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Designer Roofing Shingles Guide

About Designer Roofing Shingles

Designer roofing shingles are known for their elegant, multi-layered appearance, which creates deep shadows and tapered cuts to replicate the look of slate. As one of the heaviest shingle options on the market, designer shingles are made to endure wind, rain, and every other sort of weather to always look their best. Designer shingles are available in a variety of premium color blends, to compliment your trim and siding.

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Designer shingles distinguish themselves from other asphalt shingles due to their artisan-crafted design, making them one of the more premium options. The unique shapes and oversized tabs of these shingles combine to create a highly dimensional appearance.

Two of the most respected manufacturers of designer roofing shingles are GAF and CertainTeed. Here, we’ll review some of their most popular designer products and explore your options in regards to price, color, and more.

Designer Roofing Shingle Products


Slateline Shingles

As the name suggests, Slateline shingles by GAF imitate the appearance of traditional slate shingles, but at an affordable price point. The dimensional aesthetic of designer shingles lends itself well to the look of slate, as the deep shadow lines and tapered shapes of these shingles convincingly mimic the dimensionality of slate roofing. The Slateline shingles are designed with Advanced Protection Shingle Technology, which protects your roof against damage from wind, extreme weather, fire and more. The Slateline shingles are available in four colors.

GAF Slateline shingles are typically installed for about $625 per 100 sq ft.

Camelot II Shingles

The Camelot II shingle combines oversized tabs with artisan-crafted shapes to create an ultra-dimensional profile which enhances the sophistication and beauty of your home. These shingles are an updated version of GAF’s top-of-the-line Camelot designer shingles. The Camelot II shingles provide a luxury look for a more affordable price. The Camelot II’s custom color palette was designed by color industry expert Patricia Verlodt exclusively for GAF. This color options feature subtle blends with contrasting colors that are designed to enhance your home’s exterior and provide an unexpected depth and beauty. These shingles are available in five colors.

GAF Camelot II shingles are typically installed for about $625 per 100 sq ft.


Landmark Pro

The Landmark series of shingles is one of CertainTeed’s most popular products, and for good reason. Designed to replicate the appearance of cedar shake roofing, these shingles are composed of two laminated fiberglass layers. These shingles are extremely tough and meet the industry’s toughest third party quality standards, as well as being dual-layered for added weather protection. All Landmark Pro shingles are installed with CertainTeed’s lifetime-limited warranty. These shingles are available in an impressive 24 color options.

CertainTeed Landmark Pro shingles are typically installed for about $325 per 100 sq ft.

Highland Slate

Highland Slate shingles by CertainTeed utilize a dimensional 4-tab design and deep shadow lines to recreate the look of expensive slate shingles. These color of these designer shingles is carefully blended to imitate the contrast, texture and natural color flecks of real slate. These shingles are composed of a single layer of fiberglass that is heavily tested to ensure long-term durability. Highland Slate shingles are manufactured with StreakFighter technology to protect against algae stains. These shingles are available in six color options.

Highland Slate shingles are typically installed for about $300 per 100 sq ft.

Final Thoughts

Overall, designer shingles are the perfect product choice for homeowners interested in a mid-range asphalt shingle for their roof. Asphalt shingles are the optimal low maintenance option, and they are often highly customizable. Designer shingles are a more aesthetically appealing option as compared to 3-tab shingles, but are often set at a slightly higher price point. If your budget allows for it, designer shingles are a good option to consider for your roof replacement.

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