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Roofing Warranties

Benefits Of The Integrity Roof System™

By choosing the Integrity Roof System, you rely on CertainTeed® to back your installed roof system.

A quality roof system involves the underlayment, shingles, accessories and ventilation products all working together. At CertainTeed, we call that the Integrity Roof System™.

A pipe boot on an asphalt shingle roof with a ridge vent on the roof.
A new asphalt shingle roof installed by Bill West Roofing in Kansas City.

What’s in it for your home?

  • Optimum protection against the weather.
  • Quality products installed together, resulting in better roof performance.
  • Top-quality roof installation.

What is SureStart Plus?

Sure Start Plus is a Warranty System that gives extra protection when your CertainTeed Roofing System is installed by a Certified CertainTeed Shingle Master™ or SELECT Shingle Master roofing contractor.™

When you insist on the Integrity Roof System™ and a SELECT Shingle Master™ Roofing Contractor, you get roofers that are held to the highest standards in the roofing profession.

White vinyl siding and asphalt shingles.

SureStart Plus 3, 4 & 5
Star Roof Warranties

CertainTeed SureStart Plus infographic.

Integrity Roof System Requirements For SureStart PLUS:

A shingle roof system will qualify as an Integrity Roof System™ for SureStart™ PLUS when all of the following conditions have been met:

  1. All CertainTeed products must be installed in accordance with the CertainTeed Shingle Applicator’s Manual (SAM) and applied over a clean, dry deck (lay-over or roof-over installation does not qualify).
  2. All SureStart PLUS jobs must be supervised by a Master Shingle Applicator.
An asphalt shingle roof with a ridge vent.

A Superior Roof is Stronger Than The Sum of Its Parts!

Waterproofing Underlayment:

CertainTeed WinterGuard™ is required as follows:

  • Must be installed at the eaves if required by local building code, or when the roof system is in a snow zone, or north of the following states: NC, TN, AR, OK, NM, and AZ
  • Must be installed at all roof penetrations
  • Must be applied as a valley liner for closed or woven valleys
  • Is recommended as a valley liner for open valleys; otherwise, open valleys must be installed in accordance with NRCA Roofing Manual specifications
An asphalt shingle roof and a pipe boot with gutters on the home.
CertainTeed roofing underlayment being installed on a home.

Shingle Underlayment:

  • CertainTeed Roofers’ Select™, DiamondDeck™, RoofWrap™, or ShingleFelt™ must be installed

  • If CertainTeed products are not available, then the underlayment must meet ASTM D4869 or ASTM D226 (non-perforated) or ASTM D6757 standards of performance

Starter Course:

  • Must be CertainTeed pre-cut starter or made from CertainTeed shingles.
A home in Kansas City with many different ridges and valleys on the roof with new shingles installed by Bill West Roofing.
CertainTeed asphalt shingles.


  • Must be CertainTeed shingles with a warranty duration of at least 25 years.

Hip and Ridge Caps:

  • Must be CertainTeed pre-cut hip and ridge accessory or made from CertainTeed shingles.
A Kansas City home with a new asphalt shingle roof and a ridge vent installed by Bill West Roofing.
A roof with attic ventilation.


  • Must be installed to meet applicable model code requirements or building code standards.

  • Must have adequate intake and exhaust vents to achieve proper net free ventilation area.

  • If ridge ventilation devices are installed, they must be CertainTeed Ridge or Rolled Ridge Vents.

Flat Roof Sections:

  • Must be installed at the eaves if required by local building code, or when the roof If a Flintlastic® System is part of the job, up to ten (10) squares will be covered as follows:
    • – Flintlastic SA 2-ply system (nailbase and cap sheet) for 12 years
    • – Flintlastic SA 3-ply system (nailbase, plybase and cap sheet) for 15 years
    • – Flintlastic SA 3-ply system (nailbase, midply and cap sheet) for 20 years
  • Refer to the Commercial Systems Specifications Manual for the warranty duration for all other Flintlastic systems.
  • Approved CertainTeed Commercial Systems Specifications must be used.
  • Torch-applied systems must be installed by a CertainTeed Commercial Roofing approved contractor.
A home with a partial flat roof installed by Bill West Roofing.
CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster logo.

5-STAR Coverage Additional Requirements:

  • Can only be offered by a SELECT ShingleMaster.
  • Must be installed by an MSA-qualified crew (50% of installers plus all supervisors).
  • The 5-STAR Operating Agreement must be signed and registered with CertainTeed before this coverage is sold.
  • Installation must conform with the CertainTeed SAM required and recommended procedures.
  • All metal flashings must be new.
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