Asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing material in America. They’re affordable, reliable, and come in a wide variety of styles, colors and warranties. The asphalt shingles you choose will depend on your specific needs. At Topper Construction, we install the full range of shingles from TAMKO, CertainTeed, GAF and IKO shingles, giving you a wide variety to choose from.
Architectural vs. 3-Tab Shingles
Architectural shingles are laminates of various sizes and shapes. This creates a dimensional look that many people attribute to added curb appeal. Because they are heavier than three-tab shingles, they come with longer warranties. Most 30-yr architectural shingles actually have a limited-lifetime warranty when they’re installed on a detached single-family home.
Three-tab shingles are a more cost effective option. These often come with the same level of color versatility as architectural shingles, but provide a different look. Instead of the dimensional look, you’ll find cleaner lines and a more uniform look.
GAF’s Timberline shingles are designed to give you the look of genuine wood shakes, while still retaining the benefits of asphalt shingles. Your Timberline shingles are made with high definition colors that are enhanced with a shadow effect that creates a dimensional look. GAF Timberline HD shingles are built to withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour, have achieved the highest fire rating possible, and are made with UV blocker granules to increase the lifetime of your roof.
CertainTeed Landmark shingles are color-blended to create a dimensional look and provide you with a wide variety of colors to choose from. There are 17 different shades to compliment any siding, brick or stone. This line of shingles is built with self-sealing adhesive and a wide nail strip to speed up the installation process. Landmark shingles have built-in wind, fire, and tear resistance.
Tamko Heritage shingles come in two different lines of colors to cater to both the traditional and contemporary home styles. A mix of shadowtone granule blends and random-cut sawtooth designs create a true wooden shake look. When it comes to durability, the Tamko Heritage asphalt shingle is built thicker and more weather resistant.
IKO Cambridge shingles are engineered with a strong emphasis on weather resistance and durability. These shingles tend to be a little larger, and are installed over heavy mats for long-lasting quality. They come in many different colors to help you complement the look of your home, no matter what it may be.
With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. When you decide it’s time to have a new asphalt shingle roof installed, contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.