First-time poster, but long-time reader.
Homeownr in DFW-area here in Texas, getting roof repared under insurance for hail damage. Insurance will pay for same roof I have now-GAF Timberline shingles. Im paying roofer extra to upgrade to impact resist shingles.
These are the five IR shingles on my list, based only on color (not happy with colors of GAF or Atlas IR shingles):
CertainTeed Landmark Solaris Gold IR CertainTeed Landmark IR Malarkey Ecoasis Premium Malarkey Legacy Scotchguard Owens-Corning Duration Weatherguard HP
Two of these (Solaris Gold IR and Ecoasis Premium) also brag about “Energy-Star” ratings. Any thoughts on that?
Ive read that its better to have a good roofer than to worry about shingle. Even so, do you folks have suggestions on shingles listed above?
Finally, how much do you think a good roofer should charge as an upgrade from GAF Timberline, paid for by insurance, to each of above? Roof requires 20 squares.
Thanks for all your help.