Malvern, Penn.—A positive response to the limited introduction of its NorthGate™ SBS-modified asphalt shingle in 2015 has led CertainTeed Roofing to expand the product’s availability. Previously offered in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, the product is now also available in North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and select areas of Nebraska, Michigan and Ontario.
“The response from our limited launch last year showed us that NorthGate has real staying power—in more ways than one,” said Alex Pecora, director of residential product marketing for CertainTeed Roofing. “NorthGate offers rugged weatherability, perfect for the harsh winters of the North Central states and provinces, as well as maximum curb appeal. We are excited to expand production to meet growing demand in a region that will truly benefit from it.”
NorthGate is engineered to endure harsh, cold-weather elements that are an ongoing threat to the integrity and longevity of residential roofs, the company says. The shingle’s SBS-polymer-modified composition allows it to remain flexible at temperatures as low as 0°F (18°C) enhancing its weatherability and making it easier to install in cold climates.
The two-piece laminated fiberglass-based shingle also meets the requirements of UL 2218 Class 4 for impact resistance – the highest rating possible. When tested against a standard asphalt shingle, NorthGate demonstrates a 40 percent improvement in tear strength and nail pull-through resistance, and a 15% increase in granule retention.
NorthGate features a mixture of surface granules that create a dimensional appearance similar to that of natural wood or slate. It is available in seven Max Def colors.
The 270 pound-per-square shingle comes with a comprehensive lifetime warranty, including a 15-year StreakFighter® warranty, 10-year SureStart™ protection, and 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.