xt 25 shingle review
  • Editor Rating

  • Good
  • 2.75/5 Avg. Rating

  • 4 Reviews

  • Certainteed XT25/30
  • Published on: November 16, 2013
  • Last modified: December 7, 2013
  • Construction
  • Features
  • Color Options
  • Longevity
  • Design

  • Review Summary:

  • Capable and popular 3-Tab shingle. Fast loosing ground to popular dimensional shingles.

Certainteed XT 25 Reviews

A popular three tab shingle:  Three tab shingles are quickly becoming obsolete.  With the increasing popularity of dimensional shingle such as the Landmark series for Certainteed, or the Oakridge/Duration from Owens Corning three tabs have decreased in use.  Given the name because each individual shingle has 3 tabs.  They have a flatter visual appearance and in general don’t last quite as long as architectural s.

 

 

Manufacturer Shingle Brand Features Our Rating 5 Nails Max
Certainteed XT 25 Fiberglass base coated shingle – good value line, Traditional Look
Certainteed XT-30 Same as XT 25 Year counterpart just thicker.
Certainteed XT-30IR An impact resistant shingle which for most homeowner’s will mean increases resistance to hail or other falling debris.

Pros

These shingles are lightweight and easy to handle. Installers having been using this style of shingle for decades so finding a qualified installer should not be a problem. Most contractors will simply cut off the "tab" portion of the shingle and use the remainder for the starter strip which the first course of shingles lays down to. Also, you can cut the shingles in thirds to use as your cap shingles at the peek of the roof.

Cons

Longevity is lacking due to there lighter weight and design. Wind uplift warranty on these shingles is only 60mph and 5 Years which is less than half the warranty offered on many dimensional shingles. Quickly becoming obsolete as architectural shingles are dominating the market at a very competitive price point.