Fiberglass composition is the most common roofing choice in the Springfield, Missouri area for residential homes and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Composition shingles have a fiberglass reinforcing mat at the center. This mat is coated with asphalt and mineral fillers. The fillers adhere to the fiberglass and the asphalt surrounds the structure, making it waterproof. Its top surface is embedded with a layer of ceramic granules.
Composition roofs falls into three major categories:
The least expensive option is known as “3-Tab” shingles. This type of roofing has been refined over the years. It appears as a one layer product with a distinct pattern of tabs. This pattern is caused by vertical slots notched into the visible part of each shingle, splitting the lower half of the shingle into three tabs. These shingles come with manufacturers’ warranties of 20, 25, and 30 years .
Laminates (also known as dimensionals or architectural shingles) have become the most common choice for composition roofs. They are a more recent variant and are superior to the basic 3-Tab. Laminates have a second tabbed layer fused to a base shingle, effectively doubling the materials thickness. They have a strong resemblance to wood shake and are available in a wide range of colors and come with 30, 50, and limited lifetime manufacturers’ warranties.
Premium Composition Shingles
The top premium shingles series are a heavier laminate and represent the absolute top of the line in composition roofs. They are thicker, heavier and often physically larger than standard laminates. They are available in a wide range of styles and can look like slate, tile and wood roofing and come with 50 years and limited lifetime warranties.
Owens Corning Shingle Styles
TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles feature the high-performance durability of patented SureNail® Technology with triple layer protection and excellent adhesive power. Plus, they boast a Limited Lifetime Warranty (for as long as you own your home) and Algae Resistance Limited Warranty and can stand up to 130-MPH winds.
TruDefinition® Duration STORM® Impact-Resistant Shingles meet one of the highest standards for impact resistance and are an excellent choice for homeowners concerned about the impact of severe weather on their roof. Unlike standard shingles, TruDefinition® Duration STORM® Shingles featuring patented WeatherGuard® Technology are engineered with an integrated polymeric backing material for excellent performance. In addition, TruDefinition® Duration STORM® Shingles feature the high-performance durability of patented SureNail® Technology with Triple Layer Protection® and excellent adhesive power.
Steadfast Woodmoor® Shingles feature an extra-thick, three-dimensional appearance that evokes the look of wood shake. Woodmoor shingles also boast great endurance—they come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty (for as long as you own your home), 110/130 MPH Wind Resistance Limited Warranty, and Algae Resistance Limited Warranty.
Thick, ruggedly beautiful Woodcrest® Shingles have a rustic, textured appearance to create the look of wood shakes. But their real appeal comes from their durability. And when used with color-matched Owens Corning™ Hip & Ridge Shingles, the architectural interest of the home is increased.
With a thickness, proportion and color selection reminiscent of natural slate, these Berkshire Collection Shingles make a unique, elegant statement. And the Berkshire Collection proves it’s as solid as it looks with a Limited Lifetime Warranty (for as long as you own your home) and 110/130 MPH Wind Resistance Warranty, and Algae Resistance Limited Warranty.
Grand Sequoia® Lifetime Designer Shingles make your home an integral part of the beauty surrounding it. Featuring a custom color palette and an unrivaled artisan-crafted design, Grand Sequoia® Shingles make a dramatic, sophisticated statement on a wide range of home styles.
Majestic and proud, crafted from nature’s design, Grand Canyon® Lifetime Shingles truly know no equal. They are the ultimate choice for a rugged wood-shake look, offering incredible depth and dimension that will astound even the most casual observer.
We’re proud to say that no other triple-layer asphalt shingle available today matches the thickness of our premium Glenwood® Shingles. Industry-leading, ultra-thick triple-layer construction provides maximum dimensionality. You can see the difference for yourself; there’s simply no comparison!
More homeowners and professional installers in North America rely on Timberline HD® Shingles than any other brand. They offer just the right combination of beauty, performance, and reliability in a genuine wood-shake look — and can help improve your home’s resale value. When you install Timberline HD® Shingles with Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, you’re getting rugged, dependable performance. And you’ll not only protect your most valuable asset — you’ll also beautify your home for years to come.
Timberline® ArmorShield™ II SBS Modified IR Shingles combine all the beauty of Timberline® Shingles with UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance. Their beauty is unlike any other, thanks to our proprietary shadow bands. Each shadow band is applied using a sophisticated, computer-controlled “feathering” technique. When combined with our randomly blended top layer, it results in a shingle with exceptional depth and dimension—and a striking look unmatched by any other brand.
Camelot® Shingles feature uncompromising performance and timeless beauty at a fraction of the cost of expensive slate or wood shakes. At only a fraction of the cost of traditional slate or wood shakes, these top-of-the-line asphalt shingles combine artisan-crafted shapes with oversized tabs and an ultra-dimensional profile to give your home a sophisticated beauty that is simply unmatched.
Camelot® II Shingles complete a home with their classic, artisan-crafted look — at a surprisingly affordable price. Designed after our top-of-the-line Camelot® Designer Shingles, Camelot® II Shingles offer a luxury look that complements your home’s exterior color scheme for only pennies-a-day more than standard architectural shingles. And they’re backed by a Lifetime ltd. warranty1 from GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer.
Stylish and surprisingly affordable, Woodland® Shingles are where modern technology meets old-world tradition. The custom color palette, designed exclusively for GAF by color industry expert Patricia Verlodt, features subtle blends with contrasting colors that are designed to enhance your home’s exterior and give it unexpected depth and beauty. So your roof will not only last— it’ll be the talk of your neighborhood! Woodland®.