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Question DetailsAsked on 7/29/2017

difference between GAF and CertainTeed shingles

guarantees, colors, warranties

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You can find some comments about the differences between, and personal preferences for, various shingle brands - look in the Home > Roofing link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

For specifics on guarantees, color charts, etc between the two brands go to the manufacturer websites - bear in mind each has different "quality" shingles with varying warranty terms, and each has a top-end line which can be warranteed for life - though commonly (at least with GAF) they have to be installed by an authorized installer for the warranty to be lifetime. There are also other specific restrictions in the warranties, so read carefully, because specifics on requiring brand new underlayment and flashing and such can affect your warranty validity - and for lifetime warranties at least there are very specific contractor paperwork requirements for filing the warrantyu - not necessarily something you can do yourself.

And note any warranty is going to require that you file or at least hold the invoices from the shingle purchases and the contractor's invoice showing date installed, so make a permanent file of those.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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