In the market for a new roof? If so, you have likely heard the name CertainTeed tossed around. And it’s no wonder. As a top-of-the-line roof manufacturer, CertainTeed has a great deal to offer a home, which is why the Lifetime Exterior team offers impeccable installation of CertainTeed shingles.
As an experienced Portland roofing contractor, we know what your roof is up against in the Portland climate. So here is what you should know before investing in CertainTeed asphalt shingles for your roof replacement.
Who Is CertainTeed?
CertainTeed is a long-standing company that has been in business for over 110 years. Every year, they have worked toward creating sustainable products for both the interior and exterior of a home. The company states that it aspires to be North America’s recognized leader in sustainable habitat. So, when it comes to asphalt shingles, they seek to provide an impeccable product that matches their sustainability values.
Benefits of CertainTeed Asphalt Shingles
CertainTeed asphalt shingles have long had a reputable name in the roofing industry. This surpasses their over 100-year name into the strides the company makes to create industry-leading products. Their shingles are top-of-the-line.
Class 4 Impact Resistance
CertainTeed shingles are designed to provide the highest level of resistance to major impact. Class 4 rating is the highest rating available when it comes to hail and wind impacts, making it a great option for Portland homeowners.
The shingles are physically heavier than many other shingle options. This is a major asset for homeowners, making the shingles more durable and wind resistant as the weight makes them less likely to lift and curl.
CertainTeed’s asphalt shingles are manufactured to mimic cedar’s variety of styles and colors. Their dual-layer design gives them added dimension.
Class A Fire Rating
With the highest fire-resistance rating behind the brand, you can gain peace of mind that your shingles will remain durable and slow down the spread of flames, should any occur.
CertainTeed backs its products with exceptional warranty coverage. But even better, when you hire a Select ShingleMaster® for your roof installation, you gain added warranty benefits.
As we mentioned, CertainTeed offers exceptional warranty coverage to its customers. The coverage available comes in different levels depending on your needs and installation choices. Hiring a Select ShingleMaster contractor will provide you with access to the top level of warranty coverage.
It is common for manufacturers to warranty your shingles for defects. This typically only implies defects relating to leaks that affect performance. However, CertainTeed’s manufacturing warranty will cover any issue related to product manufacturing.
Future homebuyers want to know that their roofs will be covered by a great warranty. The nice thing about CertainTeed is they will cover future owners. However, the warranty can only be transferred one time.
CertainTeed’s warranties are not one size fits all. They offer three different warranty options for homeowners: SureStart® Plus 3-Star, SureStart® Plus 4-Star, and SureStart® Plus 5-Star. As we mentioned, to be eligible for the higher warranties, you must hire a certified ShingleMaster. For a detailed description of the different warranties and coverage, click here.
Different Styles and Products
CertainTeed has over 300 different roofing options to choose from. With various styles and colors, you will be sure to find a roof that meets your climate, style, and maintenance needs.
More than a Shingle: Integrity Roof System
CertainTeed didn’t stop with shingles. Shingles are only a portion of the entire roof. Understanding the basics of your roof can help you during the replacement roof selection process. And CertainTeed’s shingles are elevated when they are coupled with the entire CertainTeed Integrity Roof System.
- Underlayment— Underlayment adds moisture protection. With the Roofer’s Select® and Diamond Deck® options, CertainTeed provides a top-of-the-line underlayment system for your roof.
- WinterGuard®— With the added underlayment, CertainTeed helps its roofs fight off wind-driven rain and ice dams.
- Starter Shingles— The starter shingles are specifically designed for CertainTeed shingles to help provide maximum shingle performance.
- Shingles— Investing in the durability of CertainTeed shingles elevates the protection and lifespan of your roof.
- Ridge Vents— By combining its ridge vents with its intake vents, CertainTeed claims your roof will gain the most effective ventilation system.
- Hip and Ridge Shingles— While providing proper ridge ventilation, these shingles match CertainTeed’s shingles.
The Importance of a CertainTeed Master Shingle Installer
Hiring a roofing contractor with the Master Shingle installer classification means you will gain the highest level of CertainTeed installation available. A Master installer has a working knowledge of the roofing system, specifically the roofing products from CertainTeed. They are also required to carry proper licensing and insurance, making the contractor selection process easier for you as a homeowner.
Don’t just hire any contractor; take your time to find a great roofer. By hiring a CertainTeed Master Shingle installer, you will gain the best installation possible. And when you choose a Select ShingleMaster, which is the highest level of CertainTeed installer, you gain access to the highest warranties available for CertainTeed shingles.
Become a Confident Homeowner with a CertainTeed Roof
If you’ve been debating what shingles to invest in for your Portland area home’s replacement roof, you can rest assured that you will gain a layer of protection and beauty that will add value to your home when you choose CertainTeed shingles. And even more, you will gain peace of mind by hiring a Master Shingle installer like our team at Lifetime Exteriors.
Let us provide a seamless installation of an outstanding product so you go to sleep knowing you made a sound investment in your roof. Contact us to get an estimate now.