Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as roofing contractors in Benton Harbor Michigan inspected and measured the attic, pitched and low-pitched roof on this home which had experience some leakage due to ice dams backing up under the shingles and the failure of the previous homeowner to install a nailess roofing system on the low-pitched roof on the back of the house.

Upon our inspection we also recommended that the homeowner take advantage of the opportunity to add insulation to the project since the best time in terms of convenience and cost savings would be while we have the old roof removed and have access to the attic by taking up a sheet or two of the OSB. This opportunity cuts the installation costs by 2/3rds.

We also upgraded the ventilation system as every homes roof is now required by the manufacturer and most building codes to have proper ventilation installed to validate the new shingles warranty. While most upgraded ventilation systems do not create the negative pressure above the vent Dennison Exterior Solutions ridge vents do. As with most hip and ridge type roofs like this they just don’t have the proper amount of feet of ridge to validate the warranty which is why on this home we had to also vent the hips with CertainTeed’s Hip Vent.

Quick Facts

Project Location: 2772 Territorial Road Benton Harbor MI 49085

Color: Pewter

Products Used: CertainTeed LandMark Pro Pewter Lifetime Warranty Shingles, CertainTeed Flintastic Self-Adhered Commercial Grade Roll Roofing & the Heat Deflector Insulation

Project Details

As roofing contractors in Benton Harbor Michigan Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper 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

Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as roofing contractors in Benton Harbor Michigan we use the Integrity Roof System, which 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 & Gutter Topper 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 & Gutter Topper Shingles:

Most of Dennison Exterior Solution & Gutter Topper customers choose the LandMark Pro Shingles, which were engineered to out perform 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 & Gutter Topper Winter Guard Ice & Water Shield

Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper uses CertainTeed’s WinterGuard waterproofing shingle underlayment, which 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 & Gutter Topper 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 callbacks.

Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper 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 & Gutter Topper CertainTeed’s Diamond Deck Synthetic Felt

Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper uses 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 underlayment’s 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.

Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper CertainTeed’s
Ventilation Products: 12” Filtered Vent with an External Baffle and Intake Vent

Designed with an internal weather filter and external baffles, CertainTeed® filtered Ridge Vent proves that outstanding beauty and performance can be combined. Less than an inch in height, this slim molded, high-impact copolymer shingle-over ridge vent permits capping of the ridge with shingles like the rest of the roof. CertainTeed Ridge Vents combined with sufficient intake vents, such as CertainTeed Intake Vent, are the most efficient and effective systems you can install that will help validate the new shingles warranty and save you energy which save you money 24/7. Works year-round to ventilate the attic. Provides evenly distributed ventilation along the entire underside of the roof. Provides a higher volume of airflow per square foot of attic area than any other fixed-vent system and is designed to maximize airflow across the entire underside of roof sheathing. Changes in wind direction have no significant effect on vent performance and is wind driven rain resistant up to 110 MPH.

CertainTeed’s Intake Vent provides continuous intake airflow at the roof’s edge and provides proper intake ventilation for homes with little or no overhang. It’s a rooftop installed, shingle-over intake vent that can be used to supplement existing soffit or under eave vents. CertainTeed Ridge Vent combined with sufficient intake vents, such as CertainTeed Intake Vent, are the most efficient and effective systems you can install.

CertainTeed Flintastic Self-Adhered Low-Pitch Commercial Grade Roofing

CertainTeed Flintlastic® SA roofing membrane is a premium, self-adhering SBS modified bitumen roofing material suitable for use in accordance with CertainTeed specifications for most low-slope roof system applications. Flintlastic SA Cap is available in 8 colors, plus white and CoolStar highly reflective granules.
Flintlastic SA Cap white meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR® requirements for slopes greater than 2:12″ and can be used to comply with the 2016 California Title 24 Part 6 Cool Roof Requirements

Heat Deflector Insulation

Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as insulation contractors in Stevensville Michigan 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
  • Non-toxic/Non-carcinogenic

Please don’t hesitate to call Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter repair contractors in Benton Harbor Michigan for a free inspection, review of your proposal today. Our office will return your call promptly and setup an appointment with you to inspect, measure and review your customized proposal and answer any questions you may have about our products and installations.

Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter guard contractors in Benton Harbor Michigan has well over 5,000 satisfied customers in the Western Michigan and Northern Indiana areas. Our average customer satisfaction ratings are superior to any other contractor in the area with a 5 Star rating and and “A” rating from our customers.

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