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Old 02-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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I'm in the process of building my own house I'm at the point were I'm about to order my lumber package and I have a quote on a IKO cambridge shingle and a Atlas shingle was just wondering if anyone would have a preference for either. I'm new to the site and this is my first house so any advice would help thanks john

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Who's going to do it for you and what do they recommend? What is your location?

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #3
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Both are cheap shingles Go with GAF architacual. There life time warrentyed.
Last time I checked Home Depot had the cheapest price.
Do not cheap out and use 3 tabs for the caps. Use the ones made for architacual shingles. Three tabs will crack and leak.
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Who's going to do it for you and what do they recommend? What is your location?
I was gonna call house top and get a few other quotes and ask them I just want to get some different opinions on what people in the business thought, and I'm located in north carolina around raleigh.
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Both are cheap shingles Go with GAF architacual. There life time warrentyed.
Last time I checked Home Depot had the cheapest price.
Do not cheap out and use 3 tabs for the caps. Use the ones made for architacual shingles. Three tabs will crack and leak.
Ok thanks for the help I will check there and see where there prices are at
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I definitely would never say that Timberlines are better than anything. Their newest shingles are terrible, IMO.
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Hi! I am a homeowner and I have the atlas pinnacle dimensional on my home. They gave a free extra 5 year warranty, so instead of 30 yrs you get 35yrs. I like them and the shinglers said they liked them during install. They seem to be doing well. I am sure that there are probably better, more expensive choices, as in the 50 yr, but my shingler said those were heavier, and you have to have the structure to hold them. So, since you asked about the atlas specifically, just thought I would answer with what I have seen about them. I have only used the dimensional pinnacle 35 yr though, so don't know about the rest of their line.
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IKO ELK GAF are all good products just use the the highest grade you can afford and you will be just fine.
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Like MJW posted, that's a question best asked of the roofer you hired to install the shingles.
If your going to install them yourself than ask around at the lumber yard and get the opinion of other local builders.
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I have discovered being on contractor forums for several years, that location is everything to do with what shingles to use. Different plants seem to have problems.

Fro example I used to use gAFs exclusively, after I had problems with Corning and Tamcos. In parts of the South GAF factory put out a lot of bad ones for a while.

The way to find out is to call several roofers and ask what they install, this will let you know which ones work in your area.
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I like Pabco on my roof I went with them because they are made local. and I could buy it right from factory at whole sale cost.
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We used Elk shingles by GAF for our roof, when we had it redone.
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I definitely would never say that Timberlines are better than anything. Their newest shingles are terrible, IMO.
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Glad I am not the only one thinking this.
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...I'd go with a modified dimensional. Mularky and Atlas are the only makers of modifieds I know of and you won't find them at HD. Don't know about up there but down here in Miami roofing materials are much cheaper at the roofing supply houses. That is where I'd look for my shingles.
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I would go with GAF ELK Architectual Shingles. They had excellent warranties if it is installed properly. I would make sure the installer is a GAF certified installer.

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