I posted this yesterday but it appears to have been deleted with the spams. I’ll give it another try.
I live in Central Ohio. 10 days ago a windstorm blew off a 12 X 10 foot section of shingles on my 15 yr. old home (Shingles are original; I believe 30 yr. GAF dimensional). It also loosened up some other areas.
My insurance adjuster agreed to replace the roof, about 28 square.
I tarped the roof and waited until a couple contractors were able to come out.
The first contractor is local and he will re-roof with 30 year dimensional (I believe he said Timberlines). He offers a 10 year labor guarantee.
This contractor stated he will be using subs for the labor.
The second contractor is Able Roofing, a large roofing contractor located in the Columbus, Ohio area. They are owned by the Crane Group, which is a large privately owned corporation that has been around for over 50 years and also owns TimberTech Decking, Crane Plastics, and Mr. Roof. I imagine they will be around for a long time.
The estimator said they will basically do the same job for about $500 more than contractor #1, using their own private label 30 year dimensional shingles.
Able Roofing also made a proposal using the ThunderGuard SBS Shingle Roof System.
The shingles are hail resistant and have a 110 mph wind rating.
Able will provide a lifetime warranty on this roof. This is appealing to me because I plan on living in this home for the rest of my lifetime.
The ThunderGuard would cost me about $2000 more than AbleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 30 year shingle.
I searched here for previous posts concerning Able/Mr. Roof, as well as these SBS shingles and I couldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t find any new posts on the subjects since 2008.
The SBS Lifetime type shingles really appeals to me because I also had to have the roof replaced on my previous house about 3 years ago due to Hurricane Ike.
I imagine this will be the last roof my insurance will be willing to pay for.
By my estimate, my roof only had about 5 to 7 years left on it. My previous home was 9 year old with 25 year Certainteed 3 tab and it would have been lucky to have lasted another 5 or 7 years.
My insurance will pay for the 30 year dimensional roof, and I am willing to spend the extra money for a roof that will actually last close to 30 years and resist hail/wind damage.
What would you recommend? Thanks!