• Bob Schisler

Why Should You Choose a CertainTeed 5-Star Contractor?


Selecting the right roofing contractor is essential since a roof is expected to be functional for twenty or more years, so you should choose a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ roofing contractor.

Why is Select ShingleMaster one of the Top 1% of Roofers in the country?

CertainTeed only offers two levels of certification to residential roofing contractors: the “shingle master” or the “select shingle master.” The difference is that the shingle master can only provide customers with 3 and 4-star protection, while the select shingle master can provide 3, 4, and 5-star protection. The big difference is that the 5-star protection can provide a Certainteed underwritten 25-year workmanship defect warranty.

An SSM has shown well-rounded knowledge of shingle installation and performance through strict testing. Only a Select ShingleMaster can offer a SureStart PLUS™ extended warranty when you choose to install an Integrity Roof System.

SELECT ShingleMaster™ Qualifications:

To gain the CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ credential, a residential roofing contractor needs to go through a certification program that lasts for 2 years. We are proud to say we’ve been members for more than 22 years. The program started in 1998, and we’ve been an inaugural member with subsequent recertifications since.

This qualification can only be earned when a contractor:

  • Shows the highest roofing excellence standards

  • Shows profound knowledge of shingle roofing

  • Shows quality CertainTeed installations

  • Passes CertainTeed’s shingle installation knowledge exams

  • Shows liability insurance and proof of workers’ compensation to CertainTeed

When they earn this important certification, a roofing professional is authorized to give the highest levels of warranties that are offered by CertainTeed, such as the SureStart PLUS™ extended warranty.

What are the Benefits for You?

  • The roofer’s insurance guarantees you will never risk your home or finances with a lawsuit coming from the contractor

  • The knowledge of these challenging installations means your contractor can easily handle your roof

  • You won’t have to worry about overlooked flashing, loose shingles, or missing drip caps

Warranties

By choosing CertainTeed’s top contractor credential, we can provide the best CertainTeed’s warranties:

  • We offer 3-star, 4-star or 5-star coverage

  • These coverages can last up to 50 years

  • Warranty includes labor and materials

  • Non-prorated coverage

  • Disposal and tear-off costs can also be included in the 4-star and 5-star warranties

CertainTeed supports the SELECT ShingleMaster’s workmanship for 25 years when you choose 5-STAR coverage. This means that your roof will be secured by the absolute strongest warranty in the roofing industry by a national multimillion-dollar company.

To track your satisfaction level, CertainTeed will also give you a Customer TrackRecord™ Survey, so you can rate the professionalism of your SELECT ShingleMaster roofer. CertainTeed also conducts local Inspections to make sure that the Integrity Roof System standards are all met.

Ongoing and up-to-date credential requirements

CertainTeed also keeps track of each SELECT ShingleMaster to make sure their credentials and insurance coverage are up to date.

We are able to offer the SureStart PLUS coverage when a SELECT ShingleMaster roofer installs an Integrity Roof System since CertainTeed products are manufactured with high-quality materials and production methods for reaching specific standards of excellence. That means issues will rarely come up. But should a defect occur during the coverage period, the CertainTeed company protects you with non-prorated payment, if necessary, to replace or repair a defective CertainTeed roofing product including:

  • Costs of labor and materials.

  • Roof tear-off costs.

  • Disposal costs, which are not covered with 3-STAR coverage, or replacement or repair of defects in the SELECT ShingleMaster’s workmanship (covered exclusively with 5-STAR coverage).

Only SureStart PLUS expands your warranty coverage to give you more security.

Conclusion

When you desire a beautiful roof and want the most comprehensive coverage, insist on a CertainTeed 5-Star Warranty from a Select Shingle Master Contractor. Shumaker Roofing is proud to be in the top 1% of all roofing contractors who meet the stringent criteria. Even fewer contractors can say that they've met these standards since CertainTeed introduced the program in 1998. That's 22 consecutive years of high-quality service, craftsmanship, and protection.

If you are looking for the highest quality CertainTeed certified roofing contractor, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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