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Replacing a Bubble Skylight

July 17, 2018

Bubble skylights are famously easy to replace, especially with VELUX products.

Replacing a Bubble Skylight

CertainTeed Roofing Introduces Patriot™

July 12, 2014

A Shingle Featuring Exceptional Looks and Durability at an Exceptional Value - http://www.certainteed.com/pressroom/pressRelease.aspx?id=678/


March 6, 2013

Due to concerns about product quality at the "Fines" area, until further notice Tom Buzzard Co. will not be using GAF products.

Certainteed Product Line Changes 

December 31, 2011

Landmark Pro added MaxDefColor
Landmark Premium colors have been trimmed
Landmark Plus has been eliminated


GAF Discontinued Product 

December 31, 2011

With the introduction and success of Cobra Rigid Vent III, Cobra Rigid Vent II has been discontinued 


Owens Corning Forms Alliance with Earth911 to Expand Footprint of Nation's Leading Shingle Recycling Program 

October 6, 2011


We have great news for our Shingle Recycling Program. Today we are announcing a new alliance with Earth911 to expand the reach of the Program to Preferred Contractors using shingle recyclers on www.Earth911.com that are identified as eligible for taking the Shingle Recycling Pledge. Just find recycling centers for "Shingles" in your area and look for the Owens Corning Roofing banner to determine if you can sign the Pledge and get the benefits of differentiating your business, cost savings, and convenience.

The Press release is attached for further details of the program and an opportunity for you to participate in a Twitter chat "What's the Big Deal About Shingle Recycling?" or Facebook quiz The "Smart Saving Quiz" on Facebook, with an opportunity for your homeowner customers to get $1,000 towards a new roof!

Press Release for Owens Corning and Earth911 Alliance

What Are We Doing?

Owens Corning and Earth911, host of the largest and most accurate recycling directory in North America, have formed an alliance to improve shingle recycling for contractors and consumers.

Why Are We Doing it?

  • To expand the footprint of the Owens Corning Shingle Recycling Program
  • To increase awareness of Owens Corning's leadership in Shingle Recycling
  • Generate consumer interest in shingle recycling, roof maintenance and provide knowledge regarding how to find a reputable contractor through the Owens Corning Contractor Locator

Preferred Contractor Call to Action:

  • Go to www.Earth911.com to find an eligible shingle recycler in your area and take the Shingle Recycling Pledge.
  • If no shingle recycler is available, but you are currently recycling you can contact your Area Sales Manager or ProDesk to inquire if your recycler can be added to the list of recyclers eligible to take the Shingle Recycling Pledge.


Enhanced Lifetime Limited Warranty Frequently Asked Questions
February 3, 2011

What changes are being made to CertainTeedís shingle warranty?
CertainTeed has a Lifetime Limited Warranty for all laminate shingles and selected strip shingles. We have also increased our resistance warranty.

When does this change take effect?
The new Lifetime Limited Warranty is effective for roofs installed on or after January 1, 2011.

Where does the new Lifetime Warranty apply?
The new Lifetime Limited Warranty is applicable for products installed in the United States, its territories and Canada.

How is CertainTeed able to make this change?
All CertainTeed shingles meet or exceed industry standards. Underwriters Laboratory independently verifies that ALL of our fiberglass shingle products meet the quality standards of both ASTM D3462 (tear strength, nail pull resistance, and wind uplift) and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph wind test. CertainTeed has over twenty five years of field experience and demonstrated performance. We are confident in the product design, durability and proven results of our fiberglass shingles.

Does the new warranty apply to the inventory of CertainTeed products?
Yes, CertainTeedís laminate products labeled with previous warranty periods and terms (30, 40, 50 year and Lifetime), will be supported with a new Lifetime warranty certificate, and an updated 2011 product warranty that are available from our Territory Sales Managers or at http://www.certainteed.com/products/roofing.

When will new literature and samples reflect the new warranty?
Updates to existing literature and sample boards are underway and will be phased in throughout the year.

Will shingle packaging be updated?

Our shingle packaging remains valid as it does not contain specific warranty information by product. Our packaging provides information where to find complete warranty information on our website.

What effect does the new Lifetime Warranty have on credentialed companies promoting extended warranties?
CertainTeed credentialed companies benefit from this warranty enhancement as they can offer 50 years of SureStartô PLUS Coverage on the industryís largest offering of Lifetime products. Only CertainTeed credentialed companies can offer this significant competitive advantage over non-credentialed contractors, and sub-contracted installers.


Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt  accounces Limited Lifetime warranty

January 24, 2011

Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt, LLC is pleased to announce the upgrade of our Manufacturer's Warranty to provide Limited Lifetime* warranty protection on every Owens Corning™ laminated shingle, which includes our Oakridge® and all Duration® Series shingles installed on or after January 24, 2011. The below chart outlines the standard warranty changes:

Shingle Name




Wind Warranty

Duration® Premium


10 years

130 MPH*

15 years



10 years

130 MPH*

15 years

Oakridge® 6-Nail


10 years

130 MPH++

15 years

Oakridge® 4-Nail


10 years

110 MPH*

15 years

*see actual warranty for details. ++coverage requires a 6-nail application and the use of Owens Corning™
Starter Strip Shingles on the eaves and rakes; see actual warranty for details.

All Owens Corning™ laminated shingles meet or exceed Industry standards for performance, including ASTM 3161 Class F (110mph) for Oakridge® and ASTM D 7178 Class H (150mph) for all Duration® Series shingles. In addition, over the past several years, we've re-engineered our glass mat, raised the weathering specs of our asphalt, and improved the performance of our TruBond® sealant. This provides confidence that all our laminated products will perform as indicated within our new warranty terms.



GAF Announces Lifetime Limited Warranty on Laminated Shingles

Jan 10, 2011

WAYNE, N.J. – GAF Materials Corporation has announced groundbreaking changes to its laminated shingle warranties.

Effective Jan.1, 2011, all GAF laminated shingle, including all Timberline shingles, will be covered by a lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on single family residences. GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer.  

This revolutionary change has been made possible by GAF’s Advanced Protection technology, which was first introduced in 2007. This innovative shingle technology has resulted in shingles that offer improved performance, including superior durability and wind resistance. GAF is so confident in the performance of its Advanced Protection shingles that it has decided to make this unprecedented improvement in its warranties.

“As a company, we are committed to advanced quality, industry-leading expertise, and solutions that make our customers’ lives simple — which is what this warranty upgrade is all about,” stated Bob Tafaro, President and CEO of GAF. “Contractors will benefit from knowing that they can stand with confidence behind every installation of GAF laminated shingles. Homeowners will benefit from knowing that their installed shingles are warranted for a lifetime, adding significant value to their home.”

GAF has also upgraded the coverage of its Golden Pledge and System Plus limited warranties, which are offered exclusively by its GAF-certified contractors.

“We are especially excited to announce this warranty upgrade, given that 2011 is GAF’s 125th anniversary as a company. At a time when Americans are facing so much uncertainty about the future, you can be sure that GAF will be there decades from now to stand by the performance of our roofing products. This warranty upgrade will reinforce both our leadership position in the industry and our promise of excellence to our customers,” said Tafaro.

Complete details about these changes, including certificates confirming coverage and explaining the new terms which contractors can use with homeowners, can be found at www.gaf.com/upgrade.

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