Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers List & Website Directory

By Roof Online Staff • Last updated April 9, 2024

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Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers
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Asphalt shingles are the most popular residential roofing material in North America. They are known for their affordability, light weight, and ease of installation, making them the automatic go-to roofing material for many homeowners and builders.

What are Asphalt Shingles?

Asphalt shingles consist of a base reinforcement mat coated with asphalt and surfaced on one side with mineral granules. The reinforcement mat these days is made out of fiberglass (older shingles may have a cellulose mat), which provides strength, tear resistance, and dimensional stability for the shingle. The asphalt provides waterproofing, while the granules offer color options, UV protection, and additional durability.

Types of Asphalt Shingles

  1. Three-Tab Shingles: These are the original and most economical type, made from a single layer of shingle stock. They have a flat appearance and are distinguished by the cutouts, slots, or “tabs” in the visible half of the shingle, which make the shingles look like they are made of three separate smaller pieces that are the same size as traditional wood or slate shingles.
  2. Architectural Shingles: Also known as dimensional or laminate shingles, these are thicker and heavier than three-tab shingles due to multiple layers of asphalt shingle stock. They offer a more varied, dimensional look similar to wood or slate, along with better durability (and longer warranties).
  3. Luxury Shingles: These are the highest-quality laminated shingles, providing a superior aesthetic resembling natural slate or cedar shake roofs. They can be significantly more expensive than the other two types, but they also offer the longest service life, best impact and wind resistance, and best warranties among asphalt shingles.

Important Considerations Before Buying

  • Climate Suitability: Check that asphalt shingles are suitable for your local climate, considering factors like temperature extremes, humidity, wind, and potential for hail or snow.
  • Warranty: Look for products with strong warranties that cover both materials and workmanship if possible, and understand what is required to maintain the warranty.
  • Energy Efficiency: Some asphalt shingles are manufactured with “cool roof” granule surfaces that reflect more sunlight, reducing cooling costs in hot climates. These “cool” shingles may qualify for tax rebates.
  • Local Building Codes and HOA Rules: Verify that the shingles comply with local building codes and any homeowners association (HOA) requirements in your area. Acceptable shingle colors in particular are often covered by HOA regulations.
  • Color and Style: Choose a color and style that complements your home’s architecture and fits your personal preference.

Importance of a Good Manufacturer

Choosing a reputable and experienced asphalt shingle manufacturer is important for several reasons:

  • Quality Assurance: Established manufacturers are more likely to produce high-quality, consistent products that meet or exceed industry standards. It’s fairly easy for sloppy manufacturers to compromise their asphalt shingles in the factory, as the asphalt needs to be kept within a tight and closely-monitored temperature window during application to ensure the expected service life of the final product.
  • Innovation and Options: Leading manufacturers often offer a wider range of colors, styles, and innovative features, such as improved wind resistance, algae resistance, and UV-resistance.
  • Warranty Support: Reputable manufacturers provide better warranties and are more likely to honor warranty claims, providing peace of mind and protection for your roof investment.
  • Technical Support and Resources: Reputable manufacturers will have technical departments that offer installation and repair guidance and other resources for both installation professionals and homeowners.

Spending some time choosing the right asphalt shingles and a reputable manufacturer can lead to a longer-lasting, better-looking, and more cost-effective roof for your home.


If you are a reputable and qualified asphalt shingle manufacturer and feel that we’ve overlooked your company, feel free to contact us to ask to be added to this list.

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