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Choosing The Best-Looking Strip Shingle For Your Home
Some people think all 3-tab shingles look pretty much alike. Not so! At GAF, we’ve gone to great pains to make Royal Sovereign® Shingles the most beautiful strip shingles you can install.

Royal Sovereign® shingles are made with an advanced color sequencing technology, creating a rich and vivid design.

Here’s just a sampling of what these real homeowners said about Royal Sovereign® Shingles:

“It has more vivid color, it is a more vibrant color… not faded.”

“…looks clean, looks classier.”

“Looks more natural [than the others] because of the colors.”

“…stands out better than the other ones; I like the color, it is brighter.”

“It looks rich and very durable.”


  • Trusted For Over 50 Years… Royal Sovereign® has been a go-to fiberglass 3-tab shingle for U.S. contractors and builders for over a half-century!
  • Proven Quality… Over 10 billion Royal Sovereign® Shingles have been installed in North America—enough to circle the Earth more than 200 times if they were laid end to end!
  • Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology… Reduces the use of precious natural resources while providing excellent protection for your home (visit gaf.com/aps to learn more)
  • Looks Great… Color Lock™ Ceramic Firing (granules) helps maintain the true shingle color.
  • Stays In Place… Passes the industry’s two toughest wind tests: ASTM’s 110 mph and 150 mph wind tests (under controlled laboratory conditions).
  • Excellent Performance… Extra-strong Micro Weave™ Core provides long life and durability.
  • Great For Resale… Long-lasting beauty may increase your home’s resale value.
  • Peace Of Mind… 25-year ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first five years.
  • StainGuard® Protection… Helps ensure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae.


  • 3-Tab Fiberglass Asphalt Construction
  • 25-Year ltd. Transferable Warranty1
  • 60 mph ltd. Wind Warranty1
  • Class A Fire Rated – UL 790
  • StainGuard® Protection (available in some areas) (See Details)
  • ASTM D7158, Class H
  • ASTM D3018 Type 1
  • ASTM D3161 Type 1, Class F
  • ASTM D34622
  • Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved
  • Florida Building Code Approved
  • Texas Department Of Insurance
  • ICC Approved
  • Classified in accordance with ICC-ES AC438
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified (U.S. Only)3
  • Title 24 Compliant3
  • Rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council
  • Meets the Los Angeles Green Building Code
  • Approx. 79 Pieces/Square (English)
  • Approx. 316 Nails/Square (English)
  • 5″ Exposure (English)
  • Approx. 64 Pieces/Square4 (Metric)
  • Approx. 256 Nails/Square4 (Metric)
  • 5 5/8″ Exposure 4 (Metric)
  • Approx. 3 Bundles/Square
  • Solar Reflectance = .0273
  • Thermal Emittance = .0913
  • Solar Reflectance Index = 283