What are the top rated roofing shingles?

After collecting all of those ratings, here are the 10 best rated roofing shingle companies of 2016 they came up with:
  • Owens Corning.
  • Malarkey.
  • Gaf.
  • Elk.
  • Timberline.
  • Atlas.
  • Decra.
  • Certainteed.
A.

Which roofing material is best?

The 7 Best Roofing Materials for Longevity
  • Asphalt Roll Roof. Lifespan: 5 to 10 years.
  • Composite Shingle Roof. Lifespan: 15 to 50 years.
  • Wood Shingle Roof. Lifespan: 25 years.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof. Lifespan: 30 to 50 years.
  • Wood Shake Shingle Roof. Lifespan: 35-40 years.
  • Clay (Spanish) Tile Roof.
  • Slate Roof.
  • What are different types of roofing materials?

    Here is a list of 9 different types of roofing to consider for your next re-roofing job:
    • Solar tiles.
    • Asphalt shingles.
    • Metal roofing.
    • Stone-coated steel.
    • Slate.
    • Rubber slate.
    • Clay and concrete tiles.
    • Green roofs.
  • How long is a roll of roofing?

    Roofing comes in rolls 3 feet wide and 36 feet long, for a coverage of about 1 square. When installing roofing over bare wood, roofing felt -- often called tar paper -- is laid down first. A roll of 15-pound felt covers about 4 squares; a roll of thicker 30-pound felt covers 2 squares.
  • What are the top rated roofing shingles?

    After collecting all of those ratings, here are the 10 best rated roofing shingle companies of 2016 they came up with:
    • Owens Corning.
    • Malarkey.
    • Gaf.
    • Elk.
    • Timberline.
    • Atlas.
    • Decra.
    • Certainteed.
B.

How many types of roofing shingles are there?

According to our friends at CertainTeed, one of the nation's leading producers of roofing materials, there are three primary types of asphalt shingles: 3-tab shingles — also referred to as three-tab shingles. Dimensional shingles — sometimes called architectural or laminate shingles.
  • How much is a bundle of shingles cost?

    Asphalt architectural shingles cost between $100 and $150 per square, $30 to $50 per bundle. Asphalt is commonly referred to as composition.
  • What is a dimensional shingle?

    Regular (3-tab) asphalt shingles have three regularly spaced asphalt tabs, giving the roofing material a very repetitive pattern. In contrast, dimensional shingles have two layers of shingle material bonded together, giving them a three dimensional appearance.
  • What are the different types of roofing materials?

    Here is a list of 9 different types of roofing to consider for your next re-roofing job:
    • Solar tiles.
    • Asphalt shingles.
    • Metal roofing.
    • Stone-coated steel.
    • Slate.
    • Rubber slate.
    • Clay and concrete tiles.
    • Green roofs.
C.

What type of roof will last the longest?

What Roof Lasts the Longest?
Wood Shake14-20 years
Asphalt Shingle10-30 years (20 is the norm)
Metal/Steel50+ years
Slate50+ years
Tile/Concrete50+ years
  • How much more are architectural shingles?

    Architectural shingles cost about $16.00-$25.00 per sq. more than a 25yr 3-Tab shingle. On a typical 30sq house, this cost can add between $480.00-$750.00 to the cost of materials. This price often varies, so make sure you get a specific quote from your roofer.
  • How long is an architectural shingle?

    Most homes have asphalt or composite shingles. These last about 20 years, but the premium brands can go up to 50. Fiber cement will give you about 25 years. And architectural asphalt, which is thicker, holds for about 30 years, as does cedar shake.
  • What is a GAF roofing system?

    GAF is a company based in Parsippany, New Jersey, that has roots dating back to the late 19th century. The GAF acronym stands for General Aniline & Film. The company has historically been primarily focused on manufacturing of roofing materials for residential and commercial applications.

Updated: 19th September 2018

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