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Old 07-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Is it worth putting 50 year shingles on as opposed to 35 year. What is the best value when considering labour etc.

Or is it better just to go metal??

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wow that's a lot of general questions that need many qualifiers to come up with an answer.

Bottom line is aesthetics, how long you plan on staying there and budget. None of which you have enlightened us about.

And I have no clue what you mean by "what is best value for labour" Other than you are from Canada therefore metal is a good option to consider weather-wise.

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+1

Whole bunch of questions in that little 3-liner.

What do you want the roof to look like?
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Pretty sure it's another hit-and-run post
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I was going to go for drive by but that might be a bit gangster.
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A 35 year shingle will have a leak only warranty.
A 50 year/lifetime shingle will have a 10 year warranty.
A metal roof will show hail damage before an asphalt roof.
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A 35 year shingle will have a leak only warranty.
A 50 year/lifetime shingle will have a 10 year warranty.
A metal roof will show hail damage before an asphalt roof.
Care to elaborate a bit on the warranty statements? The poster never identified what shingle they were using.

Also, you statements on metal, without identifying what type of metal you are referring to, are largely incorrect.

I will take a 24 gauge standing steam installed on a full roof deck over any asphalt shingle. Even if the roof is dinged, it is still 100% water tight and functional.

Stone coated steel will not show dings and will hold up great to hail and whatever granules are pushed off can be repaired. Can't say the same about asphalt.

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