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Unread 09-20-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Need a new roof. Anyone have input on best materials?

Looking at Certainteed and GAF.... Considering several lines.. Narrowing down to Independence - Solaris - Landmark Premium..
Solaris because the granules reflect UV and lower the attic temp 20 degrees or something like that..

Anyone have experience with how the heavier weighted shingles perform over the lighter ones? Like how does 240 lbs/square fair over 300 lbs/square..
Any input out there? Will be Dimensional at the very least..
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Unread 09-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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Unread 09-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Frank I believe the Landmark Premium are pretty darn good, I also know Malarchi makes a high quality 50 yr. shingle. That seems to be the weapon of choice around here, but I don't know the difference in weights and how they compare.

I would stay away from the cheap Malarki lines though.
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Unread 09-20-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
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The Landmark Premium and the Independence are @ 300 lbs/sq whereas the traditional run around 220 to 240 per sq.. Do ya think the additional weight is worth the cost? Weight relates to thickness here.. Talked to Certainteed today and they say all of the shingles will do the same job but I am thinking it has to be different... but is it worth it?
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I honestly don't know about the weight. The thickness may add a little of insulation, but it will also add a lot of extra weight on your roof.
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Unread 09-21-2011, 04:59 AM   #6
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My dad was a builder, done many roofs.
The green granules on the shingle reflect the suns rays.There can be materials that aid that and reflect uv.
The thickness helps in a few ways.
Helps prevent the shingle from curling and letting water under it which rapidly causes failure.
And helps keep it from absorbing any moisture,releasing granules and a small amount of insulation,keeping it rom heating up so fast, not for the house but for the shingle itself...gets hot up there.
One way to really help shingle degradation and heat problems is to add roof vents,power vents,ridge vents,gable vents,and those little styrofoam tunnels over the trusses to facilitate air cooling,and circulating.
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add roof vents,power vents,ridge vents,gable vents,and those little styrofoam tunnels over the trusses to facilitate air cooling,and circulating.
But not all at the same time. If you do ridge vents, for example, you absolutely do not want gable vents, but do want good soffit vents.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Most important is installing an ice shield layer on all edges and valleys & around any skylights you might have if in a freeze zone.
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Good information here.. I just know'd I should axe this Forum for help.. You guyz are the greatest...
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Unread 09-21-2011, 11:09 AM   #10
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Use the Certainteed Landmark Premium. Great Product, I have the reuglar Landmark 30 year and they are a great shingle.
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You have Hail damage too MM ? Having to replace our roof too we have been looking at a metal roof this time around but can’t quite pull the trigger (will cost about twice what the insurance check is made out for.) We put the last roof on ourselves but I’m getting a little too old to want to hump shingles this time around. Short of a thatched or sod roof my next favorite is metal but still trying to justify the $$$
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Unread 09-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #12
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If you put it in perspective Tammy, now is the time to do it... It will NEVER be any cheaper for you to do it.. I like the metal roof on 725 behind Krispin's furniture across from the Speedway Station.... RED...
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We need titanium roofs around these parts...

This size hail and larger shot through our shingles, roof decking, insulation and ceiling drywall last year.

You don't see a lot of people getting 50yr roofs around here because this hail will go through it with no problem.
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Holy Moly Mark... That is some Hugh hail... Mine was just palm size and did around $15k worth of damage here...
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