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GAF vs. CertainTeed Vs. Owens Corning Roof Shingles

June 8, 2017
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Shingles are typically flat and rectangular shaped over the years different types of shingles have been made out of wood, slate, flagstone, fiber cement, metal, plastic and asphalt. Today, asphalt shingles are the most widely used roofing material in the United States.

Choosing the type of shingle depends on various factors such as the climatic zone and the type of building. There are variety of shingles distinguished by brand, price, longevity, etc.

When it comes to choosing the right type of shingle, asphalt shingles are often an excellent choice because of their affordability, clean look and good warranties.

Shingles are available in different sizes, brands and colors. So be vigilant and do your research before purchasing. The largest manufacturers are GAF, Certain Teed, Tamko, Owens Corning, IKO, Malarkey and Atlas.

GAF Roofing Shingles:

The best selling and performing material in the industry is GAF (from North America’s largest roofing manufacturer) founded in 1886. GAF is selling 15 different types of shingles.

Shingle lines and warranty:

  • GAF Royal sovereign 3 tab shingles: 25 years limited warranty.
  • Timberline HD architectural laminate shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Grand Canyon heavyweight key-cut shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty

Their top warranty is known as the Golden Pledge, and is applicable to all GAF lifetime shingles. Visit their official website and learn more about which GAF shingle you should choose.

CertainTeed Roofing Shingles:

Certain Teed is another leading brand founded in 1940. They are known for the Presidential and Presidential TL series. They also offer great warranties.

Shingle lines and warranty:

  • CT 20 3 Tab shingles: 20 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Landmark architectural laminate shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Presidential TL tri-laminate shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty

Certain Teed models are guaranteed against algae growth, in this case they reserves the right to clean rather to replace the affected shingles. They are the second most popular manufacturer for sloped roofing after GAF.

Owens Corning Roofing Shingles:

Owens corning is a quality roofing shingle founded in 1938. They specialize in fiberglass products. They are well known for their insulation and Surenail technology.

Shingle lines and warranty:

  • Supreme 3 Tab shingles: 25 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Duration Architectural Laminate Shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Woodmoor Heavyweight shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty

All Owens Corning shingles have standard limited warranties.

GAF Vs. CertainTeed Shingles in NY

Malarkey Roofing Shingles:

Malarkey has a very strong position in the industry. Their roofing products are specialized against extreme weather conditions. Malarkey roofing products has been manufacturing since 1956.

Shingle lines and warranty:

  • Dura-seal 20 3 tab shingles: 20 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Legacy SBS Architectural Laminate shingles: 20 year limited lifetime warranty

IKO Roofing Shingles:

IKO was founded in 1951. They make and sell different shingle styles throughout the world. They are known for 10% larger and true square of roofing.

Shingle lines and warranty:

  • Marathon 3 Tab Shingles: 20 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Cambridge AR Shingles, Architectural Laminate Shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty
  • Armourshake Heavy Weight Shingles: 50 year limited lifetime warranty

IKO offers Iron Clad warranty to all shingles.

  • Always study the warranty carefully before purchasing, as the terms may vary.

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