The most common choice for the majority of Calgary AB homeowners is one of the best roofing materials. As dependable Calgary AB roofers, we believe that asphalt shingle roofs will not perform better over metal roofs. However, this quality makes them truthfully better than their metal counterparts.

It’s Affordable

Asphalt shingle roofs are about 40-50% of the current metal roof market prices. If you need a roof immediately, especially to replace damaged ones after a disaster, you can quickly get an asphalt shingle roof. They’re affordable and cost-efficient for any purpose.

It’s Durable Enough

Additionally, asphalt shingle roofs provide the same protection level as metal roofs during hailstorms. However, their hefty density makes them much better choices in Calgary AB’s windy areas. In doing so, they prevent massive roofing damages than metal roofing’s capacity to do so.

It Gives You Great Peace of Mind

Lastly, having a roof that lives for more than 50 years to a century is excellent. However, you can never be too sure about its true condition, even with frequent inspections. With a new asphalt shingle roof from Certainteed to replace your old roof, you have peace of mind that your new roof will last for 30 years once again.

Roofing Calculator has great content about the advantages and disadvantages of using asphalt shingle roofs from Certainteed. Read more about it below.

CertainTeed Shingle Pros

Here are the brand’s best attributes from the three perspectives.

What Roofing Contractors Like about CertainTeed Shingles:

While most building codes allow for shingles to be installed over one existing layer, but if you’re putting on a complete new roof, it is important to consider all the materials used and their proper installation.

Like many top brands, CertainTeed makes products for every layer from the roof deck to the ridge cap shingles.

Underlayment: This material is traditionally called tar paper or roofing paper. It is installed directly on the wood roof deck. CertainTeed makes two options. WinterGuard is a waterproof barrier. In cold climates, WinterGuard is typically used at the eave and for the first 2-6 feet of roof where ice dams are most likely to form. It is often installed in valleys for extra protection where a large amount of water flows.

DiamondDeck is a synthetic, scrim-reinforced, water-resistant underlayment offering exceptional dimensional stability compared to standard felt underlayment.


Starter shingles: These flat shingles are installed along the eaves to add a layer of protection against ice and wind-driven rain.

Shingles: The next layer is comprised of your choice of CertainTeed shingles.

Ridge vent: Allowing heat and moisture to vent from the attic is essential to roof durability. Gaps are left in the roof deck at the peaks, and those gaps are covered by the vents.

Ridge and hip shingles: Specialty shingles cover the vents and non-vented roof ridges and hips. Several ridge and hip shingle lines give you choices for matching your CertainTeed shingles.

Selling the Integrity roofing system: Installing products designed to work together gives the roofers confidence the roof won’t have issues they’ll have to fix later or risk their reputation. It might produce a more water-tight roof too.

Excellent warranty: CertainTeed has upgraded its warranty for 2019 and beyond. 15 of 19 lines are backed with a lifetime warranty against defects. The warranty now ranks with GAF’s warranty among the best. (“https://www.roofingcalc.com/pros-cons-certainteed-shingles/” rel=”nofollow noopener”>Continued)

If you have yet to find a reliable roofer, you can always count on us at No Payne Roofing. We’re a Certainteed-certified roofer with in-depth experience in residential roofing installation, repairs, and replacements. Contact us today to learn more!