Thanks for everyone’s time and effort upfront. I am getting ready to reroof my house. I try to research before I drop some heavy coin on a household project. I have been lurking in the background on this forum and have settled on the Certainteed “Landmark” shingle. I am trying to decide between the 40 - 50 - Lifetime. The difference between the 40 and 50 is minimal so its basically between the 50 year and lifetime. This is a house that I plan on staying in so a long duration product would be nice. If the lifetime or even the 40 or 50 year product a marketing hype or would I actually see a benefit ? Is there special skills that I need to make sure the roofer has experience in for the higher end product?
According to the warranty, the reduction figure for the 50 year is 1/600 (months - 50 years) with a material liability of 55 a square. Its been a long day and maybe I am not reading this correctly, but wouldnt that make it a 50 year warranty and basically match the 50 shingle, since it has the same exact terms? Am I better off just doing a 30 year? The price between makes you learn toward the additional years.
certainteed.com/NR/rdonlyres … ay2008.pdf
If it was your personal house, what would you recommend? I dont mind spending an extra buck or two to do the right thing since we plan on staying. Is there a preferred ridge vent that you would recommend as well? So far in my reading on the forum, I am seeing airvent - shingle vent II. Same question on the ice and water… is the certainteed “Winterguard” on par with the Grace product?
Thanks everyone again for helping me do some due diligence on this roof project!