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The Three Different Types of Roofing Shingles

If you are ready to replace your roofing shingles it is a good idea to understand the different types of roofing shingles available. Here is an overview of three categories of GAF and CertainTeed shingles from which to choose:

Basic Shingles

Although these shingles are basic, it is more in the design as opposed to their durability. Basic GAF shingles are high quality, very durable and are long lasting. Despite their basic style they come in a wide array of colours sure to improve the look of your home as the perfect finishing touch. GAF shingles in the three tab style will allow for a more textured look and will give your roof a uniform, neat and well maintained appearance. These tiles also come with an excellent 25 year overall warranty as well as a five year warranty regarding issues as a result of defects. As well you will also have a 10 year fade resistant warranty and a five year wind resistant warranty up to 60 mph.

Designer Shingles

CertainTeed designer shingles provide a more textured look for a more stylish and custom appearance to your roof. They are also multi toned to give a more depth appearance. They come in a number of design styles such as Landmark and Timberline which have a cedar shingle look. The cedar look is compatible with many home styles and also comes in many colour choices to complement any facade.

Highland looks like slate and comes in fewer colours but is an excellent choice especially for larger homes. All of these shingles are not only made for beauty but are also high quality and come with impressive warranties including limited lifetime warranties for Landmark and Timberline and a 50 year warranty for Highland.

Luxury Shingles

Luxury shingles provide a highly customized look and come in endless styles and colours. These are ideal for executive and luxury homes and can also be used to enhance the look of homes undergoing remodels. Luxury shingles include interesting design details and can be perfectly matched to the exclusive home with outstanding architectural detail. Luxury shingles provide outstanding quality with warranties and features that will vary from style to style.

All of these shingles are asphalt with a fibreglass base and are well suited to harsh Northern Ontario winters. Your roofer can help you find the best choice to complement the style of your home while staying within your budget.