Looking For Shingle Comparison/recommendations - Roofing/Siding - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Looking for Shingle comparison/recommendations

I need a new roof on our ranch home. I have 4 roofer quotes. Two use CertainTeed 30 yr Landmark varity and the other two use Owens Corning 30 yr Duration algea resistant Dimensional shingles. I live in WI. Which would be better, or do you have another suggestion? I've read about Class Action law suit on CertainTeed's organic shingles and problems with getting results from CertainTeed but there was also a recall on OC's Duration shingles made in Summit,IL. (Though they acted quickly to remove product from shelves). Your thoughts please.
Thank you!


kgwisconsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 406
Rewards Points: 250

Certainteed are good.If you can get Malarkeys,they would be my recommendation.


johnk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 02:43 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,384
Rewards Points: 1,000

The class action law suits against Certainteed were for 3 lines of shingle products, the Organic Sealdon 25's, the Organic Hallmarks, and the Horizon Shangle.

Other than those, they have always offered a very fine product.

If the Roofing Contractor you use has extensive knowledge and also conveys and receives information from other contractors about potential manufacturers products, then they would likely know in advance of the general roofing contractor population which products to stay away from.

What part of Wisconsin are you from or Town name?

I know several very respectable operations in my neighboring state.

The OC Durations are not time proven to me yet. They have only been around for just a bit more than 2 years, so the Jury is still out regarding their solid sealant strip and the potential to trap moisture and condesation between the courses.

Ed the Roofer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Moneta, VA
Posts: 32
Rewards Points: 25

I used GAF/ELK Timberline recently and also Owens/Corning, from the same supplier.
The Owens arrived in much worse shape, the packaging seemed to bend the shingle corners too much.
Also they seemed to shed gravel too easily.
GAF/ELK are what I recommend now.
VaViaCo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1