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Question DetailsAsked on 6/25/2016

Which single is best for a new roof?

I have approximately a 1500 foot roof that needs to be replaced. I am confused as to which shingle to buy.

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Depends on who you ask - I prefer (in varying order depending on environment the shingles have to survive) Owens-Corning or Certainteed generally (though those are the most commonly available in our area), GAF hurricane or arctic grades also for extreme storm winds, hail or winter protection.

You can find a fair number of responses to similar questions in the Home > Roofing link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

And if a ridged roof over about 3:12 to 4:12 slope (so about minimum suigtable for shingles, if you do not have a ridge vent certainly discuss and consider it - though of course you need matching intake vent area at the eaves for it to do much good, although I have seen homes with zero eaves opening perform OK (not great) with low set gable vents and ridge venting - better than nothing.

Remember - the attention to detail and expertise of the roofer makes a lot more difference than the shingle brand, as long as you stay away from the really cheapo brands. You can get a decent roof from most major brands with a good roofear, a lousy roofer can ruin a job with the best of materials.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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