A Presidential Shingle is a luxury class shingle created to replicate the appearance of hand-split cedar shakes in the form of premium roofing asphalt. Presidential Series shingles are less costly than cedar shakes, but the benefits don’t end there. Unlike wood, these shingles will not rot, and offer the industry’s highest fire resistance rating.
Certainteed Presidential Luxury Shake Singles is the most common presidential type shingle, and also happens to be the most cost-efficient selection in the presidential brands, while still offering that cedar shake type look to give your home that sophisticated look. Presidential shake is a two-piece laminated fiberglass-based construction with a very rustic look. Sculpted tabs provide the unique, rustic beauty of hand-split cedar shake roofing, and a wealth of colors allow for a wide breadth of looks and styles.
Certainteed offers three types of presidential shingles – impact resistant, dual layer, and currently, the industries only three-layer shingle with more asphalt for stronger protection against weathering and thermal shock.
All of these offer a transferrable warranty which covers material and labor costs due to manufacturer defects. The warranty also covers 15 years against algae or streaking along with a 110-mph wind warranty. The wind warranty can be upgraded to up to 130 mph, but does require your local roofing contractor to install using particular materials, such as a certain type of starter and a certain type of ridge cap.
Some of the specific benefits of Certainteed Presidential Shingle:
If you have noticed dark or discolored streaks on other homes in your neighborhood, believe it or not, that’s algae not the roof, and can be very common to see on home roofing throughout North America.
CertainTeed provides its own StreakFighter® technology – an integrated system that uses the power of science to repel algae before it can take hold and spread. StreakFighter’s granular blend includes a ceramic coating, mineral core, and a naturally algae-resistant copper layer, that can help a roof maintain its curb appeal and look beautiful for many years to come.
Wind Uplift and Shingle Blow-off Protection
CertainTeed CertaSeal™ is a fast-activating modified asphalt sealant with a 20-year record of proven performance. Designed to seal shingles together upon installation, it protects roofs from wind uplift and shingle blow-off so that homes stay safe and dry. It’s also engineered to remain flexible after installation, unlike harder sealants that can dry out and crack over time.
Strong Transferrable Warranty
All three presidential shingle options from Certainteed offer a transferrable warranty which covers material and labor costs due to manufacturer defects. The warranty also covers 15 years against algae or streaking along with a 110-mph wind warranty. The wind warranty can be upgraded to up to 130 mph, but does require your local roofing contractor to install using particular materials, such as a certain type of starter and a certain type of ridge cap.
Presidential shingle roofing systems are an upgrade compared to standard asphalt shingles, but definitely provide durability, algae protection, and wind protection – and as as a result, can same money over time. Because of this, many insurance companies do offer a discount off of your premiums for having an impact or algae resistant presidential style shingle – which also can be a savings long term.
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