Country Mansion designer shingles are perfect for homes that already possess or would like to have a classic Victorian appearance. This look is due primarily the scalloped cut of the shingles, which hearkens back to the beginnings of the Victorian era. The texture of GAF Country Mansion has the appearance of handcrafted slate, which further gives them the durability and protective quality that homeowners look for with designer shingles. Like most designer shingles, County Mansion shingles have a solid construction, making them heavier than ordinary shingle and able to withstand winds in excess of 110 miles per hour. While designer shingles such as the Country Mansion shingles may cost more than regular shingles, they are still less expensive than traditional shingles such as wood shakes, slate or metal.