Asphalt Roofing

What are asphalt roofing shingles and what is asphalt’s role in roofing shingles?

Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the market.

Asphalt’s primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. Asphalt also holds the granules in place and adds to the overall strength of the roofing shingle. The best asphalt will stay flexible and will not dry out or become hard or brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle.

O’Donnell Roofing specializes in helping customers find the right asphalt roofing solution that meets their needs and their budget. If you’re not sure about your options, read on or contact us to learn more.

We are proud to provide CertainTeed asphalt roofing materials. CertainTeed is the industry leader in asphalt roofing and offers a wide variety of projects for all structures and budgets.



Ideal for homes with steep, sloped roofs, GrandManor shingles provide extraordinary depth and dimension, providing your home with a sharp style along with top of the line materials and noticeable accents.


Carriage House

The super-heavyweight shingle that offers premium performance and the pride and prestige of scalloped slate is a perfect solution for a steeply-pitched roof. A most unique shingle for a one-of-a-kind home. Unique, scalloped edges that give the appearance of hand craftsmanship. Beautiful shadow lines provide unparalleled depth and richness.



Three laminated layers of the industry’s most durable materials, providing a dramatically thick roofing product styled with the classic appeal of wood shakes. Landmark TL is the triple performance shake that has the hand-split look of cedar and the durable dimension of tri-laminate technology.


Presidential Shake TL

Presidential Shake TL, the luxury shingles with the look of cedar shakes and the performance of one of the finest composition roofing solutions in the industry.

Presidential Shake provides three layers of material for the industry’s thickest, toughest and heaviest shingle.

The sculpted tabs provide the look and beauty of old world wood shake, but with better performance and at a fraction of the cost.


Presidential Solaris

Presidential Solaris is a steep-slope, solar reflective asphalt roofing shingle which contains advanced colored granules that reflect the sun’s rays. Designed to replicate the look of authentic wood shakes, Presidential Solaris shingles feature 25 percent solar reflectivity and deliver the charm of hand-split wood shakes with durability and strength that outperforms wood.


Highland Slate

CertainTeed’s Highland Slate has the look, texture and tone of natural slate with a dark shadow line to accentuate its appeal from the curb. Each tab is individually colored by state of the art Precision Color technology to provide a rich, deep, hue and its four-across tab is the ideal design to deliver color, contrast, and perfection when installed.

Wind, rain, snow, ice – this slate-like shingle performs at its best when the weather is at its worst. Highland Slate is rated where the winds howl – 110 mph – and it carries a full wind-resistance warranty.



This is one tough roof that manages to keep looking its best, no matter what the elements throw at it.

Manufactured to the highest quality level, the slate-like Hatteras shingle is designed to withstand high winds, up to 110 mph. Perfect for coastal homes. Dual self-adhering strips deliver superior adhesion and performance, not to mention installation ease, saving time and money on roofing installation charges. Extra heavy-duty fiber glass backing for strength and resistance.



Symphony composite slate shingles is a masterpiece of synthetic slate design with enduring qualities of tooled craftsmanship, natural beauty, and harmony. Symphony is a specially-engineered composite roofing shingle that mimics the look and feel of natural slate, but is lighter, more durable and a fraction of the price. The Symphony product line has earned the designation as an ENERGY STAR® Qualified Product, a label given to products that use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.


Landmark Solaris

Landmark Solaris™ from CertainTeed Roofing is a brilliant energy-saving breakthrough that puts cool roof technology to work. Landmark Solaris is a steep-slope, solar reflective asphalt roofing shingle which contains advanced colored granules that reflect the sun’s rays and can reduce a roofs temperature by as much as 20% in the summer.



XT-30 leverages the heaviest fiber glass three-tab shingle in its class for exceptionally long life and durability. One of our most popular options, XT-30 offers the widest array of colors to match any trim, stucco, or siding.



Rated #1 overall shingle and best buy by a leading consumer products magazine, XT-25 offers an extremely durable fiber glass base, providing outstanding performance and durability.

XT-25 shingles are backed by a 25 year, limited transferable warranty, along with a 5 year SureStart warranty, and a 5 year, 60mph wind-resistance warranty.