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GAF Royal Sovereign and Marquis WeatherMax
Affordable Entry Level 3 Tabs from GAF: GAF after it’s merger with Elk Roofing products has become the largest shingle manufacturer in North America and a powerhouse in the industry today. Finding a GAF distributor is quite easy as they have a vast contractor network and the supply warehouses to back them up. Like the other big roofing manufacturers they still offer these 3 tab shingles that offer a traditional look with bottom dollar pricing. Both iterations come with 3 Tab fiberglass construction and install the same way. The primary difference is the 30 Year Marquis WeatherMax gives you an additional 5 Year of pro-rated warranty coverage. We would be amazed if you actually got to see any benefit out of this as typical nationwide failures of this type of shingle usually occur in the 15-17 year range anyway. Also, in general it seems as if the color options on this shingle are becoming more limited and are certainly less vast then it’s closest competitors the Certainteed XT’s and Owens Corning Supreme shingles.
GAF Marquis WeatherMax Cost:
These shingles can be had from around $80-90 / square ($100 square feet)
GAF Royal Sovereign Cost:
A tad cheaper at $70-80 / square ($100 square feet)
Our Rating 5 Nails Max
Run of the mill 3 tab shingle with limited color choices but good value. 25 Year limited warranty.
Higher warranty to 30 years but even more limited color range.