Integrity Roofing System

Not all jobs qualify for a SureStart Plus warranty, however, Cambridge Builders and Roofing always follows the guidelines of the CertainTeed Integrity Roofing System.  We feel that this is best in “breed” practices and want to follow in their footsteps…

The CertainTeed Integrity Roof System™

A shingle roof system will qualify as an Integrity Roof System when all of the following conditions have been met:

All CertainTeed products must be installed in accordance with the CertainTeed Shingle Applicator’s Manual (SAM ) and applied over a clean, dry deck (lay-over or roof-over installation does not qualify). An MSA supervisor must be used on all SureStart PLUS jobs.

Waterproofing Underlayment:

  • CertainTeed WinterGuard™ is required as follows:
  • Must be installed at the eaves if required by local building code, or when the roof system is in a snow zone, or north of the following states: North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.
  • Must be installed at all roof penetrations.
  • Must be applied as a closed valley liner.
  • Is recommended as a valley liner for open valleys. Otherwise, open valleys must be installed in accordance with NRCA Roofing Manual specifications.

Shingle Underlayment:

  • CertainTeed Roofers’ Select™, RoofWrap™, or ShingleFelt™ must be installed.
  • If CertainTeed products are not available, then the underlayment must meet ASTM D4869 or ASTM D226 (non-perforated) or ASTM D6757 standards of performance.

Starter Course:

  • Must be CertainTeed pre-cut starter or made from CertainTeed shingles.*


  • Must be CertainTeed shingles with a warranty duration of at least 30 years.

Hip and Ridge Caps:

  • Must be CertainTeed pre-cut hip and ridge accessory or made from CertainTeed shingles.*


  • Must be installed to meet applicable model code requirements or building code standards.
  • Must have adequate intake and exhaust vents to achieve proper Net Free Ventilation area.
  • If ridge ventilation devices are installed, they must have an external baffle.

Flat Roof Sections:

  • If a Flintlastic® System is part of the job, up to 10 squares will be covered.
  • Approved CertainTeed Commercial Systems Specifications must be used.
  • Torch applied systems must be installed by a CertainTeed Commercial Roofing approved contractor.

5-STAR Coverage Additional Requirements:

  • Can only be offered by a SELECT ShingleMaster.
  • Must be installed by an MSA-qualified crew (50% of installers and all supervisors)
  • Shingles used must have a warranty duration of at least 30 years.
  • The 5-STAR Operating Agreement must be signed and registered with CertainTeed before this coverage is sold.
  • Installation must conform with the CertainTeed SAM required and recommended procedures.
  • All metal flashings must be new.

* If available.

Note: Air Vent, Inc. ventilation products are recommended for use in connection with the Integrity Roof System.