Asphalt shingles are easy on the wallet. Find out more about CertainTeed products, those that meet Energy Star criteria, and color options.

Premium Landmark Solaris and Highland Slate shingles are just two types of CertainTeed asphalt roofing shingles available. Compare the features of each shingle carefully before requesting a roofing estimate from a contractor.


CertainTeed is a manufacturing company located in Pennsylvania. The company produces shingles, siding, fencing, foundations, ceiling materials and pipe products.

CertainTeed Landmark shingles are available in a variety of colors, making it easy for homeowners to match their siding, stucco or roofing trim. The shingles come with self-sealing adhesive strips to make installation easier, reducing your overall roofing cost and cutting the amount of time it takes to finish your roofing project.

These two-piece shingles have a fiberglass base, making them heavier and more wind resistant than other types of shingles. They have the highest fire rating possible, which helps prevent damage caused by flames. These shingles also meet several UL and CSA standards.

The Landmark line has a limited lifetime warranty, a 10-year warranty against manufacturing defects, and a 15-year wind resistance warranty for winds up to 110 miles per hour. Customers have the option of upgrading the wind warranty to accommodate winds up to 130 miles per hour.

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Landmark shingles are available in the following colors:

  • Atlantic blue
  • Burnt sienna
  • Cobblestone gray
  • Cottage red
  • Birchwood
  • Charcoal black
  • Colonial slate
  • Driftwood
  • Granite gray
  • Hunter green
  • Pewterwood
  • Georgetown gray
  • Heather blend
  • Moire black
  • Resawn shake
  • Slate blende
  • Silver birch
  • Weathered wood

CertainTeed produces three different lines of premium Landmark Solaris shingles. The shingles in the Landmark Solaris GOLD line contain colored granules that reduce temperatures by up to 20 percent during the summer by reflecting the sun's rays. Lower temperatures reduce the risk of cracking caused by the expansion and contraction of the shingle materials.

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These shingles also contain a different mixture of surface granules, making the colors more vibrant. Landmark Solaris GOLD shingles are available in five colors.

The Landmark Solaris GOLD Impact Resistant (IR) shingles have the same features as those in the GOLD line, but they have an additional fiberglass

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Landmark Solaris Gold asphalt shingles

Backing to make them more durable. The increased durability allows these shingles to resist damage caused by high winds, heavy rain and other inclement weather.

Before you install roofing with an additional fiberglass backing, ask your insurance representative about any available discounts. Some companies offer discounts or credits to homeowners who use impact-resistant shingles like the ones produced by CertainTeed.

Landmark Solaris PLATINUM shingles also reflect the sun's rays and contain special granules that make their colors bolder and brighter. These shingles meet Energy Star standards and may also help homeowners qualify for credits in energy-saving building programs. These shingles come in the following colors:

  • Coastal tan
  • Sierra buff
  • Santa Fe

The Highland Slate collection differs from the Landmark shingle lines because the shingles mimic the look of natural slate. This product has a full wind-resistance warranty for winds up to 110 miles per hour, making the shingles ideal for locations with frequent storms. Shingles in this collection are available in the following colors:

  • Black granite
  • Max def weathered wood
  • Saddle brown
  • Tudor brown
  • Fieldstone
  • New England slate
  • Smokey quartz
  • Venetian red

Whether you choose traditional CertainTeed asphalt roofing shingles in the Premium Landmark Solaris line or shingles from the Highland Slate line, it is important to find a roofer who has experience. Use the QualitySmith service to find a local contractor who can install your roofing materials properly.