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It may be a popular brand in U.S but surely they are trying to make a big push here in the Canadian roofing industry also. Home-Depot has terminated their contract with BP shingles and switched to Timberline as of 2012.

At one point Owens Corning shingles were a top seller in U.S and it made its way to Canada, lost its clients and it’s selling power over the years. Most builders use standard 3tap 25 years shingles with all the new homes and upgrade is always available if the buyer is willing to pay. What i”m worried about is that timberline is an expensive roofing product and only way to get the proper warranty from the manufacturer is to use all of their products to go with the shingles. Ice and water shield, felt paper, starter strips, ridge caps and even ventilation. So if you decide to buy timberline shingles, you are obligated to buy whatever else is needed to get the warranty. It’s a money-making system that is designed for you to keep buying their products. Only time you will see timberline shingles on a house is when it’s a re-roof.

Most roofing companies do offer timberline roofing products but they use it as a selling point. If you are buying a new roof you want that warranty in your hands. Canadian shingle manufacturers are always on top of their game and they operate without forcing you to buy extra over priced products to get a warranty out of them. I’ve noticed the difference in weight when it comes to timberline and they weigh as much as a 25 yrs shingles while IKO or CRC shingles are thicker and they have less fiber in them.

I am a local roofing business owner here in Ottawa, Ontario and i have been installing IKO and CRC for very long time and i prefer their products without a doubt. I choose to invest my money in Canadian brands no matter who says what.

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As we all know timberline is a brand if shingle manufacturer like iko, crc, bp, certenteed or owens corning. There is a huge difference in price, warranty bs and the other products.

In order to get a warranty from timberline you have to use their shingles plus 3 other qualified roofing products from timberline like ice and water shield, felt, starters or the caps. With all the other manufacturers there isn’t a major scam like timberlines to sell you more. For example competitor ice and water shield comes in 80 feet rolls but timberline only offers 65 feet for the same price. Caps for the competitor comes in 63 pieces in a bundle for 19.99 but timberline offers 45 pieces for 35.97. Starter strips for the competitor is 19.99 but for timberline 35.00 dollars. Also timberline shingles are way over priced than the competitors for the same warranty. Competitor offers 15 years iron-glad protection but timberline only offers 10 years. We are talking about the same lifetime warranty shingles here. Competitor offers 2 inch space to place the nails but timberline gives you a straight line to nail onto if you don’t warranty is void and it will blow of the wind storm and they will blame the contractor of course who else.

So in other words you pay more to get less with timberline while other Canadian manufacturers like IKO or CRC gives back more but you pay less. I refuse to sell or install timberline products in Ottawa, Ontario. I do not want to over charge my customers to support economy somewhere else. I am a proud Canadian and i will only sell what helps our economy grow. I love Canada and i will do my best to help our economy grow.

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