Roofing shingles are an important part of many structures, and it goes without saying that there are some good ones and some bad ones. It is important to note that shingles can affect the final look and overall quality of your roofing, so pick carefully.
Roofing contractors have compiled this list by comparing roofing shingles in terms of weight, packaging, pull test, nailing zone, true coverage, consistency, reputation trends, granule loss, and the ability to review their manufacturers.
While this is not a grading, the five roofing shingles manufacturers that come most recommended are Pinnacle, Iko Dynasty, Malarkey Highlander and Malarkey Vista, and BD Vangard as well as OC duration.
The five shingles manufacturers who can improve in general in terms of the ratings from different categories are Tamko Heritage, Pabco Premier, Iko Cambridge, Timberline HDZ, and Certainteed.
Note that these ratings are subject to change over time as the manufacturers improve on pain points voiced by both contractors and homeowners as was the case for BP Vangard, Ika Dynasty, and Timberline HDZ.
If you are trying to make the best decision in terms of roofing materials to use or any construction material, always remember that contractors can help you out as they have dealt with a variety of materials. They can guide you on what to go for depending on different factors like the climate in your area, your budget, and others, so seek help from a contractor whenever possible.