Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing substrates being installed. This is mostly due to its affordable price point, durability and variability offered for color and texture, as well as warranty coverage options. Over the years various manufacturers have not only added more color options to their palettes, they’ve also diversified texture and enhanced their energy efficiency.

With so many added options, you might wonder which of these options are best for your home when it comes to asphalt shingles and furthermore, are the buy-up warranties available.

The best place to start is with CertainTeed. CertainTeed is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of asphalt shingles with a very diversified portfolio. CertainTeed uses different names for their shingles to communicate the different profiles, components and warranties available.


CertainTeed’s Landmark™ Series provides homeowners with an affordable re-roofing option without breaking the bank or compromising aesthetic appeal. There are four levels of high performance shingles — typically these levels are determined by the weight and thickness of the product. All options provide homeowners with the industry’s highest quality and durable materials. The Landmark™ series also maintains its beauty throughout time and comes with the StreakFighter™ warranty that will protect your roof from streaking — caused by airborne algae.

The shingles — in order of “best performance rating,” first — in this series are called: Landmark™TL, Landmark™Premium, Landmark™ Pro, and Landmark™.

In addition to the aforementioned Landmark™ Series, there are also energy efficient alternatives when re-roofing, 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 such as Landmark Solaris™ Gold and Landmark Solaris™ Platinum. Be sure to ask your Surface Shield estimator to show you this energy efficient line.

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.

In addition, Surface Shield is a Five-Star Roofing Company and Silver Star Commercial Contractor with CertainTeed. With the numerous accolades from CertainTeed,

Surface Shield is able to offer clients the opportunity to enhance their warranty options by adding SureStart or SureStart Plus to their contract when purchasing applicable shingles. This allows the homeowner to have 100 percent coverage for both labor and materials for repair, or replacement in the event of product failure. Surface Shield’s trained estimating team can guide you through all the information so you can see if the SureStart or SureStart Plus is best suited for your home. Another perk for homeowners is that, according to CertainTeed, “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.”

Opting for asphalt shingles allows homeowners bountiful choices in coverage and color.


Surface Shield Roofing Company prides itself in being a MasterShingle Applicator Contractor and is dedicated to assisting Hawaii’s homeowners with economically aesthetic roofing options.

Call today and get your on-site home visit with a free estimate so Surface Shield Roofing estimators can design a contract that best fits your roofing needs.

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