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The Best Laminated Shingles Of 2024

Posted on April 13, 2024

The Best Laminated Shingles Of 2024

Are you looking to replace your roof and have your mind set on the ever-popular asphalt shingles? If yes, then laminated shingles are a great idea. These are widely considered better than traditional 3-tab shingles and come with enhanced durability as well as stronger warranties. 

Since more homeowners are moving towards these laminated roof shingles, also known as architectural shingles, the market has been flooded with options. But it’s crucial to remember that not all the shingles are created equal. 

So to make sure that you do not install below-average shingles, we are here to help. We have listed some of the best laminated asphalt shingles available in 2024 that are sure to enhance your roof. 

But before we get into the list, let’s clear up a common misconception.

Asphalt vs. Laminate Shingles 

As a homeowner, you may get confused when it comes to the difference between asphalt and laminate shingles, as they are both made from the same asphalt-based materials.

To clear the air, laminated roofing shingles are a type of asphalt shingles. However, the key distinction lies in their construction. Traditional or 3-tab asphalt shingles are composed of a single-layered asphalt-saturated organic or fiberglass mat, resulting in a flat, uniform appearance for your roof. On the other hand, laminate shingles, also known as dimensional or architectural shingles, are constructed with a thicker, multi-layered design that creates depth and shadows on the roof. 

This layered construction creates a dimensional, textured appearance that mimics the look of wood shakes or slate roofs, providing a more aesthetic appeal compared to traditional asphalt shingles. 

To know more about these types of shingles, read our blog post: 3-Tab vs. Architectural Shingles vs. Luxury Shingles (2024 Guide)

Now let’s get back to the topic.

Best Laminated Shingles For Your Roof Replacement Project In 2024

GAF Timberline HDZ®

If you are looking for a great all-around roof shingle, then the Timberline HDZ shingles might be the first to come to mind. Be it its exciting features or beautiful color options, this architectural roof shingle stands tall in almost every aspect. GAF also claims it to be the top selling roof shingle in the U.S.


  • Timberline boasts one of the broadest nailing areas in the industry, known as the StrikeZone™ nailing zone. This larger area helps make the installation easier for your roofing contractor. According to GAF, it allows for a nailing accuracy of 99.9%.
  • The company’s proprietary LayerLock™ technology and Dura Grip™ sealant further improves the adhesion of the shingles. LayerLock is a robust technology designed to securely seal these laminate shingles to each other during installation.
  • GAF uses a special time-release algae-resistant technology that keeps the shingles free from stains caused by algae growth.  


There are several warranties that come with these architectural shingles.

  • Algae Resistance: StainGuard Plus™ 25-Year Limited Warranty 
  • Wind Resistance: WindProven™ Limited Wind Warranty

GAF is one of the only manufacturers that offers a limited wind warranty with no maximum wind speed.

GAF Shingle Color Options

Though there are 24 GAF shingle colors available, some are region-specific. Here are our favorite color choices: 

  • Pewter Gray
  • Charcoal
  • Biscayne Blue
  • Driftwood
  • Hunter Green 
Timberline HDZ shingles
Timberline HDZ shingles

Owens Corning Duration® Shingles 

Duration series shingles by industry leader Owens Corning are unrivaled by any other architectural shingles. These feature the company’s patented SureNail® Technology – a technological breakthrough in shingle design. 


The SureNail Technology provides:

  • A “no guess” nailing zone for consistent, quality installation.
  • Outstanding gripping power to keep the water-shedding properties of the shingles intact.
  • They also feature multiple reinforced layers in the nailing area for increased staying power against wind uplift.

According to Owens Corning, 9 out of 10 professional roofing contractors agree that SureNail Technology provides a more secure shingle attachment to the roof deck.


  • A limited lifetime warranty, homeowners are eligible for as long as they own the property
  • A wind resistance warranty covering wind speeds up to 130 mph

Shingle Color Options

As you know, the color options are very important to improve the curb appeal of your home. The Owens Corning Duration series gives you more than 21 colors to choose from. Some of our top picks include: 

  • Teak
  • Desert Rose
  • Onyx Black
  • Driftwood
  • Brownwood
Owens Corning Duration® Shingles 
Owens Corning Duration® Shingles 

Malarkey Legacy® Scotchgard™ Shingles

Malarkey Legacy Scotchgard shingles are architectural shingles constructed using polymer-modified asphalt, making the benefits of superior shingle technology available to you at an affordable price.  


  • The Legacy shingles are manufactured with Malarkey’s NEX® Polymer Modified (Rubberized) Asphalt which combines materials such as asphalt and plastic polymers for added longevity and durability.
  • These laminated shingles are engineered to outperform and outlast standard shingles and boast a Class 4 hail impact rating (the highest rating possible).
  • They include granules that help clean the air of emission pollutants and have more adhesive bonds compared to other shingles.
  • These shingles also have better granule adhesion and more strength then traditional options.


  • A limited lifetime shingle warranty along with a 130 mph wind resistance warranty. 
  • Limited Lifetime Algae Resistance Warranty: These shingles feature copper granules that prevent the growth of algae 

Malarkey Shingle Color Options

Color options include:

  • Midnight Black
  • Natural wood 
  • Silverwood
  • Antique brown 
  • Heather
Malarkey Legacy® Scotchgard™ Shingles
Malarkey Legacy® Scotchgard™ Shingles

Tamko Titan XT®

Titan XT is the premier and the best selling roof shingle from manufacturer Tamko. The shingle features more advanced manufacturing techniques compared to what Tamko uses in their other products, even in the Heritage® laminated shingles. This shingle has been voted as a 2024 product of the year in the home protection category by Kantar, based on a survey of 40,000 individuals.


  • Class 3 impact-rated for excellent durability and resistance against hail damage. 
  • Incorporates AnchorLock™ layer technology – a piece fabric on the back of the shingle that adds reinforcement to the nailing area. This unique reinforced nailing area design ensures a secure installation and enhanced wind uplift protection
  • The shingles are engineered with advanced sealant technologies to deliver superior performance and longevity on your roof.


  • Tamko Titan XT shingles comes with a lifetime limited warranty
  • This architectural shingle also features an innovative WindGUARD™ Warranty, providing wind resistance up to 160 mph

Tamko Shingle Color Options

The Tamko shingle color range is one of the most beautiful on the market. The shingles are manufactured with Apex Color™ technology, which retains their color for longer. 

These shingles are available in 22 shades including:

  • Rustic Evergreen 
  • Rustic Hickory 
  • Weathered Wood 
  • Black Walnut
  • Olde English Pewter 

This wide variety of color choices allows you to perfectly complement your home’s aesthetic. 

Tamko Titan XT®
Tamko Titan XT®

IKO Cambridge Shingles 

IKO Cambridge shingles offer exceptional durability and protection for your roof. Due to their larger size compared to other laminated shingles, installation is quicker and less expensive, just one reason why these shingles are a popular choice for homeowners. 


  • These roof shingles feature a robust fiberglass base and varying shingle sizes to create a unique pattern that mimics the look of natural wood shakes.
  • They are equipped with IKO FastLock® sealant strips along bottom edges that activate with heat to create a strong bond, maximizing protection against wind damage.
  • Include algae-resistant granules that stop the growth of blue-green algae that causes stains and discoloration.
  • Visible nail lines on the shingles ensure proper positioning and installation.


  • IKO Cambridge shingles boast a lifetime limited warranty 
  • A 10-year Iron Clad protection period in which IKO will repair or replace any defective shingles

IKO Shingle Color Options

There are several IKO shingle colors that you can choose from. You also have the option of Cool Color options available under the Cambridge cool shingle.  

Some of the color options include:  

  • Beachwood 
  • Charcoal Grey 
  • Driftwood
  • Dual Black
IKO Cambridge Shingles 
IKO Cambridge Shingles 

What About Other Types Of Roof Shingles?

In this guide we have kept a focus on architectural shingles, the most popular type of asphalt shingles. But if you still want to explore other alternatives, you can check out our guide: Best Asphalt Roof Shingles In 2024: Impact Rated, Wind Tested & More

Call Us To Install Laminated Roof Shingles Today

With that, we finish our list of the best laminated shingles available on the market. Whether you choose the exciting GAF Timberline HDZ architectural shingles or go for Tamko Titan XT laminated asphalt shingles, the durability and the curb appeal of your home is sure to improve. 

At Renova Roofing & Construction, we offer the best asphalt shingle installation services in Gulf Coast neighborhoods. We are GAF Master Elite® roofing contractors and install shingles from leading brands, like the ones we have listed today. Contact us at (601) 647-3433 to learn more.