Niles Michigan Roof and Gutter Topper Leaf Terminator Project

Location: 905 Topinabee Road, Niles MI 49120

Products Installed: CertainTeed Independence Charcoal Black Lifetime Warranty Shingles and the Leaf Terminator Gutter Guards

After - CertainTeed Independence Shingles - Charcoal Black

After – CertainTeed Independence Shingles – Charcoal Black

As roofing contractors in Niles Michigan we were hired to restore the beauty of this home by installing an upgraded roofing and gutter system.

Before - Front of Home

Before – Front of Home

The shingle chosen was the Independence shingle by CertainTeed. The Independence shingle has a distinctive surface which is the product of an unusual color blending process, but its underlying character comes from the patented Shangle design, featuring a one-piece full-size base shingle, random laminated tabs and deep shadow lines for a dramatic, dimensional appearance no other asphalt shingle can claim.

And to ensure its longevity, a special formulation of embedded copper granules is warranted to protect the roof for a full 15 years against the streaking and discoloration that can be caused by airborne algae. At 250 lbs. per 100 square feet the Independence shingle due to our certifications included a 50 year SureStart warranty that covers 100 percent of the cost of labor, material and disposal to remove and replace the roof if material defects are found during the life of the shingle. The SureStart warranty also includes no prorating during the life of the shingle and covers workmanship for the first 20 years.

2nd Story Back of Home Roof

2nd Story Back of Home Roof

The Independence shingles also a features a 15 year 110 mph wind resistance warranty, which can be upgraded to 130 mph if needed.

We protected the roof deck of this home by using CertainTeed’s Winter Guard ice and water shield by applying it to

Ice & Water Shield Locations with Synthetic Felt

Ice & Water Shield Locations with Synthetic Felt

the first six feet of the roof deck at the eave edges, a the base of all walls were a lower roof meets a second story wall, around all soil pipes, chimneys and around the new Velux triple-flash skylights we installed. On the balance of the roof deck we covered it with CertainTeed’s Diamond Deck synthetic felt.

Skylight with Winter Guard Ice & Water Shield

Skylight with Winter Guard Ice & Water Shield

Before - Small Tool Shed

Before – Small Tool Shed

After - Small Tool Shed

After – Small Tool Shed

As gutter guard contractors in Niles Michigan and the area dealer for the Gutter Topper gutter guard product on this home we chose to install the patented copper Leaf Terminator gutter guard product which features an exclusive perforation pattern with water flow ridges and valleys to stop leaves and debris from clogging your homes gutters.

Leaf Terminator - Copper

Leaf Terminator – Copper

The Leaf Terminator gutter guard passed rigorous, independent testing by PRI Construction Material Technologies of Tampa, Florida, an independent testing firm. The Leaf Terminator was certified to withstand 110 mph winds with no lift or movement, 1200 pounds of weight per square foot maintaining 100 percent of its original design and accepts 22 inches of rainfall per hour, which equals 44 feet of rain in one day. With it’s low profile the gutter cover does not use unsightly mounting brackets or hangers and strengthens your gutter system in addition to not voiding your roofs warranty.


After - Font of Home

After – Font of Home