CertainTeed Roof Shingles: Unmatched Quality and Aesthetic Appeal

Roofing projects that utilize the top shingles the market has to offer are the most successful projects. CertainTeed roof shingles are among those premium products that quality roofing contractors use. These are shingles prized for their aesthetic appeal, but they’re also known for their durability. At VIS Exterior, we proudly stand by these products and use them often because they offer superior protection and look great in the process.

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As a CertainTeed roofing contractor, we know about all the different lines of products from this company, including their sophisticated Landmark series, the elegant Grand Manor series and the top-notch Presidential Shake line. There is something for every style of home, so when homeowners have a specific type of shingle in mind, CertainTeed likely has something to fit any preference.

While VIS Exterior is focused on working with only the finest roofing products, we’re equally committed to service to our customers. We take the time to get to know about their needs, specifics on their aesthetic preferences, and we also make sure to work within their budget and do the job when it is most convenient for them.

When you partner with VIS Exterior and utilize CertainTeed shingles, you can’t lose.

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Why choose CertainTeed shingles for your roof replacement?

Homeowners have choices in shingles, as there are many options out there. Rest assured, some are better than others. When you choose CertainTeed shingles for your roof replacement, you get the benefit of durability, which means your roof will last for many years, but you also get the stunning looks that these shingles offer. No matter what type of home you have, CertainTeed shingles bring fantastic curb appeal.

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One of the advantages CertainTeed has over other roofing product manufacturers is the amount of research and development they put into their shingle lines. Consider the energy-efficient products they offer and how they have designed shingles to reflect solar energy. Combine technology like that with the effort they put into blending colors and enhancing shadow lines for unmatched aesthetics.

Does all this advanced technology mean they are super difficult to install? No, it does not. In fact, contractors prefer these shingles because they are so easy to install, and homeowners love them because they are so easy to maintain. For example, some shingles are built to resist fire while others have special mold and algae-resistant ingredients in them.

CertainTeed is also committed to sustainability, so if you’re looking for a company that is eco-conscious, you get it with this brand.

The following includes the top reasons people choose CertainTeed shingles for their roof replacement projects:

Exceptional durability

Harsh weather conditions take a heavy toll on cheaply made roofing shingles, which is why they don’t last long. CertainTeed shingles, however, are built with high-quality materials and are engineered to stand up to harsh weather, including blistering sun, driving rain, pelting hail and heavy snow.

For homeowners who have suffered big storm damage, having quality roofing products installed becomes a priority. But does the durability of CertainTeed make their shingles less attractive? The answer is a resounding “no.” These shingles provide top-quality curb appeal for years and years.

Wide range of styles and colors

From size, shape and color, homeowners have different tastes in their roofing shingles. Fortunately, CertainTeed provides extensive options, giving all homeowners something they can enjoy.

From shingles that maintain consistency with surrounding homes to shingles that provide a unique look that makes a home really stand out among the others, CertainTeed has many styles available at many different price points. You can get the look of natural wood or slate, too. When diversity is the key but durability is also important, you get both with CertainTeed.

Advanced roofing technology

CertainTeed has embraced the concept of providing a product that is built to last, which is why the company is so invested in technologies that prolong the life of the shingles they produce, whether it’s preventing mildew, mold and algae, to making a product that seems nearly impervious to UV rays.

Homeowners also want a shingle that looks amazing on their home, and CertainTeed offers unique shadowing and also creates vibrant colors that last for many years without fading. The curb appeal these shingles offer is a big reason why they are so popular with homeowners throughout the Chicago area.

Energy efficiency

For homeowners who have fought the heat with higher energy costs every summer, having CertainTeed shingles installed is a huge relief. They are built to reflect heat, which minimizes absorption and leads to cooler attic spaces. This leads to air conditioners not having to work as hard to keep the home cool.

Yes, the lower energy bills are certainly attractive, but so too is the fact that occupants live more comfortably in a home that is more energy efficient. Lowering the carbon footprint, saving money and providing a sustainable future are all perks associated with CertainTeed roofing products.

Sound dampening qualities

When blocking out external noises is important, CertainTeed is the brand you want on your roof. You can achieve a more peaceful indoor environment with these sound-dampening shingles. They have been engineered to absorb noise, so if you live near a busy highway or are in a bustling neighborhood, these shingles will help keep some of that ambient noise from entering your living space. Rain and hail noise are also noticeably quieter when CertainTeed shingles are on a home.

Fire resistance

Whether you live in an area prone to wildfire or if you just want assurances that your roof will not be the source of a conflagration, choosing CertainTeed shingles will be optimal, as the company has built its shingles to rigorous fire-resistant standards.

Because of the way the shingles are made, any fire that comes into contact with them will be extremely slow to spread, offering firefighters more time to control a blaze.

Mold and algae resistance

Organic growth on shingles can be the cause of early roofing material failure. Thanks to the special ingredients in CertainTeed shingles, everything from mold to algae to mildew growth is hampered. In homes that are under a lot of shade, moisture can slowly evaporate, which provides an opportunity for organic growth – but not with CertainTeed shingles on the roof.

CertainTeed shingles also help to avoid the unsightly impact of organic growth and associated streaking, which also helps to extend the life of the shingle.

Cost-effective solutions

Homeowners are committed to balanced budgets, but they also want a balance in their roofing shingles. CertainTeed provides that balance between cost and quality. Due to the durability factor and the fact that these shingles will last longer than shingles made with less quality materials, there is also value in the length of time these shingles will last.

You also have to consider the cost associated with maintenance, and because these shingles take so little maintenance, that also adds value to this cost-effective solution.

Strong warranty protection

Consumers want guarantees and warranties, regardless of how durable a product is. Also, companies that offer strong warranty protection prove they are confident that their products will last. Such is the case with CertainTeed.

For homeowners intent on having post-project issues solved without additional expense, they’ll be pleased with CertainTeed’s warranty, which covers defects and the cost of labor to fix them. The warranties will differ depending on the product you choose, but last from 20 years to “lifetime limited.”

Effortless installation and low maintenance

Budget shingles are not always cut correctly, which means the roofing contractor has to struggle to make individual shingles fit with others. But roofing contractors have an easy time installing CertainTeed shingles. The lack of struggle means less time to install, which equates to less labor cost.

Another perk is the fact that these shingles are low maintenance, leaving little for homeowners to do to care for their roofs. Also, because of the technology used in these shingles, the color maintains its original look for years, providing long-term curb appeal.

Given the durability, appealing looks and warranty, it’s clear why CertainTeed shingles have become a go-to product for top-rated roofing contractors committed to quality. As a cost-effective option, the various lines of shingles from this brand provide tons of value for homeowners.

Select the right type of CertainTeed asphalt shingles for your roof

CertainTeed asphalt shingles are available in a full range of styles, which means there will certainly be an option that suits the tastes of homeowners of all kinds. Cost effective and durable, value is the consistent theme among all the types of CertainTeed shingles.

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Some homes look best with strip shingles, which also happen to be the most budget friendly. For a bigger budget and the desire for a bolder look, multidimensional shingles bring luxury. But there are many styles between these two, all offering distinct features and dimensionality.

At VIS Exterior, we assist our customers in selecting the right shingles for their homes. We consider a variety of factors to determine this, including budget, environmental conditions, the architectural style of the home and the ability to perform maintenance. The following information will give you the base knowledge required to begin the decision-making process.

CertainTeed strip shingles (3-tab)

CertainTeed 3-tab shingles are among the most basic styles the brand offers. As you might have guessed, they are called 3-tab shingles because each length of shingles has three tabs on it. These are among the most affordable, lightweight and easy to install.

Look for CertainTeed XT 25 shingles to see what is offered in the 3-tab line. These are most commonly used on inexpensive roofing projects on smaller-budget homes. One of the reasons these are so cost effective is because the ease of installation can lower labor costs.

CertainTeed designer shingles

CertainTeed designer shingles are the most popular on the market for this brand. Also called architectural, laminate or dimensional shingles, the manufacturer uses multiple layers of asphalt for added durability, which is why the warranty is longer with this type. As for the aesthetic, the layers are fused in such a way that they create a multi-dimensional effect.

The dimensional shingles are heavier than 3-tab shingles and therefore require more effort to carry and install. And while the labor costs are a little higher with CertainTeed dimensional shingles, they last longer and are considered a great value. If you have CertainTeed laminate shingles installed, you can expect a great appearance and long life.

CertainTeed luxury shingles

For the ultimate in asphalt shingles, choose CertainTeed luxury shingles. Considered the highest quality line from this brand, you can expect a distinguished aesthetic combined with superior durability/protection. These are built to replicate wood shake shingles and quarried slate roofing.

Examples of luxury shingles from CertainTeed include Carriage House and the Grand Manor lines. Given the thickness of these shingles and their durability, they come with a lifetime limited warranty. These luxury shingles also come with a 30-year algae-resistance warranty.

Curious about what CertainTeed has to offer? Consult with VIS Exterior and we’ll tell you from firsthand experience what to expect. No matter what your situation is or how low or high your budget is, we can assist you in finding the right match.

CertainTeed Class 4 impact-resistant roofing shingles

Anyone who has experienced storms where high wind damaged their roof knows the value of having impact-resistant roofing installed. CertainTeed class 4 shingles fit the bill in this regard, as these impact-resistant shingles are built to withstand rigorous testing. For example, before being released for sale, these shingles were subjected to a steel ball test replicating hail impacting the shingles at 90 mph. And they passed the test with flying colors.

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For those who want the most protection possible, CertainTeed’s hail-resistant shingles come in a variety of styles, including Northgate ClimateFlex shingles, which are built for flexibility and perform well in cold climates. There are also the Landmark Pro and Landmark ClimateFlex shingles, which are built in the classic design for a more traditional look.

If you want luxury with your class 4 impact-resistant shingles, consider the Grand Manor and Carriage House line, or the Presidential Shake shingles, which offer that rustic cedar shake look. If your tastes are more in line with slate, consider the Belmont and Belmont IR series for that added bit of elegance.

Finally, if you’re looking to cut down on your cooling bills during the summer, consider the class 4 line of Landmark Pro Solaris shingles, which reflect solar energy and prevent your attic from becoming overheated.

Professional CertainTeed shingle roof installation

One of the most important components of a roofing project is finding the roofing contractor with the experience to correctly install your shingles. At VIS Exterior, we have a team of full-time professional shingle installation experts who have worked with CertainTeed products for years and years. From economic lines to the most luxurious, our experts are 100 percent committed to quality installation outcomes in every job we take.

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The best outcomes are those where all the little details are as important as the big ones. Our approach is nothing less than meticulous, guaranteeing quality results, which has made us a go-to contractor for roofing projects throughout DuPage County and surrounding areas for two decades. There are probably examples of CertainTeed shingle installations in your neighborhood or close by.

At VIS Exterior, we understand how big an investment roof replacement is, which is part of the reason we are CertainTeed installers – we know they last a long time and look amazing on all types of homes. To assist our customers, we offer a free, no-obligation estimate of what their replacement will cost. We take the time to explain all the details of the project to our customers or potential customers, ensuring they understand all costs associated with the project, the timeline of events and what the warranties cover.

CertainTeed shingle roofing warranty

The CertainTeed shingles warranty is another reason why we use this product so often at VIS Exterior. With comprehensive warranty coverage, homeowners can rest assured that they’re covered should issues arise, such as material flaws or defects within the manufacturing process. In general, you can expect the warranty to cover such things as algae resistance and wind damage, but there is also coverage on shingles maintaining their aesthetic qualities year after year.

When you invest in more durable shingles, you can expect more warranty coverage. For example, the most durably built shingles come with a limited lifetime warranty, a 30-year algae-resistant warranty and a 15-year, 110 mph wind-resistance warranty. For the less costly shingles, such as the 3-tab XT 25 line, you get a 25-year limited transferable warranty, a 10-year algae-resistant warranty and a 5-year 60 mph wind-resistance warranty.

On top of the CertainTeed roof warranty, VIS Exterior is also giving homeowners peace of mind with a 10-year workmanship warranty for our work installing CertainTeed shingles. That means that if we need to go back to fix a mistake, the homeowner pays nothing for it.

Superior roof replacement financing choices for homeowners

Roof replacement is a major project that comes with a hefty price tag. That’s why roofing financing is something we offer at VIS Exterior. Even if the project has been planned months in advance, the cost can be overwhelming if relying on savings alone. Rather than drain bank accounts, get the roof you need now and pay over time with roof replacement financing.

You don’t need perfect credit to take advantage of our financing options. In fact, if your FICO score is at least 580, we can work with you. Our loans can go as high as $45,000 with no equity requirements. And we don’t make the process a hassle – you can get the financing you need fast and easy through our online application process.

If you don’t want to pay interest, simply pay off your loan within 12 months. If you require a longer payback period, choose our 60-month option which comes with a low, fixed interest rate of 6.99 percent.

The fact of the matter is that roof replacement projects can sometimes come as a complete surprise. In some cases, it’s because of a massive storm that has rendered the roof unrepairable and requires immediate replacement. In other cases, it’s an aged roof that looks okay from the ground, but has begun to show moisture damage that threatens the integrity of the rest of the home. In either situation, our financing program could be the perfect fit for you to get the roof you need now.

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How much does CertainTeed shingles installation cost?

The CertainTeed shingle cost has been defined as “cost-effective.” This is because the company makes highly durable products that last a long time, which means the money you pay stretches further than it would for cheaper, bargain-brand shingles. But when homeowners ask VIS Exterior, “how much do CertainTeed shingles cost?” We can answer that the cost will vary depending on the size of the home and the difficulty (or lack thereof) in installing the shingles.

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Once we know the size of the home and the amount of labor we have to put into the project, we can make a more accurate assessment by considering which shingles will be installed, because CertainTeed shingle costs will vary from one line to the next. For example, homeowners will pay between $3.50 to $7.50 per square foot. The least costly are the Landmark line and the premium lines are the Grand Manor and Presidential.

Labor will be the biggest component in the cost department. Houses with more complex designs are usually more difficult to install shingles on, so the labor will be reflected in that. Also, roofs with an abundance of features, such as dormers, skylights, various slopes and valleys, vents and chimneys all have to be worked around and can add to the cost of the total project.

One thing that is consistently said about VIS Exterior is that we’re competitively priced, which means when you work with us, you can count on premium services without the premium prices.

CertainTeed strip shingles cost

In roofing terms, a “square” of shingles is equal to 100 square feet. Market prices vary, so you can usually count on the budget, 3-tab shingles (XT 25) costing between $87 and $99 per square. In Chicago and surrounding areas, the average roof measures 2,000 square feet, which equals 20 squares. That means your 3-tab shingles will cost $1,740 to $1,980 in total. There are other costs on top of that though, such as nails, underlayment and labor.

CertainTeed designer shingles cost

CertainTeed designer/dimensional shingles cost around $108 to $155 per square. The higher price tag is due to the more hefty design of these shingles, so material costs during manufacturing are higher. Homeowners with a 2,000-square-foot roof can expect to pay between $2,160 and $3,100 for these designer shingles. Keep in mind that the architectural shingle cost might be higher, but there is value in the longevity of this product.

CertainTeed luxury shingles cost

The luxury asphalt shingles cost runs even higher, again due to the extra material that goes into this product. Given the wider range of these lines, you can expect to pay between $130 and $245 per square, making a project involving a 2,000-square-foot roof run between $2,600 and $4,900 for the shingles alone. For homeowners with large homes/roofs, they might do their budget a favor by choosing a less expensive product, but customers with smaller homes can “splurge” on this product and not feel the financial pinch quite as hard.

CertainTeed class 4 shingles cost

Class 4 shingle cost is mid- to higher-level given the design of this massively durable product. Able to withstand high-speed debris impact, these are the highest-rated shingles on the market and cost between $108 and $155 for a total shingle material cost of $2,160 to $3,100. Given the number of hailstorms that come through DuPage county and surrounding areas every spring and summer, choosing this product provides peace of mind for homeowners who fear a roof replacement following every big storm.

Because the market can cause shingle prices to fluctuate, it is always smart to consult with your roofing contractor before settling on a specific shingle. While the pricing listed above is only an estimate, when you talk to us at VIS Exterior closer to your project’s start date, we will provide you with an extremely accurate estimate so you can plan accordingly.

Connect with trusted CertainTeed roofing experts in the Western Chicago suburbs

At VIS Exterior, we’re a CertainTeed roofing contractor offering Western Chicago suburbs homeowners top-quality services. As a local company, we hold ourselves accountable for every project, which is why we offer a workmanship guarantee. Our goal isn’t to meet expectations – it’s to exceed them, and we do on a consistent basis.

We begin with an in-depth consultation where we look at your property and determine what will be involved in the project. We pride ourselves on communication and listen to all customer concerns and preferences, particularly in the style of shingles they want for their home, including the size, shape and color. We are also willing to work around our customers’ schedules so the project is most convenient for them.

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    After many years as CertainTeed roofers, we know which products are the best fits for specific architectural home styles, so we offer our expert consultation services to every customer. Once the choice is made, we can begin to prep the roof for installation, which could include tearing off the old roof and materials. After the installation is complete, we leave the site completely free of construction debris.

    When you choose VIS Exterior, you get an insured, licensed and trusted contractor who knows the value of using quality materials. Contact us and let’s discuss your roofing project.