Asphalt roofing

Asphalt roof­ing shin­gles are the most com­monly used cov­er­ing on res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties in the market.

Asphalt’s pri­mary pur­pose in roof­ing shin­gles is to serve as a water­proof­ing agent.  Asphalt also holds the gran­ules in place and adds to the over­all strength of the roof­ing shin­gle.  The best asphalt will stay flex­i­ble and will not dry out or become hard or brit­tle for the expected life of the roof­ing shingle. 


There are three major cat­e­gories of Asphalt Roof­ing Shin­gles avail­able in the market:

Strip Asphalt Roof­ing Shin­gles
Strip asphalt roof­ing shin­gles are single-layered asphalt roof­ing shin­gles typ­i­cally designed to look like slate.  Strip roof­ing shin­gles are usu­ally the light­est weight asphalt roof­ing shin­gles avail­able in the mar­ket.  Built on a tough fiber glass base, each shin­gle pro­vides resis­tance to blow-off and tear­ing.  Strip roof­ing shin­gles are used pri­mar­ily by home builders man­u­fac­tur­ing econ­omy priced homes or pur­chased by home­own­ers as replace­ment roof­ing shin­gles for homes that already have strip shin­gles on the roof.  Cer­tain­Teed man­u­fac­tures strip roof­ing shin­gles under the prod­uct names CT™ 20, XT™ 25, and XT™ 30.


Dimen­sional Asphalt Roof­ing Shin­gles
Dimen­sional asphalt roof­ing shin­gles are man­u­fac­tured as multi-layered prod­ucts and pro­vide a thicker and richer appear­ance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look).  Dimen­sional roof­ing shin­gles typ­i­cally are heav­ier weight than strip roof­ing shin­gles and usu­ally have improved war­ranty pro­tec­tions, which can range from 30-years to Life­time.  CertainTeed’s Land­mark™ Series roof­ing shin­gles are a pro­to­typ­i­cally design for a Dimen­sional roof­ing shingle.


Pre­mium Asphalt Roof­ing Shin­gles
Pre­mium asphalt roof­ing shin­gles are usu­ally described as lam­i­nated shin­gles that have a dif­fer­en­ti­ated appear­ance or func­tion­al­ity from tra­di­tional dimen­sional asphalt roof­ing shin­gles.  These prod­ucts may have designs that mimic “old-world” roof­ing shin­gles, like nat­ural slate or nat­ural shake roof­ing shin­gles.  CertainTeed’s Grand Manor™, Pres­i­den­tial Shake™ and Cen­ten­nial Slate™ shin­gles are prime exam­ples of pre­mium roof­ing shin­gles that pro­vide an enhanced aes­thetic appeal.  Pre­mium asphalt roof­ing shin­gles might also have impor­tant func­tional improve­ments such as Impact Resis­tance or Solar Reflec­tiv­ity that can pos­si­bly extend the life of the roof­ing sys­tem or pro­vide lower energy costs.  Land­mark™ Spe­cial and Land­mark Solaris™ would be pri­mary exam­ples of pre­mium asphalt roof­ing shin­gles that pro­vide enhanced func­tional performance.



Mis­sion State­ment: Our objec­tive is to pro­vide our cus­tomers with the high­est qual­ity roof­ing, sid­ing, win­dows, gut­ters, and entry door work in the North­ern Vir­ginia & Mary­land areas by offer­ing expe­ri­ence, effi­ciency, high qual­ity prod­ucts, cus­tomized projects, and the best cus­tomer ser­vice. Our goal is 100% cus­tomer satisfaction.

Vision State­ment: Our vision is to be the best roof­ing, sid­ing, win­dows, gut­ters, and entry door replace­ment com­pany in the North­ern Vir­ginia and Mary­land area. Our vision is cen­tered on the cus­tomers’ needs and vision of their home.

Core Val­ues: Our moti­va­tion in each project is directed from our core val­ues. Each core value is cen­tered on the cus­tomer and includes: old time val­ues, con­cern for the cus­tomer, offer­ing the cus­tomer the best prod­ucts, and giv­ing the cus­tomer the best price for the high qual­ity products.


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