La Porte Indiana Roofing & Gutter Topper Project
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as roofing contractors in Stevensville Michigan had been previously hired to install Gutter Topper a few years back and also solve some overflowing gutter problems on the front of this home. We were then hired to also resolve ventilation issues while we installed a new roof.
Most homes such as this one do not have enough ridge in order to meet the requirements of proper “exhaust” ventilation. Therefore, we must add a filtered vent with an external baffle to the hips of the roof to bring us in compliance and to validate the new shingles warranty. We also had to add a few intake vents to the soffit area to bring the intake side into compliance as well.
Project Location: 5303 North Alpine Ridge, Stevensville MI 49127
Color: Moire Black
Products Used: CertainTeed LandMark Pro Moire Black Lifetime Warranty Shingles, Filtered Ridge & Hip Vent, WinterGuard Ice & Water Shield, Diamond Deck Synthetic Felt and Light Bronze Gutter Topper
Proper ventilation is a matter of intake typically found under the eaves and exhaust found near or at the peak of the roof. Sadly, most roofers are negligent and think they just add a ridge vent – an unbaffled one at that – and believe that they have increased the venting capabilities of the attic. However, in almost every case that just doesn’t work and sadly, most roofers either don’t care to install proper ventilation or are just outright negligent. Homeowners choose a shingle based on its warranty and then fail to receive one as proper ventilation is not installed.
At Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper we don’t make that mistake. We inspect your attic, including the intake vents under the eaves to ensure they are open to the attic and are not blocked by insulation. We also take the necessary measurements of the attic in order to calculate the proper ventilation requirements that need to be upgraded on the intake and exhaust side of the equation. We then show in detail to all of our customers the results to prove to them what is needed and required in order to validate the new shingles warranty.
Proper ventilation reduces energy costs in the summer by lowering cooling costs. Air conditioners do not have to work as hard to keep the inside of the home cool as the heat buildup inside the attic is mitigated. This also means your refrigerator doesn’t have to work as much to stay cool inside. In the winter, warm moist air infiltrates into the attic and condenses into tiny small water droplets which falls onto the top of the insulation, which then matts it down over time and decreases the ability of the insulation to keep it warm inside the home. Your furnace then has to work that much harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. Both of these processes in the summer and winter months cause the homeowners home to consume more energy which drives up utility costs. Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper’s installation of proper ventilation stops or mitigates this problem saving their customers money over the long run. This is in addition to the fact that their roof will last up to 20 years longer thereby saving them the cost of having to have a new roof installed twice in the same period of years.
As roofing contractors in Stevensville 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 Stevensville 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 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 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 treatm
ent 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.
Gutter Topper was specifically engineered to be installed over your existing gutters however, Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter cover contractors in Stevensville Michigan recommends that we replace your gutters if your current gutter system was originally installed with the outdated spike and ferrule fastener system, as those systems are almost impossible to be adjusted for proper drainage.
If your existing gutter system is in relatively good shape Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter contractors in Stevensville Michigan our installation methods includes a Gutter Tune-up that includes “dry” cleaning out your existing gutters, repitching them where and if they need to be and resealing any leaking seams that the homeowner points out to us. This fee also includes taking over responsibility for your existing gutter system as well if the system is relatively new so that you won’t have to call the original gutter company. We also specialize in installing new seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts as well if you need new gutters.
While there are many gutter guard systems on the market today only Gutter Topper passed independent tests for debris infiltration, torrential rain flow (22” per hour), hurricane force winds (110mph), handle the heavy weight of ice and snow (1,200 lbs. per square foot) and be rated the number one solid metal gutter guard on the market today by a leading consumer testing magazine.
Gutter Topper is a permanent solution to having to constantly climb dangerous rickety old ladders putting your health at risk to keep you gutters clean. Every year, over 100,000 homeowners fall from ladders and are seriously injured. Many fall from heights as low as 10 feet and spend an average of $4,000 on hospital co-pays, prescription drugs, lost wages, and physical therapy.
Ask yourself, is it worth the risk?
How Gutter Topper Protects You, Your Home & Enhances Your Home
Please don’t hesitate to call Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter repair contractors in Stevensville 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
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter guard contractors in Stevensville 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 “A” rating from our customers.