Asphalt shingles are a popular install & roofing material for many homeowners due to their durability, affordability, and versatility. GAF is one of the leading manufacturers of asphalt shingles in the United States, offering a wide range of options to choose from. Two popular options from GAF are Camelot II and Slateline. Here are some differences between the two:
- Appearance: Camelot II and Slateline have different looks. Camelot II shingles have a classic, traditional appearance that mimics the look of natural slate. The shingles have a scalloped edge and a textured surface that gives the appearance of depth and dimension. Slateline shingles, on the other hand, have a more modern and contemporary appearance. They have a straight edge and a flat surface, which creates a clean and streamlined look.
- Size and weight: Camelot II shingles are larger and heavier than Slateline shingles. Camelot II shingles are 17 inches long and 13 inches wide, while Slateline shingles are 16 inches long and 12 inches wide. The weight difference is also noticeable, with Camelot II shingles weighing 360 lbs per square (100 sq ft) and Slateline shingles weighing 260 lbs per square.
- Wind resistance: Both Camelot II and Slateline shingles are designed to withstand high winds, but they have different wind resistance ratings. Camelot II shingles have a wind rating of 130 mph, while Slateline shingles have a wind rating of 110 mph. This means that Camelot II shingles can withstand stronger winds without sustaining damage.
- Warranty: GAF offers different warranties for Camelot II and Slateline shingles. Camelot II shingles come with a lifetime limited warranty, which covers manufacturing defects, algae resistance, and wind damage up to 130 mph. Slateline shingles come with a similar lifetime limited warranty, but with a wind damage coverage of up to 110 mph.
- Price: Camelot II shingles are generally more expensive than Slateline shingles. This is because they are larger and heavier, have a higher wind resistance rating, and have a more intricate design. The cost difference can vary depending on the location, but Camelot II shingles can cost up to 20% more than Slateline shingles.
In summary, the main differences between GAF Camelot II and Slateline shingles are their appearance, size and weight, wind resistance, warranty, and price. When choosing between the two, consider your personal preferences, budget, and the climate and weather conditions in your area. Jersey shore homeowners may opt for the Camelot II for it’s great wind resistance, where as North or Central Jersey homeowner, may chose the more economical option that still offers incredible elegance. Which ever you chose, as a GAF President’s Club installer, Blue Nail will make sure the job is done right! Contact us today for a free in-home consulation.