As a roofing company, we’re often asked this question. And, although we have just a few brands we prefer to sell, it’s very had to say which what the best brand shingles are. However, we work with homeowners on finding the best shingles for their home and goals.
Do you want a particular look for your home? Is there a color that you are looking for? Both of those should be a factor in finding the best brand shingles for your home. In nearly all cases, we recommend architectural shingles over three tab. Not only do they look better, but they last longer and provide more protection for your home.
Different brands, and even lines of shingles, have different features. Two of the most popular are impact resistance, which protects your shingles against hail damage, and stain resistance. If you hate the dark streaks on your current roof, you should ask your roofing company whether the shingle’s you’re considering have stain resistant technology. Another increasingly popular feature are shingles that are considered cool roofing. Cool roofing shingles reflect UV rays and can help with cooling costs.
Although all shingle manufacturers offer a warranty, there are different levels of warranties. One of the industry’s best warranty is the Golden Pledge™ warranty from GAF. It is only available when you choose a new roofing system installed by a GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor. We caution our potential clients that even if they choose the best brand shingles but a less than experienced roofing company to install them, that they won’t be happy with their roof and the manufacturer may site installation as the problem with the shingles rather than a manufacturer’s issue.
With more than 20 years of experience in the roofing industry, we’ve installed shingles on countless homes. Our preferred brands are GAF, CertainTeed and Owens Corning. We believe that between those three major manufacturers, you will find an option that suits your home, budget and goals for your new roof. Call us today for your free consultation and estimate for your roof replacement at (336) 766-6488 or fill out our contact form. We are a GAF Master Elite and CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster.