Shingle questions steep pitch 12/12 or 14/12 what are the best ones?

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  1. Lip Shooter

    Lip Shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    I've done some door to door roofing sales but I do not know what shingles to put on a new cabin with a very steep pitch in a very windy area.

    Andy suggestions on the best brand and model for that?
     
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    Metal. Cabin deserves a metal roof.
     
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    Banded1 Elite Refuge Member

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    cootmeurer Elite Refuge Member

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    Nope - I helped thatch a roof in Ireland and the thatcher said moderate pitch was best, thatch doesn't work (it needs to absorb and swell) with steep pitch.
     
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    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Our house has 5/12 , metal works great.
    We are so windy that they couldn't put wind generators near our place.
     
  6. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I agree. Not the info he is looking for, but I never considered shingles on our log home. We are about 8/12
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Helped out a neighbor with a 12/12 pitch roof on his cottage. We used a 25 year shingle with tarred tabs. Two years later , a windstorm popped off about 1/4 of them on one side, (all hand nailed--not stapled). Insurance covered cost of metal roof. Easy to install and looks sharp.
     
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    Anybody looked into the solar shingles? I read somewhere the other day that they are less expensive than architectural shingles but I haven't researched them yet. Just wondering if anybody here had looked into them. I was checking out a metal roof that looked like tile not long ago and it looked really nice.
     

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