Yeah, I don’t think we needed algae resistant here.Except for this spring, it’s generally pretty dry here. I think that’s just what the roofer gets for everyone around here. (I think he’s doing about 50 houses in our neighborhood)
This particiular roofer plays smart when he wants and plays dumb when it suits him. I was under the impression that the class 4 IR was heavier and more difficult to install, hence the higher price.
By the way, the insurance agent came up with only 24 sq, rather than the 32 the roofer quoted. Kinda a big difference, but the other quotes we got were in the same neighborhood. We’ve been needing the roof replaced (17 yr old), so I’m glad we waited until we got the agent to measure.
The reason we decided on the 30 yr rather than 20 is that our next-door neighbors replaced their roof last year with 30 yr. It looks better and it weathered the hailstorm without incident (we had as big as tennis ball sized hail here.)
Now I’ve learned that just because it’s a 20 year roof, don’t expect it to last more than 10 or so years. Maybe the 30yr will hold out 15, when we’ll be ready to move. Definitely a learning experience.
Just hope this ridge vent thing works out ok with all our heat.
PS. I didn’t reply earlier because I was supposed to be notified when a reply is posted, but I only got one on the first day. Guess the spam-blocker must have eaten the others.
Thanks for your input, guys. Great site!