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Certainteed Warranty - Shingles

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Certainteed Warranty - Shingles

I'm having a few quotes for asphalt shingles and I'm wondering how legit or valuable these CertainTeed warranties are. One company indicated they are registered with CertainTeed and can offer 3* and 4* warranties which provide enhanced warranties.

One of the other roofers uses all CertainTeed products for install, says I still get the warranty directly through CertainTeed but they aren't registered themselves with CertainTeed to offer the 3* and 4* warranties. I'm not quite sure what the differences are between the manufacturer's warranty that everyone gets and what these additional 3* and 4* warranty programs are.

Are these simply a marketing ploy by some roofers to stand out?
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All the same. I got my roof done with BP Shingles for $4000 ... 20 year warranty ... that's what they say.

If you can get 10 years out of them ... most of the time you will ... it's already worth it.

If they last 15 years ... even better.

All this warranty stuff ... you'd be jumping through hoops and over hurdles ...

If the installation company is still around ... you would approach them .... otherwise ... going to the manufacturer ... good luck ...

The lighter the colour ... the better longevity as it reflects the suns rays and does not trap heat ... the worse is BLACK and any shade of darkness ....
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Manufacturer fond any reasons for not honoring the warranty like bad ventilation in the attic, etc... The only thing this accreditation prevent is the manufacturer to say the cause if the fail is bad installation...
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I've heard many roofing companies offer lots of manufactures warranty when I was getting quotes for my neighbours and they lied. Reason being is the price was too low therefore I knew they were missing some manufactures process such as drip edge, felt paper, ice/water shield. When I told them the manufacture would not warranty the installation for even a year and told them why, they were speechless and knew they were caught in a lie so they simply walked away.

Many roofing companies will offer what ever it takes to get the job, but most will hand you over to the manufacture is there is an issue. Good luck if it's not installed as per manufactures installation process.
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Even if the installation company follows the installation instructions of the manufacturer, good luck getting the warranty. The shingle company will find any installation reason not to pay and if they do pay, it is only for the shingles (not the installation) and they won't pay much because usually it is prorated. I would not base my choice on the warranty, assume you don't have any, it will be closer to reality.

You might get slightly more if there was a known defect with a class action.
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Just buy a good quality fiberglass architectural type shingle, and hopefully not have to worry about it for 15 - 20 years
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Your warranty will usually end when they pull out of your driveway.
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