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Old 10-05-2016, 03:44 AM
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Default Architectural roofing shingles

Looking to replace my shingles soon and I'm wondering which manufacturer makes the best shingles? 20, 30 or 50 year?

Thanks for any suggestions you have.





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are you purchasing? and installing?
Contractor purchase and install?
can not overlay architectuals
big box purchase limits your brands.
Consumer reports did a review Sept.7, 2016
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I'm not doing it. It will be a tear off and all new materials needed for a quality job.






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Nice,,,going to call my buddy Gene,,,,he owns NorthEast roofing,,,I will see what he says also

so the sub is waiting to price upon your selection of brand?
ice water barrier black roll ridge vent and drip edge all on him,,,

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Owens Corning or Certanteed. Good products and warrantees
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I had to replace the shingles on our second home. After doing a lot of research I used GAF Timberline HD 30 Year architectural shingles.
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Go with 50 year, go to your local roofing supply and ask them, if you buy there they can roof load them for you when you are ready.
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Originally Posted by kenner69 View Post
Owens Corning or Certanteed. Good products and warrantees
Great timing on this thread. I've gotten a couple quotes to re-roof my house in the last 2 weeks (near Ashland VA). contractors quoted OC Duration Lifetime vs Certainteed Lifetime Landmark. Is one better than the other? Prices are within $100 of each other and all other services seem equivalent.
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I'm in commercial roofing but we do a few shingle jobs a year as part of large commercial projects. We have had best experience with the GAF Timberline as noted above. That's what I have on my house.
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Sorry I did not get back yesterday, but as stated above, those 2 brands are recomended as well.
Never heard of a bad one either, nor problems with warranties.
best of luck!
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Call Bill at Windows and Such. He did my cedar shake roof and later several of my neighbors with architectural shingles. I know him personally he is good people, very fare and his crew is top notch. We are all local to Annapolis.


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In the Midwest we seem to get several minor hailstorms per year and a major one that requires roof replacement every 10 years or so. You never really see a roof wear out due to age. I'm not sure how the insurance companies can still afford to insure the roofs but I'd never spend the extra money on a 50 year shingle.
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Virtually all of certainteed designer series (which makes up most of their offerings) are lifetime warranties. Most with high wind rating also are lifetime in their lines. I think I have the Landmark TL and it is a good shingle but not cheap.
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Whatever shingle you chose, cover the entire roof with rain/ice guard.
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Originally Posted by Bob's Cay View Post
I'm in commercial roofing but we do a few shingle jobs a year as part of large commercial projects. We have had best experience with the GAF Timberline as noted above. That's what I have on my house.
We were told these were the best to. 14 years later and they still look new on most of the house. We have a shaded area that did grow the black mold though. I have yet to get an estimate to kill and clean it.
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Virtually all of certainteed designer series (which makes up most of their offerings) are lifetime warranties. Most with high wind rating also are lifetime in their lines. I think I have the Landmark TL and it is a good shingle but not cheap.
Thanks everyone, I'm going with the CertainTeed shingles too.

Everything will be CertainTeed products, WinterGuard (rain/ice guard) starter and ridge vent to have the warranty up to 130 mph and transferable if we decide to move someday.


Now I have to wait four weeks to have it done.




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Something to think about, sicne I live on the bay in a brackish water environment I opted to use stainless steel nails.

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