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How CertainTeed Shingles Are Made
October 11, 2022
Dan Rose

CertainTeed is a fiberglass-corroborated mat that is employed as a base for asphalt composition shingle. CertainTeed also boasts a broad selection of asphalt shingle products, containing luxury shingles, mid-grade architectural or dimensional shingles, introductory 3-tab, and strip shingles. For starters, CertainTeed is a heavyweight trademark, so its shingles will contain additional asphalt than most other brands. According to professional roofing companies rating, CertainTeed is more pricey than other types, this is because it makes the shingles more durable and crash-resistant.

How They Are Made

Asphalt shingles are occasionally called composite shingles. Their foundation is a base of an organic felt or base of fiberglass. Organic felt mats are formed of cellulose filaments attained from recycled waste paper or wood. These filaments are reduced to a water-grounded pulp, formed into wastes, dried, cut into strips, and crack onto rolls. Thinner, lighter shingles with an advanced resistance to fire are made on a base of fiberglass. In a normal process, the fiberglass membrane is made by mincing fine, glass fibers and mixing them with water to form a pulp, which is formed into a sheet.

The water is also vacuumed out of the pulp, and a binder is applied to the mat. After curing, the mat is sliced to appropriate widths and rolled. Asphalt, a really thick hydrocarbon substance, can be attained either from naturally being deposits or, more generally, as a derivate of crude oil refining. Before being used in the manufacture of shingles, asphalt must be oxidized by a procedure called blowing. This is done by washing air through heated asphalt to which applicable catalysts have been added, causing a chemical response.

The fizzling form of asphalt softens the right quantum at the right temperatures to make good shingles. To further reuse the blown asphalt into a proper coating material, a mineral stabilizer such as cover ash or finely ground limestone is adjoined. This makes the material more durable and more resistant to fire and rainfall. Various colors of ceramic- coated mineral grains are used as a top fleece on shingles to cover them from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, increase their resistance to fire, and add an appealing finish. The grains may be small rocks or patches of sediment.

Shingles designed for use in humid locales may include some copper-containing grains in the top fleece to inhibit the growth of algae on the roof. The aft surface of the shingles is carpeted with sand, talc, or fine patches of mica to keep the shingles from sticking together during storage. Strips or spots of a thermoplastic glue are applied to most shingles during the manufacturing process. formerly installed on a roof, the shingles are heated by the sun, and this glue is sparked to bond lapping shingles together for increased wind resistance.

Types Of CertainTeed shingles

CertainTeed makes three varieties of asphalt shingles; strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles.

Strip Shingles

Also called as 3-tab shingles or simply strips, strip shingles are the original and most introductory asphalt shingles. They’re made from a single subcaste of asphalt and have a truly flat appearance that generally offers a slate look. Since they’re made from a single subcaste, they generally weigh and cost lower than other asphalt shingles. CertainTeed’s only trademark line of strip or 3-tab shingles is the XT 25.

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles are the most current asphalt shingles. These products are manufactured with two or further layers of asphalt that are joined together for a thicker and richer multi-dimensional figure, and are framed to duplicate the wood shake and natural slate roofing aesthetics. These are the examples of dimensional shingles:

  • Landmark; In addition to landing on Consumer Reports’ list of the best shingles accessible, CertainTeed Landmark shingles are effortless to find and easy to instate. Landmark shingles are Class A fire resistant and include a 10-year Streak Fighter bond against algae stripes and damage.
  • Landmark Pro; Analogous to the standard Landmark shingles, the Landmark Pro shingles feature the equal type of wind and algae defense. But the Landmark Pro has thicker, hefty layers of asphalt and has a longer lifetime.
  • Landmark Premium; CertainTeed’s Landmark Premium shingles are analogous to the other Landmark brands, but the Premium shingles are indeed heavier than the others, making them a more durable adjunct.
  • Northgate; The Northgate shingles are manufactured of an SBS polymer modified asphalt, giving the shingle more elasticity and continuity. These shingles have a Class 4 impact defiance and are resistant to cracking.
  • Highland Slate; These shingles are designed to come out like natural slate, made of a single subcaste of fiberglass. Highland Slate shingles are incredibly hefty, like the rest of CertainTeed’s architectural shingles, but obviously nowhere near the weight of natural slate shingles. 

Luxury Shingles

Luxury shingles are the loftiest-quality laminated shingles available, offering a distinguished appearance or functionality that outclasses that of dimensional shingles. Luxury shingles are amazing to look upon, presenting the topmost quality, achromatism, and dimensionality.

There are five product lines of CertainTeed luxury shingles.

  • Grand Manor; CertainTeed’s Grand Manor shingles are designed to imitate the outside of natural slate tiles. They feature five separate layers, which offer stout protection against harsh weather like high winds, hail, and ice.
  • Carriage House; With its cut corners and shadow lines, these shingles frequently give a hand-drafted appearance and are best suited for acutely pitched roofs. Carriage House shingles are massive and feature four layers of protection against severe rainfall.
  • Belmont; Belmont shingles are another preference to natural slate tiles. Belmont shingles are also resistant to algae harm and include a unique sealant underneath the shingle, precluding them from blowing off.
  • Presidential Shake; CertainTeed’s Presidential Shake shingles are designed to come out as natural cedar wood shakes. These shingles highlight two layers of laminated fiberglass and are resistant to fire.

CertainTeed provides you with wealth of options when it comes to the quality and look of asphalt shingles. They also boast the highest rankings when it comes to bump resistance and fire resistance. They may be extravagant, but undeniably worth it in the long run.


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