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July 1, 2015

Asphalt Roofing Shingle Comparison

Asphalt Roofing Shingle Comparison

Choosing an asphalt shingle doesn’t have to be complicated if you understand the key features to compare. It’s understandable that every manufacturer is going to market their product as the best, which is why we have simplified the information so that you can reach a conclusion based on your own roofing project. Styles we cover include the architectural laminates, key-cut or tri-laminate, and 3 tab offerings from each major manufacturer.

There is so much to consider about the quality of a roofing shingle, aside from the basic aesthetic appeal. Performance against local weather conditions, wind rating, warranty, and life expectancy are a few of the key factors we recommend evaluating to narrow down your final decision.

CertainTeed

The home owners association includes the Presidential series as their top choice for shingles. Consumers feel confident with the assurance provided by upgraded warranties and the reputation of such a popular roofing brand name.

CERTAINTEED SHINGLE LINE UP

CT 20 3 Tab Shingles Click here to view CT 20 Brochure

  • 20 year limited lifetime warranty/3 years non-prorated
  • 60 mph wind rating
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 196 lbs per square w
  • True roof life 8-15 years w/ maintenance

Landmark Architectural Laminate Shingles Click here to view Landmark Brochure

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/10 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating. 130 mph w/ 6 nails
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 240 lbs per square w
  • True roof life 17-25 years w/ maintenance

Presidential TL Tri-Laminate Shingles Click here to view Presidential Brochure

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/10 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating; 130 mph available
  • Class A fire rating
  • 5 bundles per square
  • 480 lbs per square w/ new advance technology fiberglass mat
  • True roof life 25-40 years w/ maintenance

GAF

This top seller in the roofing industry has earned such prestigious awards as Contractors Choice and Womens Choice for their high performance materials. A 2011 release of advanced mat technology that featured a 50 year limited lifetime warranty made waves within the industry and forced other manufacturers to follow suit.

GAF SHINGLE LINE UP click here for GAF’s Full Line Brochure

Royal Sovereign 3 Tab Shingles

  • 25 year limited warranty/3 years non-prorated
  • 60 mph limited wind warranty
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 225 lbs per square
  • True roof life 8-15 years w/ maintenance

Timberline HD Architectural Laminate Shingles

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/10 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating; 130 mph w/ 6 nails
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 210 lbs per square w/ new advance technology fiberglass mat
  • True roof life 17-25 years w/ maintenance

Grand Canyon Heavyweight Key-Cut Shingles

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/10 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating; 130 mph available
  • Class A fire rating
  • 5 bundles per square
  • 450 lbs per square w/ new advance technology fiberglass mat
  • True roof life 25-35 years w/ maintenance

IKO

Since the establishment in 1951, this manufacturer has grown from popularity in multiple states to a strong global presence. Among the broad variety of roofing products are the shingles that measure 10% larger than traditional options.  Click Here for IKO’s Guide to Asphalt Shingles.

Marathon 3 Tab Shingles Click Here for Marathon Brochure

  • 20 year limited lifetime warranty/3 years non-prorated
  • 60 mph wind rating
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • True roof life 8-15 years w/ maintenance

Cambridge AR Shingles Architectural Laminate Shingles Click Here for Cambridge Brochure

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/15 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating; 130 mph available
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 240 lbs per square w
  • True roof life 17-25 years w/ maintenance

Armourshake Heavey Weight Shingles

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/15 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating; 130 mph available
  • Class A fire rating
  • 5 bundles per square
  • True roof life 25-40 years w/ maintenance

Malarkey

Popular in the Northwestern United States, the Portland based company specializes in algae resistant shingles. The rubberized and SBS modified shingles provide protection against extreme weather conditions that would damage less durable products.

MALARKEY SHINGLE LINE UP

Dura-Seal 20 3 Tab Shingles Click here for Dura-Seal Brochure

  • 20 year limited lifetime warranty
  • 60 mph wind rating
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 200 lbs per square w
  • True roof life 8-15 years w/ maintenance

Legacy SBS Architectural Laminate Shingles Click here for Legacy Brochure

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/20 year scotchguard
  • 110 mph wind rating, 130 mph available
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 275 lbs per square w
  • True roof life 17-25 years w/ maintenance

Owens Corning

Ease of installation is the major advantage of choosing the unique Surenail Technology offered by Owens Corning. Their reputation was built on offering high quality fiberglass shingles that are well-insulated and reliable.

OWENS CORNING SHINGLE LINE UP

Supreme 3 Tab Shingles Click here for Owens Corning Supreme Shingles Brochure

  • 25 year limited lifetime/5 years non-prorated warranty
  • 60 mph wind rating
  • Class A fire rating
  • 3 bundles per square
  • 180 lbs per square w
  • True roof life 8-15 years w/ maintenance

Duration Architectural Laminate Shingles Click here for Owens Corning Duration Shingles

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/10 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating
  • Class A fire rating
  • 4 bundles per square
  • 260 lbs per square w
  • True roof life 17-25 years w/ maintenance

Woodmoor Heavyweight Shingles Click Here for Owens Corning Woodmoor Brochure

  • 50 year limited lifetime warranty/10 years non-prorated
  • 110 mph wind rating; 130 mph available
  • Class A fire rating
  • 6 bundles per square
  • 450 lbs per square w/ new advance technology fiberglass mat
  • True roof life 25-40 years w/ maintenance

Get in touch with us through the contact form if you would like more assistance comparing the products offered by the most popular roofing manufacturers. We would be happy to provide personal recommendations of solutions that meet the requirements of your residential roof style.