Found in eight out of ten homes in the US, asphalt shingles are easily the most popular roofing installed by local roofers. This material gained its popularity for its tried-and-tested durability, energy efficiency and overall appearance. But did you know that there’s an even better version of this already excellent roofing option? Check out Timberline® shingles from GAF.
Timberline – A Step above Asphalt Shingles
Timberline roofing shingles serve as an improved version of the people’s favorite roofing material. Each shingle is thicker than your typical asphalt shingle and designed to look more like natural wooden shakes. The extra thickness also gives Timberline shingles the benefit of having better durability, increasing their long term value.
Timeless Timberline Look
Regular shingles tend to lose their aesthetic appeal after some years due to the presence of algal growths on the surface. To prevent this from happening, roofers apply commercial roof coatings on the surface to kill off the algae before they have a chance to grow and create unsightly streaks. Timberline shingles already have a form of protection against algae in the form of StainGuard® protection, eliminating the need to apply coating.
Since Timberline shingles are built thicker than regular shingles, they also offer better protection against certain factors such as wind and impact damage. Our shingles can withstand strong winds of up to 130 miles per hour, making them tough enough to survive most storms and hurricanes. Timberline shingles also have a class A fire rating, making them an ideal choice for homes in fire-prone areas.
Better for Nature
Each Timberline shingle is designed to minimize its effect on the environment. The shingles are mostly made of recycled material, and they can be repurposed into asphalt road fillers at the end of their life spans instead of being sent to the landfill once providers of residential roofing services remove them from the roof. This minimizes the community’s overall waste output and demand for fresh raw materials that would require tapping into natural resources.
Get a Timberline shingle roof from us. Empire Contractors LLC. is the leading source of GAF roofing products in Cincinnati, OH. Call us at (513) 409-0880 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.