CertainTeed is an integrated exterior and interior building products manufacturer, specializing in products such as roofing, siding, fences, decking, windows, insulation and drywall. The company was originally founded in 1904 as a manufacturer of roofing products. This long history has led CertainTeed to become one of the leaders in roofing manufacturing.
They specialize in asphalt shingles and have recently expanded to solar shingle manufacturing. They have over 20 models of shingles which are each unique in their own way. Their models are grouped into four categories: Traditional, Designer, Premium Designer and Luxury. We will briefly discuss each one and their key features.
CertainTeed’s traditional shingle is your typical basic shingle which comes in a multitude of colors. There are four main models, the XT 25, the XT 25 Metric, the XT 30 and the XT 30 IR. The XT 25 models come with a 25-year warranty as opposed to a 30-year warranty for the XT 30 models. The XT 30 shingles are also built a little tougher and can withstand harsher weather and stronger winds. As a result, they come with a Class 4 impact resistance rating.
CertainTeed’s designer shingles are beautiful shingles made with blended colors. They come in the widest range of colors to suit any style home. The three models are the Landmark, Landmark Solaris and the Highland Slate. The Landmark Solaris has energy-efficiency properties and is Energy Star rated. They are reflective and can reduce the temperature of your home by 20% when the sun is shining strong thus reducing your energy bill. The Highland Slate is designed to mimic natural slate, with contrasting tones.
CertainTeed’s premium designer shingles are a step-up from the regular designer shingles in terms of durability and style. These shingles come with a lifetime warranty. The Landmark Solaris Gold, Landmark Solaris GOLD IR and Landmark Solaris Platinum are all Energy Star rated and have the same reflective properties as the designer Landmark models. While the Gold series can achieve 40% solar reflectivity, the Platinum series can achieve 60%!
Also included in the premium designer series are the Hatteras and Independence models. The Hatteras shingle is an extra durable shingle which will give your home a rugged look. It can withstand winds of up to 110mph and includes dual self-adhering strips and an heavy-duty fiberglass mat. The Independence is a unique shingle in which each shingle is different with unique color blends. This will give your home a dimensional appearance that cannot be replicated with any other model.
The luxury line of shingles are CertainTeed’s most premium shingle. The Presidential Shake IR has the appearance of real wood shakes without the headaches of real wood shakes. This shingle is extremely durable with a Class 4 impact resistance rating and tow laminated layers of CertainTeed’s uniquely durable material. The Landmark TL is the top of the line of the Landmark series of shingles. It is made with three laminated layers of CertainTeed’s durable material.
The Carriage House, GrandManor and Symphony are the other luxury CertainTeed shingles. These three models are very unique in their own ways. The Carriage House is a very heavy shingle (355 pounds per square) and has the appearance of a scalloped slate. This is the perfect shingle for a steep roof as it has four layer coverage when installed. The GrandManor is another shingle made for steep-pitched roofs as it has five-layer coverage when installed. Random shadow lines give a natural slate appearance to your home and maximum curb appeal. The Symphony model replicates composite slate shingles. It is Class 4 impact resistant, beautifully crafted and Energy Star rated. What more can you ask for in a luxury shingle?
The warranty on your CertainTeed shingles depends on which model you buy. The traditional shingles have 25 to 30-year limited warranties. The designer, premium designer and luxury shingles have lifetime limited warranties.
The limited warranty protects against manufacturing defects. If your shingles get damaged within the warranty period and it is due to a manufacturing defect, CertainTeed will repair or replace the shingles.
In addition to the limited warranty, CertainTeed offers their SureStart Protection. Since they believe their products are manufactured with the highest quality standards in mind, they offer non prorated protection in the immediate years following the installation of their shingles on your roof. With SureStart Protection, CertainTeed will repair or replace the shingles at no cost to you, including the cost of labor. For the traditional shingles, SureStart Protection is covered for a period of 3 to 5 years. For all other shingles, the period of coverage is 10 years.
See the warranty document here.