As a local roof replacement company, this is a question we hear often. You may be wondering what the best brand of shingles is, and to that question, there is no easy answer. There are many great manufacturers like CertainTeed, GAF and Owens Corning to name a few, but there are also different grades or types of shingles from each of those manufacturers. Here are some things that matter more than the brand of shingles.
The Type of Shingle
There are generally three categories of asphalt roofing shingles:
- Three-tab shingles
- Architectural shingles
- Designer shingles
When installed properly all protect your home. The difference is how long they’ll last and the type of weather they’ll be able to withstand. Three-tab shingles last the shortest and the warranty often reflects that. Architectural and designer shingles are thicker and come with more features depending on the manufacturer.
Features You Want
Most mid and high-end shingles from quality manufacturers offer some sort of wind, impact and fire resistance in their shingles. For many homeowners, the most important feature is color. They want a color that coordinates with the rest of their home. There is nothing wrong with finding the color shingle you want and then deciding if it has the other features you deem important. For some, the right brand may be one with stain fighting technology. For others, it might be fade resistance. The most important features most homeowners tell us is a warranty.
The Local Roof Replacement Company
The local roof replacement company you choose matters more than the brand of shingles. No shingle, no matter how high or low on the quality scale, can do its job if not installed properly. And, if you’re one of the homeowners looking for a long warranty from the manufacturer, it won’t be valid if not properly installed. When you start looking for a local roof replacement company for your new roof, check their reviews. Then look to see that they’ve been in business and providing services locally for more than a few years. The BBB and Google are great resources for both these checks.
Cooley Roofing & Construction is a local roof replacement company in Clemmons for more than a decade. We’ve been installing quality brand name shingles from the leading manufacturers. We stand behind our work and are insured for your peace of mind. Call (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form for your free roof replacement estimate.