I need to reroof my 37-year old house in the Blue Ridge mountains.
Wind can be pretty fierce at times so I need something that will hold
up and last. I was looking at the Certainteed Landmark 50 (293
lbs/square) as this tested fairly well in Consumer Reports in 2003 and
Certainteed seems to have as good a reputation as anyone. Does anyone
have any experience with this shingle? If I can't get this shingle,
are there others that are comparable in performance? I'm under no
illusion that a 50-year shingle will last 50 years, but if I can get 40
years I figure it'll be worth the difference in the total contract
price from a 30-year shingle.
I was planning to have the roofer use 6 nails/shingle--any drawbacks to
the integrity of the roof by using more nails than the standard?
And, conversely, the other major manufacturers seen to have as good a
reputation as Certainteed... :) On a comparable product, there really
is little to choose imo. All make differing grades.
That's suggested for hurricane-prone regions. I'd suggest looking the
recommended/FL-required installation details for wind resistance.
Beyond Cat 1 wind levels would be quite rare in western VA, even up in
the mountains based on experience from my time there (near Bedford,
around Peaks of Otter area...excessive rain, otoh, is another aspect
altogether (recalling Andrew, '69) ).
I have a problem with Certainteed. And,
it is probably unreasonable because
of my conditions. We put on a new roof
about 12 years ago. They used Certainteed
Horizon shingles. Now the roof is in
worse shape than the old roof.
only pay me $500 for their defective
product. To tear off and replace is
course, their new product might be very
good, but I would not buy it. I am part
class action suit against Certainteed.
If you have a real wind problem, have you thought about a seamed metal
roof instead of shingle? I noticed lots of seamed steel roofs while
driving through central PA last weekend and I would assume for this
reason. Plus, I find them more attractive to look at.
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