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F Wave shingles

Bwiemels | Posted in General Questions on

I am in the process of designing our future house and my wife and I are looking for a roof that will last. We are building in a community that has a HOA that requires “asphalt architectural shingles”. When speaking with the architectural committee they said they are open to other options as long as the look doesn’t deviate from the requirement. I looked at metal stone coated shingles that mimic this look, but I’m not sold on them. Then I came across F Wave shingles. They look like a great product that could last a long time. I’m curious if anyone has used them and what they thought? 

Thanks in advance


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    They may be great. Who knows? All I see in their marketing material are straw-man comparisons with bottom of the line asphalt shingles, which really aren't the relevant comparators. As a general rule of thumb, it's risky to use an innovative product designed for a long lifespan, which has a short track record.

    1. Bwiemels | | #2

      Thanks Malcolm. I agree. They haven't been in business very long which making judging the longevity difficult.

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        MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #3


        There are a few innovative shingles that look promising. The rubber ones Euroshield make look more robust than asphalt ones too - but they all come with the same caveat about having a short track record.

        I'm a bit risk-averse. My choice would be one of the top of the line ones with a class four impact rating from one of the major players like Malarkey or GAF.

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