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Tamko Heritage 30
 
Approximate retail price:
$71
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Type: Laminated roofing shingles
About - Tamko Heritage 30

The Tamko Heritage 30 is part of the roofing test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, roofing models like the Heritage 30 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Weight /100 sq. ft. (lbs.):
Weight in pounds as per 100 square feet.

Strength:
Strength denotes flexibility and resistance to tearing, stretching, and nail pull-through.

Wind:
Wind is how well edges resisted lifting force, based on how well shingles held together.
Features & Specs - Tamko Heritage 30
info Warranty: 10-yr. full No
info Warranty: Materials (yrs.) 30
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User Reviews - Tamko Heritage 30
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1.0
Poor adhesive and excessive granulation!
5/3/2014
Pros
Cons
faulty adhesive
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Comment:
We bought our house new almost 10 years ago. We have had shingles blow off every time we have a high wind after the second time having to replace shingles we asked them what the problem was. The people that replaced them said the shingles are cheap and that the adhesive is faulty and there is way to much granulation on the shingles. Since the builder has the shingles in his name we don't have a leg to stand on. The repair man said that our best bet is to hope for the next strong wind to take enough off to merit our insurance to pay for a new roof because until then we will have to keep paying out of pocket to replace and repair wind damage!!!! Don't use this product!!!! You will be continually paying repair bills and new shingle costs!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Shingles blow off easily
3/29/2014
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Comment:
We purchased our house new in 2011. Shingles have blown off the roof on at least three occasions since. The first was during a bad storm, but the wind conditions were not extreme on the other two occasions and none of the houses nearby lost shingles. Our contractor says that they did not seal properly. Our builder is less than helpful.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
 
1.0
never again TAMKO shingles
3/18/2014
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Comment:
Our builder installed TAMKO shingles. This is an expensive home, around $275,000. Every spring when there is any wind at all, several sheets of shingles blow off. The first year, the builder restored them within warranty. The second year, I spent about $20 in postage and also hired a roofer to help send samples to TAMKO. The roofer said that the shingles did not have adequate sealant. TAMKO gave a song and dance about winds of a certain velocity in the area and that went beyond the shingles' warranty. Must not have been much of a warranty. No other shingles in my neighborhood fell off. The people on the phone I spoke with were downright rude. Probably I will be due a new roof sooner rather than later. Heaven knows I WILL NOT USE TAMKO SHINGLES EVER AGAIN. Class action suit, anyone?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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