High-Performance Starter

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High Performance Starter are starter course shingles specifically for use with GrandManor®, Highland Slate® and Hatteras® shingles - and the only approved installation alternative to using the shingles themselves.

High Performance Starter meets the accessory requirements for the CertainTeed Integrity Roof System™ which is comprised of underlayments, shingles, accessory products and ventilation all working together. The Integrity Roof System is designed to provide optimum performance--no matter how bad the weather conditions are. For more information regarding the Integrity Roof System click on the brochure link to the right.


  • "Hatteras" dual-sealant strips at bottom edge for 110 mph wind resistance
  • Installation is a snap - no need to cut tabs off expensive shingles
  • Provides a straight factory-cut eave edge for a clean look
  • Required for Hatteras® wind warranty coverage
  • 10" x 36" starter strip
  • Packed 34 pieces (102 linear feet) per bundle


Proper Installation is Critical.

Applying a roof system correctly is essential to the warranty and performance of the roof. Backed by over 100 years of excellence in the roofing industry, CertainTeed developed a complete set of installation instructions for their roofing products in both English and Spanish. These installation instructions describe and illustrate the steps involved in installing CertainTeed asphalt roofing products.

High Performance Starter Shingles are designed specifically for use with Grand Manor, Centennial Slate and Hatteras shingles. Click on the link to the right for the installation instructions on Grand Manor, Centennial Slate and Hatteras shingles and accessories.

To view a listing of credentialed roofing companies in your area who install CertainTeed products, click on the "Find a Roofing Contractor" link located in the left navigation bar.

This product has a limited warranty against manufacturing defects concurrent with the warranty of the field shingle with which it is installed.

See CertainTeed's Asphalt Shingle Products Limited Warranty for specific details.
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