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CertainTeed's Premium Landmark Solaris and Hatteras asphalt shingles: a snapshot comparison

A brief review and comparison of the features of CertainTeed’s Premium Landmark Solaris™ and Hatteras® asphalt roofing shingles

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CertainTeed is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of asphalt roofing shingles. They offer a wide array of options for the consumer looking to select an asphalt shingle roofing system. Comparing CertainTeed’s Premium Landmark Solaris and Hatteras® asphalt shingles will give you a clearer understanding of your options when considering these respected lines of CertainTeed products.

Premium Landmark Solaris shingles are one of the top styles offered by CertainTeed. The company manufactures the traditional shingles and other varieties, called Landmark Solaris Platinum, Landmark Solaris Gold and Landmark Solaris Gold IR. The main difference between the basic shingles and the Platinum, Gold and Gold IR designs is that the basic design is an architectural shingle, while the others contain reflective colors on top of the shingles. These reflective colors catch the sun's rays and reflect that light across the surface of the roof. While the roofing cost is higher for these shingles, the reflective qualities of these asphalt shingles can actually reduce your heating and cooling bills. (Premium Landmark Solarisasphalt shingles have an EnergyStar® rating for their energy efficiency.)

Here is a thumbnail comparison of the three Premium Landmark Solaris lines of asphalt shingles and Hatteras® asphalt shingles:

landmark solars1Premium Landmark Solaris™ asphalt shingles

  • 250 lbs. per square-feet
  • UL Class A fire resistance
  • Meets California Title 24 requirements for reflectance and emittance
  • EnergyStar® rating
  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty (a 10-year total replacement warranty is available)
  • 15-year warranty against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae
  • 15-year warranty against wind damage for winds up to 110 mph (an upgrade is available to cover wind damage in winds up to 130 mph)
  • 40-year rating on residential properties

Premium Landmark Solaris™ Platinum asphalt shingles

  • 250 lbs. per square-feet
  • UL Class A fire resistance
  • Meets California Title 24 requirements for reflectance and emittance
  • EnergyStar® rating
  • 40% solar reflectivity
  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty (a 10-year total replacement warranty is available)
  • 15-year warranty against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae
  • 15-year warranty against wind damage for winds up to 110 mph (an upgrade is available to cover wind damage in winds up to 130 mph)
  • 40-year rating on residential properties

Premium Landmark Solaris™ Gold Impact Resistance (IR) asphalt shingles

  • 250 lbs. per square-feet
  • UL Class A fire resistance
  • Impact resistant (meets UL 2218 Class 4 rating)
  • EnergyStar® rating
  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty (a 10-year total replacement warranty is available)
  • 15-year warranty against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae
  • 15-year warranty against wind damage for winds up to 110 mph (an upgrade is available to cover wind damage in winds up to 130 mph)
  • 40-year rating on residential properties

Premium Landmark Solaris™ Gold asphalt shingles

  • 250 lbs. per square-feet
  • UL Class A fire resistance
  • Meets California Title 24 requirements for reflectance and emittance
  • EnergyStar® rating
  • Lifetime limited transferable warranty (a 10-year total replacement warranty is available)
  • 15-year warranty against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae
  • 15-year warranty against wind damage for winds up to 110 mph (an upgrade is available to cover wind damage in winds up to 130 mph)
  • 40-year rating on residential properties

hatteras shingles2Hatteras® asphalt shingles

  • 235 lbs. per square-foot
  • UL Class A fire resistance
  • Lifetime, limited transferrable warranty (with an option for a 10-year total replacement warranty)
  • 10-year warranty against streaking and discoloration due to airborne algae
  • 15-year warranty against wind damage, for winds up to 110 mph
  • 40-year rating on residential properties

Neither wholesale or retail prices are generally disclosed by CertainTeed, though given the performance specifications listed above, you can get some idea of what the price variables would be on roofing quotes featuring either of these asphalt shingles.

When a contractor gives you a roofing estimate, you should not see the installation costs rising because you opt for one or another of these lines of asphalt shingles. All of the Landmark Solaris shingles install in the same way.

For more in-depth information on these two lines or on all of CertainTeed’s line of asphalt roofing shingles, click here.

 

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