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Freind 12-22-2012 02:33 PM

Roof Brands
 
Hello Everyone,
I live by New Orleans, LA.
At the last herricane season my roof was damage a little and we are thinking to do the whole roof replacement. But I'm very much confuse about the brands.

I'll be highly appriciated if someone can advise me what brand should I choose. My roofer gave me below options:
Tamko
Owens Corning
GAF.

He is also suggesting about adding ridge ventilation. Pls note that my roof area is around 38 square and I already have 2 power vents, but the roofer is telling me that is note enough and adding of this ridge vents is required by the shingles co other wise they will not owner the warranty.

Pls also advise if you have both kind of vents, power and ridge, together on the same roof, will it hurt anything.

Thanks,

joecaption 12-22-2012 04:08 PM

With ridge vents there is no other vents needed on top of the roof.
Why do you think you need a new roof?
Possible it was just installed wrong to begin with and just needs a few more nails.

jagans 12-22-2012 05:09 PM

Pictures Please?

Do you have continuous soffit venting?

How old is you current roof, and what shingle is it?

joecaption 12-22-2012 05:15 PM

You can have the best shingles in the world, installed wrong and there usless.

Freind 12-22-2012 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1078151)
With ridge vents there is no other vents needed on top of the roof.

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1078151)
Why do you think you need a new roof?
Possible it was just installed wrong to begin with and just needs a few more nails.

I already have the power ventilations fan.
On two sides of my house the surface is not flat, I can easily see the dips/waves. And during the last hurricane, many shingles teared off.


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Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1078193)
Do you have continuous soffit venting?
How old is you current roof, and what shingle is it?

Soofit Venting: if you talking about things with the holes by the siding, yes we have that,
I would say 30 years and they are rectangular shape, 3 dimensional if I'm not mistaken.
Thanks,

Freind 12-22-2012 06:53 PM

But the brand wise, which one is good.

jagans 12-22-2012 08:26 PM

They are all good. I just had Certainteed Landmarks put on my home. Nice

Freind 12-22-2012 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1078290)
They are all good. I just had Certainteed Landmarks put on my home. Nice

Thanks,
What abt the vent, do I need the ridge vent as I already have 2 power vents, and the roof area is 38 sq.

joecaption 12-23-2012 06:29 AM

A ridge vent will vent the whole roof not just a circle like a power vent does.
Uses no power, no moving parts to fail.
Looks a whole lot better.
If you go with a ridge vent all other roof mounted vents and gable vents if there is any need to be removed or blocked off.

joecaption 12-23-2012 06:30 AM

A ridge vent will vent the whole roof not just a circle like a power vent does.
Uses no power, no moving parts to fail.
Looks a whole lot better.
If you go with a ridge vent all other roof mounted vents and gable vents if there is any need to be removed or blocked off.

jagans 12-23-2012 09:35 AM

At the last steep roof seminar I attended, the shingle manufacturers said that good continuous ridge and soffit venting is best. Fans are not needed if you have that. The key here is good. I do not like the rolled up type of ridge vent, and soffit venting has to be kept clean and unless it is continuous, you are not getting enough air in.

Freind 12-23-2012 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1078424)
A ridge vent will vent the whole roof not just a circle like a power vent does.
Uses no power, no moving parts to fail.
Looks a whole lot better.
If you go with a ridge vent all other roof mounted vents and gable vents if there is any need to be removed or blocked off.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1078503)
At the last steep roof seminar I attended, the shingle manufacturers said that good continuous ridge and soffit venting is best. Fans are not needed if you have that. The key here is good. I do not like the rolled up type of ridge vent, and soffit venting has to be kept clean and unless it is continuous, you are not getting enough air in.

Thanks,
I have both the choices, keep the power vents or the ridge vents or both. And I clearly understand that two types of vents is not recommended on a single roof. But if I have to choose b/w the ridge or power which is more afficient and recomended. Just to add the redge size on my roof is only 12ft. is it good enough to for the area of 40sq?

Reg my current power vents: How could I detirmine that it is good enough for my roof and house.

Thanks again,

Freind 12-23-2012 11:47 PM

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digitalplumber 12-24-2012 08:01 AM

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Roofmaster417 12-24-2012 10:10 PM

They will honor the warranty even though you have inadequate ventilation but it is drastically reduced.I don't like the roll type either.,I prefer the 14-"1/4" ridge vent with an external baffle.I also recommend hand nailing the ridge vent and cap. I feel hand nailing the products in high velocity wind prone areas also provides some confidence in the material in the event of high velocity winds.

As its been said,,,its equally important to find a qualified roofer to install your product as it is to find a quality product.Certainteed,GAF and Tamko is my choice for materials in my region.


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