Residential Asphalt Roofing Systems

Residential Asphalt Roofing Systems

When it comes to residential asphalt roofing systems, the CertainTeed Corporation makes the very best roofing materials. 

The CertainTeed Corporation has been in the roofing materials industry for over 110 years, founded in 1904 as a general roofing manufacturing company. Jump forward to 2020 and the CertainTeed Corporation is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products. This includes products like, roofing materials, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, ceilings, and gypsum. 

CertainTeed is a Saint-Gobain subsidiary, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies. To make sure CertainTeed’s customers always have access to great roofing and building products they have over 60 manufacturing sites throughout the United States and Canada.

Residential Asphalt Roofing Systems: Shingles

The CertainTeed Corporation makes so many types of roofing and building materials it would be hard to fit on one page. We will concentrate on roofing shingles and roofing materials so you can narrow down what you might want on for your next roof.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Here at Alpha Roofing we partner with CertainTeed for many reasons. The length and quality of the shingle warranty are just two. CertainTeed has the very best shingle manufacturer’s warranty in the roofing materials business. 

The Landmark series has nearly 30 colors to choose from. Some may not be in our region; your Alpha Roofing project manager can let you know about availability. Our Alpha Roofing homeowners can have true peace of mind with the CertainTeed Landmark shingles on their roof. Landmark is the heaviest shingles on the market by weight.

The Landmark Georgetown Gray Shingle

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To find the exact color that fits your home, go to the CertainTeed ColorView to help make your choice. Offering the widest array of colors like Silver Birch, Cobblestone Gray, Georgetown Gray, Pewter, Moire Black, Charcoal Black, Resawn Shake, Mojave Tan, Cottage Red, Colonial Slate, Weathered Wood, Driftwood, Burnt Sienna, Heather Blend, Sunrise Cedar, Hunter Green, and Atlantic Blue.

Landmark Pro Max Def

Ask your Alpha Roofing project manager about the Landmark Pro and the Max Def colors. The Max Def line of shingles is the answer if you are looking for a more dimensional look out of your shingles. The Max Def shingles have a richer mixture of surface granules. 


Benefits to Landmark Shingles

Wider Nail Line

For over one decade now CertainTeed has had its NailTrak system in the Landmark shingles. The NailTrak system has helped roofing companies with the installation of the Landmark shingle by making the nailing area wider and stronger. The new nailing area is 1-1/2” wide. This helps increase efficiency and accuracy when crews are installing your shingles. 

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Better Algae Streak Fighting Properties

We’ve all seen it, on a neighbor’s roof or even our own. Ugly dark streaks running down the roofing shingles. No doubt this affects the way your home looks, not only to you but also to your neighbors. We all take pride in our homes or we would not own one. 

The CertainTeed roofing shingles utilizes the power of science to help stop this eyesore before it gets started. The way CertainTeed accomplishes this feat is through streak fighting granular blends which include natural streak fighting copper. Your new CertainTeed shingles have granules that have a mineral core, then a copper layer & ultimately coated by ceramic. If you would like to take a deeper dive into how CertainTeed fights shingle algae, check out the CertainTeed webpage on algae-resistant technology. 

Landmark Premium 

Looking for a brilliantly executed sophisticated look? Check out the Landmark Premium line featuring Max Def colors

Landmark series specifications

The Landmark shingles feature a two-piece laminated fiberglass-based construction. You can get the classic shades or the dimensional appearance. 10-year StreakFighter algae-resistance warranty or 15-year StreakFighter algae-resistance warranty in the Landmark Pro and Landmark Premium. 

Ask your Alpha Roofing project manager about the CertainTeed 50-Year limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects on residential applications. You can also get the 50-Year limited warranty on group owned and commercial applications with the Landmark Pro and Premium. 15-Year 110 mph wind-resistance warranty. You can also qualify for a wind warranty upgrade to 130 mph. The CertainTeed starter shingle, as well as the CertainTeed hip & ridge shingles, are required. Ask your project manager about all the details. 

Residential Asphalt Roofing Systems: ShadowRidge & MountainRidge Hip & Ridge Shingles

Add a little accent to your new roof as well as upgrade your roof warranty with the ShadowRidge or MountainRidge true hip & ridge shingles. 

Many cheap roofing companies will not only cut corners by putting a 3-tab roofing shingle on your hips and ridges, but they will also do it and never even tell you. You may ask how could anybody do that and never say anything? Many cheap roofers will be scared to show and explain to you all the different products that any roofing manufacturer has to offer. The fear is you will want them, and it will make the job cost higher. 

Only the best roofing contractor in Shreveport & Bossier City will show you all the roofing products available and explain why you want to upgrade your roofing system. 

The ShadowRidge & MountainRidge hip & ridge shingles will allow you to not only upgrade your new roof’s warranty, but they will also give you a nice higher profile look while protecting your roof better. 

Most cheap roofers will use a 3-tab shingle for a hip & ridge shingle. Just a few of the problems with this begins with a 3-tab shingle was never designed to bend. A 3-tab shingle is designed to lay flat on your roof’s deck. Once you bend a 3-tab shingle you have cracked the matting or shingle backing and at that point it’s just a matter of time before it leaks and deteriorates. 

Let one of our experienced Alpha Roofing project managers explain all these roofing issues to you. At Alpha Roofing our goal is for you to be well informed about all roofing products available to you. 

Low Slope & Flat Roof Areas

Many homes have a low slope or flat roofing areas. These can be patio areas, game rooms, or balconies. CertainTeed has a product line for this area of your home’s roof as well. 

The Flintlastic SA is a self-adhering low slope roofing product made just for these applications. Available in 10-colors that are sure to match the remainder of your new roof.


Residential Asphalt Roofing Systems: Integrity Roof System

Installing the integrity roof system by CertainTeed is a complete approach to long lasting performance, good looks and better warranties leaving you with the peace of mind you want, need and deserve with your new roof. 

The Integrity Roof System consists of 6-roofing components 

Component #1

Your first roofing component is your WinterGuard ice & water shield. This is a self-adhering watertight barrier installed at all vulnerable areas like around plumbing pipe boots and in all valleys. 

Component #2

The second roofing component is the CertainTeed Roof Runner synthetic felt. This will act as your second layer of defense in case any water does ever penetrate your roofing shingles. 


Component #3

The third roofing component is the CertainTeed starter shingles. This is another critical area of your home’s roof that needs special protection. The starter shingle is installed at all eaves and up each rake. This will give added protection from wind-driven rain as a proper starter shingle has a thermal sealant so the first course of shingles will adhere to it.

Component #4

The fourth component of your Integrity Roof System is the start of the show, your roofing shingles. CertainTeed has a variety of roofing shingles for you to look at. The Landmark, Landmark Pro, and the Landmark Premium. You are bound to find the perfect shingles for your home’s new roof. 

Component #5

The fifth roofing component is your hip and ridge shingles. CertainTeed has the lower profile Cedar Crest or if you like a beefier look with a higher profile check out the ShadowRidge or MountainRidge hip & ridge shingles. These CertainTeed made hip & ridge shingles will give your new roof better protection and that finishing touch look.

Component #6

 The sixth and last component if your attic ventilation. Attic ventilation is a very important part of your roofing system. Without proper attic ventilation you will literally cook your new roofing shingles from the bottom up. Have our roofing pros at Alpha Roofing explain how attic ventilation help make your home more comfortable and give your roof’s shingle more longevity. 



At Alpha Roofing we want to make sure you are fully informed of all your new roof options along with the warranties available for each different component. Call Alpha Roofing today and have an experienced project manager come to your home and explain the CertainTeed Integrity Roofing System to you.

Having the CaetrinTeed Integrity Roofing System on your roof and the incredible warranty the CertainTeed Corporation provides will give you the peace of mind you want, need, and deserve for your home and family.