types of gaf roofing shingles

Types of Roofing Shingles

To protect your home from damage, your shingles need to withstand rain, wind, hail, and more. But they should also add to your home's value and curb appeal.

Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material for residential properties because of their affordability, durability, and classic appearance. You can customize the color and style to suit your home.

GAF is one of the most well-known names when it comes to asphalt shingles. GAF provides traditional-looking asphalt shingles, as well as types that offer a more elevated look.

Here are some of the pros and cons of the most popular shingles from GAF.

Pros of GAF Timberline Roofing Shingles

Timberline HDZ Shingles are one of the most popular shingles on the market, made by GAF, an industry-leading manufacturer.

Easy Installation

Timberline HDZ Shingles feature LayerLock technology that makes installation faster and easier. The strike zone, where the nails are put into the shingle, is over 600% larger than other top shingles, making mistakes far less likely. Less labor is required to install them as well—installation times for LayerLock shingles are up to 30% faster than for other shingles.

Wind Warranty

Because of the advanced seal and bond created by LayerLock technology, Timberline HDZ Shingles offer a wind warranty with no maximum wind speed limit with a four-nail per shingle application. For comparison, GAF's previous model, the Timberline HD, has a 130 mph capacity with a six-nail per shingle application.

StainGuard Plus Algae Protection

Timberline HDZ Shingles use time-release copper instead of traditional algae-resistant copper coatings that wear down and become less effective over time. StainGuard Plus Algae Protection offers a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae discoloration.

Transferable Warranty

If you sell your home, the warranty can be transferred to the buyer, adding a great amount of value to your home.

The Difference Between GAF Timberline HDZ & UHDZ Shingles

Timberline Ultra High Definition Shingles are the upgraded version of Timberline HDZ Shingles. Both offer excellent durability, but UHDZ shingles offer a more textured look, more algae protection, and more wind protection.

Features of GAF Timberline HDZ Shingles

  • Class A fire resistance

  • Durability

  • Algae protection

Features of GAF Timberline UHDZ Shingles

  • Dual Shadow Line technology

  • 10% more zinc and copper to protect against algae

  • 20% thicker than HDZ shingles

Pros of the GAF Camelot II Shingles

GAF's Camelot II Shingles are designed to replicate the look of hand-cut European shingles. They have intricate design patterns and a unique color palette, giving your roof an elegant, classic look.


Camelot II Shingles offer the same aesthetic appeal as GAF's original Camelot Shingles but at a more affordable price point.

Improved Granule Adhesion

Camelot II Shingles feature DuraGrip adhesive technology, making them less likely to lose their granules and providing longer-lasting performance and color.

Wide Range of Colors

With a large range of color options, you can customize your shingles to match the look of your home.

Choose the Best Shingles for Your Home

The type of shingles you choose depends on your geographic location, the style of your home, and more. When you need residential roofing services, turn to the GAF-certified contractors at Northpoint Roofing. We provide free roof drone inspections to identify any vulnerabilities in your roofing system, and we can recommend ideal shingles for the look you want and the longevity you expect.

In addition to installing roofing materials backed by lifetime warranties from leading manufacturers like GAF, we also provide financing options for peace of mind if you need an unexpected roof replacement.

For all your roofing needs in Tennessee and Georgia, turn to Northpoint Roofing. Schedule your free roof drone inspection today.