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Fibreglass Vs. Asphalt Shingles

Posted by Annie on July 28th, 2001 12:18 PM
In reply to Fibreglass Shingles vs. Asphalt by Mairi on May 22nd, 2001 03:09 PM [Go to top of thread]

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I hear you. We recently had our roof completely re-shingled and we
also live in the same area as yourself. From what our contractor explained
to us, we went with fibreglass vs. ashphalt. It was the underly and the way
in which the shingles were applied that we were told was the important factor.
Our contractor used ice and water shield on almost the entire roof area of our
house because of the pitch and brutal weather. Some roofers will only use a
paper type underlay which we were told is not as good, so be careful and ask
ALOT of questions ... there's some real bandits out there! The other thing
you might want to consider is the number and type of roof vents which you will
want to use to make sure there is adequate ventilation. There are electric vents,
turbine vents and the recently popular ridge vents. Ask your contractor all of
these questions as to what they are going to be using, how far up they will be
installing the ice and water shield, etc. etc. :)

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