I am new to the forum and have found a lot of great info so far, so thanks to all who provide your much appreciated feedback/input. We purchased our first home in 2012 which we still live in today and plan to stay in for at least another 5 years. There have been a lot of learning experiences along the way. Now another first, we need a new roof due to hail damage. Our claim has been approved and now I am in the process of finding 2-3 reputable roofers in our area of North Texas. Keep in mind, in our area you are lucky to get 10 years out of your roof due to the chances of damaging hail storms. I have spoken with two roofers to this point. Any input on the pros/cons of what they have provided me so far would be appreciated. Neither has given a full quote at this point so I have no numbers to include.
Lifetime Warranty Workmanship
6 nails per shingle per CT guidelines
15lb synthetic felt
CT or GAF shingles
5 year workmanship warranty
5 nails per shingle
Prefers open valleys but will do closed if I want
30 lb felt
New lead boots (sorry if that is correct terminology but if I remember right that is what he said)
I know that probably leaves a lot of open questions but that is what I have so far. I left my notes at home so there is probably more they explained and I forgot to mention. And to be fair to roofer 1, I had to cut my talk with them short due to work but I plan to get more information from them to better compare to roofer 2. What are your thoughts on open vs closed valleys? What do you think of GAF vs. CT vs. Tamko? Thanks in advance for your input.