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Old 07-21-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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well, my 8 year old roof was damaged in a hail storm along with my siding, 3 cars and pool. I had 30 year archetict shingles on and now insurance wants to replace roof, I cant find the roofer who did the original job and want to know what to look for in a contractor. The last guy was a referral and he did a awesome job. This sucks.. I am in Upstate N.Y.

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Check and see if these areas covered by one of our members here are near you.

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Tell him that Ed The Roofer referred him.

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no, I am west of albany. any advice would be great, what kind of shingles to use, and other info would be great
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I install several brands of shingles, they all have pros and cons.
It's best to find a roofing contractor you feel confident in and than discuss such issues as what brand with him/her.

Ask family members, neighbors and co-workers who they used for their roofing needs.

Look for roofing contractor signs setting in yards around your area.
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I install several brands of shingles, they all have pros and cons.
It's best to find a roofing contractor you feel confident in and than discuss such issues as what brand with him/her.

Ask family members, neighbors and co-workers who they used for their roofing needs.
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GAF shingles or ownes corning
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They both have their legions of contractors who like them.

In my opinion,

Certainteed LandMark 30 AR or Tamko Heritage AR would be neck and neck for first choice.

Then, GAF/Elk 30 year shingles

Then, Owens Corning OakRidge 30 AR, but Not the Duration line. It is only a bit over 2 years on the market and already having reports from other roofing contractors regarding nails rusting out, due to the full length continuous sealant strip, which traps moisture under the shingles.

More important than the material choice, it the references and training of the roofing crew doing the installation and that they upgrade the ventilation and ensure that there is Balanced Intake and Exhaust Ventilation installed.

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I agree with Ed's list and his order of choices, although shingles vary quite a bit depending on where you are in the country. I have no knowledge of what shingles are like in NY.

I would have to put Malarkey in the top choices also, going by what other roofers have said about them. They should be available being you are up north.
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They both have their legions of contractors who like them.

In my opinion,

Certainteed LandMark 30 AR or Tamko Heritage AR would be neck and neck for first choice.

Then, GAF/Elk 30 year shingles

Then, Owens Corning OakRidge 30 AR, but Not the Duration line. It is only a bit over 2 years on the market and already having reports from other roofing contractors regarding nails rusting out, due to the full length continuous sealant strip, which traps moisture under the shingles.

More important than the material choice, it the references and training of the roofing crew doing the installation and that they upgrade the ventilation and ensure that there is Balanced Intake and Exhaust Ventilation installed.

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Interesting. I'd contact Maze and file a claim if their nails are rusting. I haven't seen any issues around here with them, or the other brand of nail. Can't remember the name though.
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just got my first estimate and what do you know the contractor is adament about using owens corning duration line of shingles. GAF elk is the better choice? are they available in upstate n.y.
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Yes GAF is available in your area.
My list of top choices varies from Ed and MJW's, Tamko would be at the top pretty much equal to GAF and OC but Certainteed would be toward the bottom of list.

All tho OC's sure nail is newer like Ed said, the solid self sealant strip has been used in their products for a much longer time frame and in my area they have a good rep with minimal failed lines of products, far less then CT or Tamko.
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what about the timberline 30 year shingle by GAF is that one o.k.?
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Page 198 of this link may help you decide what you're up against
http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/codes/2000...ges/IBC-FS.pdf

"And, thirdly, the surface upon which the roofing material rests is
critical for its performance. Haag Engineering, noted since 1924 for
“providing engineering consulting services related to failures,”
states in their Asphalt Roofing Systems Study Guide (1995), “tests
have shown that an overlay of composition shingles over old
composition shingles is considerably more susceptible to hail-
caused damage than is a composition shingle roof applied directly
to a solid deck.” And, “We [Haag] do not recommend overlays.” "

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does that mean they are good

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