Asphalt / Fiberglass Shingles

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

CertainTeed manufacturers the industry’s most extensive line of asphalt shingles. Pioneering the cconcept of mulit–layered shingles, also known as architectural or designer shingles, the company has been an industry leader in color innovation with complex color blending technology and the introduction of bold designer shingle colors such as variegated reds, blues and greens.

The Complete Roof System

G.H. Clark Contractors is a CertainTeed 5-Star ShingleMaster Company, which is the highest certification offered by CertainTeed as one of the premier manufacturers of asphalt shingles. This means that we have maintained a long standing relationship with CertainTeed as our preferred product provider, maintained certifications of our staff from our Estimators to Installers, and most importantly have been able to meet the standards set by CertainTeed as an installer of their product.

Attic Ventilation

Proper Attic Ventilation is the single most important factor affecting the performance of your asphalt shingles. When our Estimator comes to your home, the first component of your roof that is evaluated is the effectiveness of the attic ventilation of your home. We will always recommend any changes, if necessary, to your home’s current ventilation system that may make your home more energy efficient, and most importantly, allow your new shingles to live a full life expectancy. We are Lomanco and Air Vent Certified, which are two of the most prominent manufacturer’s of ventilation products such as ridge vents, gable vent, eave vents, etc.

Top Five Attic Ventilation Concerns (PDF)

CertainTeed ‘s Landmark Series Shingles offer many options that can be selected to fit the needs of your home. These are true laminate shingles that come with a wide range of color options, high wind ratings and Algae resistant components.

The following are available:

 

The Landmark is the most widely applied shingles in this line of products due to its performance combined with affordability. The Landmark Pro is slightly heavier than the Landmark , and offers an extra 5 years (15 years) on the Algae Streakfighter Warranty, and comes in the Max Definition color pallet. The Landmark Premium is heavier than the Landmark Pro, and comes with the same 15year Algae Streakfighter warranty and same Max Definition colors. The Landmark TL is a tri-laminate shingle, and typically is only installed in extremely high wind prone areas of the country. Finally, the Landmark Solaris is CertainTeed’s brilliant energy-savings shingle, and is great for roofs that have limited capabilities with regard to attic ventilation options.

Nothing Endures Outdoors Like Asphalt Shingles

When a roof can account for as much as 40% of the average homes exterior, many factors weigh into the choice of materials. Some surfaces are more beautiful than others. Some offer greater resilience or endurance. Some are more affordable. But the one roofing surface which offers all those attributes in balance is the asphalt shingle.

Now accounting for about 80% of the residential roof surfacing in the United States, asphalt shingles are measured against a variety of standards that evaluate fire and wind resistance, tear strength, and other key performance indicators. For fiber glass shingles, ASTM D3462 is considered the most important.

This comprehensive standard covers tear strength, nail–pull resistance and pliability, among other shingle characteristics.

Over 20 CertainTeed fiber glass shingles are independently certified by Underwriters Laboratories to meet the tough ASTM D3462 standard.

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