If you are looking for a classic, rugged, or timeless look, composition shingles may be the choice for you. Composition shingles have a fiberglass reinforcing mat at the center. Asphalt Composition shingles offer multi-level protection and are durable, reliable and easy to maintain throughout the life of the roof. They all come with a Class “A” fire rating and have warranties available in 25 year and lifetime. They can be separated into three categories: 3-Tab, Laminates/Dimensional and Designer shingles.
The least expensive option is known as “3-Tab” shingles. This type of roofing has been refined over the years. It appears as a one layer product with a distinct pattern of tabs. This pattern is caused by vertical slots notched into the visible part of each shingle, splitting the lower half of the shingle into three tabs.
Laminates/Dimensional shingles also known as architectural shingles, are created by bonding or laminating two asphalt shingles together (doubling the material thickness), giving them a distinct three-dimensional appearance similar to that of wood shakes. They are a more recent variant and superior to the basic 3-Tab. Laminates have become the common choice in composition roofing, are considered more attractive, are heavier in weight, and have longer life spans.
Most shingle manufacturers produce a line of designer shingles that offer the homeowner a variety of more sophisticated and unique design options. Typically, designer shingles are heavy weight, multi-layer laminates that provide deeper shadow lines, richer texture, and are physically larger than standard Laminates. Some are also made to simulate more expensive roofing materials like slate.
Today, the available array of shingle styles, colors, and materials is matched only by your imagination. CertainTeed Roofing systems offer a multiple of different shingle types and complete home protection systems along with their extended 4 Star and 5 Star Warranties.
Owens Corning has been a worldwide leader in building materials for over 65 years. This fact, along with the dependable craftsmanship they provide and knowledge they possess, are the reasons why they are Americas #1 shingle brand. And their Platinum Contractors can offer you extra warranty protection with the Platinum Protection ™ Limited Warranty.
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Cal-Vintage Roofing is proud to offer the GAF Roofing System. Founded in 1886, GAF is the nation’s largest manufacturer of roofing materials. The GAF System Plus warranty and the Golden Pledge is the strongest in the business.
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Founded as a family business in 1956, Malarkey Roofing Products is a US manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, with production facilities in Oregon, California and Oklahoma.
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*Roofing manufacturers will not warrant their products unless they are applied as part of a complete roof system-
1. LEAK PROTECTION: Ice shield or weather guard. We install ice shield at all pipe penetration points. It provides exceptional protection against extreme weather.
2. DECK PROTECTION: Felt paper is applied directly to your roof decking, for optimal moisture protection.
3. QUALITY SHINGLES: We only install the top lines from the top brand name shingle companies.
4. PROPER VENTILATION: It is important to have proper ventilation to remove excessive heat and moisture from your attic, which can raise your energy bill and will compromise the longevity of your shingles.
5. RIGDE CAPPING: This is the final seal on your roof that protects it at the ridge and hips; also to give it that final high definition appeal.
Working in unison, these elements can provide maximum performance and efficiency. Shingles by themselves may look nice, but without considering the whole package, you could be looking at major roof or attic problems down the road.