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Roofing

Tamko Heritage 50
 
Approximate retail price:
$126
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Type: Laminated roofing shingles
About - Tamko Heritage 50

The Tamko Heritage 50 is part of the roofing test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, roofing models like the Heritage 50 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 50
info Warranty: 10-yr. full No
info Warranty: Materials (yrs.) 50
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User Reviews - Tamko Heritage 50
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
never again
10/2/2014
Pros
Colors Match Easily
Looks Good From Below
Cons
50 Year Lasted 9 Years
Grit Comes Loose
Shingle Bubbled Up
Best Uses
Dog Houses
Comment:
Had shingles installed 10 years ago. Shingles lost grit and asphalt bubbled up, broke open and left gouges. Tamko gave new shingles but NO money for installation. Paid to have installed and just hope that they last more than 9 years. Just finished year 1 so need to get on roof to inspect.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
disintegrated & replaced in15yrs
7/11/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Installed Heritage mountain slate in 1998. went up on roof to replace solar tube and notice vertical and horizontal cracks in all of the shingles in 2011. notified Tamko and received partial rebate.<br />Not a happy camper as shingle was warranted for 50 years
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Shingles in the yard!
6/11/2012
Pros
Color is easy to replace
Look fine
Cons
Brittle after 8 years
Seal doesn't hold
Tears through easily
Best Uses
Kill grass
Promote aggravation
Weed barrier
Comment:
I have Tamko on my 8 year old home in SE Michigan. They were installed originally by the builder. After only 8 years the entire roof needs to be replaced. The shingles were nailed properly with 4 nails, but are still blowing off. The seal has not held either. The shingles that have blown off crack, break, and tear easily. They are junk.
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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