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Bruce76

05:32PM | 09/07/02
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I am going to have the roof re-shingled with an architectural or laminated product. I have quotes from several roofers that can do GAF Timberline, and one that can do GAF or Elk. Another could do any of several brands, including Certainteed.

Is one brand better than the others, or is it a matter of preference? GAF seems to be the most common in the midwest, but I don't assume that makes them the best.

SHINGLE MONKEY 322

04:59PM | 09/10/02
Member Since: 09/09/02
14 lifetime posts
The roofing whole seller that I use sell all three brands...my first choice is always certianteed...theres just something about that quality that its just head above the rest...Gaf puts out a good product also...has a great algee prohibitor in it and a good all around shingle....elk is the most exp of the three and in my personal exp is not worth it...the certianteed line will out preform it any windy day of the week.

JONINSACTO

05:04AM | 04/15/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
77 lifetime posts
I compared all three you are looking at when I did mine and I went with the certainteed presidential. I think it is very good. Out in the West, this seems like the preferred one however I believe those three are all pretty good. Make sure you do at least a #30lb felt to get more life out of the roof !

rmurray223

10:53AM | 04/16/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
certainteed are great shingles and elk are in my opinion a bit better. They have tons of styles and colors, either one of those brands I think you will be happy with
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