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New NorthGate™ SBS-Modified Asphalt Shingle Offers Enhanced Impact Resistance and Cold Weather Handling


CertainTeed expands residential roofing collection with a highly durable designer shingle that delivers the curb appeal homeowners expect

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – NorthGate™, the newest designer asphalt roofing shingle offering manufactured by CertainTeed, boasts an SBS-polymer modifier for enhanced weatherability 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 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.

For more information about NorthGate, visit or stop by booth #1525 at the International Roofing Expo at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 24 – 26, where the new shingle will be on display.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, and celebrating its 350th anniversary, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2014.