If you are on a limited budget but still want the durability of a great shingle, your best bet is to choose the Royal Sovereign three-tab shingle, the most economical of all GAF Elk shingles. A single layer of roofing material provides the basic protection, comes with a 25 year warranty and also carries the approval you associate with the Good Housekeeping Seal.
Basically, shingles can be broken down into two categories, organic and fiberglass shingles. Many people fail to understand this difference. The organic part is restricted to the mat underneath and both types use asphalt in varying quantities. Organic mats are made from recycled paper rolled to form a felt mat and require more asphalt to add strength to the mat.
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Fiberglass mats on the other hand are not only inherently stronger and require less asphalt, they also have a UL Class A fire rating. Fiberglass shingles provide year round long term protection in almost all climates. It is because of the fiberglass that manufacturers are able to provide warranties that may be for anywhere between 25 and 50 years depending upon the whether you buy a basic brand or a high-end brand.
GAF Elk shingles are known for quality and rated among the best asphalt fiberglass strip shingles as the company has total control over the entire process, from making fiberglass mats to making and manufacturing micro weave core for its different brands of GAF Elk shingles. GAF Materials Corporation is also the largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer in North America. Its steep slope roofing systems are marketing under the GAF Elk brand and low slope solutions under the GAF brand. Under each category there is a comprehensive catalog of products to suit every pocket; from basic GAF Elk shingles to Lifetime Designer shingles.
The Advanced Protection technology used for making GAF Elk shingles provides superior protection, durability and wind resistance. In addition, the company supports the building industry through an education initiative, Centre for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. Its ability to overcome challenges that impact the roofing industry and deliver high-quality and competitively priced roofing solutions has earned GAF Elk shingles many laurels from America’s best builders.
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There are two brands under the three-tab category of GAF Elk shingles; Marquis WeatherMax and Royal Sovereign. The Royal Sovereign is more popular and preferred choice of homeowners looking for superior protection that GAF Elk shingles are known for and simplicity and beauty of traditional shingles. It gives the roof a flat and clean look and an even curb. It has the highest fire rating possible, Class A, from Underwriters Laboratories, giving homeowners the peace of mind for many years. At the same time, it is the most economically priced roofing shingle in the market today.
The Royal Sovereign will not only add appeal to the looks of your house but also stand you in good stead for years to come. Each shingle is secured tightly with a special adhesive and will not blow off in heavy winds. The vivid and vibrant colors of Royal Sovereign GAF Elk shingles look clean and classy and will not fade after years of use.