HR-021917-Surface-Shield-1Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing substrates being installed. This is mostly due to their affordable price point, durability and variability offered for both color and texture and warranty coverage options. Over the years, various manufacturers have added additional color options to their palettes, also diversifying texture and enhancing their energy efficiency. These shingles are most ideal for slopes greater than 2/12.

Certainteed is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of asphalt shingles with a very diversified portfolio. CertainTeed uses different names for its shingles to communicate the different components or warranties available for its products. A CertainTeed product that is affordable for homeowners in need a new roof is The Landmark Series, which provides homeowner’s with an affordable reroofing option while not breaking the bank or compromising aesthetic appeal.

There are four levels of high-performance shingles; these levels are determined by the weight and thickness of the product. All options provide homeowner’s with the industry’s toughest fiberglass and strongest materials available. This series also maintains its beauty throughout time and comes with a StreakFighter™ warranty that will protect your roof from streaking that can be caused by airborne algae.

The shingle included in this series are called: Landmark™TL, Landmar k™Premium, Landmar k™ Pro, and Landmark™. These are in order, listing the best performance rating first. These products boast an advantage to homeowners who live in areas with constant rain.


Additionally, there are energy-efficient alternatives when reroofi ng. These are known as Landmark Solaris™. These shingles have the ability to reduce your home’s temperature by as much as 20 percent in the summer months and carry the ENERGY STAR seal of approval. Much like the previous Landmark™ Series the products are available at different performance levels and color palettes they are called: Landmark Solaris™ Platinum, Landmark Solaris™ Gold and Landmark Solaris™. Again, these are listed in order, the best performance rating first.

Warranty options

The standard warranty for CertainTeed asphalt-shingle products is a limited lifetime warranty. This is available for all types of shingles manufactured and enhances as the material dexterity, or installation manner changes. Choosing more labor-intensive installation methods when contracting someone can provide a homeowner with 130 mph wind warranty as well, which is very valuable for island homeowners.

Due to the numerous accolades from CertainTeed, Surface Shield is able to offer clients the opportunity to enhance the company’s warranty options by adding SureStart or SureStart Plus to their contract when purchasing applicable shingles. These warranties come in tiers and are known as 3 Star, 4 Star and 5 Star warranties. These warranties provide homeowners with coverage ranging from 20 to 50 years of coverage for materials, labor, tear off, disposal and workmanship. The level and time frame of coverage are dependent upon the tier you purchase. Another additional perk for homeowners is that CertainTeed states, “SureStart protection can be transferred from the original consumer of the product to the subsequent property owner during the SureStart period for the remaining duration of the warranty.”

Overall, there are asphalt shingles available for all homes in all climates with various types of weather exposures. Homeowners who need to reroof but need to do so on a budget look to asphalt shingles as an alternative to other roofi ng products. With asphalt shingles the choices for homeowners for coverage and color are bountiful. Surface Shield Roofing Company prides itself in being a Master Shingle Applicator and Silver Star Contractor and looks forward to assisting homeowners with economically aesthetic roofing options.

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