CertainTeed Lifetime Presidential Shake
Age of Roof: < 8 years
Reason for Roof Failure: Incorrect Roof Installation
This is a failure to install one of the best products in the roofing industry. Make sure your roofing contractor is a Certified CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ (SSM). What is a Select ShingleMaster? From CertainTeed’s website:
This is the top level CertainTeed roofing credential, and represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry. An SSM has shown extensive knowledge of shingle installation and quality through rigorous testing, and have provided CertainTeed with proof of workers' compensation and liability insurance. Only an SSM can offer you the highest level of SureStart PLUS™ extended warranty coverage when an Integrity Roof System is installed on your home.
Make sure your contractor knows the product and installs it based on the most current version of CertainTeed’s installation manual. If something does not look right, ask your contractor. You are paying for the best products in the industry. Make sure you get what you paid for!
Remember, homeowner’s insurance DOES NOT cover incorrect installation!