CertainTeed: Warranty Information
We can offer this extensive coverage because all CertainTeedroofing products are crafted with quality materials, advanced manufacturing methods and a standard of excellence.That means, if a defect does arise during the critical early years, CertainTeed protects you with SureStart & SureStart PLUS as follows:
- Coverage of 100% of the cost of shingles to repair or replace defective shingles.
- Coverage of the cost of labor to repair the defective shingles or apply new shingles to replace defective shingles.
- Transferable from the original property owner/consumer to the first subsequent owner.
The length of the manufacturer’s warranty is an indicator of performance and value. The upfront coverage in the first few years following application also is very meaningful. This is the time when problems caused by defects are most likely to occur.
CertainTeed offers a full line of shingles with warranties that last from 20 years to lifetime-limited. CertainTeed’s SureStart™ protection provides the best coverage you can get in the vital early years after your new roof has been installed. In case of manufacturing defects, SureStart covers 100 percent of material and labor costs during the applicable period (three, five or 10 years) and is not prorated or otherwise reduced. SureStart protection can be transferred from the original homeowner to the subsequent property owner at no cost during the SureStart period, providing coverage for the remaining duration of the warranty.
When reviewing warranty coverage, pay attention to manufacturer stipulations on exactly what types of defects are covered plus any exclusions or limitations contained in the warranty. CertainTeed warrants that its roofing shingles will be free from manufacturing defects; most other shingle brands’ warranties stipulate that only defects which cause leaks or affect performance are covered.