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CertainTeed shingles are among the most reputable brands of roofing shingles. Homeowners and professional roofing contractors alike agree that CertainTeed asphalt shingles hold up to their name when it comes to strength and longevity, as well as their curb appeal. 

Of course, CertainTeed asphalt shingles come with a much longer list of benefits than just looking great and holding up well. Below we’ll give you an overview of your CertainTeed asphalt shingle options and their associated benefits.

Keep reading to learn more.

An Overview of CertainTeed Shingles

When choosing among your CertainTeed asphalt shingle options, the first thing you need to know is that the manufacturer offers three variations of its asphalt shingles:

  • Dimensional shingles
  • Strip shingles
  • Luxury shingles

Each type comes with its own set of benefits, but the primary differences are the cost and patterns.

Dimensional Shingles

CertainTeed’s dimensional shingles are designed to mimic the look of wooden shakes and slate as they’re installed in a multi-layered pattern. These dimensional shingles are referred to as Landmark shingles which come in several options including:

  • Standard Landmark shingles
  • Landmark Pro shingles
  • Landmark Premium shingles
  • Northgate Landmark shingles
  • Highland Slate Landmark shingles

The Landmark Shingles, generally speaking, are noticeably heavier compared to other manufacturers’ asphalt shingles. The Landmark shingles also come with a more extensive warranty compared to other brands, and they’re considered the most advanced out of all the CertainTeed shingles.

Strip Shingles

CertainTeed’s Strip shingle line is an offering of more conventional shingles — otherwise known as 3-tab asphalt shingles. 3-tab shingles are very common as they’re the most affordable option for homeowners due to being so lightweight. 

CertainTeed’s Strip shingle line is referred to as XT 25. These CertainTeed products are designed using a single-layer asphalt that’s known to be fire-resistant and is associated with a 10-year warranty against mold and algae damage. 

The XT 25 and XT 30 lines come in a nice range of colors, which is another reason why they’re so popular. However, they aren’t as durable as CertainTeed’s Landmark shingles as they aren’t rated for wind gusts of over 60 miles per hour.

Luxury Shingles

CertainTeed’s luxury line of roofing shingles are laminated shingles and are considered to be the manufacturer’s highest-quality shingle offering. The Luxury shingles offer premium protection against the elements due to being “heavyweight” shingles, which is also why they’re the longest-lasting of the three types.

Between these shingles’ coloration and dimensionality, this line offers the most realistic imitation of old-world wooden shakes and quarried slate roofing materials. The line is also broken down further into several variations, including:

  • Belmont
  • Acadia Shake
  • Grand Manor
  • Presidential Shake
  • Carriage House

The 6 Main Benefits of CertainTeed Shingles

As far as roof replacements go, CertainTeed shingles are currently the most preferred roofing shingle brand across North America. This is largely due to all the ways in which they benefit homeowners and business owners alike. 

Here are the six most important benefits you can expect from CertainTeed roofing shingles:

1. An Excellent Selection to Suit All Budgets 💰

As mentioned above, there are three types of shingles that CertainTeed has to offer:

  • Strip shingles
  • Dimensional shingles
  • Luxury shingles

From color options to cost, there’s something for everyone — which means despite your roof replacement budget, you can still get your hands on the country’s premier roofing shingle products. Each type of shingle extends premium quality, even the basic 3-tab shingles.

2. There Are Tons of Color Options 🎨

Another great benefit of choosing CertainTeed shingles is that each offering comes in a wide range of color options

The luxury and dimensional lines carry the most color options as they have the highest number of variations. For example, the Landmark shingles are available in 30 colors, while the XT 25 offers over 30 colors. The XT 30 line only comes in nine color options — but that’s usually more than enough to match most homeowners’ aesthetic needs.

3. They’re Incredibly Durable 💪

CertainTeed shingles are known as the industry’s heaviest shingles. Even their most lightweight 3-tab asphalt shingles are heavier than their competitors, which is exactly what gives them their durability.

From the 3-tab to the Landmark shingles, you’ll find that CertainTeed shingles provide excellent coverage against the elements, whether it be wind, hail, heavy snow, or rain. The company has so much confidence in their shingles that they even offer an extended warranty option to protect your roofing system for up to 50 years!

4. Outstanding Warranties 👍

As mentioned above, CertainTeed offers excellent (lifetime) warranties to back up their products. Aside from extended coverage, they’ll also back up the workmanship against improper installation.

The primary warranties that CertainTeed offers include:

  • 15-year wind resistance warranty (up to 110 miles per hour for certain lines)
  • 15-year StreakFighter warranty (for bacterial and fungal growth)
  • 10-year SureStart warranty (to back up materials and installation)

What’s more, their warranties are transferable. This means you’ll have the advantage when selling your home as you can assure the next homeowner will get the same coverage for the same amount of time promised to you — which is the perfect bargaining chip.

5. They Come With Integrity Roof Systems 🔨

CertainTeed offers all customers its Integrity Roofing system, which is a complete system of roofing materials that includes:

  • The asphalt shingles of your choice
  • Starter shingles
  • Ridge and hip shingles
  • Ridge vents
  • Waterproof underlayment
  • Starter shingles

This ensures you get a solid roofing system with proven materials for better durability and longevity.

6. They’re Long-Lasting 🧓

The average asphalt shingle roof is said to last up to 25 years. While CertainTeed offers a variety of different style shingles and different levels of durability, their Landmark shingles have a lifespan of 30 years — which is five to ten years more than most other brands.

What’s more, CertainTeed’s more premium products (including some of their lines of Landmark shingles) can last as long as 50 years!

Trust Secured Roofing With Your New CertainTeed Roof!

If you’re looking to ditch your old shingles for a much better product, you’ll never regret choosing one of the many shingle lines from CertainTeed. Of course, you’ll need a roofing contractor whose roofing team is trained and experienced when it comes to installing Certainteed shingles — and we have the perfect team here at Secured Roofing & Solar.

Get a free estimate for your roof replacement using CertainTeed shingles today! 

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