Pinnacle Roofing recognizes that your home is one of the most important investments you will make, and we want to assist you in picking the right products for your project that will perform well and offer years of protection. Pinnacle Roofing is committed to staying current with the roofing industry by attending training sessions and seminars offered by roofing manufacturers. We also stay in direct and continual contact with roofing product representatives. As a result, many of our customers rely upon our knowledge base to pick the right products.

The sections below will give an overview of the different roofing products available and our recommendations.

Asphalt Shingles

Shingles made from an asphalt/fiberglass blend are the most common type installed on residential homes.  Due to their prevalence, a variety of options are available for purchase, which can make it difficult for consumers to know which shingle product to choose for their home.  Because shingle manufacturers now refer to their products as limited lifetime it can be difficult to distinguish the quality of one brand over another.  To aid in this process, we have broken out asphalt shingles into the following three categories of:

  1. Three tab shingles
  2. Architectural laminated shingles (standard and impact resistant)
  3. Designer and luxury shingles

The sections below will provide more information about the options available within each category and which brands we recommend.  For more detailed and or specific information about a particular shingle type or brand we recommend visiting the shingle manufacture’s website, or contacting your Pinnacle Roofing Professional. We have also compiled some manufacturer shingle information directly on our site here.

Three tab shingles

3-Tab shingles are the most basic and least expensive asphalt shingles available. These shingles have little dimension, and have a rectangular shape.  We install these shingles the least and in most cases we recommend customers install the architectural laminated shingle style as they are generally a better value for the price.


Architectural laminated shingles

The laminated shingle (also called heritage and composite) is the most common shingle style selected by consumers. These shingles provide more dramatic shadow lines and mimic the look of natural roofing materials. Most architectural roof shingles are made of layers of heavy fiberglass or asphalt as the base/core layers and then mineral granules are used on top for texture and visual interest.  Due to the vast amount of shingles offered in the architectural laminated style, we have summarized them into two primary categories of standard (like a 30 year shingle) and impact resistant (like a 50 year).

Standard: These shingle brands are equivalent to a 30-year shingle. These shingles look great, have a variety of color options, and perform well at an affordable price point.  We recommend the following brands for architectural laminated shingles and have rated them in order by Best, Better, and Good.  More information about each specific shingle listed below can be found here on our website or by visiting the manufacturer website directly.

Best Malarkey Highlander: Pinnacle Roofing is a Residential Certified Contractor with Malarkey

Better Certainteed Landmark: Pinnacle Roofing is a Shingle Master with Certainteed

Good IKO Cambridge: Pinnacle Roofing is an IKO Certified Contractor


Luxury Shingles

The luxury shingle is one of the most expensive categories of asphalt shingles.  Though terminology may be different depending on the manufacturer, we are defining a luxury shingle as shingles that are made to resemble cedar shake.  Over time, the installation of cedar shake shingles has greatly diminished; this is because many homeowners do not like the higher insurance premiums due to the greater liability from fire or lightning strikes. The shingle most commonly substituted for cedar shakes is called the Presidential shingle. This shingle was created by Certainteed Manufacturing and though many other manufacturers have their own version of the presidential shingle, Certainteed Manufacturing was the first to create the shingle and market it.  Now, similar to what happened with Kleenexes (having a brand name we refer to multiple tissue products as), the name Presidential is used to describe the luxury cedar look shingle.  In many cases neighborhood covenants will require that homeowners must put on a Certainteed Presidential roof if they are replacing cedar shakes, and will generally require weathered wood color.  As a result, we install the Certainteed Presidential shingle the most often for luxury shingles.

Designer Shingles

We are defining designer shingles as asphalt shingles that have a unique shape, color and or overall design. Since, designer shingles are based more on preference and home appearance, we did not include any recommendations. Be aware that designer shingles often are not made to the same standards as luxury shingles and may be at the same price point, but not rated to last as long.


Our Credentials

Pinnacle Roofing recognizes that the industry is constantly changing and evolving, and as a result is committed to the continuous improvement of our knowledge base.  Below is a list of some of the programs we participate in, and or credentials we have received.

LEED Accredited Professional BD+C -Training in sustainable building practices


Chief Building Certified – Training in the installation of commercial metal buildings

OSHA 10 hour training- Training in proper job site safety practices


Certainteed Master Shingle Program – Completed Manufacturer test on proper shingle installation applications and adheres to install manual guidelines.


Malarkey Certified Residential Contractor- Completed Manufacturer test on proper shingle installation applications and adheres to install manual guidelines.


IKO Shield Pro Plus Contractor- Adheres to install manual guidelines for manufacturer and participates in their exclusive Contractor program.

 
Mastic Training – Training in proper siding installation practices for mastic vinyl and hardboard siding products.

Trusted Partners

Over the years, Pinnacle Roofing has built relationships with manufacturers, and suppliers that providing quality materials and services. Many of our customers rely upon our knowledge base to pick the right product or service. A few of our trusted partners are listed below: