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Lowes - Shingles Deal Owens Corning Architectural As Low as $12.56 YMMV

WarDriver 191 May 9, 2008 at 07:49 AM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Lowes Deals
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I've been watching prices on shingles. Lowes is currently running some sort of special on the Owens Corning Architectural Shingles. You can check their prices online here. [lowes.com] Prices in my area are normally $19.92 per bundle and are now $14.xx per bundle. Other stores I checked are as low as $12.56 a bundle. Free in store pickup or home delivery for $65.

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Update:
My shingles are being delivered tomorrow. My local store had a price of $14.94. Two hours away was a Lowes store with the priced at $12.56. I went to customer service and they price matched the other store. I just took in the print out of the price in the other city.

I had a buddy do the exact same thing at the other lowes in town....I never knew Lowes would price match another Lowes.

When I was in Lowes today...they are still marked at 19.92 a bundle...
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I found a store within 50 miles of me that has them listed for $11.24.
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Quote from Bob J View Post :
I found a store within 50 miles of me that has them listed for $11.24.
Thats a insane price...where did you see that price?
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Most roofing stores sell shingles at similar pricing.
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they had their 30% off a couple weekends ago. i was able to get their 30 yr oakridge for about $11/bundle. when you get the shingles for the ridge, make sure you dont buy their expensive ridge shingles which my store has for $43 for 31 linear ft. buy their 3-tab shingles and cut it down...much cheaper.
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WarDriver

Are you doing your own roof, or are you paying someone to do the install for you? I did my own roof by myself (25 squares). That was one of the worst experiences of my life. The only positive thing was that the job got done right. It's pretty sad to think a homeowner can do a better job than professionals, but that is my experience with roofing. I went onto a couple of recently replaced roofs in my neighborhood and wasn't impressed by the quality of workmanship. That is the only reason I attempted it myself. In the end, my sheathing is completely renailed with all bows/dips removed. I also made sure to replace all sheathing that was even remotely damaged (water or delamination). I had to make truss adjustments to get the low spots out. I personally would never buy from Lowes again. I ended up going with Oakridge 50's. This was before the Duration line came out. Owens Cornings sent me the crappiest shingles they had at their warehouse. I think they just dump crap stock into lowes for special orders. Moreover, all of the 30's were soaked in water because of their use of plastic packaging. Here is my experience with pricing. ABC Supply offers the best customer service and their roofing products (aside from shingles) were the cheapest. I purchased my ridge vents, cement, etc. from there. Bradco had the cheapest shingles by far. They even beat Lowes sales price with a 10 percent coupon stacked on top.

Here are some downsides to Owens Cornings in my opinion:

-Plastic packaging retains water (mold/fungus grows on shingles before you even open them)
-Solid adhesive strip instead of spotted. Could possibly hold water under shingles.
-Granules missing from spots on brand new shingles (only applies to 30 year)
-Don't use the rolled starter strips. They are easy to install, but they stain your fascia.
Some positive things are:

-Great warranty and customer service. They don't care if a homeowner installs it. They seem to stand behind their product.
-Sure Nail technology seems interesting. I like the high nail area and extra wide nail strip. They only problem is if you had to replace a few shingles you, you would cause severe damage to the other shingles.
-I think they look the best out of all the other companies. GAF looks plain with no depth.

Quote from mjuevos View Post :
they had their 30% off a couple weekends ago. i was able to get their 30 yr oakridge for about $11/bundle. when you get the shingles for the ridge, make sure you dont buy their expensive ridge shingles which my store has for $43 for 31 linear ft. buy their 3-tab shingles and cut it down...much cheaper.
Those high ridge shingles look 10 times better though. I get a lot of compliments on using them. Also, they do not make 3-tab for all colors (i.e. Terracotta).
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Quote from mjuevos View Post :
they had their 30% off a couple weekends ago. i was able to get their 30 yr oakridge for about $11/bundle. when you get the shingles for the ridge, make sure you dont buy their expensive ridge shingles which my store has for $43 for 31 linear ft. buy their 3-tab shingles and cut it down...much cheaper.
Same deal here too!Big Grin
Though this deal is almost as good as, like .80 more per bundle using the 10% coupon. I've heard also that Lowes is looking into their "discount coupons" as wellEEK!
I don't want to spend the $400.00 on a dumpster rental though! I was thinking of maybe burying them out back and then covering with Topsoil.....I think some might frown on that though???
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believe it or not i was able to use the 10% off coupon ON TOP of the 30% off. i used the money i save for the 10% on delivery charges. was gonna pick it up myself with my toyota truck until i realize 10 squares (1 pallet) would weigh 2500 lbs. yikes!

nolow;

1. how long did it take you to do your roof?
2. did you have any experience prior? book?
3. so you wouldn't recommend owens corning?
4. they do make the 3-tab for my color (estate gray). but sounds like you recommend going with the more expensive ridge shingles.

i have 17 squares and fixin' to do the roof myself but i have no experience with roofing. i have done some remodeling work on my house and think i have all the tools.
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We have to shingle the garage in a few weeks and were gonna get them at Lowe's I will check this site to find even better prices
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Is there anyway to order them online and use the 10percent coupon?
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Quote from mjuevos View Post :
believe it or not i was able to use the 10% off coupon ON TOP of the 30% off. i used the money i save for the 10% on delivery charges. was gonna pick it up myself with my toyota truck until i realize 10 squares (1 pallet) would weigh 2500 lbs. yikes!

nolow;

1. how long did it take you to do your roof?
2. did you have any experience prior? book?
3. so you wouldn't recommend owens corning?
4. they do make the 3-tab for my color (estate gray). but sounds like you recommend going with the more expensive ridge shingles.

i have 17 squares and fixin' to do the roof myself but i have no experience with roofing. i have done some remodeling work on my house and think i have all the tools.
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1. how long did it take you to do your roof?
It took me about a month lol... I had some problems with shingles in the beginning, and I couldn't start the actual process until the heat wave last summer. My schedule didn't allow for me to work on it all day long, so I would work on the roof until around 11am. Between 11am-3pm it is way too hot. I would then work on it from 4pm to 8pm. Lowes also will not put the shingles on the roof like Bradco and ABC Supply. I just opened the bundles up and made two trips up the ladder per bundle. It definitely saved my back. Also, a nail gun will save you some serious time. The Hitachi is the best, but hte Bostitch works just fine. The only problem is that these shingles have a small margin for error. You do not want to nail it too high. You really need to be exactly on the line. Hand nailing is your best option for a properly done roof.

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2. did you have any experience prior? book?
Nope, I had absolutely no experience prior to doing the job. I am, however, good with my hands. I've done some carpentry, electrical, etc. Roofing is more labor intensive than anything else. It doesn't take a lot of thought process to tell you the truth. I would compare it to laying tiles. There are some tricks of the trade though. Here are a couple from my area:

-Keep your offsets and exposure correct. Just use a chalk line for the exposure and you will be fine. In my area, these shingles are metric which converts to 5 5/8in standard. All the professional roofers I spoke with just said to snap you lines and 5 1/2 inches to keep it simple.

-Read your local codes. The books I purchased deviated from what local roofers do in my area. For example, in my area, they always run the felt under the drip edge and use 4 to 6in wide layer of cement at the drip edge. They also do not overhang the shingles at all. This is because I live in a high wind area. Also, check to see if ice and water is required at the eves in your area.

-The do not use step flashing in my area, which makes the job a lot easier.

If you have a simple roof that is not cut up, you should be fine. When I say cut up, I am referring to a roof with a lot of valleys, dormers, boots, etc. You should definitely do some research before starting. The two books I purchased were the following:

Roofing with Asphalt Shingles (For Pros by Pros)

Roofing, Flashing and Waterproofing (Best of Fine Homebuilding)

It only costs around $30 for both books at Amazon. I highly recommend them. They have great pictures and descriptions on how to run valleys.



Quote from mjuevos View Post :
3. so you wouldn't recommend owens corning?
Yes, they probably are one of the most aesthetically pleasing shingles on the market. All shingles have problems. I just stated some of the pros and cons from my experience in my previous post.
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4. they do make the 3-tab for my color (estate gray). but sounds like you recommend going with the more expensive ridge shingles.
I purchased the high style hip and ridge shingles. I have to say they look great. It adds depth to the ridge and really finishes up the job. I definitely do not regret that decision at all. I also purchased the rolled ridge vent from Owens Corning. They do not sell it at Lowes. You'll have to go to ABC or Bradco to get it. I just think those aluminum ridge vent covers are ugly. You may, however, be using a different venting method, so this may not apply. You don't need that many boxes to complete the job. Therefore, I would print out a few 10 off 25 Lowes visa coupons (the link is on this site) and just use one per box. That will bring down the cost significantly. You won't have to cut all the 3 tabs either.
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nolow,
thanks for all the info. much appreciated. i did purchase the book Roofing with Asphalt Shingles (For Pros by Pros) from amazon. gotta look into the 2nd book. i'll see if we have a bradco around my area (bay area, ca).

thanks
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Quote from mjuevos View Post :
nolow,
thanks for all the info. much appreciated. i did purchase the book Roofing with Asphalt Shingles (For Pros by Pros) from amazon. gotta look into the 2nd book. i'll see if we have a bradco around my area (bay area, ca).

thanks
A lot of the information is the same in both books. There was one thing in particular that the flashing book went over that came in handy. Good luck on your project. Hopefully, you are doing a simple walkable gable roof.
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