How to choose your perfect shingles

Consider your preferences and requirements

The best roofing shingles for your home will fit your budget while also providing the durability your roof requires and creating the curb appeal you desire.

* Estimated  increase  in  home  value  is  based  on  the  opinions  of  survey  participants.  No  comparative  market  analysis  or  actual  sales  data  was  evaluated. Survey commissioned by GAF and conducted by a third party in 2019.

Your budget

Your roof may be one of the most expensive purchases you make in your home, but with so many different types and styles to choose from, you can find shingles to suit a variety of budgets with River Oaks Roofing.

Great Value

Upgrading a roof with GAF Timberline® roofing shingles can boost the value of a property by 10%, according to a survey of 380 real estate agents and professional appraisers of single-family residential properties.*

Timberline® is the best-selling shingle in North America for a reason. At a reasonable price, you can enjoy the latest architectural style and trustworthy performance.

Most Economical

GAF 3-tab shingles are available in a range of colors, giving both beauty and protection.

Long term durability

All GAF shingles are created to safeguard your home from mother nature.


GAF Advanced Protection Shingles

GAFs most popular Timberline® Shingles feature patented GAF Dura GripTM adhesive that tightly secures each shingle and decreases the possibility of shingle blow-off, as well as a wind warranty of up to 130 mph. Timberline® Shingles also offer the greatest roof fire rating – UL Class A, Listed to ANSI/UL 790.

If wind is a major factor in your area, our most popular Timberline® Shingles provide all-around durability and performance. And, when installed with the required combination of GAF accessories, Timberline® Shingles with LayerLockTM Technology may now qualify for WindProvenTM Limited Wind Warranty, the industry’s first wind warranty with no maximum speed limit.

If you live in a high-moisture area, GAF Time-Release Algae-Fighting Technology, which is now built into our best-selling Timberline HDZ® shingles, can help prevent roof stains.

Important Tip: Check local ordinances and codes, especially if you belong to a Home Owner Association (HOA), to see if homes in your area are required to use specific types of roofing materials. If you’re unsure, River Oaks Roofing can help determine through past roof replacement projects if your HOA has any specific requirements.

Curb appeal

Roofs are a crucial and frequently undervalued aspect of a home’s appearance. They can account for up to 40 percent of a home’s curb appeal, so style and color are essential.


The GAF shingles that River Oaks Roofing provides Mississippi homeowners are compatible with both contemporary and historic home designs.

Looking for a roof that complements your home and the surrounding neighborhood? Observe the roofing shingles of comparable homes in your neighborhood as a starting point. River Oaks Roofing can assist with product identification if needed.

Sort shingles by architectural style to find the best match for your home. Here are a few examples:

Ranch-style homes with a low roof line and a rectangular or L-shape work well with a variety of shingle styles. Timberline® HDZ Shingles provide what some have been known to call a versatile wood shake appearance.

Contemporary or modern homes with smooth roof lines, an irregularly shaped frame, and with a simple form and layout, pair well with a slate appearance achieved with Slateline™ or Camelot® II Shingles.

It isn’t necessary to travel back in time to try to replicate the natural beauty of a hand-cut shingle roof. Woodland® Shingles are a stylish and surprisingly affordable blend of modern technology and old-world tradition.


GAF shingles are available in a variety of colors. Consider a color that goes well with your home or neighborhood. If you don’t have a preference, neutrals are always safe — and long-lasting. Start with our most popular colors: Weathered Wood, Charcoal, Pewter Gray, Barkwood, and Shakewood, and be sure to use our Virtual Remodeler to try the color on.

Ongoing protection

Utilizing high-quality shingles from GAF is the first step in safeguarding your roofing investment. River Oaks Roofing’s GAF Master Elite accreditation enables us to offer workmanship coverage through GAF which is a first in the roofing industry. River Oaks Roofing provides a variety of warranties from which you can choose the appropriate level of protection for your project.


See how your new roof will look

Utilize one of the pre-selected homes or upload a photo of your own to visualize shingle styles and colors on your home and find the ideal roof for you.


The Different Types of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular in the United States because they are inexpensive to purchase compared to designer options. They are made of a strong fiberglass base that has been coated with waterproof asphalt and tiny ceramic-coated mineral granules.

The asphalt shingles you examine will fall into one of three categories: 3-tab, architectural, or designer. While these types mostly differ in appearance, some may be more durable than others.

3-tab shingles

The most basic type of roofing shingle is a 3-tab shingle. They are sometimes referred to as “strip” shingles because they are made of a single layer of asphalt and lie flat against the roof.


Architectural Shingles

An architectural shingle, also known as a “dimensional” or “laminate” shingle, is made of multiple layers of asphalt fused together. The end result is a richer, multidimensional appearance that resembles wood or slate roofing. Timberline was also the first laminate shingle, introduced in 1967.

High-Definition Architectural Shingles

An architectural shingle, also known as a “dimensional” or “laminate” shingle, is made of multiple layers of asphalt fused together. GAF’s Timberline UHDZ has a bold look with dual shadow lines on every shingle. Timberline UHDZ was first introduced in March 2023.

Designer Shingles

A designer shingle, also known as a “premium” or “luxury” shingle, typically offers high-end multidimensional designs, superior weather resistance, and maximum energy efficiency. Designer shingles have the most authentic appearance of traditional roofing materials.

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