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Old 03-06-2014, 04:22 PM   #81
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I was simply stating that even in what you presented, Owens Corning wasn't the heaviest when earlier this morning you said it would be hard to find a heavier shingle.

I know shingle weight isn't the most important thing and a few pounds doesn't make a difference but the weight difference between the Landmarks (cause we use them) and Timberlines is Day and Night and probably will make a difference in the near future.

The bottom line is to only put on the shingles and manufacturers you believe in.
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I was simply stating that even in what you presented, Owens Corning wasn't the heaviest when earlier this morning you said it would be hard to find a heavier shingle.

I know shingle weight isn't the most important thing and a few pounds doesn't make a difference but the weight difference between the Landmarks (cause we use them) and Timberlines is Day and Night and probably will make a difference in the near future.

The bottom line is to only put on the shingles and manufacturers you believe in.
Thats right Bam. And I do agree with you on the Landmark/GAF. We have laughed the last couple of years about how Timberlines tear like paper.

I honestly think the quality of the installation is a lot more important than the brand of shingles. I have seen some guys who can polish a turd....and others who are given the best and turn it to a turd.

Best to you.
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Hi All,

I just read this entire thread and would like to know if your favorite shingle manufacturers remain the same as they were in 2014 or if they've changed in the past 4 years.

I'm looking at a complete tearoff of my roof in the very near future and I'm wondering who the best shingle manufacturer is today. I saw that several Midwesterners (I'm in Milwaukee) recommended Certainteed in 2014, but CT gets terrible reviews on The Roofery. I'm actually reading negative reviews about all the manufacturers (it seems). I'm hoping you guys can help me choose one that can withstand Milwaukee weather and stands behind its product. Do you still like Certainteed for the Midwest or is there someone else you now prefer?

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Pabcos... Storm chasers favorites...need I say more[/QUOTE]

Not that ive installed them but when they came back to the market after their first crash and burn they made them a lot better. Lot thicker more granules less filler... so they said anyhow.

Atlas is my least fav because they are uGLy but they came out with a new bigger shingle and a wider nailing strip like 2 inches wide... they are algee resistant and supposedly the bomb. I am going to install them next monday ill let u know how it goes.
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Thanks, Madrina. We're trying to figure out if we should stay with asphalt shingles or look at metal roofing. I'm eading so many negative reviews about asphalt shingle manufacturers turning out inferior products (compared to what they used to manufacture) and not standing behind their warranties. It would be great to find a shingle that stands that test of time.
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Hi All,

I just read this entire thread and would like to know if your favorite shingle manufacturers remain the same as they were in 2014 or if they've changed in the past 4 years.

I'm looking at a complete tearoff of my roof in the very near future and I'm wondering who the best shingle manufacturer is today. I saw that several Midwesterners (I'm in Milwaukee) recommended Certainteed in 2014, but CT gets terrible reviews on The Roofery. I'm actually reading negative reviews about all the manufacturers (it seems). I'm hoping you guys can help me choose one that can withstand Milwaukee weather and stands behind its product. Do you still like Certainteed for the Midwest or is there someone else you now prefer?

Thanks.
Malarkey is hands down, followed closely by Certainteed
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In 2014, it seems like several contractors liked Certainteed and Malarkey came up too. The guy we're working with like Tampco but we've read so many terrible reviews--we really don't want to do with that shingle.
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In 2014, it seems like several contractors liked Certainteed and Malarkey came up too. The guy we're working with like Tampco but we've read so many terrible reviews--we really don't want to do with that shingle.
He likes Tamko because they are cheaper. They are a decent shingle but I would not put them on my house simply because there are too many better options out there.

I put Malarkey Windsors on my house.
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that i have been using for years is Tamko. I install the 30 year type.
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that i have been using for years is Tamko. I install the 30 year type.

Pangdev, do you ever get complaints about the Tamko failing or people trying to cash in on the warranty? We're reading enough negative reviews that we're pretty nervous about that brand.
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Malarkey is hands down, followed closely by Certainteed
A&E Exteriors, I know you like Malarkey Windsors because that's what you put on your roof. Which Certainteed shingle do you like?

And is there a big difference between 30-year shingles and 50-year shingles? Is the price difference of a 50-year shingle worth it?

Thanks for your help!
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A&E Exteriors, I know you like Malarkey Windsors because that's what you put on your roof. Which Certainteed shingle do you like?

And is there a big difference between 30-year shingles and 50-year shingles? Is the price difference of a 50-year shingle worth it?

Thanks for your help!
Price difference is definatly worth it. I use whatever Certainteed product the occasion calls for.

Landmark, landmark pro, Carriage house, grand manor, presidential, or landmark TL are all good products

Centennial slate is a good option if you want something that is

Different
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Superior to a standard shingle

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