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.