Consumer Reviews of Tamko shingles
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Date created: 2015-01-31
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Model: 35 Year Architectural
"Short life of shingle"
I am in Jacksonville, FL and put a Tamko 35 year rated architectural shingle on my home. By year 13, there was so much shingle granular material on the ground and so much fiberglass showing on the shingle that the roof should have been replaced. The shingles did seal well to each other and the 30 lb felt used at that time has kept me for the most part water resistant. I am sensitive to proper roof venting problems in FL so I added 2 additional vents when these shingles were installed.
Date created: 2015-01-08
Name: Jackie Traverson
Location: Bolivar MO United States
"Tamko 7 year at best"
These shingles are the worst I have ever seen and I was married to a roofing contractor. I bought a brand new house in Nov 2006 and in July I about lost my whole roof, water pouring in every room due to shingles flying off like frisbees. They are half the thickness of most and don't have enough tar to make them stick together. What a nightmare with buckets all over my 4 bedroom house, water pouring in like the falls in every room, in the middle of the night, while listening to shingles flapping all over the roof. Every room had to be treated for stains and painted. Don't buy Tamko!
Date created: 2014-12-08
Name: Tony Tony
Location: Romney, WV
"These shingled are terrible and do not seal"
These, by far, are the worst shingles I have ever had installed. I had a professional installer put these on a few years ago (they are 30 year shingles)... It was a very warm day (90+) and the shingles did not seal on over half my roof. I have literally had to re-install almost half my roof in the past 5 years. I am just biding my time until I can install metal. Note: never buy this product!
Date created: 2014-10-03
Name: T. Austin
Location: Austin, TX
My 25 year warranty on these "upgraded" Tamko shingles is apparently worth nothing! The shingles are curling and look awful. There is also a great loss in granules with every rain. Our roofer that our whole family has used for 2 decades (with no problem ever) says the shingles are defective. Tamko says our very experienced roofer put the shingles on incorrectly and it's not their problem. Roofer says they are installed correctly. Tamko is also blaming winds for causing the damage despite the fact that all the roofs on other homes surrounding me are fine. So, I'm stuck with a crap roof and no help. Do not buy anything from Tamko!
Date created: 2014-09-12
Name: C. Bray
Model: Heritage 30 AR
Just got settlement papers on shingles. Was very surprised on amount shingles are bad and warranty is no good for the owner. I am being paid a very small amount as to the cost. Not happy with Tamko and will not recommend them at all. Junk Junk. I am 142 months in a 360 month warranty would have expected a better settlement when Tamko knows there is a problem. Tamko has changed warranty for new shingles just don't stand behind the people already with product. Not a very good company.
Date created: 2014-08-12
Location: Barnhart, MO
"Heritage 25 year shingles"
Had Tamko's Heritage 25 year shingles installed in 1998 and 16 years later was told by a home inspector and our original roof installer that they have extensive damage and that the life expectancy of the roof shingles has expired because of major granular loss. Our roof installer said they he had so many problems and complaints about their defective shingles that he stopped installing them 8 years ago. Now we need a total roof replacement. Thanks a lot Tamko! Not even going to send in a claim after reading blogs about homeowners sending in claims and getting little if any compensation after long periods of time. If a class action lawsuit is created I will join.
Date created: 2014-07-31
Name: Marilyn Pennington
Location: Evansville, In
Model: Reliance 25
"Never buy Tamko! They do not back warranty!"
Tamko does not back their product. We put Reliance 25 on in 2000. By 2011 it was starting to curl and crack, by 2014 shingles were breaking and falling off the roof. We got leaks in three rooms all at the same time. We could not wait the 8 weeks to see what Tamko might or might not do because the leaks were sever. We followed Tamko's instructions for warranty claim, and went ahead and had a new roof put on. We did not want to use Tamko because their product failed so quickly. Because we did not use Tamko product they only offered $690.00 for a $16,000.00 roof. I do not call that backing a warranty, we should have had 11 more years on that roof.
Date created: 2014-07-14
Name: A. Allen
I've read the bad reviews and asked my roofing contractor about them. He assured me that all of the manufacturers had equally bad reviews because that's the only recourse they have, when the problem is actually with the installation. Well, I couldn't be happier with the look and warranty of my new Tamko Woodgate roof and thought I should take the time to write a review.
Date created: 2014-05-01
Name: gordon jones
Location: lagrange ,ga
These are junk shingles. Looking at shingles on houses in this area that have had shingles on for 10 or more years no black mold. We bought 30 year shingle not supposed to mold one side of house is not grey any more but black.
Date created: 2014-04-10
Name: Barely A Roof Over My Head
Location: Normal Illinois
"Tamko Class Action Lawsuit - Let's Go"
This home was built in 2002 and we purchased it in 2007. We are experiencing massive granular loss with a great deal of shingles exposed all the way down to the underlying fiber. This home is only 12 years old. We have had several contractors and adjusters look at the roof and they all agree that this is a manufacturer defect. The Tamko warranty states "The Owner may transfer this limited warranty one time during the first 2 years of Term to a purchaser." In my case I would have had to buy this home within the first two years from the original owner in order to take advantage of the warranty. How many owners actually sell their newly built homes within the first two years? Read between the lines, if you aren't the original owner or didn't purchase within 2 years of being built, you have no warranty on a product that is advertised to last 20 - 30 years.