CertainTeed SwiftStart® metric starter shingle is designed specifically for use with CertainTeed Landmark Series shingles. Rather than cutting expensive field shingles to use as starters, you can save time and money by starting with SwiftStart.

  • Reduced installation time, so jobs are finished faster
  • Required for use to obtain enhanced warranties
  • Code-compliant, meets min. 2" headlap requirement for metric shingles--many competing products do not
  • Each 18-piece bundle covers 116 linear ft.
  • Works with all metric shingles that are similar to Landmark
  • CertaSeal™ modified-asphalt sealant holds strong against wind uplift and shingle blow-off

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.

CertainTeed CertaSeal® for Wind Uplift Protection

Designed to be fast activating after installation, 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, CertaSeal® is designed to remain pliable and accommodate the slight structural shifts caused by years of temperature and weather changes, all while protecting homes from wind and wet weather year round.

Technical Information

  • Code-compliant, meets min. 2" headlap requirement for metric shingles--many competing products do not
  • Each 18-piece bundle covers 116 linear ft.
  • Dimensions: Each sheet measures 38 3/4" x 15 1/4" and separates into two 38 3/4" x 7 5/8" starter shingles
  • Precision sealant for proper sealing at the eaves
  • Works with all metric shingles that are similar to Landmark

Installation

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

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

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