Good asphalt shingles are CertainTeed‘s Landmark Solaris, Owens Corning’s Duration Premium Cool Shingles and GAF’s Timberline Cool Series Energy-Saving Shingles. The highest-rated asphalt shingle manufacturers also include Elk, Decra and Atlas.
The Landmark, Duration and Timberline are all designed around a fiberglass interior that is surrounded by asphalt and covered with granules that are designed to reflect sunlight. All three shingle lines are Energy Star qualified, and the Landmark Solaris is advertised as being able to reduce a roof's temperature by up to 20 percent during the summer.
The shingles also come with a limited lifetime warranty. The Duration and Timberline shingles come insured for damage caused by winds up to 130 miles per hour. The wind insurance is not included in the Landmark series.