GAF Or Certain Teed For Roofing Shingles ?

Old 04-18-07, 02:02 PM
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GAF Or Certain Teed For Roofing Shingles ?


Anyone have any opinions regarding GAF vs Certain Teed for roofing shingles ?

Am confused over this:
Tried to get some info., but apparently HD or Lowe's only carries GAF.

Does one offer (only) asphalt, while the other a fiberglass product ?

Are fiberglass shingles the thing to go with these days, rather than asphalt shingles ?
Or,... ?

Old 04-18-07, 07:24 PM
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I dont know your area but I would absolutely stay away from fiberglass impregnated shingles. They easily break apart and when its cold they become brittle. If you need to remove them they break apart and are a mess to clean up.
Asphalt may be more expensive but last longer. My personal opinion is to choose certainteed over GAF but you can also look at tampko if its available in your area. For three tab I think all three are okay.
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I'm not a roofer but

I used GAF shingles on my "rental" trailer where our grandson and his parents live, also on the play house and shed. The shed was built first about 9 yrs ago. All the shingles appear to be in good shape. They are asphalt shingles.

When I lived in fla [with the intense sun] it seemed like the fiberglass shingles held up better, but maybe I just saw cheap asphalt and top of the line fiberglass

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