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Yankee 04-03-2006 12:10 PM

GAF vs Elk
Is there really a difference between these shingles? My wife , after a long search, chose Elk weathered wood shingles. GAF has weathered wood as well, but she thinks they look more gray than brown, while Elk has a browner tint. Our roofer says Elk shingles are terrible - they fall apart and are used by builders because they are cheaper. I called the place he gets his shingles and they reiterated what he said. I called another place that sells both brands and they said they're fine. Should we strick with the roofers brand - gaf- even though we like the color of the Elk better?

747 04-03-2006 11:28 PM

The majority of the guys do like Gaf timberline 40 shingles. It does come in a color like weather wood. Which is a really sharp like brown roof i have seen actually on a roof and it looked sharp. Another shingle the guys like are tamko and finally certainteed landmark TL. Hope that helps.

747 04-03-2006 11:29 PM

Ps. Its called weather wood blend comes in gaf timberline 40 and is one very sharp shingle. I had to check my email to find that.

MJW 04-04-2006 04:18 PM

Why not try the Landmark? I think it is closer to the Elk color than the Timberline. I personally like the Timberline colors, but GAF is too commercialized.

RooferJim 04-17-2006 08:07 AM

Elk and GAF are both good. Certainteed Landmarks are made by a French company that bought out Certainteed I think its called San Gobain or somthing like that. they also bought out Bird. I love there Grand Manors though French or not, but the Landmarks look more phoney than a Timberline though.


AaronB 04-23-2006 10:18 AM

Wethered wood roofiing looks grey, like GAF's color.

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