If you are trying to compare shingle options (especially if you are browsing multiple brands) you are going to quickly find the names and qualities blurring together. While many shingle manufacturers have websites with great resources, there's often not an easy way to compare all they offer quickly and keep them straight. So here's a cheat sheet to save you some confusion and narrow down your options quicker!
What are your GAF Class 4/Hail resistant options? What are your architectural shingle options? Designer shingle options? Timberline HD vs Timberline Ultra HD? All of that and more can be answered quickly by keeping this cheat sheet handy.
Of course GAF is the authority on their products, you don't just have to take my word for it: https://www.gaf.com/en-us/roofing-products/residential-roofing-products/shingles