09:59AM | 10/26/99
Member Since: 10/25/99
2 lifetime posts
I am going to put a new roof on my house very shortly. I would like to know whether there is any visual difference between 25/30/40 year architectural shingles. I will be in the house for 5-8 years and would like to upgrade the appearance of the roof without paying too much. From a distance of 40-50'(looking from the yard/street, is there any appearance difference? Does anyone havre any recommendations as to a good quality manufacturer/make/grade. Thanks!


07:38PM | 10/26/99
Member Since: 06/29/99
18 lifetime posts
To the naked eye there is no diference from 25/30/40 yr shingles. If your only going to be there for 5-8 yrs the only thing I suggest is fungus resistant shingles, I prefer Celotex or GAF shingles. If you live in a hot state I would go with a light color, if you live in a cooler area go with a darker color. A lighter color will stay fresher longer in a hot area and make the house cooler during the day. The darker color will still stay fresh in cooler areas and make the house warmer during the day.


12:36PM | 11/03/99
Member Since: 10/28/99
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There is not a lot of difference in the way they look. In my area we get lots of Big hail so why pay for the extra heavy? We replace roofs around every 7-8 years.

If your only going to be there a few more years do the 25-30.

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