What Is The Best Residential Roofing Shingle?

What Is The Best Residential Roofing Shingle?

You need a new roof. Is it a good or bad thing? You worry about the cost, but do you also think about the chance to select a look which gives your Denver-area home a facelift? Which roof shingles are the best? Here are tips to selecting the ideal shingle for your new roof.


Some fiberglass-asphalt shingles are sleek and keep a low profile. These are appropriate for modern homes with clean roof lines, such as GAF’s Slateline® or Royal Sovereign®.

French Country homes, or homes with steeper-pitched roofs and highly ornate exteriors, benefit from Owens Corning’s Duration Designer® line of deep-cut shingles, or their outstanding Berkshire® shingles cut to resemble slate.

A Fort Collins ranch home can be beautifully set off with GAF’s Grand Sequoia®, or Grand Canyon® shingles. You may also want to consider Owens Corning’s Oakridge® line, with subtle color variations and deep, architectural cuts.


A shingle has cut, color, and style. The style of a shingle also drives the price point, with the traditional, reliable three-tab shingle costing less than architectural shingles.


Sleek and priced to maximize coverage and minimize cost, three-tab shingles helped make shingles America’s #1 choice in residential roofing. They are unobtrusive, available in many colors, and perfect blends of beauty and value.


Architectural shingles are meant to make major visual statements. They are dimensional and stand out dramatically. They feature keystone cuts as with Owens Corning’s Duration Flex®, irregular cuts (GAF’s Grand Sequoia®), and corner-cut tabs (Owens Corning’s Berkshire® line).


A shingle’s color can compliment, highlight, or accent a home. If you prefer your roof to recede from attention, stick with neutral colors and muted grays. Owens Corning offers Driftwood and Antique Silver shingles.

If you want to be seen in the neighborhood, consider the bright accent colors of GAF’s Biscayne Blue or Patriot Red in their Timberline® series.

If you prefer to live in harmony with your landscape and surrounding trees, think of the wide array of greens and browns GAF and Owens Corning offers.


Surprisingly, cost should be your last consideration. The differences between the simplest three-tab shingle and the finest architectural shingle come out to pennies a day over the 20-year life span of your new roof.

Red Diamond Roofing can help you select the ideal fiberglass-asphalt shingle for your Denver-area home’s roof. Contact us today to arrange an in-home, no-pressure visit.

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