Dmitry’s Take On Roofing Shingles Weight
Dmitry Lipinskiy, Founder, and CEO of Roofing Insights, continues to review shingle manufacturers, refuting bogus claims, and bringing sanity to the roofing industry. In this edition, Dmitry examines the weight of shingles against the manufacturers’ claims. Most stakeholders and industry watchers do not think that weight of shingles is a major issue when deciding what shingle is best for roofing. Maybe, they look at the overage fees of the disposal and recycling over the need for weight. But Dmitry looked beyond disposal cost to provide integrity of the manufacturers associated with the weight claims and the actual weight.
Analyzing The Weight Of 7 Shingle Brands
Among seven shingles, CertainTeed’s Landmark, Owens Corning’s Duration, Tamko’s Heritage, Cambridge True, Atlas’ Pinnacle Pristine, Malarkey’s Vista, and Pabco Premier on the market, the manufacturers have weight claims that vary with the actual weight per square.
-The Owens Corning’s Duration claimed 260Ibs while the actual weight is 188.4Ibs (62.8 per bundle x 3).
-Tamko’s Heritage claimed 260Ibs but weighs 220.5Ibs (73.5 x 3).
-Malarkey’ Vista claimed 245Ibs while the actual weight is 224Ibs (56 x 4).
-Cambridge True estimated 230Ibs, and the actual weight is 228.6, comes very close to the claim.
-CertainTeed’s Landmark gave a smart range from 229Ibs to 240Ibs, and the actual weight is 233.1 lower than the claim. In business, it is a thing of integrity when you promise less and do more. CertainTeed made a great impression, showing they control the process and what goes into it as well as the weight.
-Interestingly too, Atlas’ Pinnacle Pristine claimed 225Ibs, but it is a little more, 239.1Ibs. Besides, the Pinnacle Pristine is brighter and sturdier.
-However, the biggest surprise is Pabco’s Premier. Pabco claimed 290Ibs, but actual weighs 244.4Ibs. However, the heaviest does not mean it performs the best. The essence of the evaluation surrounds the integrity of the manufacturers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which asphalt shingles weigh the most?
Of the shingles we tested, the Owens Corning Duration weighed the most at 188.4lbs per bundle. Interestingly they are claimed to be 260lbs per bundle.
Does shingle quality correlate with shingle weight?
Shingle weight and shingle quality do not directly correlate. Quality has more to do with the materials used; weight is an indication of how difficult the shingles will be to work with.
Why does the weight of a shingle matter?
The primary reason we measure shingle weight is to check brand quality control. A brand that advertises 290lbs per bundle but actually weighs in at 244lbs has poor quality control measures.