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Old 06-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how Certainteed laminate (architectual) shingles compare to Owens Corning laminate (architectual) shingles?
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Certainteed, "In Most Professional Roofing Contractors" opinion is a much higher quality product. There will always be some detractors, but that is the more common conclusion.

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How would you relatively rate IKO or CRC against CertainTeed?

Also, would asphalt fiberglass shingles be better suited than asphalt organic for cold weather in Toronto, Canada?

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On a scale of 1-10

Certainteed would be between an 8 to a 10 depending on which style of shingle.

CRC is manufactured by IKO and I don't have a personal issue against Canadian manufactured products, but their past history and personal experiences with them in the past brings out a product quality rating of somewheres between a 2 and a 5.

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I tried doing the research with different shingles brands. There seems to be an issue with many popular brands/manufacturers, including CertainTeed. I can appreciate that any brand of shingle can be made worse by an improper install.

I got several quotes. Your rating helped quantify differences.

Also, I had curling, cracking, and splitting with a roof that only lasted something like 15 years (prior to my taking possession of house). Shingles mostly on southern exposure got the worst beating. I don't know what the detailed make of current asphalt shingles were. I asked about asphalt organic vs. fiberglass thinking ordering fiberglass will help the situation (and maybe adding more vents will).

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p.s. My apologies if I seemed to have hijacked this thread.
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On a scale of 1-10

Certainteed would be between an 8 to a 10 depending on which style of shingle.

CRC is manufactured by IKO and I don't have a personal issue against Canadian manufactured products, but their past history and personal experiences with them in the past brings out a product quality rating of somewheres between a 2 and a 5.

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