#1. Certainteed has the heaviest architectural asphalt shingle on the market. What does that mean? It means a Certainteed roof will be more hail resistant, more wind resistant, and ultimately it will last longer.
#2. The granules on a Certainteed shingle are tighter than its competitors. We discovered this while installing shingles on a steep sloped roof. Certainteed has much better grip. What does this mean? A roof expands and contracts incredibly, especially during the summer. On that hot summer afternoon that ends with a thunderstorm, your roof temperature changes as much as 50 degrees in a matter of 30 minutes to an hour. What happens then? The roof with the tightest granules will hold together fine, while the others will have granules washing into the gutter and the strength of your roof compromised.
#3. The unique color options. Certainteed Landmark is the ‘base model’ and Landmark Pro is a heavier, more expensive model. Landmark Pro features a 3-dimensional color pattern that most closely resembles real slate and cedar shake roofs. If you are looking to step quality up a notch while enhancing the beauty of your home, take a look at Landmark Pro!
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between different shingle manufacturers? You have GAF, Certainteed, and Owens Corning, all within the same price range. You have contractors who install any one of the three, who do great work, and stand behind their product. At the end of the day they are all pretty close the same, however in our experience, having used all three of these on a lot of different projects, we have made a decision to exclusively use Certainteed from here on out. WHY?? A few reasons.