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Old 05-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by MJW View Post
I have to say, IMO, if GAF has some new special technology in their Timberlines, it's not an improvement for them. The newest TL's are quite a bit more brittle and thin than even the older TL's.
I would use any other laminate on the market over the standard TL.

I have heard that the new OC's are very nice, but personally haven't even seen them yet.
IKO actually has a decent shingle. Much better than I expected, even the Cambridge line is quite nice.

The Landmarks from CT's are my brand of choice. Just a better shingle compared to the others side by side and are proving everyday to last a very long time. The only thing I don't like about them is that they scuff too easy in warm weather. They really get soft in direct sunlight. Have not had that problem with IKO, GAF, or Tamko.

Certainteed is working with the new matting as well, they haven't applied it to their shingles yet, at least not that I know of.
All manufacturers are working with it (have been for years) and using it in some form, it's the future.

Look at the synthetic underlayments for example.
Picture a shingle with a synthetic matting instead of the standard fiberglass.


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Old 01-19-2016, 03:33 AM   #17
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Hello everyone. We are in process of building our home in Chicago and our roofer is strongly pushing us to IKO Cambridge shingles. I am leaning towards Certainteed Landmark based on my review of the boards and etc. I also considered GAF timberline HD but I just heard that their weight dropped due to redesign?

I am curious to hear your thoughts?

Also, does the roofer need to get special shingles for ridge/hip vs. using regular shingles?

Thanks so much!
You should call ABC Supply in Chicago and go see the Malarkey shingles that are superior to all others. When you research you will see why.
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:14 AM   #18
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You should call ABC Supply in Chicago and go see the Malarkey shingles that are superior to all others. When you research you will see why.
Most of there products are an SBS Modified base are they not? Back when I was in the business I thought that was a great idea but they didn't sell in the midwest at the time. I see now ABC Supply seems to carry them locally in SE Michigan.
Don't look at me. I didn't vote for either one of them.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:13 AM   #19
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I do believe they all are SBS, one of the few shingle jobs we did a few years ago was to strip wood shingles and the insurance wanted the HO to use Malarkey. They were really nice shingles but anything over about 80 and sunny stay off of them, they seem to scar easier then regular shingles. They are thicker then all get out and hard to cut. I'd put them on my house, in the early spring or late fall that is.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:50 AM   #20
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It is an impressive shingle, but I don't know what the value/benefit for.

I have seen them roll it up like a newspaper, but what benefit is that flexibility on the roof?

If the shingle looses its adhesion to the course below and is flapping around, you are already in trouble. While this shingle probably won't break off like a 3 tab, it will eventually tear out at the nail.


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