September 1, 2023

Top 12 Shingle Rankings for 2023: A Comprehensive Review

Top 12 Shingle Rankings for 2023: A Comprehensive Review

Top 12 Shingle Rankings for 2023: A Comprehensive Review

When you think about your home, the roof may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, it’s a crucial component that protects against the elements, ensures energy efficiency, and adds value. Selecting the right shingle can impact your home's longevity and curb appeal. This year, a thorough investigation was carried out on the top shingle brands available in the market. Here's what you need to know.

Methodology of the Study

For accuracy and clarity, the study utilized a ranking system, where shingles were meticulously examined based on:

  • Impact Resistance: To gauge the durability and protective qualities.
  • Weight: Evaluating the material density and robustness.
  • Granule loss: Assessing the quality of adhesion and potential longevity.
  • Thickness: Often corresponding to the overall quality and lifespan.
  • Nailing Zone: Important for installation precision.

Why We're the #1 Installer in the Joliet Area and Surrounding Suburbs

In the world of roofing, not all installers are created equal. For homeowners in the Joliet Area and its surrounding suburbs, we stand out as the pinnacle of roofing excellence. Our reputation as the #1 installer is not just a claim; it's a testament to our commitment, expertise, and the trust we've built over the years. Here's why:

Certifications That Speak Volumes

  • Owens Corning: As certified installers of Owens Corning, we're at the forefront of delivering roofs that not only look good but stand the test of time. This certification isn't just a badge; it's a mark of our dedication to quality.
  • Atlas Roofing: Our collaboration with Atlas Roofing empowers us to bring to our clients some of the most durable and aesthetically pleasing roofing solutions available today.
  • Malarkey Roofing Products: Malarkey stands for innovation and sustainability in the roofing industry. As certified installers, we're committed to providing our customers with environmentally friendly and long-lasting roofing solutions.
  • Certainteed Saint-Gobain: Our affiliation with Certainteed Saint-Gobain, a global leader in construction solutions, reinforces our promise to homeowners. We offer top-notch roofing systems that are both sustainable and high-performing.
  • GAF: As preferred installers of GAF products, we bring to the table roofing solutions that are unparalleled in terms of quality, durability, and visual appeal.

Local Expertise, Global Standards

Our deep understanding of the Joliet Area and surrounding suburbs' climatic conditions, architectural nuances, and homeowner preferences gives us an edge. We don't just install roofs; we craft solutions that cater to the unique needs of each home, all while adhering to global standards of excellence.

A Commitment Beyond Installation

Our relationship with homeowners goes beyond mere installation. We're here for the long haul, ensuring that your roofing systems remain in pristine condition. Our commitment to post-installation service and maintenance underscores our aim to provide genuine value.


With a blend of global certifications, local expertise, and an unwavering commitment to quality, we proudly stand as the Joliet Area's leading roofing installer. Our partnerships with industry giants like Owens Corning, Atlas Roofing, Malarkey Roofing Products, Certainteed Saint-Gobain, and GAF mean that when you choose us, you're not just getting a roof; you're investing in peace of mind.

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The Shingle Rankings:

The Elite Choices

  1. Malarkey Vista: Topped the list with excellent ratings across all categories. Its distinction lies in its weight, thickness, and impact rating.
  2. Malarkey Highlander: Closely following its sibling, it's a force to be reckoned with in the shingle market, even at the lower price point.

These two are in a league of their own, being consistent top performers across all the evaluated categories.

Contenders on the Rise

  1. CertainTeed Landmark Pro: Its weight, thickness, and impact rating make it stand out.
  2. Owens Corning Duration: The quality and quantity of asphalt, paired with sealant quality, propel it to the top.
  3. Atlas Pinnacle Pristine: Noted for its broader nailing zone and heftiness. A variable performer, yet its positives heavily outweigh the negatives.

These shingles, ranked 3 to 5, come with extra features making them worthwhile contenders.

Average Performers

  1. Owens Corning Oakridge
  2. CertainTeed Landmark
  3. Tamko Heritage

Neither excellent nor disappointing, these shingles fall in the 'Average Joe' category, making them a safe bet for those who want a balanced choice.

Other shingles that were tested include: IKO Dynasty, GAF Timberline HDZ, GAF Timberline Natural Shadow NS.

The test was performed by Daniel Wagenmaker at Reliance Roof Troop. His YouTube channel and the video can be found here:

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