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CertainTeed SureStart PLUS 5-STAR Warranties

The Best Protection Available for Long Island Roofs

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Finding Long Island roofing contractors who will give you low-ball estimates is easy. But when problems arise, those contractors are nowhere to be found. Soon you’ve spent all the money you saved and more fixing ongoing issues. At worst, you’re stuck with the expense and hassle of yet another roof replacement.


Paying a bit more for a new roof can save you money in the long term. Ethical residential roofing companies use quality roofing products that will handle the New York metro area’s challenging weather conditions. They also stand behind their work with warranties, so you know they will handle any issues that might arise.

County Roofing Systems is a certified CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster. We’ve met the most stringent requirements in the roofing industry. ShingleMaster roofing contractors are among the top 1% of all contractors in the industry. And only a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster can offer you the SureStart PLUS 5-STAR Warranty.

Read on to learn more about how you can get the peace of mind that comes with the best warranty in the roofing industry.

The SureStart PLUS 5-STAR Warranty

CertainTeed SureStart Insurance Table

Certainteed’s SureStart™ protection provides the best coverage you can get on your new roof. For manufacturing defects, SureStart PLUS 5-Star Protection covers 100% of material and labor costs for up to 50 years!

When you read the warranty coverage for other roof material manufacturers, you’ll find that they will only cover defects that cause leaks. CertainTeed simply warrants that its roofing shingles are free from manufacturing defects. And CertainTeed covers the costs of material, labor, tear-off, and disposal. Other manufacturers will simply replace the shingles and leave you footing the bill for the work.

SureStart PLUS 5-Star protection also covers contractor defects for up to 25 years! That’s the best coverage you can get for your roof. And if you sell your house within 15 years of the date of installation, your SureStart PLUS 5-STAR Warranty is fully transferable.

This is great coverage from a great roofing company. But the only way you can get it is if you have your roof installed by a CertainTeed SELECT Shingle Master.

What does it take to be a CertainTeed SELECT Shingle Master?

Not every roofing contractor can be a SELECT ShingleMaster. CertainTeed reserves its best warranties for roofing companies that have shown sustained excellence in several areas:


All supervisors and at least 50% of the company’s installers must have earned Master Shingle Applicator (MSA) certification. MSAs have proven their knowledge of the CertainTeed Shingle Applicator’s Manual.

In addition, one or more company employees have passed the Shingle Quality Specialist test. This test not only measures their knowledge of CertainTeed roofing installations. It also measures their skill at providing great customer service.

Roof by CertainTeed Belmont shingles


SELECT ShingleMaster contractors must carry worker’s compensation and liability insurance.  This is important for both worker and customer protection. 

If an employee gets injured on the job and your contractor doesn’t have insurance, you could be billed for medical expenses. The money you save by taking the lowest bid can wind up costing you a lot more in the long run. 


Only contractors with a proven track record can qualify for the SELECT ShingleMaster certification. The company must have been in business for at least 5 years or held another CertainTeed credential for at least one year.

We had no trouble clearing this hurdle at County Roofing Systems. We have over 3 decades of experience in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and throughout the NYC metro area. 

2 Trucks from County Roofing Systems, Melville, NY


CertainTeed takes customer protection seriously. All SELECT ShingleMasters must abide by a stringent code of ethics. We must comply with all applicable laws and standards of workmanship. We also must maintain the highest standards of customer service and business administration.

To ensure compliance, CertainTeed uses a Customer TrackRecord survey that measures customer satisfaction on SureStart PLUS roofing projects. Ratings measure communications skills, professionalism, timeliness, responsiveness, workmanship, and care put into the work. SELECT Shingle Masters must maintain a customer satisfaction rating of 4 or higher on that scale.

The best protection is more affordable than you think

County Roofing Systems been doing roof repairs in Long Island and metro NYC for over 35 years. We’ve worked with many local lenders on residential financing and will be happy to introduce you to trustworthy finance agents we know.

A new roof is an investment for your future. We do the job right the first time and we offer the best roof warranties available. If you want a new CertainTeed roof, County Roofing Systems does the best work and stands behind it with the best guarantees. 

The CertainTeed Integrity Roof System

A Complete Approach to Long-Lasting Beauty and Performance

CertainTeed’s Integrity Roof System contains everything you need for a long-lasting, beautiful, energy-efficient roof. It includes complete, detailed instructions covering each step of the installation process.

It starts with CertainTeed’s broad line of high quality asphalt shingles. CertainTeed’s shingles are the best in the industry, with brilliant UV-resistant colors and dramatic styles. A CertainTeed roof will not only make your house stand out in your neighborhood. It provides your home and family with the best protection against the elements.

Nine Different CertainTeed Shingles to Choose From

This roof uses CertainTeed Belmont shingles in Black Granite color


CertainTeed’s Belmont luxury roofing shingles mimic the classic charm of slate tile for timeless strength and beauty. But unlike traditional slate, Belmont requires minimal upkeep, giving it an effortless beauty.

Carriage House Sherwood Forest asphalt shingle roof

Carriage House

CertainTeed’s Carriage House laminated shingles mimic the look of scalloped natural slate or wood shake roof tiles. But they offer the durability and easy maintenance of asphalt shingles, as well as a variety of vibrant shingle color options.


Grand Manor

Grand Manor shingles are a symphony of textures that merge tradition and innovation. Randomly stacked tabs give your roof a three-dimensional appearance. Sunlight produces a captivating play of light and shadow on the roofline of your Long Island house.

Highland Slate Fieldstone Roof with Dormers

Highland Slate

CertainTeed Highland Slate shingles combine the allure of slate with the durability and lower costs of asphalt shingles. You get a showcase roof that provides rock-solid protection from weather and impact issues.

Landmark Shingles


CertainTeed Landmark shingles protect your home with thick, high-quality asphalt and the industry’s toughest fiberglass mat. This gives you an energy-efficient roof that will stand up to the toughest New York weather conditions.

Landmark ClimateFlex

Landmark ClimateFlex

ClimateFlex is a new type of asphalt shingle that uses cutting-edge polymer science. Polymers give CertainTeed ClimateFlex shingles better resistance to hail storms and difficult weather conditions.

Landmark Premium Roof

Landmark Premium

The Landmark® Premium line is the top tier of CertainTeed’s Landmark series of shingles. CertainTeed’s Landmark Premium shingles provide more durability and a brighter range of colors for superior home protection and curb appeal.


Landmark Pro

Landmark Pro shingles use a thicker and heavier, asphalt bedding, which provides greater resistance to weather conditions. Landmark Pro’s dimensional laminate shingles give your roof more aesthetic appeal than flatter shingles.

Presidential Shake Roof in Country Gray

Presidential Shake

Presidential Shake is CertainTeed’s top luxury asphalt shingles line. These architectural shingles mimic the look of wood shake tiles. But Presidential Shake is more durable, less expensive, and easier to maintain than a wood roof.

The Integrity Roof System covers multiple areas:

1. Waterproofing Underlayment

We apply self-adhering underlayment at the vulnerable areas of the roof. This protects your home from wind-driven rain and from Long Island ice dams.

2. Water-Resistant Underlayment 

For extra protection, we add a second protection layer that provides an additional barrier against leaks.

3. Starter Shingles

High winds can drive rain under the shingles at overhangs, house eaves, and roof edges. Starter shingles at the edges help to avoid wind uplift and save your roof deck from water damage.

4. Shingles

County Roofing’s roofing experts install your CertainTeed shingles to spec. CertainTeed shingles are the most impact-resistant and fire-resistant shingles on the market. 

5. Hip & Ridge Caps

We install hip and ridge caps for more than just roof design and style. Hip and ridge caps help protect your roof from wind damage during a squall or nor’easter.

6. Ventilation

Ventilation issues are behind many of the roof problems we see. A vented roof keeps your attic cooler in the summer and drier in the winter. It also helps prevent attic mold and mildew issues.

About Us | County Roofing Systems
Let a pro handle your LI/NYC Roofing Jobs

For over 3 decades Keith Schmied has installed roofs throughout the area. From flat metal roofing commercial projects in Queens to Nassau County multifamily projects and Suffolk County home roof repairs, Keith has seen it all.

County Roofing Systems is a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster. Only the top 1% of roofing contractors in America qualify for ShingleMaster certification. CertainTeed stands behind our work because we’ve proven our experience and our track record of customer satisfaction.  

We provide a free estimate that explains the issues and itemizes our solution to your problem. We install every roof according to exacting specifications and use the best roofing material. We take every job seriously, and we stand behind our work with the best warranties in the business. Give us a call and see what we can do for you.

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