For most homeowners, putting a new roof on their house is, ideally, a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Given the time, cost, and other considerations, it’s little wonder people feel this way. However, the fact is that the average composite asphalt roof – when properly installed and maintained in ideal conditions – will last about 25 years.  

What if you wanted a roof to last 50 years? Impossible? Not with a SureStart™ 5 star CertainTeed warranty on a complete CertainTeed integrity roof system installation, it isn’t. 

What is the SureStart 5-Star CertainTeed Warranty?

CertainTeed is one of the premier roofing manufacturers in the US. For residential applications, they produce every component of what should be in a proper residential roofing system:  underlayment, ice and water shield, composite asphalt shingles, ridge vents, and ridge vent covers. 5starcontractor_0They are so confident in their product that, when installed by a CertainTeed certified installer, they will warranty the installation for 50 years. What does that mean?

  • A warranty on materials installed, effective for 50 years
  • Non-prorated coverage for replacement of both materials and labor costs
  • Removal of old shingles before replacement
  • Coverage of costs for disposing of old materials
  • And coverage for up to 25 years for installer craftsmanship

What’s more, this warranty can be transferred to a new homeowner in the event that your residence is sold during the time the warranty is in force. 

Architectural Asphalt Branford CTThis warranty says a lot about the confidence CertainTeed has in their products – no other manufacturer offers one like it. It also says a lot about Connecticut Roofcrafters – a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ company. Because we have gone through an extensive and ongoing training program to show CertainTeed that we share the same focus on expertise and craftsmanship standards in our installers, CertainTeed will guarantee our workmanship. This means that if the roof failure is not related to their product but our installation, they will foot the bill for new product and reinstallation for up to 25 years.

Also, when it comes to the aesthetics of Architectural Asphalt shingles, CertainTeed and, especially, their LandMark line of shingles are unsurpassed in appearance and beauty. For many of the homeowners who purchase these roofs from us, the warranty is almost an afterthought – it’s the curb appeal of a new composite shingle roof on their home. They become the envy of their neighborhood.


Other CertainTeed Warranties

In addition to the premier SureStart 5-Star program, CertainTeed also offers other warranty programs which we are authorized to install for our customers:

SureStart Plus 3 level, the benefits included are listed below:

  • Warranty for installed materials effective for 20 years
  • Non-prorated coverage for replacement of both materials and labor costs
  • Removal of old shingles before replacement

SureStart Plus 4 warranty plan, which includes the above benefits of level 3, plus:

  • Length of warranty is increased to 50 years for single-family, detached homes
  • The plan now includes the cost of disposing of old materials

What does all this mean to a homeowner in the market for a replacement roof? First, it means that if you are considering a composite or architectural asphalt roof, you would be hardpressed to find a better manufacturer for your roofing materials. It also means that if you are considering a new CertainTeed architectural asphalt roof, there is no better installer in Connecticut to put the roof on your home than Connecticut Roofcrafters. 

We are deeply experienced in a wide variety of roofing styles, have been installing new or replacement architectural asphalt roofs since 1998, and consider every job we do as an act of trust in our company. Please contact us today to arrange for an in-person estimate session.