elk vs gaf?

Old 02-04-03, 02:17 PM
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elk vs gaf?

I've started getting bids for a re-roof of my house.

Two people work with Elk shingles, and this third one works with Gaf (Timberland) shingles.

Are they about the same? Am I comparing apples to oranges by comparing the estimates?
Old 02-04-03, 06:26 PM
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In the time that I have been reading this post, I have seen most people on here avoiding the "who's better" question.

In a nutshell.......most manufacturers have roughly equal products.
Whether it be Elk, GAF, TAMKO, Certainteed, Atlas, Owens Corning,.....whatever.....all of them make somewhat comparable products.

I think the reason that this type of question is avoided is because as soon as someone on here promotes "brand X over brand Y", then someone else will post a reply refuting that....then someone else will come on here saying both are bad and brand Z is better.

Everyone has their own favorite (including me) for various reasons.

I would visit the manufacturer's websites, ask the contractor why they choose that particular brand, visit the local roofing supply houses.

Good luck.
Old 02-04-03, 08:28 PM
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