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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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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
disintegrated & replaced in15yrs
7/11/2013
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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.
(24 of 24 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.
(46 of 54 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
This shingles may called 50 yr shingles
6/22/2010
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Comment:
this shingles maybe called 50 yr shingles, but that's all that is, it's a limited warranty, and shingles are falling apart after 10 years, all Tamko company may send you is a pocket change.<br />Get real, it's not the best.
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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