While you may not pay much attention to your roof on a daily basis, it’s one of the most important features of your home. With the important duty of protecting you from the elements, it’s important to recognize when it’s time for a roof replacement. So what are some of the best shingles for residential roofing? To help you find the perfect product for your project, we’ve highlighted some of the most respected roofing brands in the country.
Top Roofing Shingle Brands
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GAF roofing products have been a trusted option for homeowners for over 50 years. GAF shingles are among the most durable and reliable roofing shingles in the industry and come with outstanding warranties. GAF's Timberline HD shingle is their bestselling roofing product and is available in a variety of high definition colors. The Timberline UltraHD is thicker than the standard architectural shingle and provides enhanced protection against high winds and the elements. GAF roofing shingles are also available in over 10 other styles, including designer, architectural, and 3-tab shingle styles.
GAF shingles are engineered to have Advanced Protection®, an advanced roofing technology that is wind resistant, fire resistant, and flexible under stress, as well as StainGuard protection to shield shingles from weathering and discoloration over time. GAF has a trustworthy quality control process and a lifetime warranty on all roofing products, ensuring added value and peace of mind during your renovation.
Since the early 1980s, Atlas roofing has been manufacturing quality products at an affordable price. The brand prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to creating asphalt roofing shingles. The Pinnacle shingle, from Atlas, is one of the best value roofing options on the market. The brand also manufacturers a variety of other 3-tab and architectural shingles. Many of the architectural shingles are protected from algae damage by Atlas’s Scotchgard technology, meaning these shingles are relatively low maintenance.
All Atlas shingles are offered in a range of colors, allowing for complete customization and the ability to find a product that perfectly matches your style. The manufacturer offers products that feature Core4™ Technology, which is an incredibly innovative development in the world of asphalt shingles. These shingles are made from advanced polymer materials, and are incredibly weather resistant, even in the most severe conditions.
CertainTeed roofing products are a best seller among homeowners looking for a durable, beautiful, and hardy roof. Founded in 1904 as the General Roofing Manufacturing Company, CertainTeed is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products. They take responsible development very seriously, and through their focus on innovative and sustainable building products, they’ve helped shape the industry for more than 100 years! Their focus on innovation in roofing has created a portfolio of high-quality roofing products perfect for a remodel.
Thanks to CertainTeed’s wide selection, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect style to fit your home. They offer over 25 lines of asphalt shingles and 3 lines of metal shingles, many of which allow color customizations. The asphalt shingles are also available in both architectural and 3-tab styles, to meet any style and budget.
Roofing brand warranties
Pay special attention to roofing shingle warranties when you're shopping. A quality warranty will pay for a defective roof and the labor to remove it and put in a new one. With HireHaven, we'll have your back and make sure you're asking the right questions when the subject of a warranty comes up.
Finding a local roofer
You can choose a top shingle brand, and build your perfect style, but unless you have an experienced local contractor on your side, you'll be out of luck. Before you start your project, read our top tips for choosing a roofing contractor. Then, work with HireHaven to start your project, and we'll handle all the heavy-lifting by getting you multiple bids for your project. We'll then talk to you through the bids and give you exclusive advice on each contractor. Don't renovate alone!
Signs You Need a New Roof
You don’t need special training to spot many common issues from inside your home or from the street outside. We created a quick list of issues to look for:
1. Leaks and water damage. These are the most obvious signs that your roof is in need of repair or replacement. In your attic, check any dark corners with a flashlight for signs of water infiltration or sagging between the rafters. If you see any signs that water has leaked through the roof, it’s time to call in a professional.
2. Missing shingles. Do you notice any missing shingles when you look at your roof from the ground? If any shingles have blown away or detached from the roof, the underlying roof decking is not adequately protected and will become vulnerable to water damage.
3. Cracked or curled shingles. Do you see any shingles starting to wrinkle or buckle? Any curled edges? Use binoculars to get a closer look from ground level. Shingles will experience some normal weathering over time, but any pronounced curling or buckling could mean that your roof is coming to the end of its useful life.
How HireHaven's Roof Replacement Process Works
1: We visit your home. After answering a few questions online, our licensed expert will complete a detailed project report in-person.
2: We get you 3 bids in 3 days. Vetted local roofers submit bids based on your report. Our expert helps you compare them.
3: Meet your top contractor. Choose the best contractor and meet before committing. We stay in touch to ensure the project goes smoothly.