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Old 05-11-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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would weatherwood go well with red cedar ciding?
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weatherd wood goes with anything thats why its the most popular color. GAF is the best warranty in the industry.

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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.
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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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