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 mix. Prestique
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
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 make?
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.
Why should I
do business with Elk?
Two reasons: we offer quality products your customers will appreciate,
and we're the shingle company that appreciates and supports contractors.
We've always made it a priority to assist you with your jobs by
offering great products, great support and great sales materials
-- like this website.
What is your
product line like?
Elk offers six distinct roofing products in a wide range of colors
and other options.
Will my customers
be satisfied with Elk shingles? Any problems with callbacks?
Reading the application instructions printed on every Elk shingle
package, and following them (particularly by hitting the nail
line properly), should minimize callbacks and give you great results
every time. In fact, recent research demonstrated that 97% of
homeowners with Elk roofs reported that they were very satisfied.
What kinds of
sales support materials can you provide?
Our sales support materials, largely considered to be the best
in the roofing industry, include sample boards, a new sample presentation
case, videos, literature and other items that make your sales
job much easier.
Does Elk have
a co-op program?
Yes. The purpose of our program is to help you advertise and promote
both your business and Elk roofing products -- with Elk paying
a portion of the expenses. All contractors who purchase Elk products
are eligible to participate. Just contact your local Elk District
Sales Manager, who will enroll you, or click
What should I
know about your company before recommending your shingles to my
Producing the finest roofing available is nothing new for Elk.
We've led the way in improving the quality of roofing products
since 1955, the year we opened our first production plant. Today,
Elk has production facilities in Ennis, Texas; Tuscaloosa, Alabama;
Shafter, California and Myerstown, Pennsylvania.
How can I get
samples of your products?
Your regional sales office will be happy to provide you with architectural
sample chips and sample boards of our products and product colors.
here for phone numbers of Regional Sales Offices.
Can I buy shingles
directly from Elk?
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.
What is the typical
cost of Elk shingles?
your nearest distributor for pricing.