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5 Best Luxury Asphalt Shingles Of 2024

Posted on November 21, 2022

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The most popular roofing material is asphalt shingles, which are inexpensive and easy to install. However, not all roofing shingles are the same. We’ve found that some perform better than others. For example, architectural shingles perform better than 3-tab shingles, and luxury asphalt shingles outdo architectural shingles.

A. Fricker Roofing and Waterproofing has helped homeowners find the right luxury shingles to replace old roofing material for years. We’ve put together this list to help you find an option that will look great on your home while standing firm in high winds, heavy rain, and long periods of sun exposure.

We’ll explain each product and its unique features so you can choose the right one for your home!

What Are Luxury Asphalt Shingles? How Do They Differ?

Luxury asphalt shingles are the fanciest and highest quality type of asphalt shingles you can get for your roof. They are made to mimic expensive roofing materials like slate or cedar shakes, but they are still made of asphalt, which is more affordable.

The things that make luxury shingles so special are:

  • They look really good! They have a thick, dimensional design with different colors and patterns that mimic the appearance of slate tiles, wood shakes, or other high-end roofing.
  • Luxury shingles are thicker and tougher than regular asphalt shingles, so they can better withstand things like wind, hail, and debris hitting your roof.
  • While basic shingles may only last 10-15 years, luxury shingles can protect your roof for up to 30 years if they are properly maintained.
  • Of course, luxury shingles are the premium option, and they can cost about double the price of standard architectural shingles.

Our Top Picks For Luxury Asphalt Shingles

Our team is excited about the innovative asphalt roofing shingles available on the market today. These products’ durability and ease of use make them a great choice for any homeowner.

We’ve put together our top five luxury shingles recommendations worth checking out if you’re considering upgrading your roof.

👉 1. Grand Manor By CertainTeed

The Grand Manor multi-layered laminated shingle is one of CertainTeed’s heaviest shingles. Made with three layers of laminated shingles, this heavy-duty roofing material replicates the look of slate and comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s designed to handle all types of weather, so your home can be protected for years to come.

Features

  • Grand Manor shingles are composed of a fiberglass mat base, ceramic-coated mineral granules tightly embedded in asphalt, and laminated tabs attached with adhesive.
  • These CertainTeed luxury shingles are resistant to algae, which protects your roof from dark or black discoloration caused by blue-green algae.
  • It features random tabs and shadow lines, providing the depth and dimension of a natural slate roof without the high price.

Cost

Although CertainTeed Roofing brand products are slightly more expensive than those of other brands, a square of Grand Manor Shingles can be purchased for around $220-$245.

Colors

Grand manor colors by certainteed

Warranty

According to CertainTeed, they are offering the following warranties on their Grand Manor Shingles:

  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty.
  • 10-year SureStart™ warranty that provides 100% coverage for shingle replacement and the cost of labor.
  • 15-year StreakFighter® warranty against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae.
  • 15-year wind warranty up to 110 mph.

👉 2. Camelot® II By GAF

Your next roofing project could be a real eye-catcher with Camelot® II Shingles. Camelot® II shingles give your home the classic, artisan-crafted look of European architecture at an affordable price. These GAF Luxury shingles have oversized tabs inspired by the romance of European architecture and colors that create a unique look for every home.

Features

  • Camelot II® Lifetime Designer Shingles feature a bold, granule-surfaced design that is backed by a fiberglass-reinforced solid microweave core.
  • Designed with GAF’s Advanced Protection Shingle Technology, which is good for your home and the environment.
  • Each shingle is sealed with Dura Grip™ Adhesive, reducing the risk of shingle blow-off. Because these roof shingles are warranted to withstand wind gusts up to 130 mph, you can rest assured knowing your roof will endure.

Cost

GAF’s Camelot® II shingles are among the best options for luxury asphalt shingles, ranging from around $200 to $240 per square.

Colors

Gaf's camelot® ii shingles

Warranty

GAF offers the following limited warranties on its Camelot® II Shingles:

  • StainGuard Plus™ algae protection limited warranty for 25 years.
  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection for the first 10 years.
  • Highest roof fire rating of UL Class A.
  • Wind warranty coverage up to 130 mph with special installation.

👉 3. Berkshire By Owens Corning

If you want to achieve luxury and elegance in your home, consider installing Owens Corning Berkshire shingles. This premium shingle creates a look as expensive as it is beautiful to behold. The price tag may seem steep, but if you compare it to the price of slate tiles, you’ll see that this option is quite affordable.

Features

  • These laminated shingles have an 8 ⅜ by 8 ½ inch tab with shadow lines and a thickness, proportion, and color selection that make them an elegant choice.
  • Berkshire Shingles offer bold colors, a clean appearance, and a classic look.
  • StreakGuard™ algae resistance protection helps inhibit the growth of blue-green algae to keep your luxury shingles looking clean and inviting.

Cost

Owens Corning Berkshire shingles cost around $215 to $390 per square.

Colors

Berkshire by owens corning

Warranty

Owens Corning provides the following limited warranties for its Berkshire shingles:

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty.
  • Wind resistance is limited to up to 130 mph.
  • Algae resistance limited warranty for 10 years.
  • Tru PROtection® non-prorated limited warranty for 10 years.

👉 4. Belmont® By CertainTeed

When it comes to emulating the look of a classic slate roof, Belmont® luxury shingles hit the mark. Their layered construction, blended colors, and rich hues make them a stylish choice for homeowners interested in the natural beauty of slate roofs.

Features

  • These asphalt laminate shingles feature realistic slate coloration and contrasting shadow lines, giving your roof an eye-catching dimension.
  • Belmont is certified to meet the standards of UL, a leading safety organization. It comes with CertainTeed’s industry-leading warranty.
  • Belmont shingles are resistant to algae, which helps guard against staining or streaking caused by dark or black roof discoloration.

Cost

Belmont luxury shingles cost around $260 to $350 per square.

Colors

Belmont® by certainteed 

Warranty

According to CertainTeed, they are offering the following warranties on their Belmont Shingles:

  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects on

residential applications.

  • 15-year Street Fighter algae resistance warranty.
  • 10-year SureStart™ protection.
  • 15-year wind warranty up to 110 mph.
  • A wind warranty upgrade to 130 mph is available, but you need a CertainTeed starter and CertainTeed hip & ridge.
  • All colors are available in an impact-resistant version.

👉 5. StormMaster® Slate By Atlas

StormMaster® Slate Impact-Resistant shingles come in a wider range of styles than traditional asphalt roofing shingles, offering homeowners the unique opportunity to give their homes the look of slate while being versatile enough to match any style of architecture.

Features

  • StormMaster® Slate shingles feature Core4 technology and a Class 4 impact resistance, the highest rating available.
  • These beautiful asphalt shingles are built with high-performance technology and withstand winds up to 150 mph.
  • StormMaster® shingles come with Scotchgard Protector, which helps prevent black streaks caused by algae, so your roof will look beautiful for years.

Cost

The StormMaster® Slate shingles cover 33.3 square feet per bundle, costing around $105 to $156 per square.

Colors

Stormmaster® slate by atlas

Warranty

Atlas Roofing has provided the following limited warranties for its StormMaster shingles:

  • Limited wind warranty up to 130 mph.
  • A limited algae lifetime warranty backs Scotchgard™ Protector.
  • Atlas Premium Protection for a non-prorated period of 10 years.
  • A wind warranty for up to 15 years.
  • Lifetime limited warranty.

Finals Thoughts

As a ShingleMaster™ contractor, we always recommend CertainTeed’s luxury line of asphalt roofing shingles because we have seen the difference in quality between CertainTeed and other brands. Their luxury shingles are made from an advanced fiberglass, super-durable composition that resists wind and algae. At A. Fricker Roofing and Waterproofing, we’re proud to offer this great product to our clients in the Greater Tulsa Region, and we hope you’ll consider it too!

If you want to know more about luxury asphalt shingles, you should schedule a free consultation with one of our expert roofing contractors. We will happily show you how to get the best deal on your new roof and install the best shingles. Give us a call at (918) 402-7167.

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