Founded in 1904 as the General Roofing Manufacturing Company by George Brown. In 1917 they changed the name to Certainteed. The name came from their slogan "Quality made certain, satisfaction guaranteed.” Certainteed has long been an innovator with over 350 patents in the past 30 years.
Certainteed makes a large number of products ranging from siding, photovoltaic, insulation, vinyl and a wide array of roofing products. Below are some of our favorites.
The Presidential TL is probably the most well known shake replacement around. The Tri-Laminate shingle is patented by Certainteed. This heavy weight shingle is the big brother to the "Presidential", boasting an ultra dimensional look and coming in around 475 lbs. per square. These give an excellent representation of Cedar Shakes and boast the industries thickest and heaviest asphalt offering.
Beware though, installation of these is not done the same way as typical roofs, make sure your contractor is proficient in installation of this product.
The Grand Manor from Certainteed is what they describe as, "the best of the best". Their goal was to provide an asphalt shingle that has the the depth and dimension of authentic Slate roofs. Unique in appearance, the Grand Manor is a luxury shingle, with performance to match . These shingles pair exceptionally well with steeper roofed homes. Much like the sister Presidential TL, these shingles are not installed with the same off set as typical shingles are and only professionals who are proficient in these shingles, should be installing them
Certainteed has long been an innovator of impact resistant products. Their newest offering in the Class 4 market is the Certainteed Northgate. This is an SBS modifed Class 4 shingle. In addition to making the best IR shingle they have ever made, they have also added color blends that have a vibrant contrast. No longer does having a Class 4 mean you settle for a dull color.
In addition to their impact resistance, Certainteed using the SBS modifiers, made these shingles pliable, resisting damage caused to typical shingles in freeze/thaw cycles.
A favorite of our roof crews. Certainteed Roof Runner underlayiment is an excellent product. It is a polymer based scrim backed synthetic that offers excellent tear resistance. It is water resistant with incredible traction, even when wet because of a special top treatment to increase traction. With wide 4 ft. rolls, it provides great coverage and aids in quicker installation.
If you want the the look of a Heavy Hand Split Shake ridge cap, without the fire dangers of wood, this is the product for you. Mountain Ridge is a must when going with the Tri-Laminate products in our opinion. Very few manufactured ridge caps can match the dimension , height and beauty of Certainteed Mountain Ridge.
The Certainteed Landmark TL is simply the thickest architectural shingle out there. As you can see above, the dimension jumps out at you as the tri-laminate construction provides the true look of shake but in a Class A Fire rated product. It is a bit spendy compared to other architectural shingles, but for those who don't want to compromise the look of their roof, the reward is spectacular.