Choosing Designer Shingles for New or Replacement Roofing
When you meet with one of our estimators, you will be able to see style and color sample information of our full line of designer shingles. We will explain the pros and cons and warranty information associated with each product so that you can decide which best fits your needs.
At Premier we work with all the major manufacturers so that we can make sure all your warranties will be valid (see store for details). We will investigate your ventilation, which is important because most homes built prior to 1996 do not meet manufacturer specifications. Our Roofstar inspection process matches the manufacturer requirements so that you can be assured your warranty is in good standing.
Types of Designer Shingles
The following examples from one of our suppliers, CertainTeed, which manufactures a wonderful array of products beyond the standard strip shingle.
Dimensional Designer Shingles
Dimensional Shingles (or Architectural Laminated Shingles) are now the predominant roofing shingles installed in North America. These products are manufactured as dual layered products (or multi-layered in the case of CertainTeed’s tri-laminate technology) and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). Dimensional Roofing Shingles also typically are heavier weight than Strip Roofing Shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime. CertainTeed’s Landmark™ Series roofing shingles are a prototypical design for a Dimensional Roofing Shingle.
Premium Designer Shingles
Premium Shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional Dimensional Roofing Shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles. CertainTeed’s Grand Manor™ and Presidential Shake™ products are prime examples of Premium roofing shingles that provide an enhanced aesthetic appeal. Premium Roofing Shingles might also have important functional improvements such as Impact Resistance or Solar Reflectivity that can possibly extend the life of the roofing system or provide lower energy costs. Landmark™ Special and Landmark Solaris™ would be primary examples of Premium roofing shingles that provide enhanced functional performance.