IKO 'Cambridge' shingle vs. GAF Timberline

Old 10-22-05, 04:34 PM
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IKO 'Cambridge' shingle vs. GAF Timberline

I am comparing the IKO 'Cambridge' shingles (30 year) vs. the GAF Timberline also a 3- year shingle. Is anyone familiar with the IKO material? How do they compare with each other. My roofing contractor is charging the same for both but I have heard of the GAF shingles but not the Cambridge which seem to have a better color selection and are thicker.
thanks...These are going to be installed on a wood framed house located in the New York metro area.
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Basically they are the same shingle. Both top brands, both top quality. IKO does have a few extra color selections. All shingles of the same weight are basically the same thickness. You cannot go wrong with either shingle. Good Luck
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I've laid both shingles in the past and both are pretty good shingles. GAF is the worlds largest shingle manufacturer. A builder I worked for in the past sold only IKO laminate shingles the Cambridge and the Dynasty and the superviser told me they were having issues with some roofs not sealing down properly. Of the hand full of homes I've roofed with the IKO's only one roof was the Dynasty shingle and it was a nice shingle.
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as stated, both are a good quality shingle. i tend to sell more of th GAF line though, more than likely because it's a more well-known name.
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I just built a shed with some left over cambridge 30 yr shingle from my new roof on my house but ran out!
Saw this post where someone said the were basically the same but found out the are completly different sizes. The acutal size of the shingle is smaller than cambridge by about 10 inches in length.
Not a big deal on my shed but if it were my house I would be not happy!


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