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Extreme Roof Makeover! Get this look!

photo from http://abc.go.com/shows/extreme-makeover-home-edition/photo-details/joplin-families/911528/914740One of the homes in Joplin, MO, which was rebuilt by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, after a devastating tornado was topped off with Wood Shake-Look Shingles. The shape and coloring of this type of composition shingle is made to resemble a wood shake. If you like this look, there are many options for how to get it:

Cedar Shake installation in progress, by Lone-Star Roof Systems.

Option 1:Real Wood Shakes by Turada, $$$$ – ★★★★★

This option is pricey but also the best quality. These hardwood shingles are native to the tropics and naturally resistant to moisture, insects, and decay[1]. This is also the most natural option as it is untreated wood and does not use fuel byproducts such as asphalt used in composition shingles.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Option 2: Stone-Coated Steel by Decra, $$$★★★★

Stone coated steel looks similar to composition shingles (aka asphalt shingles) but offers the durability and longevity of steel. Decra products carry a Class A fire safety rating and a Class 4 UL2218 Impact resistance rating. This means they are non-combustible and highly resistant to hail damage.  Pictured is Decra Shake XD product in Antique Chestnut.  Click here for more information

photo from Decra.com

 

Option 3:  Designer Composition Shingles by GAF*, $$$★★★

photo from GAF.com

Composition shingles cover about 90% of roofs in America. They are an economical product and come in a variety of styles and colors, some of which mimic other materials such as wood shakes or slate. GAF offers a designer shingle product called Grand Sequoia, pictured here in the Shakewood color. The large shingles and strategic cut give the dimensional effect of wood shakes at a fraction of the cost. Designer shingles are more appealing than lifetime shingles but of comparable quality. Click here to see this product in GAF visualizer.

 

 

 

 

Option 4: Lifetime Compositions Shingles by GAF*, $$★★★

This is the actual brand and type of shingle featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. For this look, GAF offers Timberline HD shingles in Shakewood, as pictured. The light color and special fading of these shingles alludes to the texture of real wood shakes and adds a great finish to any house.  Click here for more information on composition shingles.

photo from GAF.com

*When installed by a Certified Master Elite contractor such as Lone-Star Roof Systems, GAF Lifetime and Designer shingles can carry a deluxe lifetime warranty which is one of the best in the roofing industry. For more information about warranties click here.

 


[1] According to http://www.superiorshingles.com/products.htm

 

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1511 South Texas Avenue, #172
College Station, TX 77840

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722 Peach Creek Cut Off, Ste. 100
College Station, TX 77845

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Rowlett, TX 75088

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Houston, TX 77069

 

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