It’s time for a new roof on my house. I’m having it done by a local roofing company that’s given me a lot of work and refers me to their best customers when interior repairs are needed. I’m not getting bids from anyone except them.
The bid they sent is for 25-year 3-tab and 30-year Timberline. The Timberline is only $200 more, but I’m not a big fan of the appearance. I really doubt that I’ll still be living here in 25 years so I’m not terribly concerned about longevity either.
GAF has a line of shingles called Slateline which I like. It has a limited lifetime warranty, but I’m really more interested in cosmetics. I also know that it costs more, but the major expense is labor so I’m not expecting a huge jump in the overall price.
I have 2 concerns: 1) Do the Slateline shingles require any greater installation expertise? I don’t want to ask them to install shingles that they may not have a lot of familiarity with and 2) Are there any applications (such as a hip roof, shallow pitch roof, valleys, etc. ) where they’re not well suited?