There’s no home improvement project quite as daunting as a new roof. Not only is it a big-ticket project, but it impacts your home in the long term. On average, your new shingles will stay with your home for 20 years, much longer than nearly any other home improvement project. So, you want to make sure you’re getting your new roof right. You’re looking into the available roofing options, and trying to choose the product that best fits your budget, your area, and of course, your home’s design.
CertainTeed is one of today’s leading roofing product brands. If you’re starting your research into what roofing products are right for you, CertainTeed is a name you’ll certainly come across. With that in mind, we’ve put together this article answering some of the most common questions we get about CertainTeed shingles, including:
- What is the right CertainTeed Shingle for me?
- What’s the difference between CertainTeed Landmark and Landmark Pro shingles?
- What are other great CertainTeed shingle lines?
This article should give you a better sense of what CertainTeed products are available, and which might best suit your new roof. If you run into any questions along the way, the Zeeland Lumber & Supply team is always here to help.
What is the Best CertainTeed Shingle?
The truth is, you can’t go wrong with any CertainTeed shingle. As a CertainTeed distributor, we’re familiar with their complete product line, and we can say with confidence that CertainTeed’s products perform at the top of the market. That said, of all of CertainTeed’s shingle options, we’ve found that their Landmark shingles are certainly the customer favorite. This is their most popular shingle line, and many find it delivers the perfect balance of quality and value.
What sets CertainTeed’s Landmark shingles apart from other entry-level options in the market is their dual-layer durability. CertainTeed is known as a heavyweight brand, meaning their shingles contain more asphalt than competitors. For your home, this is a significant benefit. Heavy-duty shingles like CertainTeed’s Landmark line weigh in at 227 pounds per square, offering you significantly greater impact resistance, durability, and overall lifetime value when compared with lighter-weight competitors.
CertainTeed’s Landmark shingles offer:
- High-quality, reliable performance
- Dual-layered construction, providing extra protection from the elements
- CertainTeed’s industry-leading, lifetime-limited warranty
- Class A fire-resistance rating
- 10-year StreakFighter algae-resistance warranty
CertainTeed is an industry leader in high-quality roofing products. While their Landmark shingles are certainly the most popular, it’s good to know that they offer an entire range of products, from high-end designer and luxury asphalt shingles to metal options.
Understanding CertainTeed Shingles: What’s the Difference Between Landmark and Landmark Pro?
The most commonly asked question when it comes to CertainTeed’s shingles is, “what’s the difference between Landmark and Landmark Pro?”. These two shingle lines deliver high-quality durability, but there are a few differences between them:
Landmark shingles are CertainTeed’s flagship. These dual-layer shingles are heavyweight and come with CertainTeed’s industry-leading lifetime limited warranty. If you’re looking for a traditional asphalt shingle roof that gets the job done — and done well — then the Landmark line is for you.
Landmark PRO offers all the same benefits of the Landmark line, with a few additions. Landmark PRO shingles are constructed in exactly the same way as Landmark shingles, but with thicker layers of asphalt. Landmark PRO shingles weigh in at a heavier 270 pounds per square, providing an additional level of durability to your roof.
Landmark PRO shingles are also available in CertainTeed’s Max Def color options, which gives you a wider selection of more vivid shades that add dimension to your roof. Finally, Landmark PRO comes with a 15-year StreakFighter algae resistance warranty, compared to the 10-year warranty on Landmark shingles.
If you’re looking for a step up when it comes to durability and appearance, then CertainTeed’s Landmark PRO might be the right option for you.
Are there any other CertainTeed Shingles I should know about?
As we mentioned, CertainTeed is an industry-leading manufacturer of roofing products. If you’re looking for something outside the traditional asphalt shingle roof, there are a few other CertainTeed shingles to be aware of:
CertainTeed NorthGate Shingles
Designed specially for cold climates, NorthGate delivers an SBS modified asphalt shingle. SBS provides a rubberizing effect that protects your roof against damage typically caused by the freeze/thaw cycle. The SBS modification also improves the shingle’s impact resistance, delivering you greater value over the lifetime of the shingle. If you’re looking for a luxury shingle that can perform in extreme climates, CertainTeed NorthGate shingles are a great option.
CertainTeed Belmont Shingles
Looking for an asphalt shingle that sets your home apart? CertainTeed’s Belmont Shingles are made to mimic the look of natural slate. With rich color hues and high-contrast shadow lines, this is a beautiful line of shingles that also delivers in performance. Made with top-grade roofing asphalt, CertainTeed’s Belmont shingles deliver 110mph wind resistance, and Class IV impact resistance. This the ultimate shingle option for the homeowner who loves the look of slate and the performance of asphalt.
CertainTeed Matterhorn Metal Shingles
The last line of CertainTeed shingles we’d like to spotlight is Matterhorn Metal. Offering all of the benefits of a metal roof, with the natural look of slate or wood shingles, Matterhorn Metal shingles are a top-of-the-line roofing product. These steel shingles are light-weight, fully recyclable, and energy-efficient. Rated to resist high winds and water, Matterhorn Metal shingles perform even better than they look.
No matter what kind of roof you’re looking for, CertainTeed has a high-quality solution. And if you have any questions about CertainTeed’s shingle options, the Zeeland Lumber & Supply team is happy to help. Leave us a message online, give us a call 888-772-2119, or stop into one of our locations to talk directly with an associate.