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Old 10-08-2011, 07:22 PM  
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PS I agree about replacing all roof components but to get GAF"S 25 year warranty you need to use their ridge vent or their electric fans at the gables. In addition to the ice guard,starter shingles and synthetic wrap and drip edge.Our home has 10 large box vents as well as vents throughout the overhang that are not clogged with insulation. The three roofers who have looked at the roof are impressed with the amount of ventillation we have and will replace the box vents with new but did not even recommend the GAF Vents.



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Old 10-08-2011, 07:48 PM  
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Just another ploy by GAF to take more of your hard-earned $$$. As an aside, should you have the work done this fall/winter, keep in mind that self-sealing shingles need a few sunny days with temperatures well above freezing for the sealing strips to melt and do their thing. If a heavy wind hits them before they can seal themselves, some of them will blow off, for sure if they are 3-tab.

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Old 10-08-2011, 08:26 PM  
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definately will not have work done until June if its not raining have had enough contract work done to know better also if you read the fine print GAF does not warranty a roof that was put on in cooler months without an additional 4 dabs of adhesive per shingle. Like that's going to happen... I also know enough about retail to know the "elite" installers are those who participate in a co-op advertising gig with the co. and yes any name brand requirement for materials that do not have a patent held by the co. is also just for advertising purposes.I don't wear someone elses name on my clothing and I really don't want my home turned into a billboard either but what can you do?/

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