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Question DetailsAsked on 1/14/2016

Should the shingles on my roof match up with my dormer roofs

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If you mean color, depends on your house design - but most people try for as close a match as is feasible with colors changing every year or two.

If you mean (like 3 tab versus architectural), I can't personally see that looking good, and without specific selection of a mis-matching a roofaer should put on matching ones (on a new house or reroof job), or as close as is reasonably available today if the dormers are an add-on.

If you mean physically meeting each other or touching, the shingles should run off from the roof onto the top of a shed-roof dormer (flat surface, sloping to front). On a peaked or most domed dormers you should have a shingle valley with valley flashing where they meet up - shingles may run together if a hidden flashing or come onto the exposed flashing from each side if a California type valley. Here are examples of the common variations - (in definition of Dormer) (second picture down showing dormer with exposed valley flashing) (showing "wrap-through" valley without exposed valley flashing, though it is still there under the shingles)

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