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Old 09-17-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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What are the best shingles out there ????

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Thanks for yor time but, where can i find this information.Im look'n for a good quality shingle .Im look'n for a brand name or names Thanks again Flip
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The best kinds of shingles are the ones installed correctly.

Proper nail patterns,exposures,overhang,proper nail fastening,proper vent installations,step flashing,pipe flashing,drip edge,underlayment installation and fastening,ventilation,window sill aprons,chimney pans and aprons,insulation,skylight flashing,pans and aprons,ridge vents,valley's,starters and ridge cap,pitch breaks,corners,dormers,moisture guard,redecking,wood replacement.


I might have left a couple out.But having the materials installed properly is just as if not more than the type of material your installing.


I can tell you my choices.,not that my opinion matters much but I prefer;


1.Certainteed-Symphony,GrandManor,Centennial,Carriage House,Presidential Shake TL and the Landmark series.


2.Tamko-Heritage Vintage and Heritage premium.


3.Owens Corning-Berkshire,Woodmoor,Woodcrest,Duration Premium Designer and the TruDefinition Premium.


4.GAF-Timberline Ultra HD,Timberline Prestique 40 HD,Timberline Armorshield 2.


5.Atlas-StormMaster series and the Pinnacle.

6.IKO-I have nothing to say about these shingles without making it seem I am making a post about why I dislike the manufacture.Somethings are better left alone.

Some of these shingles are Xtreme supreme.You are going to pay for top quality.IMO these are some of the best shingles on the market.


But you could buy the most expensive shingle on the market.,but if it's not installed properly it does you no good.

I would research your contracor as much as you do the shingle selection if not more.

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Where is the home located?

Of the widely available shingles, Certainteed is my favorite as well.
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Thank You For Your Information & Your Time RoofMaster.Have A Good Day.Just Want To Make Sure Im gettt'n A Good Shingle For My Money.Around 19 Sq. $5100 For everything. Using Gaf/Elk 30 Year heritage Shingles .????Unsure if thats reasonable or what ????.Thanks again.
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Windows i live in Iowa .Thanks for your info also. Flip
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I have been doing this for a couple days now and have not heard of GAF Heritage.,


Tamko is the Trademark holder on Heritage.

As far as the price @ $268 per square I hope it is a 1 layer on nothing exceeding a 6/12.

Where are you located?
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I Live In Western,Iowa.The samples i'm look'n at say GAF,Timberline Lifetime High Defintion Shingles.The style is like Tamko hertage.Gaf merged with Elk a few years back.Yes it is 1 layer & not exceeding 6/12.So is that a reasoable cost.Putting in ridge vent ,plumbing vents,ice guards,& covering holes from old turtle vents & removal of waste.Flip Thanks Again Roofmaster.Is that reasonable or should i look around some more???FLIP
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If you are comfortable with the contractor and have checked references then its up to you to say if it is a fair price or not.I am not trying to dodge or side step your question but my pricing is different that your area.

It seems a few dollars low to me but.,maybe your contractor is getting materials at a reduced rate because of big bulk purchase on his materials.
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Gaf merged with Elk a few years back.
Your talking to a die hard roofer.,.,I know of the merge.


I was just saying that Tamko has the trademark for the name Heritage.It has no affiliation with GAF or Elk..,other than being a shingle and building materials manufacture.,
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Your talking to a die hard roofer.,.,I know of the merge.

I was just saying that Tamko has the trademark for the name Heritage.It has no affiliation with GAF or Elk..,other than being a shingle and building materials manufacture.,
I think he means they are dimensional shingles when he says they are like the tamki heritage.

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Very Cool Thanks Again For The Info & Your Time.I got Another estimate That Was $175 More A Week Ago So It Seems To Be In The Ball Park.Is Gaf/Elk A good shingle or should i request something different/better Flip
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The Timberline Lifetime HD's was one that was on my list of solid shingles.

I am by no means any type of consumer report specialist so my "List" means nothing.

IMO if someone can afford it I would buy lifetimes rather than limiteds.

$175 is a decent spread on high to low.Hopefully both of them are not lowballers.
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Quite the answers for such a broad question.

Seems like the exact same conversation when bidding a job around here. Some contractor has a decent price, but is pricing gaf timberlines again.

Not the best, not the worst. More important is the installers and the "company" who will be in business long enough in case of any trouble.

There are some problems with the timberlines as of the last 10 years, but you can research that yourself. I've been preaching it since I became a member here.

Shingles and their quality varies greatly depending on your location. In the Midwest, it appears that Certainteed Landmark has the label of "best shingle" lately, and I would agree. Had them on my house for 11 years and have installed thousands of squares of them with my own two hands. Only one job so far that was defective shingles and CT footed the bill.

BTW, do a search here and you'll probably get 100 hits of the exact same question.


Price is a little low, IMO, but right in the ball park. Make sure the installers are what you want. Hopefully not $40/square sub contractors. If the "crew" shows up with an old pickup or van with blacked out windows and no lettering of any company name......RUN!


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