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.