CertainTeed Shingles
Saint-Gobain has brought to India, the ultimate roofing product called 'Shingles' which has every feature, an Architect and a house owner would definitely aspire for. Shingles is the most popular roofing product for sloped roofs in North America and most part of Europe. It is aesthetically very appealing and boasts of endearing product features, including waterproof, unbreakable, flexible, and highly durable.

Saint-Gobain has been promoting CertainTeed shingles in India in a systematic manner since 2004. The company has a full-fledged technical team including Application Engineers to give technical and installation back-up whenever required. To offer superior service, they have trained applicators all over the country and warehouses in several states. With offices, trained technical and application engineers in key locations and a nation-wide dealer network, Saint-Gobain, CertainTeed is the entity to offer complete package including products and services for all types of application areas ranging particularly resorts, gated communities, government buildings, and individual bungalows to name a few.

Recently, the company has added two very popular and unique products to its CertainTeed product range in India. They are Solar reflective shingles called Solaris, which reduces heat by over 20% during summer and Vinyl Sidings, a zero-maintenance product for external wall cladding which comes with lifetime no-fade warranty. There is also a product warranty of 20 – 50 years and to cap it all, it comes with Saint-Gobain's stamp of quality and trust.

Shingles are composites of reinforced fiberglass and high grade mineral-stabilized, asphalt. They are overlaid with high strength ceramic coated granules, below which is a mineral stabilizer cum fire–retardant coating. This entire composition comes in the form of mats. A sheet of Shingle has a thickness in the range of 4 to 12 mm and is about by 3 feet X 1 feet in size. They are packed in bundles of about 25 sheets.

Shingles are greatly versatile. They easily adapt to diverse conditions and offer an unfailing performance. They can be conveniently applied on all kinds of roof substrates that are slope/curved/arched shaped, hard and even. They can be suitably laid on RCC slabs, wooden decks, fiber-cement boards, etc.

The roof substrate that it can be applied include – slope / curved / arched / conical / dome-shaped roofs.

Some of the key advantages of the product include:
  • Excellent Durability
  • Superior aesthetics
  • 100% Waterproof
  • Performs under all climatic conditions
  • Wind resistant and Impact proof
  • UV resistant and color permanent
  • Flexible - Aids easy installation
  • Light Weight – compliments light weight construction
  • Algae resistant (Most models)
  • Aids steep slope application
  • Versatility - Can be applied both on wooden and concrete decks.
  • Warranty – of 20 – 50 Years

MGS Architecture December 2014

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