Certainly one of the closest fiberglass asphalt shingles to look like wood shakes on the market today. This is a multiple layer very thick product that just feels good when handling. Not only good looks the thickness and design ensure a water-tight roof when installed properly. Remember this is a specialty shingle with a specialty price. We HIGHLY recommend using a GAF certified installer for this type of shingle as someone without the proper training could easily take a premium investment and turn it into a worthless end product.