GAF introduces this shingle in late 2015 and it has been a hit. This is a new contender in the realistic looking shake style category with seemingly random cut tabs and triple layer technology similar in some aspects to Certainteed's Presidential and Landmark TL. This is a high end shingle with a reasonable price tag especially when compared to authentic Cedar shakes. They install with standard roofing nails and come with STAINGUARD to help protect against mildew and mold. They are the thickest asphalt shingles of this design on the market.
Natural beauty without looking odd or too different is what you'll find in the Woodland shingle. The seemingly random size of the individual shingle tabs and arrangement lend to a more natural appearance. These shingle also lay relatively flat and aren't artificially creating dimensional by simply layering on additional tabs or unduly increasing the thickness of the shingles. Part of the GAF Lifetime Designer shingles line these come with a Lifetime Performance Warranty, Stain-guard Protection and a 130MPH wind warranty top notch in all areas. We HIGHLY SUGGEST having a GAF Master Elite contractor install them.
Atlas went all out on their slate look shingle integrating some very impressive technology. To start with this is an SBS impregnated shingle which is very common among storm rate or impact resistant shingles such as this. It also adds to the expected lifespan as SBS does not break down as quickly as standard asphalt only shingles. Clipped edges give a little flair to really a quite flat shingle design. Add brand name algae resistance from Scotchgard and this shingle has basically every feature you could ask for. Decent color selection as well. Remember this is a pretty flat laying shingle though so do not expect thick shingles.
This is a heavy duty color matched accessory shingle for hip and ridge treatment on Certainteed Upper end line of Asphalt shingles ; Presidential (TL), Landmark TL, and Solaris. They are very thick 5 layer design with a blended color palette to match the shingles . High end rounded over edge look.
Some of you may be saying that looks just like the Woodcrest shingle and you would be right they share the same pattern, cut and appearance. However, think of the Woodmoor as the big brother weighing in at 450lbs a square as opposed to Woodcrest at 350lbs. They are very similar. We love the look of wood shakes without being quirky and these lay very consistent. Certainly a premium lifetime shingle.
Advanced Technology Premium Dimensional Shingle. In a sea of standard dimensional shingles this one stands out with a great fabric reinforced nailing zone strip and wonderful color options. A lifetime shingle made to last.
This is a beast of a shingle, weighing in at 415lbs per square and providing 5 layers of asphalt shingle coverage when installed this should be the last shingle you ever put on your home if you so choose. This is meant to look like natural slate shingles and does a pretty good job. Not only does it have the look down but also the sheer heft which is more difficult to reproduce in a man-made product.
A rugged and wood shake look shingle. Extra wide staggered tabs create a very unique shingle. The phrase "wood shakes" gets thrown around a bit too much with premium shingles. Put next to a real wood shake roof it would fool no one. However, GAF made a nice looking product here that does exude quality and difference. They are sure to last. With 130MPH wind warranty these shingles are ideal for high wind areas around the coast for example.
This is a wood shake look alike shingle with a little bit of flair. The tabs are cut like many asphalt shingles trying to emulate traditional cedar shake roofing with two differences. One IKO likes to be a little WIDER tabs which is fine - really personal preference. Two, the bottom of the tabs has a slight wave or curve to them. I do not remember seeing this type of curve on any wood shakes I have seen but that doesn't take away from the "different" factor. With two different sized tabs and a good attention to the color granule placement on the overall shingles the visual appeal is a step up. 5 color choices and a high price may keep some away. One of the best priced asphalt shingle that trys to look like wood shakes on the market.
Many homeowners fall in love with this shingle. Having the characteristics of natural slate and shakes but mimicking neither precisely. At the same time tradition hold strong with dimensional layout. The extra "tab" or layover piece helps create a feeling of randomness. This is a asphalt fiberglass shingle with a great design and enough difference to warrant the extra price.
A step up in terms of depth and girth from the IKO Crowne Slate. This shingle has staggered width tabs to look like random slate tiles as opposed to the consistent width from Crown Slate line. It also comes in more color options and adds some weight and depth with more layered design. This shingles may last longer simply because more material is used in the manufacturing process. It looks more like real slate although no shingle can actually fool you. Sure to be on larger homes make sure you know what you are getting into first.
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.
This is a good mid-tier architectural shingle suitable for nearly any climate. You get a host of the Malarkey manufacturing benefits such as Nexgen Polymer modified asphalt used in the construction of the shingle. 12 Year algae resistance is more than most shingles in this price point. A little short in the color options with only 8 available. However, you will be able to find a suitable color for nearly any homes palette. You also get a limited lifetime shingle warranty and class 3 impact resistance. Sustainability is also a focus of this shingle with the inclusion of post recycled material.
A very textured look coupled with a great staggered tab design combine to create a good replica of wood shakes in a fiberglass laminate shingle. The granule color blends add to the realism. These shingles are a stunner to look at on the right homes. However, be careful if you are thinking of placing them on your smaller ranch home they will look out of place.
This is an update to the original Devonshire shingles and meant to mimic the look of slate. It is very similar to the Berkshire shingles from Owens Corning as well and personal preference will determine your choice. This iteration of the slate looking asphalt shingle has WIDER individual tabs and still lays flat. There is also an updated color array that really stands out.
This is a very unique shingle in the Certainteed lineup and really different look than all the other slate look alike shingles on the market today. All the tabs are the same although the granule coloration may vary slightly which is traditional looking flat slate. However the edges of the tabs are clipped at angle to give them a scalloped appearance. The little extra effort yields a pleasing design that isn't too exorbent. These roofing shingles are quite heavy as well which adds to their quality.
This looks very much like the old Sheriff Goslin Diamondlock shingles that are seen on many churches and homes throughout the nation. A Diamond shaped shingle has a old world style that some people still love. Basically a fiberglass asphalt two layer shingle to withstand a lifetime of the elements on your home. Unfortunately, these are hard to find and only come in four color selections at this time. However, if you are in the market for this look the Sienna is our top choice for both quality and the fact that you can direct purchase/install if you so choose.
An "advantage size shingle" from IKO which is simply a larger cut tab shingle than other brands makes for a standout look some like and others find odd. This shingle is only available in 5 colors but they are relatively pleasing and if you are looking for an impact resistant shingle this is a good value for the money. Traditional asphaly fiberglass construction beefed up to make Class 4 impact resistant product. You could do better, you could do worse.
Many manufacturers have tryed making a slate look alike shingle for those wanting the looks but not the price of traditional quarried slate shingles. IKO had joined the fray with really a half hearted attempt here. Don't get us wrong it looks pretty good and will hold up decent on your house. With all the other options out there if you want shingles but are looking for slate look to the options from Certainteed, Gaf, and Owens Corning as well you will find more variety and features for the money.
One of the best tab style shingles on the market(Actually 4-tbs). With the variance in the width of the tabs a unique design is made. At 235lbs per square these are tough and thick shingles as well. A more classic design than dimensional's at a fair price.
This rating may seem a little harsh so let's explain. There is nothing particularly wrong with this shingle but it is just not that much better for all the hype and puffery IKO makes it to be. Like all Cambridge shingles it has a larger dimensional profile etc... There are some nice looking granule blends but they aren't blow your socks off or any actual higher definition "HD". 15 Year Iron Clad warranty is actually low for today's standards. They are OK but for the price you can get better shingles.
A lifetime limited warranty shingle with pretty darn strong 15 year warranty upfront material and labor. This is a lower end shingle in dimensional shingle market and can usually be had a value price. For the money the color selection is great and they are a good value. Additionally you get streak fighting power from Scotchguard coating and algae resistance as well.
A basic shingle that is appealing due to it's classic design and low price. Really not bad but with so many other great value options in the market with dimensional shingles we think the GlassMaster is best left at the store.