Hello all... I am getting quotes for a new roof. I have
had 3 contractors come out and each one has recommended a different product.
The choices are
Tamko, Owens Corning, and Timeberline. Does
anyone know if one is much better then the other ?
Any comments ??
thanks in advance.
Of this list, I rank in them in the following descending order:
Tamko, GAF Timberline, Owens Corning.
The Tamko and GAF products are both very good. I try to avoid the
Owens Corning products if at all possible.
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I don't know about all brands, but most make many different products and
qualities of products. In addition even the "same" line in one part of the
country may be different in another area, as they are often customized for
local climate conditions.
Consumer Reports did a report on these products in the last year. Stop
by your library and take a look for some ideas. Don't just look at the
ratings, read the whole story
I can't say about the others, but I can relate my experience with Tamko.
Approx. 10 years ago, I had the shingles replaced and they used Tamko 25 yr.
shingles. However, the contractor installed them wrong. He should have
torn the old roof off before installing the new shingles, but didn't.
About 2 years ago, I had problems with the Tamko shingles. The people at
Tamko were very nice, and sent me a package to put a sample of the shingle
into and send back to them. They also wanted pictures of the roof.
Even though they stated that it was installed wrong, they still covered the
shingles under their warranty, and sent a check within a week after they got
the shingle sample.
Needless to say, I put Tamko shingles back on, and made certain that it was
installed correctly this time.
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