“I like to use a product that reveals what it is,” says McCurry, explaining her proclivity for specing simple asphalt shingles on a home. The material is economical, long lasting, and readily available. Instead of trying to disguise the shingles as something other than asphalt, McCurry “gives them a twist” by mixing colors into interesting patterns such as this green and gray checkerboard roof. CertainTeed, 800.233.8990; www.certainteed.com.

Margaret L. McCurry
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