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  • How do I decide what shingle to choose?

    The choice of shingle is a personal one unless there are restrictive covenants in your area that make the choice for you. Often, storm damage leads to the homeowner asking this question. They don't just wake up and decide to change their roof. Usually, a big hail storm will have struck the Dallas Fort Worth area and now they are deciding what to choose, or perhaps a big storm has revealed leakage. The main concerns I see are:

    • Cost: for many people, this is of overriding importance to them. A three tab shingle will of course be the least expensive way to go, but will not have the curb appeal of a higher grade product.
    • Value: this is where other factors enter the equation. For most people, a shingle like the GAF Timberline will represent the best value with excellent long term wearability and good looks.
    • Color: "I saw a house that really had a great looking color on the roof; can you match it?" When I hear this, it usually means a homeowner saw a designer color roof that caught their eye.
    • Resale value: "I really do not want to spend much as I'm planning to sell soon." Look around at your neighbors' homes. If they have three tab roofs, it certainly will not make sense to put up a designer shingle in the neighborhood, and vice versa.
    • Insurance settlement: The insurance company will pay to restore your home to what it was. They will not pay for shingle upgrades.

    If you have questions, and you probably do, please feel free to call us or click on the contact form. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

    Hail Resistant Class Four GAF Shingles: Timberline ArmorShield

    • GAF three tab shingles in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Plano,

      GAF Class Four ArmorShield Shingles

      • There is no doubt that these shingles are stronger than standard shingles, and you pay for that. They are thicker shingles based on a special flex asphalt that GAF calls Flx (not too creative on that name).

        Because these shingles pass a greater impact test, you would expect an increase in the warranty coverage for impacts, but that is not the case.

        So why, then, would someone pay more for a shingle with the same warranty coverage? The answer is in peace of mind and, probably more importantly to the financially concerned, is the amount of money that can be saved on your homeowners insurance policy. We have personally called insurance providers to see what discounts they offer on policy premiums for homes with new Class Four roofs and did indeed find a major insurer offering 28%. The other companies were much more elusive in what they would do for us. I would definitely recommend contacting your insurance agent if you are doing a cost analysis. The cost is initially higher, the warranty is the same and there are limited color options.
        GAF Timberline Class IV colors for the Dallas Area



      •  Three tab colors GAF in Garland, Plano, Dallas, Richardson, Mesquite, Allen, Rowlett, Coppell, Highland Park, University Park, Balch Springs, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Sasche, Wylie
      • Potential Insurance Savings...

        Passes UL 2218 Class 4 impact test, and may qualify for insurance discounts of up to 30% or more (check with your insurance agent). Each shingle is labeled with special information needed to qualify for premium discounts according to the requirements of the Texas Department of Insurance, a standard that most hail insurers accept.

        Superior Wind Performance...

        Meets Class F wind rating from Underwriters Laboratories— the highest rating possible. Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand maximum wind gusts of up to 130 mph! (See GAF site for Details)

        Impact Resistant...

        Passes UL 2218 Class 4, UL’s toughest impact test (shingles show no evidence of cracks or ruptures on front or back immediately after passing). Compare to “standard” shingles, which may have ruptures or cracks visible on the surface or back immediately after large hail impact. Note: GAF's warranty does not cover hail damage, even for Class IV shingles like these!

        Exceptional Protection...

        Revolutionary design includes FLX™ formula for rubber-like flexibility and maximum impact resistance

        High-Performance...

        Designed with Advanced Protection® Technology, which minimizes the use of natural resources while providing superior protection (visit www.gaf.com/aps to learn more)

        Safer...

        Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible (unlike most wood shakes with a Class C fire rating)

        StainGuard® Protection...

        Helps protect the beauty of your roof from unsightly blue-green algae

        Peace Of Mind...

        Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation coverage) for the first ten years

       

       

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