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Old 02-22-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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Personaly I wouldn't put GAF/ELK's on my fish house or let alone dog house. Never seen one past 12 years without thermal cracks, this is also true of the 40 and 50 year version (back when they made them).

My order of recomendation goes like this,
1. Certainteed Landmark
2. Owens Corning Duration
3. Tamko Heritage
4. CRC Biltmore


The new Timberlines are 217lbs per square and by way of comparison the new Landmarks are 250lbs per square.

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Personaly I wouldn't put GAF/ELK's on my fish house or let alone dog house. Never seen one past 12 years without thermal cracks, this is also true of the 40 and 50 year version (back when they made them).

My order of recomendation goes like this,
1. Certainteed Landmark
2. Owens Corning Duration
3. Tamko Heritage
4. CRC Biltmore


The new Timberlines are 217lbs per square and by way of comparison the new Landmarks are 250lbs per square.
If the shingles are cracking after 12 years, the first thing that comes to mind, is that the attic is not properly ventilated, and is the roof constantly getting beaten by the sun every day, with no shade. If those two are the case, there is no shingle out there that will last past twelve years, no matter what the quality.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #18
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Seen it on both properly and unproperly vented roofs.

For example last Spring tore off a 10 year old Timberline with spidercracks all over it on a unheated garage.

The funny thing is GAF started the 50 year warranty on a shingle they know will not surpass 25 years.

For the record the oldest Timberline I've seen still hold back water was two years ago on a 21.5 year old Timberline roof. The shingles were spidercracked, blistered, and thermal cracked so bad the adjuster said he'd buy the roof but he shouldn't have.

I hate to admit but my personal house has Timberlines installed when built in 04. Second owner and the roof is already starting to crack. Is it properly vented? Ya, baffles in every truss, all exhaust vent tubes insulated, 2ft of insulation...

Not an easy or cheap roof to do either.
46.9sq off 8/12 with two large 20/12 turrets.
The worst part is two sides are 33ft from eave to ground.

Was thinking an ecoshake style shingle until found out the material price is pushing $750 a square. Cedar shake is an option but more than likely going to go with Landmark TL's when the time comes.
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If the shingles are cracking after 12 years, the first thing that comes to mind, is that the attic is not properly ventilated, and is the roof constantly getting beaten by the sun every day, with no shade. If those two are the case, there is no shingle out there that will last past twelve years, no matter what the quality.

I've seen some old organic roofs warrantied for 15 years go 30 years still holding out water, no curling and overall in fair shape, in direct sunlight and not optimal venting or attic insulation...
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We are located in So. Illinois...and we had Tamko Rustic Black architectural shingles installed on our new house a few years ago.
http://www.tamko.com/ShingleColors/H...ic/RusticBlack
So far so good...and they look great. I even roofed my detached workshop with them.

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