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Question DetailsAsked on 4/8/2015

Putting on a new roof. Which shingle is best. Timberline lifetime HD, certainteed landmark, tamko heritage premium?

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Below are links to a bunch of previous questions involving those brands (and some others also) - for my 2¢ worth I would take almost anything over a Tamko. GAF is a good line - only one I think I would recommend over GAF line is Owens Corning Duration line - they (and Arctic grade and Type 4 high-impact GAF's) seem to be built more like the "real" heavyweight shingles that were the norm a couple of score of years ago - ones like my 35 year old shingles that are just starting to look "old", and I have seen some take real abuse from very high winds and hail and come through it fine.

There are comments good and bad on contractor blogs about Tamko warranty (especially if you don't use Tamko certified roofers), but also some on GAF being hard to get replacements for defective batches too, and of course these days with most brands if you want the extended warranty you have to use their "certified" contractors and pay a lot more.

But as always, for reliability (especially with weather cladding products) a decent to good product with a good contractor beats an outstanding product put on by a poor contractor any day.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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