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Superior Residential Composition Roofing

A composition roof is the most widely used roofing material in the United States. They have been the standard roofing choice for decades, and are still the most popular, despite the rise of residential metal roofing in recent years.

Composition roof shingles and asphalt roof shingles are the same thing: they are both a composition product made of layers of fiberglass matting, asphalt, and mineral granules. These materials act together to create a durable, flexible, and waterproof shingle. The fiberglass mat provides strength and reinforcement, while the asphalt and granules provide durability.

The layers of a composition roof shingle.
Image courtesy of IKO

It’s important to know that there is a huge variation in performance among the different kinds and manufacturers of composition shingles. Designer Roofing only uses composition shingles from GAF, Tamko, Owens Corning and CertainTeed. Depending on the quality of shingle you choose, they can be warrantied to last from 20 to 50 years.

Composition roofing is the most cost-effective option, but will require more repair and maintenance and will need to be replaced sooner. While the higher-end composition shingles are of higher quality and last longer, all composition shingles do deteriorate over time. Heat damage breaks down compounds in the asphalt, leaving them vulnerable to cracking, peeling, and shrinking. In general, a good composition roof should last 10 to 20 years before it needs to be replaced.

Composition roof shingles that are worn and need to be replaced
These composition roof shingles are worn and need to be replaced.
In addition to losing their granules, they have also begun to shrink, peel, and curl.

Benefits of Composition Roofing Shingles

  • Products are readily available
  • Quick installation
  • Many choices of profiles and colors
  • Some heavier composite roofing has a Class 4 impact resistance rating (the highest rating), which can qualify you for discounts on homeowners insurance.

Lightweight Composition Roof Shingles

GAF Composition Shingle Colors

GAF 3-Tab Roofing Shingles are an economical choice that doesn’t compromise on quality.
Browse the different colors available for Royal Sovereign 3-Tab Shingle.

Owens Corning Composition Shingle Colors

For a step up from traditional three-tab shingles, Owens Corning’s Oakridge laminated shingles have a warm, inviting look. If you’re are looking for more of a colorful statement from the curb, the TruDefinition Oakridge shingles are a great choice.
Browse the different colors available for Oakridge laminated shingles and TruDefinition Oakridge shingles.


Heavyweight Composition Roof Shingles

GAF Composition Shingle Colors

GAF Timberline High Definition Shingle gives you value and performance in a genuine wood-shake look. It comes with a GAF transferable Lifetime Limited warranty and has the Good Housekeeping Seal. 
Browse the different colors available for Timberline Natural Shadow and  Timberline HD and Ultra HD.

GAF Composition Shingle Colors

GAF Lifetime Designer Shingles Value Collection provides a wide array of designer styles and colors to match your home, taste, and budget. 
Browse the different styles —  Sienna, Slateline, Woodland, Camelot II and Grand Sequoia– and color options for the Value Collection.

TAMKO Composition Shingle Colors

TAMKO Heritage Series Laminated Asphalt Shingles have a random-cut sawtooth design that replicates the natural aesthetic of wood shakes while avoiding the fire susceptibility. Tamko Heritage shingles come in a variety of styles and colors to suit your unique needs.
Browse the Heritage series to look at the different style and color combinations.

Owens Corning Composition Shingle Colors

The TruDefinition Duration series offers high contrast shingles that add dimension to shingle roofing with shadow lines and color variations.
Browse the different colors available for TruDefinition Duration and TruDefinition Duration Designer shingles. 


Specialty Composition Roof Shingles

GAF Composition Shingle Colors

GAF Ultra-Premium Collection Lifetime Designer Shingles feature uncompromising performance, natural beauty  and are a more affordable option than expensive slate or wood shakes.
Browse the Ultra-Premium Collection: GlenwoodCamelot and Grand Canyon.

CertainTeed Composition Shingle Colors

CertainTeed Grand Manor is a  multi-layered laminated shingle that replicates the look of slate.
Browse the Grand Manor collection to see the different color options.

CertainTeed Presidential Shake is a luxury shingle created to replicate the look of cedar shakes with the performance of fiberglass construction. Browse the Presidential Collection to look at the different styles and colors available.

Owens Corning Composition Shingle Colors

Duration Premium COOL shingles feature granules that reflect solar energy and are ENERGY STAR rated, making them a great option for those looking for a more eco-friendly option that will reduce their electric bills.
Browse the different colors available for Duration Premium COOL shingles.

Berkshire Shingles have a large tab and feature unique shadow lines behind the tabs that add to the look of dimension. With a thickness, proportion and color selection reminiscent of natural slate, they always add to a home’s distinctive look.
Browse the different colors available for Berkshire shingles.

Thick, ruggedly beautiful Woodcrest Shingles use their rustic and textured appearance to create the look of wood shake without the maintenance. In comparison, Woodmoor Shingles are thicker and heavier in weight, for an extra-thick wood shake appearance.
Browse the different colors available for Woodcrest and Woodmore shingles.

WeatherGuard HP impact-resistant shingles meet the industry’s highest classification for impact resistance: UL 2218, Class 4. In addition,these shingles are constructed with multiple granule colors and shadowing for a unique and dramatic effect on your roof. 
Browse the different colors available for WeatherGuard HP shingles. 


Designer Roofing provides roof repair and roof replacement services all over North Texas. If you’ve just been through a bad storm, or you’re worried about the age of your roof, we’re happy to come out for a free inspection and estimate and give you our honest opinion.

Call 972-644-6556 or Contact Us today for a free estimate!

What our Clients are Saying

  • Rusty, Plano

    All I can say is – dealing with Aaron Lenhart and Designer Roofing of Texas was excellent. Aaron and his people were professional, knowledgeable and nice to work with every step of the way.

    I felt their price was fair and they delivered exactly as promised. What more can you ask for in the real world? They started on time, ended on time and the house looks great with the new style of tile. I have referred a few friends to them since then and so far, everyone has been pleased!

  • Rob Paul

    The roof is fantastic and I really appreciate Designer Roofing’s hard work and professionalism throughout the process. It was absolutely the right decision for my project. Feel free to hand out my information as a reference for your company should anyone ask, I am happy to help.

    Robert G. Paul
    Division President, Dallas – Fort Worth – Austin, Toll Brothers, Inc.

  • Kumar, Frisco

    I was impressed throughout with Designer Roofing’s professionalism, experience and knowledge of the business. As my agent, you worked with my insurance company to get their approval, and I was delighted to see that you ordered specialized pictures of the house to make it easier for the insurance company to assess the damage and approve.

    Your team was experienced and they worked with a good work ethic to get the job done very quickly. This was key since you did not use novices to install the specialized Gerard stone coated steel roof. Your team was well trained: they covered the pool and daily used a magnet to clear the home premises of any metallic materials.

    You had no hesitation in ensuring my complete satisfaction, and sent in the experts to fix a couple of minor things that I wanted changed. Please accept my gratitude and congratulations for a job well done and a super service!! I shall be happy to recommend you and your company to anyone without hesitation. 

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    Pam and Rick, Frisco

    We just wanted to drop you note and tell you how much we enjoy the new roof. The style we chose with your help looks great. More importantly, the service of you and your team was outstanding. Your crew was attentive to the details and cleaned up well each and every day. And, to top it off, you started and finished when you said you would. Job well done!

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    Bing and Rachel, Plano

    We were battered by the windstorm of April 2008, which tore down our entire fence, a beautiful 10-year old tree, and a huge section of our composition roof.

    Designer Roofing came to our rescue and immediately patched the roof to prevent further weather damage. Despite a heavy workload brought on by the storm, Designer Roofing proceeded to replace our entire roof as soon as was possible. They replaced all fixtures and chimney flashings to perfectly match our new roof color, too.

    Designer Roofing was very professional throughout the job, helping us understand the re-roofing process, eagerly answering our every question, and giving us the greatest value for our insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs. If we ever need a new roof again, Designer Roofing will be #1 on our list, and we would gladly recommend them to friends and family alike!