La Porte Indiana Roofing & Gutter Topper Project
Dennison Exterior Solutions as roofing contractors in Benton Harbor Michigan was tasked with removing and replacing this starter homes 25 year old roof. There were three layers of shingles on this roof which had a substantial leak around the small dome skylight, including shingles that were brittle, blowing off and had been stained by algae. On this hip and ridge home we installed Winter Guard ice and water shield on the first six feet of all eave edges, in the valleys, around the chimney, around the new skylight we installed and around all soil pipes and vents. As with most hip and ridge style roofs this home did not have enough footage of ridge to install CertainTeed’s baffled filtered ridge vent in order to validate the new shingles warranty. Instead, we installed four square static vents in order to validate the new shingles warranty. On the low-pitched roof addition on the back of the house required us to install CertainTeed’s Self Adhered Flintastic Roll Roofing system.
Project Location: 241 Messner Drive, Benton Harbor Michigan 49022
Color: Weathered Wood
Products Used: CertainTeed LandMark Weathered Wood Shingles, Flintastic Self Adhered Low Pitch Roofing and Static Vents
As roofing contractors in Benton Harbor 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.
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.
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.
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.