Asphalt shingles are preferred options for residential roofs due to their resilient structure and durability across various climates. ...
Asphalt shingles are preferred options for residential roofs due to their resilient structure and durability across various climates. They are also affordable and can last up to 30 years on average.
Tamko and GAF top the list of popular roofing companies in the United States. Both companies are makers of asphalt roof shingles with varying specialty lines. This article will provide contrasting insight into the collections; Tamko Heritage® Vintage® and GAF Timberline® HD, based on 4 major criteria-
Materials and Construction, Wind Resistance, Fire Rating and Warranty.
- Materials & Construction - Tamko Heritage® Vintage vs ®GAF Timberline HD®
Made with laminated asphalt, Tamko Heritage® Vintage® shingles are manufactured with a distinct mix of granule and unique colors. Laminated shingles have multiple layers of material with a solid base for depth of appearance. The shingles have a dimensional appearance created by its different cuts and shapes. Tamko’s shingles have alignment notches for ease of application, alongside moisture-resistant asphalt coating and self-sealing asphalt on the underside.
Made with fiberglass asphalt, the core of GAF Timberline® HD shingles is wrapped in asphalt to make it moisture-resistant. Their Advanced Protection® shingles is fortified with limestone to make it windproof. GAF shingles have superior shadow effect amidst a unique blend of colors to give it a dimensional look. The shingles are layered with StainGuard® Protection for durability and sealed tightly with DuraGrip™ to reduce the possibility of shingle blow-off.
- Wind Resistance - Tamko Heritage® Vintage® vs GAF Timberline HD®
Resistance to wind is an important factor to consider when purchasing asphalt singles, particularly if you reside in Texas and its environs. You need to be sure that the roof can hold up against stormy gales.
The ASTM International, a standards organization charged with the technical standards for roofing materials among other products, has the ASTM D7158 as its criteria for measuring wind resistance of asphalt shingles against uplift forces. This standard is designated by class G (up to 90 mph), class D (up to 120 mph), and class H (up to 150 mph). The ASTM D3161 on the other hand, tests the ability of interlocking shingles to resist winds. This standard is categorized as Class A for resisting wind velocity of 60 mph, Class D for resisting velocity of 90 mph and Class F for resisting wind velocity of 110 mph.
The Tamko Heritage® Vintage® and GAF Timberline HD® are both in accordance with the ASTM D7158 /Class H wind resistance standards, and also meet the ASTM D3161 Class F wind resistance standards making them a best in class roofing material.
- Fire Rating - Tamko Heritage® Vintage® vs GAF Timberline® HD
Building materials should be able to bear mild to moderate fires that originate within or outside a building. UL as an international safety certification company, specifies the guidelines that determine the fire-resistance ability ratings for roofs. This is defined with a rating of A, B, and C, with A as the most resistant.
The Tamko Heritage® Vintage® and GAF Timberline HD® both meet the UL 790 Class A fire resistance standards which states that “Class A roof coverings are effective against severe fire test exposures.”
- Warranty - Tamko Heritage® Vintage® vs GAF Timberline HD®
The exact durability of shingles is difficult to predict as different buildings age differently. However, Tamko Heritage Woodgate® shingles have a lifetime limited warranty, a 10-year Full Start period, and 10-year algae cleaning limited warranty. GAF Timberline HD® asphalt shingles on the other hand, have a lifetime limited warranty as well as a Stainguard® Protection against algae.