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Old 02-15-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Shingle Selection - Timberline, Duration, Oakridge Or Landmark


Hello All,

I am new to this forum and this is my first post so go easy on me!

I am building my house in southeastern WI and need some advice on shingles. The roofer I am using has come back and said that he can use any of the following shingles for almost the same price:

GAF Timberline HD
Owens Corning Duration
Owens Corning Oakridge
Certainteed Landmark

The house is a 3000sqft 2 story colonial with roof pitches that are mostly either 8/12 and 12/12. The color will most likely be something like the Landmark's Weathered Wood. The crystal ball tells me that I will be in this house for 15 years.

Given the above info, which would be the best overall choice? Also, how would you rank them for durability and looks.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to review this post and respond to it.

Nick

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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in my opinion I would go with the GAF products they have the best and easiest guarantee when it comes to a replacement ... We have used them all it all come back to time and aggravation...

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Hello All,

I am new to this forum and this is my first post so go easy on me!

I am building my house in southeastern WI and need some advice on shingles. The roofer I am using has come back and said that he can use any of the following shingles for almost the same price:

GAF Timberline HD
Owens Corning Duration
Owens Corning Oakridge
Certainteed Landmark

The house is a 3000sqft 2 story colonial with roof pitches that are mostly either 8/12 and 12/12. The color will most likely be something like the Landmark's Weathered Wood. The crystal ball tells me that I will be in this house for 15 years.

Given the above info, which would be the best overall choice? Also, how would you rank them for durability and looks.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to review this post and respond to it.

Nick
Buddy, your going to get a million different opinions here. All shingles you mentioned are of great quality and any would work great on your home but I'm a certain teed guy
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Well, I am in southeastern WI and I prefer the CertainTeed Landmarks. What type of extended warranties is this roofer giving you?

I would stay away from the OC line, at least around here.
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why would you suggest staying away from the OC line ?
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Just did a house using Owens Corning Duration
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Greg,

Did OC change the profile of the seal strip/nail line area on the Duration? The Durations I looked at last year still had that area indented and I've been finding that it was holding water and rusting nail heads on the lower pitch roofs (4/12 - 8/12). I haven't looked at them in awhile though.

OP, I happen to be pretty convinced of the performance and value in the Certainteed Landmark. Check the rating in the nationally distributed consumer mag. Take a look at the Pro series Landmark. Has a great SureStart warranty features and extended algae resistant period. A little heavier (250 lb/sq) and (I think) richer colors. For not much more money.

Not impressed with OC or GAF, just my .02.

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OC originally had a continuous adhesive and that ( at times ) causesd concern regarding the possibility of trapping moisture. OC redesigned their duration shingle, upgraded it by adding a reinforced fabric to their sure nail technology and also putting slots in the adhesive so moisture could drain if need be. OC also has about double the advesive as gaf or certainteed although they are both good shingles. i just think OC is a great shingle..
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Not that I have decided to go the OC route, but if I did, which would be a better choice for the same money - Duration or Oakridge. Duration seems like a more premium shingle, but the oakridge was rated much higher by Consumer Reports back in June-2009. I did notice on the OC website that the TruDefinition Duration shingles say "New" on them and from some of the posts, it sounds like they may have been redesigned. Would that now put the Duration ahead of the Oakridge if CR redid their testing?
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If you're basing off consumer reports you should be going with the landmarks.
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If you're basing off consumer reports you should be going with the landmarks.
I am not basing my decision strictly on CR, otherwise I wouldn't be asking you fine people your opinions. CR doesn't live & breathe this stuff day in and day out like many of you do. Thus, I highly value your opinions as well. It is interesting though that if my decision was based off of CR than you indicated my choice should be Landmark. However, the Oakridge is rated higher than the Landmark?
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What does your contractor prefer. If they don't have a preference, they are not roofers.

I'm surprised this thread is still open.....
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What does your contractor prefer. If they don't have a preference, they are not roofers.

I'm surprised this thread is still open.....
Me too.

Where is this job located? Sounds like the guy doing it isn't an actual roofer since they don't have a preference. Every roofer I know has preferences.
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you never said why you do t like OC ?

also sounds like the OP is using a handyman who will do a chop job install for a cheap price.. i will gladly take the job when the roof needs ro be redone in a few years.
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you never said why you do t like OC ?

also sounds like the OP is using a handyman who will do a chop job install for a cheap price.. i will gladly take the job when the roof needs ro be redone in a few years.
I laid a lot of the oakridge last year and I didn't like how the laid, nailed and the amount of granules that came out of the package.
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Let me clarify. The roofer typically uses Landmark but recently did a job with Timerline and liked it. I basically asked what shingles are available in the same price range and those were the 4 provided. This is a reputable roofer but I just wanted to know my options so that I could do the research and come up with an independent decision and not be completely biased to just what they typically use. We all know that contractors dont always look out for the best interest of the consumer and I am jus doing my due dilegence. Hope that makes sense.
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the oak ridge is OC 's lower grade shingle.. the new Duration is much better..
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Where are the mods? This is a homeowner question.
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the oak ridge is OC 's lower grade shingle.. the new Duration is much better..
I might have a job coming up installing them.
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