What is a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster?

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Volpe Enterprises, Inc. is a CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster. What does that mean? Let’s take a look at CertainTeed and the requirements of the CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster. 

CertainTeed opened in 1904. This makes them one of the oldest and most trustworthy shingle brands in the United States. So, when they certify a company as a SELECT ShingleMaster, they’re choosing someone to represent their heritage and quality.  

In fact, CertainTeed comes from the slogan “Quality made Certain, satisfaction guaranTeed.” So, it’s no surprise that their ShingleMasters are expected to have a high level of quality in their work. The SELECT ShingleMaster’s credentials are so strict that only a small percentage of roofers ever qualify. 

First, SELECT ShingleMasters must be in business for at least 5 years or have been a ShingleMaster for 1 year. The roofing industry has many companies that fail in the first five years, even though most shingles have warranties of 25 years or longer. To have a high level of satisfaction from your shingles, it’s important to be there to support your new roof should you ever need customer service. 

Second, 50% of the crew, including supervisors, must be Master Shingle Applicator qualified. This certification ensures that individual roofers are properly trained on installing CertainTeed’s roofing system. In addition to requiring Master Shingle Applicators, there must be also a CertainTeed certified Shingle Quality Specialist on the team. 

It’s not enough for just the installers to be certified. CertainTeed requires the company owner to pass a Business Fiscal Responsibility exam. This means that the business owner is aligned with good, solid business practices. 

Finally, a SELECT ShingleMaster must hold current workman’s compensation insurance and the proper liability insurance that covers roofing.  This gives homeowners peace of mind that, should a disaster occur, the ShingleMaster is always prepared. 

In summary, CertainTeed’s SELECT ShingleMaster credentials are granted to a small percentage of contractors who satisfy stringent criteria, which encompass a demonstrated history of high-quality installations, proper insurance coverage, and continuous professional advancement. Working with a ShingleMaster roofing company ensures that you will receive exceptional service and specialized expertise.

When you choose to install your CertainTeed shingles, make sure that your installer is a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster. Volpe Enterprises, Inc. proudly holds that title. 

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