Metro Atlanta Roofing Options

by Nate on June 21, 2011

Metro Atlanta Roofing Options

There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof system. Of course, cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important, too. The right roof system for your home or building is one that balances these five considerations. The following roofing products commonly are used for steep-slope structures.

Asphalt shingles possess an overwhelming share of the U.S. steep-slope roofing market and can be reinforced with organic or fiberglass materials. Although asphalt shingles reinforced with organic felts have been around much longer, fiberglass-reinforced products now dominate the market.

Organic shingles consist of a cellulose-fiber (i.e., wood) base that is saturated with asphalt and coated with colored mineral granules.
Fiberglass shingles consist of a fiberglass mat, top-and-bottom layers of asphalt, and mineral granules.

Asphalt shingles’ fire resistances, like most other roofing materials, are categorized by Class A, B or C. Class A signifies the most fire-resistant; Classes B and C denote less fire resistance. Generally, most fiberglass shingles have Class A fire ratings, and most organic shingles have Class C ratings.

A shingle’s reinforcement has little effect on its appearance. Organic and fiberglass products are available in laminated (architectural) grades that offer a textured appearance. Zinc or copper-coated ceramic granules also can be applied to organic or fiberglass products to protect against algae attack, a common problem in warm, humid parts of the United States. Both types of shingles also are available in a variety of colors.

Regardless of their reinforcing type and appearance, asphalt shingles’ physical characteristics vary significantly. When installing asphalt shingles, NRCA recommends use of shingles that comply with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards-ASTM D 225 for organic shingles and ASTM D 3462 for fiberglass shingles. These standards govern the composition and physical properties of asphalt shingles; not all asphalt shingles on the market comply with these standards. If a shingle product complies with one of these standards, it is typically noted in the manufacturer’s product literature and on the package wrapper.


CertainTeed Asphalt Shingles

CertainTeed offers a broad array of asphalt shingles in various shapes, colors and styles. The company has been an industry leader in color innovation with complex color blending technology and the introduction of bold designer shingle colors such as variegated reds, blues and greens. The most popular are the Luxury and Premium Shingles that emulate the look of wood, slate and other natural materials.

Landmark Series

Landmark Series gives you choices for the level of durability you want:

Landmark Premium: Lifetime warranty Landmark: 30-year warranty


Landmark Series offers you several advantages:


Striking Looks: Thanks to soft shadow lines, a random tab design and a patented color blending process, Landmark performs the amazing. It gives your roof the classic shades and dimensional appearance of natural wood or slate.


Durable Construction: Landmark shingles vary by weight and thickness. The heavier you choose, the more durable and dimensional-looking your roof will be. But whichever shingle you pick, be assured that it’s built on the industry’s toughest fiberglass mat and the strongest materials available.


Something Extra:  For the highest durability and dimensional style, ask about the triple-layer Landmark TL Ultimate in our luxury line of shingles. And, we also offer Landmark with StreakFighter™ to protect your roof from the streaking caused by airborne algae (available in select areas).


XT 25

When the going gets extra-tough, the extra-smart builder gets . An exceptionally durable fiberglass-based 3-tab shingle with a high tear strength rating.  

225 lbs. per square

25-year limited, transferable warranty 5-year  

SureStart™ protection 

U.L. certified to meet ASTM D3462  

StreakFighter protection available in some areas  

Available Nationwide except in the Northwest and Southwest sales regions  

Formerly Seal King® 25 in the Northeast sales region   


In addition to Landmark and XT, CertainTeed carries a wide variety of asphalt shingles.

TAMKO Asphalt Shingles

The Heritage® Series is TAMKO’s premier line of laminated asphalt shingles. Striking color palettes and superior performance under the

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