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We have a few bids for removing and replacing the roofing on our house and we want to use one of the architectural style asphalt shingles.

(As I mentioned in another thread the house is about 1200 sf with the roof area being about 1600 sf, the pitch of the roof is 4/12. We live in Tucson as far as climate goes.)

We want to get back with all the bidders to modify their bid to use one of the products that are on the Energy Star list to get the tax break that is available.

http://downloads.energystar.gov/bi/qplist/roofs_prod_list.pdf

Looking through the list I found on the Engergy Star website, here are the companies that have asphalt shingles on this list:

(Company Name -Brand)



  • Aluminum Lock Roofing, Inc. -Aluminum Lock (it was listed as a shingle type, not sure if it's asphalt shingle?)​
  • ArmorLite Roofing,LLC -Armorlite​
  • CertainTeed Corporation -CertainTeed​
  • Classic Metal Roofing Systems -Rustic Shingle​
  • Cox Industries, Inc. -LifePine
  • Edco Products, Inc. -ArrowLine
  • GAF Materials Corporation -GAFElk​
  • Owens Corning -Owens Corning
What are your thoughts on which ones are good choices and which ones to stay away from?
Are you aware of any other choices that aren't listed?


Thanks, Bob
 

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It depends what is available in your area. Certainteed and GAF have had the reflective shingles probably the longest when comparing to any other manufacturers. I could be wrong about that, but in my area GAF had the ONLY reflective shingles you could get, in their 40 year series, for the last few years since the products were invented. Certainteed has recently expanded their market share.

Again it goes back to what is available in your area. ALL the products are fairly new so there are no real true to life longevity tests.
 

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Thanks for the response Grumpy.

The contractor that it looks like we will be selecting said he can get the GAF product, so it's looking like that's what we are going with.

-Bob
 

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Most of those products on your list are for metal roofing materials.

Did you want metal or asphalt shingles?

By the way, thanks for the links Ramona.

Ed
 

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Most of those products on your list are for metal roofing materials.

Did you want metal or asphalt shingles?

By the way, thanks for the links Ramona.

Ed
Ramona - thanks for the links!

Hi Ed,

I've decided on asphalt shingles.

The Energy Star website that I provided a link to listed all those on my list as being "Type: Shingle".

I went through the very lengthy list of roofing products that were on their ENERGY STAR Roof Product List, and picked out all the ones that said the type was shingle. I'm not familiar enough with all those manufacturers and if they only provide metal roofs, which ones on my list are metal only?

We've decided on GAFElk dimensional shingle in white, one of the ones on that list. What are your thoughts on that product?

Thanks, Bob
 

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Every company has ben sued at one time or another so that's not an accurate guage of material quality. Remember this is America the most litigious country in the world. People sue other people for their own mistakes.
 

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Every company has ben sued at one time or another so that's not an accurate guage of material quality. Remember this is America the most litigious country in the world. People sue other people for their own mistakes.
True; you'd have to read the cases to see what exactly the company is defending against and whether the case has merit, but it might give you some idea of how the company handles
troublemakers and
people with valid gripes.

The OP's interpretation of this not-usually-sought info might be a tie-breaker.
You'd be surprised what you can learn by "hanging around the courthouse."
 
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