How satisfied will my customers
be with Elk shingles?
Recent research demonstrated that 97% of homeowners with Elk roofs
reported that they were "very satisfied" with them.
What kinds of sales support materials
do you offer?
support materials, considered by many to be the best in the
roofing industry, include sample boards, literature and other
items for model homes and sales centers designed to make your
sales job easier.
Does Elk have a model home program?
Ask your regional
sales office for details
How can I get samples of your
Your local distributor will have sample boards showing the various
Elk products and product colors. Contact your regional
sales office or local
distributor for a brochure on the Elk products you're interested
Can I buy shingles directly from
Our products are primarily sold through independent distributors
who sell to builders and roofing contractors who install roofs.
Some contractors, and many roofing product distributors, have
showrooms where you can view Elk products. Our products are available
in some retail home centers.
I noticed Prestique High Definition®
and Raised Profile® have similar limited warranties. What's the
difference in these two products?
The large difference between these two shingles is the granule
High Definition has our high definition granule mix for an
increased dimensional appearance, adding depth and texture to a home's roof. If you view the Prestique High Definition shingle you will notice a dark pattern of granules near the top of the shingle; this enhances the appearance of shadows on your roof
to give the appearance of greater depth and thickness. Raised
Profile does not have this granule mix, but still offers a
more dimensional appearance than standard three-tab shingles.
While these shingles do have a similar limited warranty, Prestique
High Definition gives our premium appearance with a value similar
to Raised Profile.
What is a "Peak PerformanceSM
The term "Peak Performance Contractor" refers to a program
that recognizes independent roofing contractors who sell Elk products
and maintain an extremely high level of customer satisfaction
(90% or above as determined by a third-party survey), and successfully
maintain a clean business history as determined by the Better
Business Bureau®. All Peak Performance Contractors must carry
workers compensation (if required by law) and liability insurance
coverage. The program was designed to give these true professionals
an opportunity to distinguish themselves, and it has also been
a highly successful tool in gaining important customer feedback.
Click on the Peak
Performance link to access local professionals who are well-versed
in industry standard practices.
What type of shingles does Elk
Elk shingles are laminated, made with a thick layer of asphalt
on each side of a tough fiberglass base. Mineral granules, which
add the color and additional durability to the shingles, are embedded
in the top asphalt layer. Laminated shingles are considered to
be much better looking and generally have longer limited warranties
than ordinary three-tab shingles.
How will Elk shingles affect the
curb appeal of the homes I build?
Choosing Elk premium laminated shingles is one of the best ways
to improve the visual appeal, and hence the curb appeal, of your
new homes. Their rich, dimensional appearance makes a statement
that few other roofing materials can.
How do Elk roofing products compare
to other types of roofing materials available to me?
Elk shingles carry an Underwriters Laboratory Class "A"
fire rating, while wood shingles are being banned in many areas
because of fire danger. Untreated wood shingles can warp, curl
and burn, while Elk shingles are made with a fiberglass base to
resist these problems. And Elk premium shingles are less expensive
than wood or shake. Ordinary three-tab shingles are flat and thin
-- and look that way on a roof. Conversely, Elk shingles lend
a high-profile look to a building, which your clients will appreciate.
What are the product options and
price points you offer?
Elk offers a variety of distinct roofing products -- in a wide
range of colors, thicknesses, options and price points. Contact
distributor for more information.