First post and after many searches and reading, thought I would just ask out right. I have an on going insurance claim that has delayed my roof but have gotten curious about the actual differences between the different grades... the 3 brands I am looking toward are CertainTeed Landmark series ( Landmark 30, Plus, and Premium ), OC Duration ( Duration 30 versus Lifetime ), and Gaf/Elk Prestique Hi Def ( 30, 40, 50 ).
Pricing seems to be interesting, and it seems to me that going to a 40 yr from a 30 yr is almost not worth it ( staying within a given line ). Any truth to this?
I ask because there is a big price increase going from 30 to 40, but a smaller increase going from 40 to 50, making the decision seemingly to be 30 or 50. Unfortunately during this process I have learned enough to know too much and yet at same time, know nothing at all.
Goal is to be in this home no more than 15 more years BUT one cannot always count on goals. I'm 47, and really want to avoid another roof. A little out of pocket for a new roof is okay IF the better shingles translate to truly longer lasting. At the same time I can probably get a Certainteed 30 Landmark system with full 10 yr labor and shingle warranty for no money out of pocket. The 50 yr Landmark would be slightly over $1000 out of pocket. 3 more quotes coming on Monday and I hope to resolve the skinny insurance quote soon.
Thanks in advance, and this was not meant to compare a GAF 40 to an OC 30, and so on but rather to stay within each line ( is the Certainteed 40 worth $900 out of pocket versus the 30, when I can get the Certain Teed 50 for only $450 or so more than the 40 ).