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Atlas Roofing vs GAF asphalt roofing shingles

Analyzing the differences between Atlas Roofing and GAF asphalt roofing shingles

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GAF and Atlas Roofing manufacture asphalt roofing shingles for use in a wide range of climates and conditions. Both companies offer a variety of styles and colors, making it possible to easily match roofing trim, stucco and siding. Completing this type of project can help increase your home's value and may even help you qualify for insurance discounts or energy-saving program credits.

GAF produces 3-tab shingles for customers who want a stylish look at an affordable price. The Marquis WeatherMax shingles have a 30-year limited warranty and a wind warranty covering winds up to 80 miles per hour. These fiberglass shingles are coated with asphalt, making them more durable than other types of shingles. Available colors include charcoal, autumn brown, weathered gray and golden cedar. Color availability varies by location, so ask your contractor if your desired color is available before you decide to install roofing materials.

GAF also produces Timberline laminated architectural shingles. Products in this line include Timberline Ultra HD, Timberline Natural Shadow, Timberline HD and Timberline American Harvest.

Timberline Ultra HD shingles are available in the following colors:GAF Timberline shingles

  • Barkwood
  • Charcoal
  • Fox hollow gray
  • Hunter green
  • Pewter gray
  • Shakewood
  • Weathered wood
  • Slate
  • Biscayne
  • Hickory
  • Patriot red
  • Timberline gray


These shingles are the thickest ones produced by GAF. Using such a thick shingle may increase the market value of your home, as thick shingles are attractive and resist weather damage better than cheaper shingles do.

Timberline Natural Shadow shingles are high-performance shingles that can make your home look more attractive. These shingles have an adhesive seal that reduces the risk of blowoff in high winds. GAF offers a lifetime limited warranty on Timberline Natural Shadow shingles. Available colors include hickory, charcoal, shakewood, barkwood, weathered wood and slate.

Timberline HD shingles are architectural shingles colored with high-definition blends. These shingles also make use of a shadow effect, which helps them mimic the look of genuine wood shake shingles. Timberline HD shingles have the highest fire rating available.

Homeowners can choose from the following colors:

  • Barkwood
  • Mission brown
  • Hunter green
  • Oyster gray
  • Patriot red
  • Weathered wood
  • Slate
  • Pewter gray
  • Williamsburg slate
  • Shakewood

Atlas Roofing manufactures 3-tab shingles and shingles that mimic the look of slate and wood shake. The 3-tab shingles are sold under the GlassMaster name. These shingles are durable and have a 30-year limited warranty. They also come in a wide variety of colors, making it easier to match your new roof to existing trim.

Atlas Roofing asphalt shinglesThe StormMaster Slate shingles have the look of slate without the hefty price tag. Atlas Roofing coats these shingles with Scotchgard, which protects against streaking and staining caused by algae growth. These large-format shingles are ideal for most home designs.

Atlas Roofing produces two shake-style shingles. Both have a Scotchgard coating and a lifetime limited warranty. The StormMaster Shake shingles are manufactured with an additive that makes them more durable and better able to resist damage. They also have the highest fire rating possible, so they resist fire damage better than organic shingles do, which are made with waste paper.

When you request a roofing estimate, make sure you are working with an experienced contractor. The Reply! service can help you identify reputable roofers in your area, allowing you to reduce your roofing cost without sacrificing quality. Whether you choose asphalt roofing shingles from GAF or Atlas Roofing, replacing your shingles can help you increase the value of your home.

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Dale Eklund is a former construction manager with more than 20 years of experience building, remodeling and landscaping homes. To share home improvement ideas, find him on Google+.