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GAF-Elk Royal Sovereign
 
Approximate retail price:
$80
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Type: Three-tab roofing shingles
About - GAF-Elk Royal Sovereign

The GAF-Elk Royal Sovereign is part of the roofing test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, roofing models like the Royal Sovereign are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Weight /100 sq. ft. (lbs.):
Weight in pounds as per 100 square feet.

Strength:
Strength denotes flexibility and resistance to tearing, stretching, and nail pull-through.

Wind:
Wind is how well edges resisted lifting force, based on how well shingles held together.
Features & Specs - GAF-Elk Royal Sovereign
info Warranty: 10-yr. full No
info Warranty: Materials (yrs.) 25
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User Reviews - GAF-Elk Royal Sovereign
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good product for general use
7/26/2013
Pros
durability
Ease of installation
price
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have installed this product on 6 buildings I own, starting in 2001. The only problems were due to incorrect installation by so-called professional roofers I hired for the first building, and even those problems did not result in leaks or blow-offs. If the manufacturer's installation instructions are followed, I've had no problems at all in 12 years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
GAF claims its not its shingle
8/18/2012
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Comment:
I bought this shingle in 1996. Every time I turned in a claim to the insurance company they said the shingle was substandard and wasn't due to damage from storms. Finally turned in a claim to GAF with documentation showing it was this shingle and the response I got from them was it wasn't their shingle. Needless to say, GAF is going to get many phone calls from me. They won't make good on the guarantee. Might even turn them over to the BBB. And the thing is they have a plant 30 miles from me where they make them and sell them in a 500 mile radius. I'm positive they are their shingles.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
BEWARE!!
9/28/2011
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Cons
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Comment:
I purchased this 25 year shingle 10/21/2009, on or about 5/28/2011 a storm damaged the roof..my insurance company paid me for a 20 year shingle and informed me this shingle does not meet the industry standard for a 25 year roof, according to the State Board of Insurance in Texas. GAF is unresponsive.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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