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general information:
  • selections are required before construction starts.
  • selections are required for 
  • ordering and delivery 
Please review information and tips below. The diversity of selections is tremendous and takes some Buyers much more time than expected. We suggest limiting your selections to a few suppliers. Comparisons can be very time consuming and may not result in large cost savings. We have literature available at the office or you can contact one of our authorized vendors.

Every Selection and Decision involves common procedures. Many items listed are based on our "Standard" features package. Please check your specifications for features unique to your home.
  • Review your Specifications for Product Information and Allowances.
  • Review the NAHB Performance Guidelines.
  • Review the Use and Care Guidelines.
  • A Worksheet may be provided for your use.
After making your selection, sign the Order Authorization or corresponding Allowance Invoice and forward it to us for execution. No orders will be placed without authorization and payment. If orders are not placed by their deadlines, construction may be delayed.

  • vendor
  • brand
  • specs
  • style
  • color of shingle or roof tile
  • oxide or mud color
  • trim and accessories color
important information:

Color Selections
If is very difficult to select a roof color from a sample. Actual completed installations can look very different from a matching sample. We suggest looking at completed installations to make your selection. After looking at samples, we can usually obtain a list of addresses where you can usually obtain a list of addresses where you can drive by and see how samples look installed. We can arrange to have a small number of samples of roofing material available at the office or you can contact one of our authorized suppliers.

Efflorescence Disclaimer

Some communities require approval of all exterior colors and finishes before construction can begin. 
Roof Tile has an order time of 4 weeks to 3 months, depending on availability. 

The major manufactures make a wide variety of standard colors in the base price range. Sometimes when a trendy new color or blend is available, it will cost extra. The standard shapes for tiles are Spanish or “S”, Mission or Villa (which has two small humps per tile instead of one) and flat tiles. There are some new “shake” or “split tile” looks that cost a premium. We suggest two ways of making this selection. Most of the local roof tile distributors have show areas and many samples. They may lay-out several pieces of the tile you select, so you can see it in a larger area or they might be able to give you an address of a completed home that you can drive by to look at the selection. The alternate approach is to first drive around through some “new home” communities and note the address of homes with roof tiles that you like. We can probably determine what tile was used. Let us know if you need suggestions of where to go looking.
authorized vendors:
Please make an appointment to meet with our vendors. This will ensure that you will have their full attention upon your visit.

 Owens Corning
 Tile Roofing:
 Flat Roofing:
 Firestone TPO
 Certainteed Landmark
 Grace Watershield
 Protecto Wrap

hints and tips:
Green and Energy Efficiency
Please ask about Green and Energy Efficient options available with these products and systems.

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additional information and resources:
  • 0000 spec section
Note: additional permissions may be necessary to view off-site information. Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing available links., The Journal of Light Construction ( and are services we subscribe to that are loaded with information and resources. 
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Keith Groninger,
Mar 27, 2013, 5:26 AM