As you are shopping for a new roof, take some time to make an educated decision and get the most out of this important investment. Trusting a Roofing Company and the products they are using is a key first step in this process. Your Roofing Company should know their products, be able to answer your questions, educate you through the process and stand behind the product he is installing on your home. CertainTeed shingles are a great example of a product you can trust.

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CertainTeed Corporation



CertainTeed Saint-Gobain Corporation is a leading manufacturer of building materials, first and foremost roofing products. Through its Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO) initiative, CertainTeed strives to be the preferred choice for ground-breaking building products, by delivering a superior Customer experience. As a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, CertainTeed is one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world.

CertainTeed-Saint-Gobain continually incorporate new attributes and improve the sustainability of their products. Sustainable Product Development starts with the research and development stage. Sustainable attributes are considered throughout the design and life cycle of a new product. During the Sustainable Product Development, energy, water, waste and transportation are evaluated to diminish any potential impacts during the fabrication process. These steps are incorporated into CertainTeed‘s sustainable product development process, ensuring CertainTeed will remain the preferred choice for innovative and sustainable building products.

Roofing Shingles

The three main categories of Roofing Shingle products:

Strip ( three-tabs) Shingles

Strip Shingles are the original and the most basic of roofing shingles offered. Strip Shingles are single layered roofing shingles that are designed to look like slate. These shingles have a flat appearance on the roof line and also the lightest weight roofing shingles available. Strip shingles are primarily used by home builders manufacturing economy priced homes. CertainTeed manufactures Strip Roofing Shingles under the product names CT 20, CT 25, and XT 30.

Dimensional (Architectural) Shingles

Dimensional Shingles (Architectural Laminated Shingles) are now the primary roofing shingle installed today. CertainTeed’s tri-laminate technology provides a thicker and richer appearance on the roof. Dimensional Roofing Shingles are heavier than Strip Roofing Shingles and have superior warranty protection, 30-years to Lifetime. CertainTeed’s Landmark Series roofing shingles are a design for a Dimensional Roofing Shingle.

Premium (Designer) Shingles

Premium Shingles are laminated shingles with a distinct appearance from traditional Dimensional Roofing Shingles. These products may have designs that imitate roofing shingles such as natural slate or natural shake. CertainTeed’s Grand Manor and Presidential Shake products are Premium roofing shingles that offer a superior visual appeal. Premium Roofing Shingles also have important functionality such as Impact Resistance or Solar Reflectivity, which extend the life of the roofing system or offer lower energy expenses. Landmark Special and Landmark Solaris are CertainTeed’s Premium roofing shingles that supply improved functional performance.


Protect Your Investment All of CertainTeed's shingle products are covered by standard SureStart protection. Under this warranty, CertainTeed, at no charge, will repair or replace, at its option, any shingles proven to be defective during the applicable SureStart period (see actual warranty for details). CertainTeed also offers SureStart PLUS, the strongest extended warranty coverage in the industry. SureStart PLUS extends the coverage AND duration of the standard protection, when a certified contractor installs an Integrity Roof System. The CertainTeed shingle warranty fully explains how CertainTeed supports its products with the strongest warranty protection available.CertainTeed protects your purchase by standing behind their products.

Energy Star Partner

Following a two-year run as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, CertainTeed received the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes consistent efforts to use energy efficiently in facility operations and to integrate superior energy management into overall organizational strategy. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) worked in partnership with the International Code Council (ICC) to develop an ANSI criterion for ecological building practices. This criterion, known as the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), will certify homes as green buildings. More products from CertainTeed have received the Green Approved certification from the NAHB than from any other manufacturer.

Well friends, thanks for taking the time to read this blog, if you are looking for a "CertanTeed" Certified Roofing Company in the Hampton Roads area please give us a call, we will always try to advise you in the best roofing system that will fit your home best! Call us today (800) 757-6701