I know this has been asked many times before, but a lot of the responses are years old (some are not) and I am not sure if things have changed.
I am in Calgary, Alberta - see cold winter’s, snow, some hail, warmish summers. IKO is apparently located here in town.
I have received a couple of quotes, with another one to come.
One guy quoted with IKO Cambridge AR, another with OC TruDefinition Duration.
The 3rd guy I am going to get a quote from deals with OC Duration, Certainteed Landmark, Certainteed Northgate, Malarkey Vista and Malarkey Legacy.
The IKO guy will use Certainteed Landmark (and for a little less) if I want, but insists the IKOs are the way to go due to having the highest asphalt content in its class (no idea if this is true or if it even matters).
The OC guy says (as part of the pitch) he only uses OC (though I suspect he will use something else if asked), due to the SureNail nailing area - which he says is great.
The IKO guy also said that he is a lousy roofing salesman, because whichever fiberglass shingle you choose, installed properly with correct underlay, is going to be good for 20 plus years, barring hail. Sound about right?
I know from reading past post on here that IKO is generally not liked due to the amount of asphalt that comes off in the packaging - could this be a by product of having the highest asphalt content (assuming this is true)?
I guess I am wondering If I should press to go with the Certainteed Landmarks?
Or is moving to a hail ‘proof’ shingle such as the Malarkey Legacy (and to a lesser extent the Vista) or Certainteed Northgate a good idea? i.e. even if you take hail out of the equation, would these shingles last longer than a class 1 shingle?
I am curious to see what the 3rd guy says.
Thanks for your opinions.