New Shingle for Cold Weather Handling Unveiled by CertainTeed
One of the things which set Premier Roofing Contractors apart from the competition is that we know what it takes to protect West Michigan homeowners year-round, and we’re passionate about sourcing the best materials for extreme conditions. This week, CertainTeed unveiled NorthGate™, the newest designer asphalt roofing shingle offering that’s designed to sustain high impacts and low temperatures. NorthGate boasts an SBS-polymer modifier for enhanced durability and a rich mixture of surface granules for added aesthetic depth and dimension.
Currently available in the Northwest region of the U.S., NorthGate is designed to endure harsh, cold-weather elements affronting the roof. The new shingle’s SBS composition allows it to remain flexible at temperatures as low as 0° F, making it easier to install in cold climates. Plus, the two-piece laminated fiberglass-based shingle meets the requirements of UL 2218 Class 4 for impact resistance – the highest rating possible.
“CertainTeed has been developing roofing materials since the turn of the 20th century, and NorthGate continues our tradition of designing strong, beautiful products,” said Bob Gardiner, vice president of marketing for CertainTeed Roofing. “With NorthGate, endurance is simply innate, so the shingle lasts longer and keeps its original look longer, and that’s something we are proud to stand behind.”
When tested against a standard asphalt shingle, NorthGate demonstrates a 40 percent improvement in tear strength, a 40 percent improvement in nail pull-through resistance, and a 15 percent increase in granule retention.
In addition to its exceptional strength, NorthGate features a rich mixture of surface granules that deliver vibrant, maximum-definition curb appeal and create a dimensional appearance similar to that of natural wood. NorthGate is available in six classic Max Def colors: Burnt Sienna, Granite Gray, Heather Blend, Moire Black, Resawn Shake, and Weathered Wood.
The 270 pound-per-square NorthGate comes with a comprehensive lifetime warranty, including a 15-year StreakFighter® warranty, 10-year SureStart™ protection, and a 15-year 110 mph wind-resistance warranty. A wind warranty upgrade to 130 mph is available when NorthGate is installed with its companion hip and ridge accessory, NorthGate Ridge, and CertainTeed starter shingles.
Talk to one of our Estimators today if you’d like to learn more about this robust product line.