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Old 09-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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I would really appreciate feedback on your favorite shingles. I personally have been using a lot of Owens Corning Oakridge 30 and Duration. I dont read to many positive reviews on these but I think they are a great shingle. I am also a fan of their price. They not only look good after installation, but the cost safes me money.
Tamko is a fairly sorry shingle for the price. The dimensions are shallow and there is no varying tone in the shingle colors. Tamko is my least favorite and I think they enjoy a good reputation without warranting one.
Gaf/Elk is a great shingle. I cannot seem to get a good price on them though.
Malarkey rates out at 4 out a 10.
Atlas the lowest of the low. Do not use Atlas if you plan on honoring your labor warranty.
Well that's my take on shingles. What else ya got?
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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I like Certainteed Landmarks. They seem to hold up well.

I do a lot of repairs on houses that were built in the boom so I see a lot of shingles that are 5-10 years old and the OCs scare me. They are brittle and almost impossible to take apart without ripping. Maybe it the FL sun that does this to them but others are not as bad. Maybe cause of there price they where used on a lot of track homes and installed by way under-skilled roofers is why I see so many of them and grown to dislike them... on a positive note there colors have been fairly consistent so they are easy to color match. I can't wait to try to take some durations apart after a few years....

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Certainteed and Tamko here. I've done two OC jobs in the last 5 years and the last one I did the shingles were covered ins ome yellow stains all over the shingles. OC sent out a new fresh batch direct from their factory though, but still I think it was God reminding me not to sell that crap.
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LOL Grumpy.

We like to use Certainteed Landmark the most. The OC's I've used are nothing to brag about and neither are the GAF/Elks. Haven't used Tamko in a long time because they just aren't sold anywhere, but they were decent back then....~10 years ago. They were a english sized shingle like the Landmarks used to be.
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OP, you missed the best laminate on the market, Landmark.

It's all I sell.

I really like the Premium and TL line too.

I've never found quality anything from Menards. Just like there garbage lumber they sell the cheapest shingles they can buy. My Pa's been around a lot longer than me and he tells me Menards has carried many shingle lines over the years. They buy cheap shingles they have issues so they go shopping for another cheap shingle to stock and carry.

When a home owner mentions getting shingles from Menards it's the first indication they can't afford me.
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I like Certainteed Landmarks. They seem to hold up well.

I do a lot of repairs on houses that were built in the boom so I see a lot of shingles that are 5-10 years old and the OCs scare me. They are brittle and almost impossible to take apart without ripping. Maybe it the FL sun that does this to them but others are not as bad. Maybe cause of there price they where used on a lot of track homes and installed by way under-skilled roofers is why I see so many of them and grown to dislike them... on a positive note there colors have been fairly consistent so they are easy to color match. I can't wait to try to take some durations apart after a few years....
My gutter guy tells me the Durations are horrible to try to pull apart even after only a few months on the roof.

The Landmarks are tough to pry apart as well but they pull apart ok when the sun is on them. I try to do additions and repairs on laminates on warm days with direct sunlight. When cool the tar rips the shingle underneath.
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Malarkey rates out at 4 out a 10.
Why?

I have yet to have any one particular issue with this brand. Very solid shingle and highly recommended, for its ability to deal with hail (which we get a lot of here), an attractive colour scheme, and of course the ZONE . Highly recommended.

The GAF/ELK stuff is very nice too, alas around here they don't sell so much (American made shingles seem to cost a heck of a lot more than locally made stuff).

Certainteeds are very nice too, but again, same cost prohibitive issue.

IKO dominates the market here, with the Cambridge 30 - Dual Black going on almost anything new. A highly competitive price, ready availability (out of town stuff doesn't stock so much) and a shingle that has come a long way from the garbage they were putting out 10-15 years ago are the main reasons so. Repiars cost though because they just dont come apart after a single day in the hot sun .

BP's selling feature is a 35 yr warranty vs the 30yr of IKO's. There have been issues with tarlines not sealing on a windy, dusty day, so for those reasons I dont go there.


If I can, I upsell to EUROSHIELD anyway.
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Here we mostly use OC durations, they have certainteed too, I use both, as well as like both
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In my area,
Banner Supply stocks GAF/Elk, OC, Tamko, Certainteed, Atlas and IKO.
ABC Supply stocks all the above except Atlas and Certainteed but they have other branch stores in driving distance that stocks them.
Modern Builders stocks Certainteed.
All the lumber yards stock OC. Carter Lumber, 84 Lumber, etc.
Can't think of one lumber yard in my area that stocks any other.
Lowes is OC.
HD is GAF.

I install which ever the home owner chooses.
It's their roof, I'm just installing it as best I can, for them.

To date, only two roofs that I installed since I started Fox Roofing has been replaced, the last of the two was just this year, both were Certainteed and due to material failure.
9 out of 10 of all material failure jobs I have had dealings "other roofers work" with were Certainteed materials.
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In the last 2 years I have done 12 roofs with OC Durations, never had a call back for a blow off or any other problem.

I miss the old Elk's though.
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Malarkeys 4 out of 10?Thats Malarkey,best shingle on the market,IMO.

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