Elk architectural shingles are thicker than conventional asphalt shingles and are designed and manufactured by the GAF/Elk Corporation. The Elk architectural shingles comes in a variety of design lines including Timberline Prestique, Timberline Natural Shadow and Timberline Select 40.
Architectural shingles are characteristically comparable to premium grade conventional asphalt shingles. However, where architectural shingles differ from conventional asphalt shingles is that they are generally thicker and have a more textured appearance. Because they are thicker, architectural shingles are described as having a more three-dimensional look than asphalt shingles.
The Timberline Prestique line of Elk architectural shingles are approximately 60 percent thicker than conventional asphalt shingles that are advertised as being able to withstand wind speeds up to110 miles per hour.
The Timberline Natural Shadow architectural shingles are designed to withstand wind speeds up to 70 miles per hour. The shingles are also specially designed to replicate wood roofing materials and come with a 30-year limited transferable warranty. The shingles also have the highest fire safety classification rating.
The Timberline Select 40 line of architectural shingles are smaller than the other Timberline architectural shingle options, as they are only 17 percent thicker than conventional shingles. The shingles are designed to mimic wood shake roofing and are able to withstand wind speeds up to 80 miles per hour.