Which Shingle Manufacturer should I choose, does it matter?

A shingle is a shingle, or is it?

For the most part, that is true, but there are many different factors that you may want to consider when choosing the right shingle for you.

While they all can protect your home from the weather, each one offers a different warranty against things like the wind, algae and even possible defects. Considering the shingle you choose will most likely be on your house for 30 years or more, shingles are more than a purchase, they are an investment.

Although we only stock Atlas and Tamko shingles, below you will find a comparison of all the popular shingle manufacturers in our area. Our goal is to inform of you of the different warranties offered and hopefully help you decide which shingle would best fit your needs.

Warranty Information below is based on the standard warranty.
Warranty Wind Rating Fire Rating Pro-Rate Transferable Algae

Atlas 

GlassMaster® 30yr Limited 5 Year 60mph Class A 5 Year Once in first 5 Years 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only
Pinnacle® Pristine Lifetime Limited 15 Year 130mph Class A 10 Year Once in first 5 Years Lifetime

Tamko 

Elite Glass-Seal® 25yr Limited 5 Year  (60 mph) Class A 5 Year Once in first 5 Years 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only
Heritage® 30yr Limited 15 Year (110mph) Class A 15 Year Once in first 5 Years 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only

GAF 

Royal Sovereign® 25yr Limited 60 mph* Class A 10 Year Once requires notice w/in 60 days 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only  
Timberline HD®  Limited Lifetime 110 mph*  Class A 10 Year Once requires notice w/in 60 days 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only

Certainteed 

XT™ 25 25yr Limited 5 Year  (60 mph) Class A 5 Year No 10 Year Airborne Algae
Landmark® Lifetime Limited 15year 110mph Class A 10 Year No 10 Year Airborne Algae

Owens Corning 

Supreme®  25yr Limited 5 Year  (60 mph) Class A 5 Year Once 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only
Oakridge® Limited Lifetime 15 Year 110 mph Class A 10 Year Once 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only

IKO 

Marathon 25 AR 25yr Limited 5 Year 60mph * Class A 5 Year Once (10 yr) requires notice w/in 30 days 5 YearBlue-Green Algae only
Cambridge Limited Lifetime 15 Year 110 mph Class A 15 Year Once (10 yr) requires notice w/in 30 days 10 YearBlue-Green Algae only

* Requires specefic materials to be used to obtain warranty. 

 

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