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06:09PM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
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Bvroofing
I'm looking at Owens-Corning Oakridge Pro 30 and 40 year shingles for my new house. Does the warranty justify the additional cost? Are the 40 year more difficult to install?

homebild

01:19PM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
40 year shingles are usally heavier and denser than shorter life shingles so they usually do cost a bit more to handle and install.

But since the reality of the US housing market is such that few folks stay in their homes longer than 7 years anymore, it is hardly worth the effort to install anything longer or more costly than 20-25 year shingles imho.

Piffin

10:17AM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
You can weigh that better than I since you have the actual costs. weight it out over the additional ten years, pro-rated to see.

Add in the additional visual beauty of the thicker appearance for a bonus. IMO - the longer warranteed one is a good deal.

Excellence is its own reward!


homebild

09:31PM | 03/31/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
If beauty and thicker appearance is the only criteia, then rule out dimensional shingles altogether and get slate, metal or even recycled rubber 'look-a-like' slate shingles.

Each will last a HUNDRED years or more but will also cost 10-15 times more than a 20-40year fiberglass or asphalt shingle.

Although it is your house, it makes very little sense to install anything other than a 25-30 year composite shingle on your average priced home, and if you do, no one will actually notice how 'thick' or how more 'beautiful' the shingles are since most folks rarely if ever actaully LOOK at the shingles.

All due respect to Piffin, but I fully disagree except to say, it depends upon the house and its value.

(bowing respectfully)

homey

Piffin

05:43PM | 04/01/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I never intended to suggest appearance as a prime criteria, though I have lots of customers who do weight it highly, and some who would refuse to have a ny asphalt roofiong for that reason, but

It was only my point to suggest a cost per square foot, per year of life expectancy to get the tru value of the product, and let the other advantages be considered just that much extra gravy on the meat.

The same thinking I suggest is why these architectural shingles have come to be accepted more commonly than the old fifteen year threee tab shingles,

Excellence is its own reward!


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