30yr or 40yr shingles?

Old 03-27-03, 07:05 AM
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30yr or 40yr shingles?

We are about to have our roof replaced. We recieved a quote for 30yr Certainteed landmark shingles. The roofer said 40yr shingles would be about $400 more. We plan to stay in this house for a long time, so should we go with the 40yr or the 30 yr. shingles? $400 doesn't seem like too much more if in fact you get another 10 yrs. out of them, but I don't really know whether that is actually the case. BTW, the roofer seemed to feel the 30 yr. were fine.

Old 03-27-03, 08:48 AM
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Personal opinion - I would save the $400. It's entirely possible you'll get 40 years wear out of 30 year shingles anyway depending on where you live.
Old 03-27-03, 09:03 AM
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40 year roof

Save your money. If by some stretch you were still in the house and had a problem between the 30 and 40 year point they would probably just credit you with a bundle or two of shnigles.
Where we live it's rare for roofs to last much past 15-20 years, hailstorms usually get them first.
Old 03-27-03, 10:07 AM
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Thanks Guys,

Going to take your advice and stick with the 30yr.

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