does not survive contact with copper. Owens Corning engineers developed a special way to infuse shingle granules with copper.

Season after season, the copper delivers important algae resistance. This resistance allows you to enjoy the bright and vibrant Owens Corning shingle colors without distracting streaking, leaving your shingles looking great year after year.

Contact CRS Today

The team of roofing experts at CRS proudly serves New Jersey homeowners as they have since 1977. CRS offers a complete line of roofing services. Roof replacements, certified inspections, routine maintenance and emergency repairs are just a few examples.

Reap the benefits of the partnership between CRS and Owens Corning. CRS is factory-certified as an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. Platinum Preferred is the top tier of Owens Corning certified contractors.

The manufacturer recognizes the professionalism, unparalleled craftsmanship and reliability of these highly-rated roofing companies.

A Platinum Preferred contractor like CRS offers industry-leading manufacturer warranties. For prompt, professional and friendly assistance, please contact us today!
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CRS provides full-service roofing including residential roof repair and replacement services, siding installation and replacement, regular roof maintenance, solar shingle installation, and more to homeowners in northern New Jersey from Bergen County to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. We are local, experienced, and factory-certified by trusted industry names like GAF and Owens Corning. The experienced team at CRS would welcome the opportunity to serve you with the same level of customer service we’ve provided to thousands of other New Jersey homeowners since 1977. We also offer commercial roofing services to the tri-state area and have been trusted by local business owners to keep their employees and businesses safe through all seasons. 



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