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Question DetailsAsked on 6/25/2013

Which shingles are better Certainteed Landmark shingles or GAF Timberland HD shingles?

We are having our 6 year old roof replaced (will never use the contractor we hired for that job again) and are trying to decide between Certainteed Landmark shingles and GAF Timberland HD shingles. Both contractors have great reputations and the quotes are close. So now it comes down to the product itself.

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Here is a prior question with several answers that addresses that issue -

If it is down to the shingle, I would check the warranties - is one longer, does one cover labor as well as materials for a certain period, etc ?

I presume if both contractor's are equal in your mind, that you have taken your binoculars and gone to look at a couple of recent roofing jobs to see they look like equal workmanship, though granted it is hard to tell from the finished product if decently done ?

Also - to be sure you are comparing apples to apples - you might tell the two contractors their prices are close but offering different shingles - ask them why they chose that one, and if using the other shingle brand would affect their bid price or warranty. They may have chosen particular ones for personal preference, because they are an authorized installer (which is an important factor in warranty claims against the shingle manufacturer), or for price, but at this pioint you have no way of knowing without asking.

Make sure to make it clear you are not trying to bid them against each other, but if the shingle cost is the cause of the different price, then if it is a toss-up between equal shingles you might want to go with the cheaper one. Then hear what they have to say.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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