What Type Of Asphalt Shingle Is Best For Your Home Or Business?

March 25, 2021

Though roofing shingles in Central Florida may all similar, it couldn't be further from the truth. Manufacturers are constantly developing new technology and trends that set shingles apart. The quality of contractor repairing or replacing your roof is also important.

What do you need to know about asphalt roofing shingles?


A new roof is a big investment and since it should last 20 to 30 years of protection from the elements, it should be carefully considered. The style, texture, and color of the roofing material that fits the personality and character of the home and neighborhood.

In Orlando on average, four out of five homeowners make the decision to have asphalt shingles.

Shingles are made from crushed durable igneous rock, coated with a clay silicate mixture, in which pigment is added, fired at a high temperature, then cured the coating into a ceramic.

These granules add a unique depth and visual appeal, they are also the source of color and add to the longevity, durability, and UV protection.

GAF Shingle Comparison Chart and Reviews from Research Roofing 

GAF makes a gigantic assortment of shingle lines/models to choose from. There definitely exist something for everybody here from the inexpensive but decent to high end luxury requiring specific architecture. Ruberoid was their first roofing product ready to lay starting in 1892 that rich history has led to GAF operating at least 2 dozen manufacturing plants in the United States.  If you ever need a GAF shingle a dealer/supplier isn’t far away.  They started the “lifetime warranty” trend back in 2011 and every major asphalt shingle producer followed suit shortly there after.

Favorite Shingles From GAF

Timberline:  A huge color selection, energy efficient and impact resistant options.  The Timberline is often the best selling shingle in America with nationwide distribution and a lifetime warranty.  It’s a solid choice just make sure you hire a competent contractor to install them.

This is the thickest and highest end dimensional shingle offered by GAF. Also comes with great color options and a Lifetime Warranty. A true winner. 

Pros include: 

Very thick and heavy long lasting

Great colors

Multilayer design improves durability 

Duragrip adhesive helps give 130 MPH wind warranty  

Slateline:  While an expensive asphalt product not too bad when compared to real slate.  Of all the imitation slate shingles out there this one shines

What do you need to know about the roofing contractor?

The quality of the roofing contractor plays a significant role in the lifespan of your roof. GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, their roofing contractors and roofing companies are factory certified.

Schick Roofing is proud to be a GAF certified shingle installer in Central Florida, we offer Systems Plus lifetime warranty system. Contact us today for more information.