Location: 613 West Parsons Avenue, Watervliet Michigan
Products Installed: LandMark Pro Heather Blend Shingles and Heat Deflector Insulation
Dennison Exterior Solutions as roofing contractors in Watervliet Michigan was hired to replace the roof on this home built in 1996 that had experienced ice dams in the valleys. Their past experience with contractors had been poor in regards to timeliness, shorty work and a failure to communicate. The existing roof had evidence of shingles being blown off which has also led to exposed fasteners.
During the roofing process after all the shingles had been removed we cut an access opening into the attic and applied the Heat Deflector Insulation on top of the existing insulation. As is customary with the application of the LandMark Pro shingles we applied Winter Guard ice and water shield around all protrusions through the roof including the valleys and the first six feet of the eave edges of the roof.
As roofing contractors in Watervliet Michigan Dennison Exterior Solutions specializes in the installation of Lifetime Warranty (50 Year Warranty) Shingles that includes a 50 Year 100% Transferable Labor & Material Warranty backed by CertainTeed without any Prorating during the life of the shingles.
The Benefits of the Dennison Exterior Solutions & CertainTeed Integrity Roof System
A quality roofing system involves the underlayments, shingles, accessory products, and ventilation all working together. Day after day, year after year.
At Dennison Exterior Solutions & CertainTeed, we call that the Integrity Roof System
The Integrity Roof System is designed to provide optimum performance — no matter how bad weather conditions are. After all, better quality shingles mean longer-lasting roofs. Add in underlayment and accessory products, and you’ve got a roof system that really works.
When you choose a Dennison Exterior Solutions Integrity Roof System you gain the advantage of having CertainTeed as your single manufacturing source to stand behind its roof system components.
Dennison Exterior Solutions Shingles:
Most of Dennison Exterior Solutions customers choose the LandMark Pro Shingles which were Engineered to outperform ordinary roofing shingles in every category, Landmark PRO boasts the rich hues and stunning dimensionality of CertainTeed’s Max Def color technology. Good looks aside, this dimensional laminate shingle is built to last, with two layers of high-quality roofing asphalt and an industry leading lifetime limited transferrable warranty.
- Replicate the appearance of cedar shake roofing, with the added flexibility of a colorful palette to choose from
- Fifteen year StreakFighter® algae-resistance warranty
- Enhanced warranty available when installed by Dennison Exterior Solutions which is a CertainTeed credentialed contractor
- 110mph Wind Resistance warranty
Underlayments: Dennison Exterior Solutions Winter Guard Ice & Water Shield
Dennison Exterior Solutions & CertainTeed’s WinterGuard waterproofing shingle underlayment is the solution for winning the battle against water penetration in your roof’s most vulnerable places. WinterGuard is a composite material of asphalt polymers, formed into a rolled sheet. The asphalt makes it vapor-tight, and the polymers make the asphalt elastic and sticky. This protective barrier is able to stretch and seal around nails driven through it. Placing WinterGuard a minimum of 24″ past the interior wall line at the eave provides your first line of defense.
Dennison Exterior Solutions installs Winter Guard six feet up the roofline from all eave edges, where all lower roofs meet any walls and around all roof ‘ shingle penetrations such as furnace / water heater vent stacks, soil pipes, chimneys, antenna satellite fasteners, skylights and any other protrusions through the roof. This process eliminates all potential future call-backs.
Dennison’s Winter Guard seals the roof against infiltration of water into the home due to ice dams and wind-driven rain that also seals water-tight around each nail that is driven through it. The sand surface of Winter Guard also provides a huge safety factor for installers while walking on top of the shield.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & CertainTeed’s Diamond Deck Synthetic Felt
Dennison Exterior Solutions & CertainTeed’s Diamond Deck high performance synthetic felt is applied to the entire roof surface that is not already covered the the Winter Guard ice and water shield. This Best-in-Class underlayments performance in terms of both weather protection and contractor safety is unsurpassed.
Diamond Deck has exceptional dimensional stability compared to standard 15lb or 30lb felt underlayment which can wrinkle when it becomes wet and “telegraph” those wrinkles through to the shingles applied over it detracting from the beauty of your homes new shingles. Diamond Deck eliminates this problem and it special top surface treatment provide excellent slip resistance, even when wet for contractor safety.
Heat Deflector Insulation
As the exclusive insulation contractor certified to install the Heat Deflector Insulation Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper with the installation of this product as proven by the Department of Energy can cut your utility bills between 20 to 40 percent.
Is a highly reflective perforated insulated blanket that is installed on top of your existing insulation that can also be attached to the bottom of the rafters under your roof’s decking. We also install the Heat Deflector behind vinyl siding when we are residing homes.
The Heat Deflector Perforated Insulation allows moisture to pass through the product and still deflects 97% of the radiant heat up during the summer away for the inside of your home allowing your air conditioner to use less energy cooling the air. In the winter the heated air inside your home is deflected back down allowing your furnace to run less and also keeping the air in your attic that is above the Heat Deflector and below your roof’s deck to be cooler. This process also mitigates snow melt and minimizes the buildup of ice and icicles.
The Heat Deflector provides an R-16 insulation value however, when you include the reflective nature of both sides of the product its performance characteristics can reach the equivalent of an R-30.
- Blocks 97% of the radiant heat, saving you money year after year
- Pays for itself in Energy Savings!
- Requires no maintenance
- Never needs replacement
- 0.03 Emissivity