Presidential® Starter is required for Presidential Shake® TL and Presidential Shake® applications, and is also an acceptable starter shingle for the application of Arcadia Shake® shingles.

Presidential 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.

About CertainTeed Roofing Technologies

As a result of our dedication to product improvements and manufacturing excellence, we've developed numerous valuable technologies that help contractors and homeowners build better, safer, more comfortable homes. This CertainTeed product features the following roofing technologies:

CertaSeal is a high-grade adhesive made from a proprietary blend of asphalts and polymers that seals shingles together on the roof to safeguard against wind uplift, shingle blow off, and moisture infiltration. Unlike harder sealants that can dry out and crack over time, it is designed to remain pliable and accommodate the slight structural shifts caused by years of temperature and weather changes. Learn more.

Solaris® Cool Roof technology is a sustainable solution that applies energy-saving performance to our most popular shingle brands. Featuring a special granule surface blend that can reflect up to 44 percent of solar heat, they help reduce roof temperatures and heat transfer into living spaces, lessening the workloads of air conditioning system to save on energy costs. Learn more.

Technical Information

  • Assures Class A fire rating
  • Two layers of a straight factory-cut eave edge; staggered offset for maximum water tightness
  • Easy to handle and apply
  • Available in the entire Presidential Shake TL and Presidential Shake color line
  • Saves time and money--no need to remove tabs from expensive shingles
  • 13 1/4" x 40" starter when applied
  • Packed 22 pieces (36 lineal feet of double-layer coverage) per bundle


Presidential Starter is required to be used with Presidential Shake TL and Presidential Shake shingles. Applying a roof system correctly is essential to the warranty and performance of the roof. Please refer to the installation instructions for complete details. Available in both English and Spanish.

Warranty Details

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.

Export Information

Presidential® Starter asphalt roofing shingles are available for Export.  Please review the related product brochures for additional information.

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