CertainTeed Roofing Materials
By fiderioandsons Mar 1, 2013
As Fiderio & Sons mentioned in our past blog post, CertainTeed vinyl siding is a great option for home siding. What some people don’t know is that CertainTeed also offers premium roofing materials for your home. So why ask your contractor to use CertainTeed roofing materials?
CertainTeed offers a wide variety of roofing materials to match the style of your home. Their brand includes luxury styles, designer styles and traditional styles.
Luxury: Their luxury shingles include Symphony Slate, synthetic slate design that mimics the look and feel of natural slate, but is lighter, more durable and much more affordable. Another great luxury roofing material is the Presidential Shake TL: the industry’s toughest, thickets and heaviest shingle that match the look of cedar at half the price.
Premium Designer: CertainTeed’s premium designer roofing materials are engineered to protect your home and maintain the beauty of your roof. The Landmark series offers durable, beautiful and high quality shingles.
Traditional: CertainTeed’s XT series is a roofing material with staying power. The XT series is built on a tough fiber glass base built to last.
The CertainTeed Solaris shingles offer energy-saving roofing materials for your home. The shingles reflect the sun’s rays and reduces roof temperatures by almost 20% in the summer. According to CertainTeed, the Solaris roofing is more durable than traditional shingles. The Solaris shingle colors also meet the Energy Star standards for solar reflectance and thermal emissivity. They also qualify for credits/points in LEED/NAHB and other “green” programs.
Another reason we love CertainTeed roofing materials is because they have great warranty programs. CertainTeed products have the shortest warranty period of 25 years, however most of their products have a lifetime warranty. We recommend asking your contractor for anything from their Luxury or Premium design series, in order to take advantage of the great warranty available.
WinterGuard is the best way to protect your roof from water penetration. As we’ve mentioned before in our Roof Inspection Checklist for Winter, ice dams can be a sure way to ruin a roof. CertainTeed’s waterproofing shingle underlayment is the solution to avoid potential ice buildup that could cause leakage and interior damage.
Releases Fewer Chemicals
Vinyl siding, compared to other siding materials, releases much lower levels of toxic chemicals into the environment.
Even with significant growth of vinyl siding production, the level of dioxin released by production has decreased by almost 90% since then.
Roofers’ Select is the final layer of protection for a roof. It is reinforced with fiber glass to provide even more durability. According to CertainTeed, this high-performance underlayment is designed for optimum performance, no matter the weather conditions.
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Of course, CertainTeed offers much more great roofing materials than the ones listed above. We recommend talking with your contractor about what styles and materials would work best for your home.