Best Shingles That Contractors Use?

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Old 04-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #1
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Best Shingles That Contractors Use?

what is the best shingles that contractors use?
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Certainteed is a professional grade shingle as they are not carried at the big box stores as they are usually only carried at the lumber yards and shingle houses. You can of course order than from the big box stores. I think Certainteed thinks more professional roofers will buy from lumber yards and shingle houses while more home owners will buy from the big box stores.

Any 30 year laminate is a good shingle. If I didn't buy only Certainteed it would have to be GAF but would have to wear gloves all Summer long due to all the slivers. One day laying the new Timberlines got more slivers than a year laying Landmarks. My hands like Landmarks so that's what they get.

Never tried the Tamko Heritage shingles but hear a lot of good things about them.

I would say it would be safe to say in my area 90% of the builders use Certainteed shingles while storm chasers only use 10% Certainteed.


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The majority of my work is new construction,
except for 2006/2007 in which i did more re roofs,
but i use numerous types of shingles and they all have good and bad points of quality.
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