Best Shingle according to consumer Reports
Consumer Reports Determined the Best Roof Shingles
In a series of Consumer Reports tests designed to ascertain the best asphalt roof shingles, they discovered that the leading shingles outperformed the others by more than 50% in efficacy. Considering your expected lifetime of a roof could be up to 50 years, you’ll want to get the most dependable shingles for your home.
Using a machine called an Instron, CR determines how the strength and aesthetic quality would perform over time. It simulates weather patterns like storms, wind, and fallen tree limbs. By testing the thickest part of each shingle for durability against sunshine and rain, they’re able to provide homeowners with a comprehensive perspective of how each shingle would perform on their roof. In some cases related to location or climate, the durability and strength my outweigh other types of impermeability and homeowners are willing to pay any cost to get the best shingle.
Price and Durability of the Best Shingles
Our estimators understand the unique details of your home and are able to help you choose the right shingle for the quality and aesthetic characteristics that you seek. Since you probably want to have a good idea of what’s available before your FREE RoofPRO estimate, we’ll share a few of the details that Consumer Reports uncovered in their shingle findings. Limiting the shingle type pool to only 18 helped the scientists and engineers hone in on what types of shingles consumers are most likely to select for their roofs. In their tests they compared the following shingle types (in alphabetical order):
Atlas Pinnacle Pristine
Atlas StormMaster Slate
CertainTeed Grand Manor
CertainTeed Landmark Premium
CertainTeed Presidential Shake
CertainTeed XT 25
GAF-Elk Royal Sovereign
GAF-Elk Timberline Natural Shadow
IKO Crowne Slate
Owens Corning Berkshire Collection
Owens Corning Duration
Owens Corning Oakridge
How To Pick A Shingle For Your Home
Of these types of shingles from various manufacturers, these were the prominent shingles that were recommended by Consumer Reports:
- Owens Corning Berkshire Collection
- Chosen for performance
- Known as elegant, top-of-the-line slate shingles
- Approximately $225 per square of materials (100 feet of roofing is 1 square)
- Available in colors such as Canterbury Black and Manchester Grey
- Atlas StormMaster Slate
- CR pick for a more affordable, practical shingle option
- Scotchguard protector for lasting endurance
- Costs about $135 per roofing square of materials (100 ft.)
- 20+ color options to match landscape or coordinate with your exterior
- Tamko Heritage Architectural Shingle
- Most affordable option from the 3 tab shingles that were tested
- Known for its distinctive granule mix and dimension
- At around $71 per square for materials, it’s economical for many households
How long do the best asphalt shingles last when installed as a system?
With your Owens Corning Berkshire Shingles, you can choose the Total Protection system. You’ll know that your home is protected with a Limited Lifetime warranty and can withstand 130 MPH winds. Manufacturers have shingles that are warrantied up to 50 years when the are installed with a full system. Plus, if you employ regular roof care by a professional at least once per year you can maximize the duration of your roofing. Your home comfort and energy performance will be notable when you make this selection.
Proper Installation by Your RoofPRO Team
In the Severn, Maryland area RoofPRO is a preferred contractor for Owens Corning. This means that your crew will be certified in the application of a full roof installation of Consumer Report’s top roofing shingle and we will make sure your shingles are installed properly. These designer shingles transform homes in beauty and durability for decades.
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