Whats the difference between Thunder Guard and GAF Armorshield


#1

I’m needing a new roof. The house was built in 1995 (Columbus Ohio Area) and it’s the original roof. Thankfully it was installed well but it’s getting old, much like me (51). I told my wife I’m not moving again and so I want a really good roof, and although I hear Metal is a good way to go, It’s not in the budget ($ 18,000. was one quote)(still getting quotes) I hear that these roofing systems (GAF or Thunder Guard)will lower my Home Owners Insurance but can’t find anything really about them. Whats your thoughts?


#2

You are referring to marketing gimmicks.


#3

Buy a good shingle such as Owens Corning Duration, Tamko Heritage or Atlas Pinnacle Pristine. Some insurance Companies will give a discount for 30 year laminated shingles installed versus 3 tab. GAF is the best at all the marketing gimmicks, but their products, not so much IMHO.


#4

I think you are referring to a class 4 shingle. Hail resistant.


#5

No, I’m not. Some, read that, some insurance companies will give a discount for having a 30 year dimensional vs 3 tab.


#6

The discount I believe he is referring to is for sbs / impact resistant shingles. Haven’t had any experience with them in my market, have seen some samples but haven’t heard of anyone stocking or installing them.


#7

Malarkeys are all impact resistant, even the least expensive line.


#8

I was talking to homeowner, yes farmers will give a discount for new roof…