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Popular Indiana Home Styles and Their Ideal GAF Shingles
Popular Indiana Home Styles and Their Ideal GAF Shingles
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Popular Indiana Home Styles and Their Ideal GAF Shingles

As a GAF Master Elite™ contractor, Universal Roofing and Exteriors is the top roofer in Zionsville, IN, and the surrounding areas. We can install GAF’s full line of products, so when you come to us for roof replacement we can install the matching shingle type for your home’s style.

Home Styles

Here are a few popular home styles and their matching GAF shingles:


Victorian homes have a lot of history, soul, and character. Victorian homes typically have a wood exterior, two to three stories, a complicated asymmetrical shape, ornamental trim, and a steep and multi-faceted roof. For this home style, we highly recommend our Slateline® and Sienna® shingles. They provide the look of classic slate and wood shake at only a fraction of the cost. We suggest using shades of gray, green, or red for your roof.


Ranch style homes grew popular after World War II because of their open floor plan. They usually have a single story, a long and low roofline, large picture windows, large overhanging eaves, and a simple exterior. As an expert in roofing in Zionsville, IN, we recommend using our Timberline®, Grand Canyon®, and Grand Sequoia® shingle designs. These designs add character to your home’s exterior. Our suggested color palette includes different tones of grays, browns, and blacks.


Colonial homes are popular because of their elegance and spaciousness. They usually have a symmetrical design, pillars and columns, a medium pitched roof, two stories, and multi-paned windows with shutters. We recommend our Camelot®, Camelot II, and Slateline shingle designs for Colonial homes. These are traditional asphalt shingle designs that capture the appeal of authentic slate and wood shakes. We suggest using black, gray, and other dark colors for your roof.

In addition to first class roofing, we can also help you with your windows, painting, and siding in Indianapolis, IN. Universal Roofing and Exteriors has three decades of experience helping homeowners make their homes the best that they can be. Our roofing experts will help you choose the best color, shingle type, and design for your roof replacement. Call us at (317) 257-0779 to learn more about popular home styles and their matching shingles. You can also ask for a free estimate.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Contact Us to Get Started On Your Project

There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.