Shingle Recommendation - GAF vs IKO vs CertainTeed
Originally Posted by MJW
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.