Great storm-resistant shingles

Strong storms can damage your roof. There are storm-resistant shingles that enhance your home's storm protection, and we'll explore them.

Residential and Commercial Roofing Projects
Blackhawk Roofing
April 15, 2023

We use storm-resistant shingles to withstand Mother Nature's fury

You can't predict Central Illinois weather. All it can take is one strong storm to leave your roof damaged and needing repair. Hailstorms, lightning strikes, ice storms, tornadoes, and high winds can cause extensive damage to your roof. Blackhawk Roofing will work with your insurance company, assess the damage to your roof, and develop a long-term solution for your circumstances.

There’s no home improvement project quite as daunting as a new roof. It is a big-ticket project and impacts your home (and your home’s value) over the long term. Your new shingles will stay with your home for 20-35 years or longer—much longer than any other home improvement project. Ensure you’re getting your new roof right by looking into the available roofing options and choosing the product that best fits your budget, area, and of course, your home’s design.

CertainTeed is a leading roofing product brand and is a name you’ll undoubtedly come across if you're researching roofing products. We’ll answer some of the most common questions we get about CertainTeed shingles in this article, including:

  • What is the right CertainTeed Shingle for me?
  • What’s the difference between CertainTeed Landmark and CertainTeed Landmark Pro shingles?
  • What are some of the other CertainTeed shingle lines?

What is the best CertainTeed storm-resistant shingle?

The truth is you can’t go wrong with any CertainTeed shingle. As a licensed and Certified CertainTeed Installer, we know their complete product line. We can confidently say that CertainTeed’s products perform as well as any shingle on the market. After years of experience installing CertainTeed shingles, we’ve found that CertainTeed's Landmark shingles and Landmark PRO shingles are favorites in Central Illinois. They are our most popular shingles, and many customers find they deliver the perfect balance of quality and value.

Their dual-layer durability sets both of CertainTeed’s Landmark shingles apart from entry-level options in the market. CertainTeed is known as a heavyweight brand, meaning its shingles contain more asphalt than competitors. For your home, this is a significant benefit. CertainTeed’s Landmark shingles weigh 227 pounds per square (100 sq. ft.), offering you significantly more impact resistance, durability, and overall lifetime value when compared with lighter-weight competitors.

CertainTeed Landmark shingles offer:

  • High-quality, reliable performance.
  • Dual-layered construction provides extra protection from the elements.
  • CertainTeed’s industry-leading, lifetime-limited warranty.
  • Class A fire-resistance rating.
  • 10-year StreakFighter algae-resistance warranty

CertainTeed is an industry leader in high-quality roofing products. While CertainTeed Landmark shingles are undoubtedly the most popular, CertainTeed offers a range of products, from high-end designer and luxury asphalt shingles to metal options.

What are the differences between Landmark and Landmark Pro shingles?

These two shingle lines deliver high-quality durability, but there are a few differences between them:

Landmark Shingles

Landmark shingles are CertainTeed’s flagship product. These heavy-layer shingles come with CertainTeed’s industry-leading lifetime limited warranty. If you’re looking for a traditional asphalt shingle roof that does the job well, then the Landmark Line is for you.

Landmark PRO Shingles

The best shingle we regularly install that can withstand Mother Nature’s frequent outbursts are CertainTeed Landmark Pro shingles. We recommend stepping up to these shingles with enhanced wind and weather resistance. Landmark PRO shingles offer the same benefits as the standard Landmark line, with a few additions.

Landmark PRO shingles are constructed with thicker layers of asphalt and weigh 270pounds per square, providing additional durability to your roof. Landmark PRO shingles are also available in CertainTeed’s Max Def color options, which gives you a more comprehensive selection of vivid shades that add dimension to your roof. Finally, Landmark PRO comes with a 15-year StreakFighter algae resistance warranty—compared to the 10-year warranty on Landmark shingles.

CertainTeed's Landmark PRO might be the right option if you’re looking for a step up in durability and appearance.

CertainTeed Landmark PRO

Other CertainTeed shingles

As we mentioned, CertainTeed is an industry-leading manufacturer of roofing products. If you’re looking for something outside the traditional asphalt shingle roof, there are a few other CertainTeed shingles to be aware of: 

NorthGate Shingles

Designed especially for cold climates, NorthGate delivers an SBS-modified asphalt shingle. SBS provides a rubberizing effect that protects your roof against damage typically caused by the freeze/thaw cycle.The SBS modification also improves the shingle’s impact resistance, delivering excellent value over the lifetime of the shingle. If you’re looking for a luxury shingle that can perform in extreme climates, CertainTeed NorthGate shingles are a great option. 

Belmont Shingles

Are you looking for an architectural-style asphalt shingle that sets your home apart? CertainTeed Belmont Shingles are designed to mimic the look of natural slate. With rich color hues and high-contrast shadow lines, this is a beautiful line of shingles that also delivers performance. Made with top-grade roofing asphalt, CertainTeed’s Belmont shingles provide 110mph wind resistance and Class IV impact resistance. This is the ultimate shingle option for the homeowner who loves the look of slate and the performance of asphalt.

Matterhorn Metal Shingles

The last line of CertainTeed shingles we’d like to spotlight is Matterhorn Metal, offering all the benefits of a metal roof with the natural look of slate or wood shingles. Matterhorn Metal shingles are a top-of-the-line roofing product. These steel shingles are lightweight, fully recyclable, and energy-efficient. Rated to resist high winds and water, Matterhorn Metal shingles perform even better than they look.

CertainTeed has a high-quality solution, no matter what kind of roof you’re looking for. If you have any questions about CertainTeed’s shingle options, Blackhawk Roofing will gladly help. Call 217-741-6251 to speak directly with owner Dan Schnell.

Blackhawk Roofing has built replacement roofs for thousands of residential and commercial customers in Springfield and Central Illinois. We've also done hundreds of roof repairs. Blackhawk Roofing provides outstanding value on every project. Call owner Dan Schnell at 217-741-6251 to schedule a Free Estimate.

Licensed Roofing Contractor

Blackhawk Roofing is a licensed, certified, and insured roofing contractor. We specialize in residential roofing and EPDM commercial roofing. We have repaired or replaced thousands of old and damaged roofs in Springfield and Central Illinois.

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