...Super Thick Slate Look:
There is no equal to the Presidential TL. As the thickest shingle in
the industry, weighing in at a husky 485 lbs per roofing square (100 sq
ft), this product is incomparable.
It is a tri-laminate, with three layers of heavy duty fiberglass
shingles laminated together to form a this new product innovation. It
would take a hurricane to blow this monster off, and even then it would
probably stay put.
When installed this product is actually thicker than cedar shingles,
and just as thick as real slate. Some roofers have commented that when
they walk on this roof, they feel like they are walking on a "real
roof" for a change, not just a faked alternative such as a 30 year
This product provides real texture, real depth, and real slate or
shake appearance. It isn't faking it with shadow lines...it really is
The Presidential TL Ultimate should be called "Presidential TL
as we have never seen a more realistic alternative to the real thing.
This product costs substantially less than the real thing, is less
fragile than the real thing, is installed cheaper than the real thing,
and weighs far less than the real thing. But it looks better than the
real thing in many cases, and it comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
This product automatically comes with a copper granule added to a
percentage of its
surface granules, which is warranted by Certainteed to
prevent algae staining for 15 years. The copper granules are a worthwhile extra feature in our rainforest
climate for inhibiting algae growth.
As the shingle is extra thick, and a specific pattern for laying the
product needs to be followed, expect your roofer to charge a little bit
more for application. But considering that a properly installed
Presidential TL Ultimate may be the last roof your home needs, seeing the roofer
around for a couple extra days shouldn't pose too much of an
inconvenience, and its well worth the investment.
And as this product is expected to last over 50 years, please ensure
that you install adequate ventilation in the attic below the roof for both warranty purposes,
as well as
the health of your home. The flashings should also be heavier than the
minimum code products as we need 50 years plus of metal flashing life
expectancy. Lets install better than average shingle underlayments to
make this luxurious roof survive the distance as a good quality roof
system. Remember...the roof is
only as good as its weakest link.
There are a few competitors trying to mimic the look and appearance
of the Presidential Shakes and the Presidential "TL" Ultimate. Most do
not have the unique pattern and style of either the Presidential Shakes
or the Presidential "TL" Ultimate. Most of those competitive products
have an offset pattern that too often promotes unsightly checkerboard or
diagonal zipper patterns.
The original still is the Presidential Shake, and it's design and
system has proven itself after 20 years of installed historical results.
The thicker Presidential "TL" Ultimate will only last longer as it was
created by taking the already well proven Presidential Shake's two layer
shingle and added a THIRD layer laminated to its structure to create the
thickest and heaviest and most textured shingle in the market today.
The copycats of the competition do not have a triple layer design.
They tried to make thicker simulations of the Presidential Shake but did
so by adding some additional surface granules to the back of their
shingles. This added weight and thickness, but added no appreciable
waterproofing characteristics. Instead it makes them harder to cut and
more likely to crack.
The Presidential "TL" Ultimate by adding an extra layer of fiberglass
and asphalt to the back of the shingle added real waterproofing and
storm resistance characteristics to the original Presidential Shakes,
thereby making a better product as well as a roofing material with
clearly higher definition, enhanced style, and luxurious looks.
Contact ourselves at the Roofing Store ...All Weather Products Ltd,
and we will show you how to build a great roof system using Presidential
"TL" Ultimate, using a unique colour blend that will best suit your
architecture and building's colours. Certainteed has provided a colour
blend to meet most designers requirements, and these colours will create
a luxurious definition of slate or wood shake for your project.