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Certainteed’s Asphalt Roofing Shingles

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Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the market. Asphalts primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent.  It 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.

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 Carriage House™ 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™ IR and Landmark and Presidential Solaris™ would be primary examples of premium asphalt roofing shingles that provide enhanced functional performance.
Serving Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex and surrounding areas.

Roof Elements

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Here’s a nice picture showing the different layers of your roof.

1. Roof Deck – The foundation or base upon which the entire roofing system is dependent.
2. Flashing – prevent water penetration or directs the flow of water.
3. Ventilation – used to ventilate an attic or roof cavity.
4. Eaves protection – protects the roof against ice that builds up during winter freeze/thaw cycles.
5. Underlayment – a layer of protection between the roofing materials and your house.
6. Shingles – Well everyone should know this one!

Serving Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex and surrounding areas.


The Triangle cares about their ROOF!

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This year has been a super busy one for Artisan Quality Builders! We have replaced so many roofs in the Triangle and surrounding areas.  Homeowners here know the value of keeping their homes updated and maintained. They know that failure to replace their roof as recommended by their manufacture can lead to more expensive roof damages. That’s why so many residents in Cary, Apex, Durham, Raleigh and surrounding  areas are contacting us this year to inspect their roof! So many roofs in this area will turn 20+ years old and with a possible heavy winter coming soon, expensive roof damages may be around just the corner.

Check out our Facebook page to stay tuned with some of our current roof replacements. We posts there regularly!

BrookGreen Forest Roofing Special

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Artisan Quality Builders is offering an EXCLUSIVE group rate to ALL Brookgreen Forest residents. We will offer a set price to the following style homes, or homes with similar roof square footage of up to 26 squares. If your roof is similar to the home styles below, your roof installation will cost $5350! (Installation cost for smaller roofs or homes without a garage will be less) Additional cost will only include any repair work and additional plywood used during installation.

This Roofing Special is for a limited time only and homeowners must commit before October 15, 2014.   This group rate cannot be combined with any other offers.

We’re offering CERTAINTEED LIMITED LIFETIME ARCHITECTURAL SERIES SHINGLE (30 YEAR WARRANTY) Please click below to view more of what your installation will include.

–>Brookgreen Forest Sample Estimate (Not viewable on I phones)

If interested, please call us or fill out our contact form and reference the Brookgreen Forest Special! Serving Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex and surrounding areas.

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Really Bad Deck Damage…This could be under your roof too!

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2014-01-30 22.18.29Severe Plywood Damage2014-01-30 22.54.04

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