Wood shingles offer a classic look, but high costs keep them out of reach for many homeowners. These fiberglass asphalt shingles from GAF feature oversized shapes and large tabs that mimic the look of wood, for less. Grand Sequoia Shingles have a Class A fire rating and a 130 mph wind warranty. They come in a variety of color palettes that vary by region. gaf.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.