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joedadog 05-11-2006 09:18 PM

Different brands of shingles, which is best?
 
I am getting a new roof and the contractor said the brand of shingle will be determined after we pick the color. He showed us GAF (timberline), Tamco, and I had a ELK brochure from another roofer. We picked colors of each. I live in Michigan and were going to use a 30 algae resistant architectural shingle. Any advice on the brands? Should I look at another brand, if so what?

747 05-12-2006 02:59 AM

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Originally Posted by joedadog
I am getting a new roof and the contractor said the brand of shingle will be determined after we pick the color. He showed us GAF (timberline), Tamco, and I had a ELK brochure from another roofer. We picked colors of each. I live in Michigan and were going to use a 30 algae resistant architectural shingle. Any advice on the brands? Should I look at another brand, if so what?

Tampco heritage 30 ar color aged wood or weather wood. Depending on the color of your house. Gaf timberline 40 i like color weatherwood. But like i said this depends on color of house. House needs to be in the tan family of colors for this to look sharp. Both are excellent shingle.

christy123 12-13-2006 10:11 PM

would weatherwood go well with red cedar ciding?

RooferJim 12-14-2006 08:00 AM

weatherd wood goes with anything thats why its the most popular color. GAF is the best warranty in the industry.

RooferJim
www.jbennetteroofing.com

troubleseeker 12-30-2006 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by joedadog (Post 11241)
I am getting a new roof and the contractor said the brand of shingle will be determined after we pick the color. He showed us GAF (timberline), Tamco, and I had a ELK brochure from another roofer. We picked colors of each. I live in Michigan and were going to use a 30 algae resistant architectural shingle. Any advice on the brands? Should I look at another brand, if so what?

Don't have any experience with roofing durability in the cold extremes where you are, but we use quite a bit of GAF on jobs here around New Orleans and they hold up well in our brutal summers.

20plusyearroofer 01-13-2007 07:45 PM

Two pices of advice:
1) Go with CertainTeed , Elk , or Tamko products only.
2) Hire a contractor who KNOWES HIS BUSINESS, not the cheapest jack of all trades you can find.

Stick to that and you're guaranteed to get your moneys worth, otherwise.....see you in a couple of years.


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