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When it comes to roofing, we all know that there are tons of options on the market. However, the one thing that can make a huge difference in what you choose for your home could be the warranty. We know – you may be thinking, “aren’t all warranties the same”? The answer is no. They may look the same on the outside, but the difference is in the details. CertainTeed’s warranty is more straightforward has fewer exclusions and limitations than the competition. CertainTeed asphalt shingles carry the best warranty in the industry. Let us tell you why.

Backed by Sure Start™

All CertainTeed asphalt shingles are backed by SureStart™ protection. It fully covers your shingles in the event of a manufacturing defect during the vital early years following installation. And once the SureStart™ period ends, you are covered for shingles and at a reduced rate as the roof ages. So, what does this mean for you?

In case of a manufacturing defect, SureStart™ covers 100% of material and labor costs during the first ten years of coverage for all CertainTeed shingles except 3-Tabs, which is five years. That means that all shingles required to repair or replace the defective product are provided free of charge. No exceptions.  Some other shingle brands’ warranties stipulate that only defects which cause leaks are covered.

The CertainTeed SureStart™ warranty also covers 100% of the labor costs required to repair defective shingles or apply new shingles to replace the defective shingles. CertainTeed pays this based on the labor value at the repair time.

For all shingles from Landmark PRO and above in the product line, our warranty also covers the additional costs of replacing flashing, any metal work, tear-off, and disposal for asphalt shingles designated with Lifetime warranties. This coverage is without equal and stands alone as the best versus all standard warranty coverage from the competition.

CertainTeed does not prorate or reduce the cost of materials or labor during the warranty period.

And the best part – the Sure Start™ protection can be transferred from the original consumer to the subsequent property owner during the SureStart warranty period. So, if you sell your home in the first  ten years after installing your CertainTeed roof 5 years for 3-Tabs) the next homeowner will also be covered.  With CertainTeed, there is no time limitation to transfer the warranty, unlike the competition, which requires their warranies to be transferred in either 30-days, 60-days, or one year.

Wind Warranty

Living in South Florida, we know the wind can get a little crazy sometimes. So, CertainTeed offers a wind warranty upgrade which warrants its shingles will resist blow-off damage due to high wind velocities up to a maximum velocity of  130 mph. Some other manufacturers only provide wind warranty coverage up to 73 mph during a hurricane. Meaning, there is no coverage for damage caused by a hurricane which starts at winds of 74 MPH.  CertainTeed’s Wind Warranty does not exclude damage from a hurricane as long as the damage is caused by winds of  no more than 130 mph. Talk about more peace of mind during hurricane season!

CertainTeed’s credentialed ShingleMaster and SELECT ShingleMaster contractors can provide the upgraded Sure Start PLUS™ Extended Warranty Protection for products for added peace of mind. When you choose an Integrity Roof System installed by a CertainTeed credentialed contractor, you can further protect your investment.

CertainTeed’s SureStart PLUS™ takes the protection of SureStart™ and extends FULL coverage for up to 50 years, depending on the level of protection you choose.

We know that every shingle manufacturer says they are the best and that their warranties are top-notch. Read the fine print and ask questions. Your roof is a considerable investment, and protecting your investment should be a priority. CertainTeed makes it simple with the best warranty in the industry. We value your home, and you should too. For more information on what the CertainTeed warranty has to offer, contact Anusbigian Sales today.


CT 2023 Asphalt Shingle & Residential Low Slope Warranty

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