Chicagoland Residential Shingle Roofing
Architectural shingles are one of the most common shingle roofing products used throughout the Chicagoland area because of their durability and affordability. Architectural shingles are manufactured with multiple layers of asphalt fused on top of each other. The result is a richer, multidimensional quality that looks a bit like wood or slate roofing. Architectural shingles come in a wide variety of colors to match the exterior decor of any home.
Replacing a roof is inevitable – changing the color or style of your shingles is a great way to put a personal touch on your home and add real value. Matrix Exteriors only uses quality products from GAF and CertainTeed. When installing these products we use the corresponding components that work together to give you the best roofing system available. Contact Us today for a free, no-obligation estimate.
Top-Quality Shingles from GAF & CertainTeed
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GAF Timberline HDZ Shingles
A Timberline HDZ® roof is so much more than shingles. It’s layers of protection, working together to help keep your home safe from rain, snow, sun, and wind. Timberline HDZ® Shingles are America’s best selling roof shingle because of their excellent quality and variety of color options. Timberline HDZ® Shingles also feature GAF Time-Release Algae-Fighting Technology, for long-lasting algae-fighting power, and come with a 25-year StainGuard Plus™ Algae Protection Limited Warranty against blue-green algae discoloration.
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GAF Timberline HDZ Shingles
GAF Designer Shingles
GAF Grand Sequoia Shingles
Artisan-crafted shapes combined with oversized tabs result in a sophisticated beauty unmatched by typical shingles. Some homes, like some people, were made for a natural setting. They feel deeply connected to the mountains, or the desert, or the shore. They convey a strong sense of place, as if they’d always been there. Grand Sequoia® Lifetime Designer Shingles make your home an integral part of the beauty surrounding it. Featuring a custom color palette and an unrivaled artisan-crafted design, Grand Sequoia® Shingles make a dramatic, sophisticated statement on a wide range of home styles.
GAF Woodland Shingles
The stylish look of hand-cut European shingles with 21st-century style at an incredibly affordable price. Stylish and surprisingly affordable, Woodland® Shingles are where modern technology meets old-world tradition. The custom color palette, designed exclusively for GAF by color industry expert Patricia Verlodt, features subtle blends with contrasting colors that are designed to enhance your home’s exterior and give it unexpected depth and beauty. So your roof will not only last— it’ll be the talk of your neighborhood!
GAF Residential Shingle Roofing Brochures
CertainTeed Shingle Options & Available Colors
CertainTeed shingles are backed by 100+ years of manufacturing excellence. From product design and engineering, all the way through to final delivery, CertainTeed remains dedicated to providing the industry with reliable, high-quality roofing that offers long-term beauty and value.
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CertainTeed Landmark Shingles
For homeowners seeking true peace of mind, Landmark® shingles are the high-quality, reliable choice for beautifying and protecting a home. With a dual-layered design that emulates the dimensionality of true wood shake, Landmark asphalt shingles offer the heaviest weight and widest array of color options in their class, allowing you to create or re-create the ideal look for your home with confidence. Backed by a 100+ year legacy of trusted manufacturing performance, all Landmark shingles include CertainTeed’s industry-leading, lifetime-limited warranty.
CertainTeed Landmark Pro Shingles
Landmark PRO provides the reliable quality of Landmark, along with greater durability and eye-catching Max Def colors. Engineered with two laminated layers to replicate the dimensional appearance of true wood shake, Landmark PRO offers peace-of-mind on projects that call for a premier aesthetic at an affordable price. Backed by a 100+ year legacy of trusted performance, all Landmark PRO shingles include CertainTeed’s industry-leading, lifetime-limited warranty.
CertainTeed Landmark ClimateFlex Shingles
The latest innovation to CertainTeed’s trusted Landmark® product family, Landmark ClimateFlex® combines the beauty and dimensionality of wood shake roofing with the durable performance of polymer-modified asphalt. This results in a high-quality designer shingle that offers enhanced resistance to damaging hail, superior surface granule adhesion, and all-weather performance to protect a home year-round in any climate. The rubberizing aspects of ClimateFlex technology also provides cold-weather-friendly pliability, allowing contractors to handle and install Landmark ClimateFlex in low temperatures that make standard shingles stiff and brittle.
CertainTeed Highland Slate Shingles
CertainTeed’s Highland Slate has the look, texture and tone of natural slate with dark shadow lines to accentuate curb appeal. Each tab is individually colored to provide a rich, deep, hue, and its four-across tab design delivers telling color and contrast.
The weave, pattern and fleck of natural slate is in the essence of the character that Highland Slate brings to your roof. With six premium color blends, Highland Slate is a smooth finish to rugged protection.
Highland Slate is backed by a lifetime limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects on residential applications.
Protect yourself against the elements with the old-world affordable luxury of Highland Slate.
CertainTeed NorthGate ClimateFlex Shingles
NorthGate ClimateFlex designer shingles offer the beauty and dimensionality of wood shake roofing in the form of a durable, polymer-modified asphalt. This results in high-quality roofing that offers enhanced resistance to damaging hail and superior surface granule adhesion (compared to standard asphalt shingles), as well as all-weather performance that protects a home year-round in any climate.
CertainTeed Presidential Shake Shingles
The founding father of wood shake replicas, Presidential Shake established it all. The top tier performance of asphalt, the curb appeal of hand-split cedar shake roofing, and the unwavering quality of CertainTeed.
- An intricate shingle design that creates an architecturally beautiful roof
- A rich color palette to enhance and complement any home exterior
- Less expensive than real wood shake, and practically maintenance free
CertainTeed Presidential Shake TL Shingles
Presidential Shake TL, the luxury shingle with the look of cedar shakes and the performance of one of the finest composition roofing solutions in the industry.
- Three layers of material for the industry’s thickest, toughest and heaviest shingle
- Sculpted tabs provide the look and beauty of old-world wood shake, but with better performance
- Available at a fraction of the cost of natural wood shakes
- Unique and rich color selection with options for all tastes
CertainTeed Carriage House Shingles
From the sweep of a Victorian frame to the symmetry of a Colonial gable, the preservation of timeless architecture accented by steeply pitched roofs is a hallmark of the Carriage House luxury shingle. Carriage House has been painstakingly designed to evoke a unique, hand-crafted look. Equal measures of craftsmanship and architectural creativity are at play in this shingle. With cut-away corners and wide, dark shadow lines, Carriage House creates a one-of-a-kind look of scalloped-edge natural slate—offering the perfect roofline for your home. And the level of protection provided by Carriage House’s super-heavyweight construction makes for a perfect pitch.
CertainTeed Belmont Slate Shingles
When it comes to replicating the authentic appearance of natural slate, Belmont® truly hits the mark. This luxury shingle’s layered construction and blended coloration – which includes rich hues and high-contrast shadow lines – emulate the classic slate roof look. Made from top-grade roofing asphalt that is reinforced with a strong fiberglass base mat, Belmont is built to endure, and comes backed by CertainTeed’s industry-leading lifetime limited manufacturer warranty.
- Class A fire resistance
- 110 mph wind resistance, upgradable to 130 mph
- Class IV impact resistant options available (central U.S. only)
- 15-year StreakFighter® algae resistance warranty
CertainTeed Grand Manor Slate Shingles
Some roofs say more about you; about your style; about the home that uniquely showcases your life. Grand Manor says it all with a style and grace that is exceptional from every angle. The best of the best, an ideal choice for homes with great steep sloped roofs.
- Randomly placed tabs have shadow lines that provide the wonderful depth and dimension of a natural slate roof
- Authentic depth and dimension of natural slate
CertainTeed Residential Shingle Roofing Brochures
- CertainTeed Landmark Shingle Brochure
- CertainTeed Highland Slate Shingle Brochure
- CertainTeed NorthGate ClimateFlex Shingle Brochure
- CertainTeed Presidential Shingle Brochure
- CertainTeed Carriage House Shingle Brochure
- CertainTeed Belmont Slate Shingle Brochure
- CertainTeed Grand Manor Slate Shingle Brochure
Architectural vs. 3-Tab Shingles: Is Cheaper Better?
Asphalt shingles are a roofing staple all over North America by dint of their low upfront cost and easy installation. They are currently the most significant player in the roofing market, outpacing all other roofing materials by a considerable margin. Asphalt shingles are manufactured in two different types: three-tab and architectural.
Three-tab shingles are distinguished by cutouts—tabs—made along their long lower edge. The result, says Joan Crowe, a technical services director for the National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA), is that “each shingle looks like three separate pieces when installed, but it’s only one.” Three-tab shingles have been around a long time and are still the most economical and most popular shingle today.
Architectural asphalt shingles contain no cutouts, but their lower portions are laminated with an additional asphalt layer. This creates the contoured, dimensional look that gives them their name. Asphalt sealant bonds the layers, reinforcing the shingles’ waterproof capability. Though durable, architectural shingles are not recommended for low-sloping roofs, which are more vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
Although the difference between three-tab and architectural shingles seems superficial, roofers consider the latter a more high-end roofing product. The price difference reflects this, with architectural shingles costing 20% to 40% percent more than three-tab shingles—a difference that can mean up to $1500 more for larger roofs.
But are architectural shingles worth the extra cost? The Answer Is Yes, Unequivocally Yes. Here’s why:
- Architectural shingles can be made to resemble premium roofing materials like cedar and slate and are better able to hide imperfections on the roof surface.
- Architectural shingles are nearly twice as thick as three-tab shingles and are therefore more durable and less vulnerable to curling.
- Weight and wind resistance. Three-tab shingles usually weigh 240 lbs per square and are rated for wind speeds up to 60 mph; architectural shingles weigh 340-440 lbs per square and are rated for wind speeds up to 80-120 mph.
- Manufacturer’s warranties. Twenty-five years for three-tab, 40 to 50 years for architectural.
So is it cheaper better? The answer will depend on how you look at things. Three-tab shingles are more affordable upfront, but throughout your roof’s lifetime, architectural shingles can cost less.