Asphalt Shingles: What Am I Paying For?!

IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER WHO LIKES TO DO THEIR RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING THEN YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! 

TODAY'S SPOTLIGHT: ASPHALT SHINGLES

 

This article is proposed to separate the highlights of asphalt laminated shingles delivered by the major brands in the United States. There are such a significant number of styles of shingles to browse and everyone is by all accounts promising the world. We are going to lay every one of them out on the table, demonstrate to you what they bring, and after that you can choose what is best for your roofing venture. We will cover the three fundamental shingle styles from every producer which incorporate 3 tab, engineering overlays and key-cut or tri-cover roofing shingles.

THE KEY FACTORS FOR EVERY SHINGLE
The regular factors that are essential to a homeowner while picking a roofing shingle are: value focuses, genuine life expectancy, wind appraisals (evaluated in mph), and shading choice. These are for the most part critical issues, however I would think of them as surface issues. There are extra territories of a roofing shingle that play into its performance, life span and cost. Some of those variables are: the manner by which the shingle is made, is it an AR (algae resistant) rated shingle, the heaviness of the material, how wide is the nailing strip, pitch of the rooftop the item is introduced on, what sort of guarantee does the shingle convey and what kind of wind rating does it convey. When you buy another rooftop you need a shingle that will be tastefully engaging on your home yet will likewise perform well in the sort of climate your specific city or locale encounters.
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GAF ROOFING SHINGLES

GAF-RoofingGAF roofing shingles has for some time been the smash hit, high performance roofing material in the business. A few of their awards include the Womens Choice and Contractors Choice awards.   What sets GAF apart is the advanced mat technology they released in 2011 which was accompanied by their new 50 year limited lifetime warranties. They ‘reinvented the wheel” so to speak with their new shingle mat and the rest of the industry was forced to follow. GAF remains to be the only roofing manufacturer that has made any changes to their shingle justifying the stature of the warranty they offer.

GAF SHINGLE LINE UP


GAF-3-Tab-Royal-Sovereign
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

Architectural laminate roofing shinglesTimberline 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

Tri-laminate roofing shingles
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

CERTAINTEED ROOFING SHINGLES

CertainTeed Roofing Products CertainTeed is another industry driving brand name among material items. They are transcendently noted for the Presidential and Presidential TL series. In fact most HOA’s (home owners associations) list the Presidential shingles as their first choice. Like GAF, they also offer amazing upgraded warranties and systems that protect you, the consumer.

CERTAINTEED SHINGLE LINE UP

3 Tab Roofing Shingles By GAF
CT 20 3 Tab Shingles
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

CertainTeed Landmark
Landmark 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
240 lbs per square w
True roof life 17-25 years w/ maintenance

Presidential Shake
Presidential TL Tri-Laminate 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
480 lbs per square w/ new advance technology fiberglass mat
True roof life 25-40 years w/ maintenance

OWENS CORNING ROOFING SHINGLES

OC-Roofing-ProductsOwens Corning is a quality roofing shingle and significantly more. They have the practical experience in fiberglass items which is the thing that makes up the center of each asphalt covered shingle. Their Surenail Technology is a big hit with contractors and helps to ensure your roof is fastened well and withstands high winds.  They are well known for their insulation as well and branded with the famous Pink Panther which Im sure you have seen. Owens corning was founded in 1938 and has been a fortune 500 company for 59 years.

OWENS CORNING SHINGLE LINE UP

3 tab shingles Owens Corning Supreme 3 Tab Shingles
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

OC-Duration-ShinglesDuration Architectural Laminate 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

OC Woodmore Shingles Woodmoor Heavyweight Shingles
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

As usual we like to include a list of Central Florida Contractors that specialize in using the featured products we spotlight. Simply click on the contractor name to view their website.

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-The Florida Roofing Experts

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