La Porte Indiana Roofing & Gutter Topper Project
Their neighbor whose roof we replaced the previous year referred Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as roofing contractors in Saint Joseph Michigan to us.
We were hired to remove and replace the roof on this A-framed high-pitched roof that sits on the Saint Joseph river on the east side of Saint Joseph. While there had not been any leaks in the past of the roof we also repaired the gutter on the south side of the home to ensure proper water drainage.
Project Location: 2145 Derfla Drive, Saint Joseph Michigan 49085
Products Used: CertainTeed LandMark Pro Weathered Wood Shingles
Prior to removing the older shingles, as is our standard procedure we took great cares in protecting the foliage around the home. Due to the steep pitch we enclosed the garden area with OSB sheathing. We normally have at least one if now two crew members on the ground performing clean up all the time. We also place tarps in strategic locations to protect the grass and garden areas as well. This process significantly enhances the clean up of all debris. After the sheathing and tarps are put away we also used several large magnets to sweep the area to remove any remaining nails. And finally, we also perform a final clean up with the entire crew to visually walk around and pickup any non-metal items as well. In fact, when the owner Scott Dennison performs his final inspection the first step in his inspection is the scan and pick up anything the crew may have missed.
As roofing contractors in Saint Joseph 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.
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 Saint Joseph 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.
Most of Dennison Exterior Solution & Gutter Topper 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 & 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.