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  Post subject: Opinion of Certainteed vs GAF
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Hi,

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  Post subject: Curious. Need new roof and have had both in quotes.
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  Post subject: getting new roof. both in quotes. just curious of opinions
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  Post subject: getting new roof. both in quotes. just curious of opinions
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getting new roof. both in quotes. just curious of opinions


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Go to www.Certainteed.com and use there locator to locate a "select shigle roofer" in your area. Ask that contractor about certainteed's "sure start protection warranty". Compare that to any other warranty offered by any other asphalt shingle. Now there is your answer. Ceratinteed has the best track record, has the best research development and testing, they have the best programs and support for the homeowner and contractor, they have the best warranty. They will warranty your roof against shading which I believe they are the only company that does this. They will warranty it for 10 years even if the attic is not properly vented. They will warranty a wind blow off calim even if it is a "winter application." They use a thicker and much better fiberglass matt than any other shingle. They do not sell there products to big box store like Home Depot, they don't sell to lumber yards etc. They only sell to professional roofing suppliers. I have been roofing for 14 years. I have layed and repaired/replaced many shingles of every type of shingle manufacture and I say hands down Certainteed is the best. Also keep in mind that if you like a particular contractor for other reasons they should be willing to install Certainteed instead GAF or any other shingle. Afterall it's your house and your money.


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Very well put FWB2 06.Certainteed has the best asphalt shingle line for the 2008 season. My word of caution to homeowners is not to let a product line weigh to heavily in your decision on buying a roof. The most important factor is the contractor installing your roofing system. Most shingle lines will hold up well through the years. A poorly installed roof using the best materials won't last very long. Avoid any IKO roofing product.


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IMO a CT20 = builder grade / low end (just like most mfg's, they'll have a product to gain some market share for people who are exclusively price shoppers).

I think we'll all agree that the HOW is more important than the WHAT.

The difference is that most consumers don't really know exactly what to look out for.

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Hi,
Both are good shingles.
I have never had a winter install that blew off. Nailing in the proper place holds the shingle on. Not the shingle manufacturer.
GAF has paid me to reinstall roofs where they have shading problems.
You will be fine with either company.
The installer is the most important thing with a roof.
Do not use a IKO or Atlas.


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I prefer Certainteed but its like gm ford or chrysler. They both make good shingles.

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I would put Certainteed on my parents house.


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  Post subject: GAF ELK Roofing Shingles Are an Outstanding Product
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Check out the full line of GAF ELK roofing products here http://www.gaf.com GAF Makes a huge variety of superior products with a really outstanding warranty


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brianlbaker, I believe the consumer is looking for opinions from roofing professionals who are not on GAF's payroll. Your opinion is to bias.


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Hi Abe,

All he did was give the consumer a place to go to educate himself. Did not bad mouth anyone. Certianteed website was listed.

We are all bais to our preferences.


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gtp1003 wrote:
I prefer Certainteed but its like gm ford or chrysler. They both make good shingles.


Where can I get these GM, Ford or Chrysler shingles? My dealer only carries Atlas, CertainTeed, GAF / Elk, Owens Corning or Tamko (we don't get IKO here).

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