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Old 08-01-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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Certainteeds because I find their produt line superior to any other I have worked with. However the main reason is the training and support certainteed gives their certified contractors.

I used to use alot of tamkos if the customer beat me up on price, since tamko is a little cheaper than certainteed, however I have been seeing some issies with tamko seal strips which has me very hesistant to install them anymore. That and they failed to adopt the lifetimes warranty and I don't feel like wating my breath explaining why a 50 year is just as good as a lifetimes. Not worth the effort. Lifetimes, what a joke.

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:18 PM   #12
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IMO we use the best shingle on the market, GAF Timberline. If you think you have the best, speak up- but no need to turn this into a bashing contest, its not professional, but most importantly I may be slightly outnumbered now- deep into roofing season, all the GAF guys are out roofing- installing quality GAF Products, while all the CT guys are wondering why they are not busy, enough time to contribute to what is designed to be helpful Forum.
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deep into roofing season, all the GAF guys are out roofing- installing quality GAF Products, while all the CT guys are wondering why they are not busy,
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I like Tamko
GAF says everything is lifetime, read the fine print, prorated after 5 years?
Tamko is full replacement for 15 years, labor and material, lets face it, residential roofing contractors come and go, real fast around here, our warranty means little, my customers snatch up the Tamko warranty, and weatherbond for EPDM, lifetime on the membrane, itsa no brainer
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I like Tamko
GAF says everything is lifetime, read the fine print, prorated after 5 years?
Tamko is full replacement for 15 years, labor and material, lets face it, residential roofing contractors come and go, real fast around here, our warranty means little, my customers snatch up the Tamko warranty, and weatherbond for EPDM, lifetime on the membrane, itsa no brainer
I love these warranty they mean jack. Weatherbond warranty is only limited life time for residential, they bank on the fact no one will read them. It states they will cover the cost to repair the effected areas only or give credit for new replacement. Its only for the length they live in the home. Most likely not a life time. Just like the shingle warrantys they are all smoke and mirrors. If you read the whole thing they can basically say to bad so sad for a number of reasons. Anyway my two cents. I much prefer to go to the customer and say here is a 60 mil EPDM roof 20 year NDL warranty. Then confuse them with a heres your limited and very limited 20 year warranty (commercial) Most manufactures wont warranty residential except for a select few thats where we offer our warranty. Granted it may not mean a lot to some people but being in business for 30 years helps out. Plus most of our residential customers are referrals and actually some are repeats.
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IMO we use the best shingle on the market, GAF Timberline. If you think you have the best, speak up- but no need to turn this into a bashing contest, its not professional, but most importantly I may be slightly outnumbered now- deep into roofing season, all the GAF guys are out roofing- installing quality GAF Products, while all the CT guys are wondering why they are not busy, enough time to contribute to what is designed to be helpful Forum.
Again, CT here.

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I love these warranty they mean jack. Weatherbond warranty is only limited life time for residential, they bank on the fact no one will read them. It states they will cover the cost to repair the effected areas only or give credit for new replacement. Its only for the length they live in the home. Most likely not a life time. Just like the shingle warrantys they are all smoke and mirrors. If you read the whole thing they can basically say to bad so sad for a number of reasons. Anyway my two cents. I much prefer to go to the customer and say here is a 60 mil EPDM roof 20 year NDL warranty. Then confuse them with a heres your limited and very limited 20 year warranty (commercial) Most manufactures wont warranty residential except for a select few thats where we offer our warranty. Granted it may not mean a lot to some people but being in business for 30 years helps out. Plus most of our residential customers are referrals and actually some are repeats.
My point was just this, I like tamko and weatherbond cause their lie of a warranty lies best!
Ive done 3 material fail GAF roofs in Connecticut, and the people had to fight for the accessories, never mind the labor
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We use them all , but I will rate them in this order.

GAF Timberline
IKO Cambridge
Certainteed Landmark-Woodscape
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This conversations boil down to nothing more than pissing contests with meaningless opinions.
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Probably.

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