Need help choosing shingles

Old 06-28-09, 12:40 PM
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Need help choosing shingles

I live in Buffalo NY and need a new roof. I have IKO shingles on the roof now, they're about 15 yrs old and it seems they don't want to stick anymore, everytime we have heavy wind I lose some. People have told me that IKO shingles are known for not sticking well so I've check into a different band. A contractor told if I wanted a good shingle to go with GAF/ELK Timberline. Looking for advice on which shingles to buy, should I stay with IKO or go with GAF? Any info would be helpful, thanks.......
Old 06-28-09, 05:15 PM
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Find a reputable roofing contractor in your area and ask his recommendation.
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I used Owens Corning 3 tab shingles most of the time in my career and found that they are going cheap on there sealer strip and now I am having call backs from not sealing. I would advise at least going with a dimentional shingle they cover any inperfections in roof sheeting and are heavier so they stay down better but be sure to nail where they tell you to so that you nail through both layers of the laminated shingles. Good Luck John

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