Extended Roofing Warranties

CertainTeed provides SureStart™ protection for all of its roof shingle products.


In its warranty packet the manufacturer states, “Simply put, if a manufacturing defect is discovered during the SureStart period, CertainTeed will provide reimbursement of 100% of the reasonable cost of the shingles and labor to repair the defective shingles or apply new shingles to replace the defective shingles (exclusive of costs of tear-off, metal work and disposal). SureStart protection begins on the date of application and is not prorated or otherwise reduced during the SureStart period.”

As a ShingleMaster™ Company, Iron River Construction can provide additional coverage to you, the homeowner. This coverage, known as SureStart™ Plus provides the backing of the manufacturer and pays additional expenses for warranty-related repairs that are not ordinarily covered by most warranties.

Standard shingle warranties typically pay a set dollar figure to the homeowner for the cost of replacement of defective shingles. In addition, the reimbursement is reduced as time passes. The reduction is based on the pro-rated amount for the given shingle and is reduced as each month passes during the warranty period. For instance, a 30-year warranty is 360 months and, with each passing month, 1/360th of the total allotment of warranty dollars is taken away from any potential warranty settlement figure.

With SureStart Plus coverage you are not only protected for the 10-50 year time frame, in addition the manufacturer will pay for the described costs for that entire period. This is a tremendous benefit for the homeowner.

For additional details regarding this warranty program we encourage you to visit CertainTeed’s warranty description at their website.


Tracy Dahlin, owner of Iron River Construction, has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50.
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