Question by  Kenan (16)

Which is the better shingle - Timberline vs. Tamko?

My builder is letting me choose and I don't know which one to go with.


Answer by  Clement (1453)

You need to consider a number of aspects, such as the colour palette available for each one of these. Tamko heritage has apparently a broader palette than Timberline. Certain experts suggest that Tamko has also better quality shingles, and, their shingles are better protected against the algae.


Answer by  Bart41 (178)

I feel timberline is the best shingle on the market. I have them on my house and have never had a problem with them. I would insist on timberline anytime I needed roof work on my house. Tamko shingles are considered to be a quality product but I would not use them.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

The best thing to do is some research on the Internet. Your first criterion you will want to compare is how long they will last. 30-year shingles are the best. Next you need to look at the selection of color and type. If both types of shingle last the same amount of time, the looks should make your choice.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

My best friend who is a roofer that Tamko is as good as Timberline. Without knowing where you live I can't answer specifically which will be best. You should take in factors such as impact resistance (for hail), algae/mold resistance (especially for high humidity area).


Answer by  sundarbabu2 (10)

Timberline is the best shingle. Because it seems to be the best in the world consists of the better part which is to lead the tamko. So we can say that the timberline is the best shingle. And also the better type which will be having the most efficiency. The cost is low.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

One can go in for shingle-Timberline vs. Tamko because both have the same properties. Make sure that what you have paid is worth on your roof. You must go in for the one that with stands the hail storm and protects you from natural calamities. Laying it must be done properly.


Answer by  Anonymous

People crack me up(sundarbabu2)SAY WHAT?!? LOL Anyway...I recently just chose between Timberline and Tamko myself. its like comparing timberline(levi) vs. TAMKO(WRANGLER) I DON'T care what my neighbors think, my wallets fatter! bids (avg): timberline = $11k vs. tamko $6k. Which do you think I went with?

posted by Anonymous
Anonymous 11K vrs 6K doesnt make sense. The shingle cost in the midwest is around $2 per sq. on just the product. I am a pro roofer that has installed thousands of roofs and both are very good products. Tampco has more color variation ,three shades vs.2 shades with GAF.  add a comment
posted by Anonymous
Your wallet may be fatter but your are clearly ignorant. Not much of a difference between the two other than the color.  add a comment

Answer by  Stofko (2)

Clarification! - Elk which had the Prestique shingle saved the GAF Corporation. GAF plants are the oldest and most inefficicent plants in the US. Elk plants in Myerstown, PA and Tuscaloosa, AL have been the savior for GAF. Haymond got what he deserved! Greed,incompetence and fear rules at GAF.


Answer by  Anonymous

Answer by another anomymously! Who makes the better looking weathered wood shingle color Tamko or GAF?


Answer by  Anonymous

I spoke to three roofers two like timberline and one liked Tamko. The color I like is from Tamko. it is rustic slate. timberline does not have that one.

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