Why CertainTeed Warranties Are #1

Having a new roof installed on your Kansas City home is one of the single most important investments you will make. With an average lifespan of 15 to 25 years for a shingled roof, making the best decisions when choosing a contractor, materials, and warranties are important. At Bill West Roofing we understand that the decisions you make today will add to the beauty and value of your home for years to come.


A new roof should always come with at least a basic warranty that protects against faulty manufacturing and repair and replacement of defective shingles will be covered by the manufacturer. CertainTeed warranties take that a step further with different levels of coverage and extended coverage periods.

CertainTeed SureStart Protection for General Asphalt Shingles

This warranty covers repair or replacement of any shingles determined to be defective during the SureStart period. Roof tear off, flashing, disposal, and other expenses are not covered except for certain products that have a lifetime warranty. After the SureStart period, CertainTeed warranties cover the cost of repairing and replacing defective shingles less a reduction figure that is based on the age of the installation. For specific figures and coverages by product type, please see the Limited Warranty brochure or talk to a Bill West Roofing consultant.

CertainTeed SureStart Plus Protection

Bill West Roofing, Inc. holds the SELECT ShingleMaster certification, enabling us to extends the coverage and length of coverage of the standard SureStart protection for single-family detached homes. There are three different levels of protection:

  • 3 Star Coverage: Covers shingles for 20 years, without proration, and includes materials, labor and tear off costs associated with repair and replacement of defective shingles. These CertainTeed warranties are transferable for 10 years.
  • 4 Star Coverage: Covers shingles for 50 years, without proration, and includes materials, labor, tear off, and disposal costs associated with repairs and replacement. These CertainTeed warranties are transferable for 12 years.
  • 5 Star Coverage: Offers the same coverage as 4 Star Coverage with additional 25 year protection against defective workmanship. These CertainTeed warranties are transferable for 15 years.

Benefits of CertainTeed Warranties

CertainTeed roofing products are crafted with high quality materials and advanced manufacturing methods so problems are rare. Having CertainTeed warranties on your new roof offers more than just protection against defects, it can increase the overall value of your home. CertainTeed warranties are transferable to a second owner, this means that if you need to sell your home, you can include a warranty on the roof as an asset to potential buyers. This will help them feel safe and confident that the roof of their new home will last.

Installing a roof on your home is a major project with many decisions to be made. Taking the time to understand all of the available options and their benefits, choosing the right color and style to match your needs, along with the installation process make most homeowners glad that roofing is an investment that needs to be made only a handful of times. CertainTeed warranties ensure that your entire investment is protected.

Contact Bill West Roofing today to discuss your CertainTeed Warranty options.
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