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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 wear ability 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.

    Certainteed Landmark Laminated Shingles

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

      Laminated Shingles with Vibrant Colors

         

        • Certainteed shingles are available in a wide range of colors and styles. Certainteed manufactures a wide range of building products including sidings and windows and much more.

          Certainteed has always been known as a quality manufacturer, meaning they aim for the upper tier buyers rather than appeal to the low end bargain customer.


          Certainteed manufactures high end shingles such as the Grand Manor slate style, the Presidential wood shake inspired, the Carriage House Victorian style to the most popular Landmark series Architectural laminate shingle.

          With such a line up and this is by no means all they offer, Certainteed has shingles for the fanciest mansion to the regular homes most of us reside in.

         

        Certainteed shingles have vivid colors available and that is perhaps the greatest appeal of the Landmark Series shingle. Most roofing contractors I have known if forced to choose one shingle manufacturer for their own home would choose between Certainteed and GAF/Elk. Atlas also has a following here in the Dallas area. Both big brands have very strong followers among roofers and a persistent rivalry you can follow on roofing blogs on the internet to this day.
        I will say that Certainteed has the better colors, but with a wider range of color choices comes the probability that some will be discontinued in the future and color matching could be difficult or impossible for repairs. My advice is simple. If you choose a designer color make sure to buy some extra material in case something ever happens and you need shingles to match your roof in case of leak or mishap in the future.

        Today, you the consumer, have more choices than ever before. The number of offerings is staggering. So much so that I have trouble keeping up and I am in the business of roofing.

        If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call.

        The PDF version of the Landmark shingle brochure for the Dallas - Fort Worth area.

        See also High End Designer Shingles

         

         

       

       

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