Measuring Tape Specially Designed for Applying Architectural Shingles

The Roofers Tape is specially designed for installing 5-5/8-inch architectural shingles. Crew members can mark and layout the roof quickly and accurately without mistakes using the Red Points and Red Arrows as a guide, minimizing waste and saving money. All measurements of 5-5/8 intervals are marked on the 25-foot Roofers Tape. The 5-5/8 layout reveal complies with factory recommended installation, especially with wind damage. The Black Points are also included for marking short vertical starter lines or bond lines on standard three-tab shingles 6 inches before any even three feet.

The Roofers Tape weights one pound. It has a .0045 blade, a triple rivet end hook, a positive lock, a heavy-duty spring, and has an impact resistant ABS plastic case. It is made in the USA by US Tape.

For more information, call (828) 863-1352 or visit www.therooferstape.com


New Multi-Width Composite Shake Tiles Resemble Traditional Cedar

DaVinci Roofscapes has added a fourth shake profile to its composite roofing product offering: DaVinci Select Shake. Created with the authentic look of real cedar shake taken from natural wood profiles, the multi-width DaVinci Select Shake tiles resemble a traditional cedar shake look.

Available in 8-inch and 10-inch widths, each DaVinci Select Shake tile is 22 inches long and has a 5/8-inch thickness. The 10-inch wide pieces have a simulated keyway to give the appearance of 4-inch and 6-inch width shakes placed together. The unique tile design of DaVinci Select Shake allows for faster installation than previous DaVinci single- and multi-width products.

“In 2016 we updated our slate products to make them more realistic looking and this year we’ve done the same thing for our shake offering by launching the new DaVinci Select Shake,” said Michael Cobb, president and chief marketing officer of DaVinci Roofscapes. “If someone is looking for a jumbo shake look, we’d suggest our Bellaforté Shake product. However, if someone is searching for a multi-width shake tile with a truly authentic and traditional shake profile, then we’d recommend the new DaVinci Select Shake product.”

The new DaVinci Select Shake product line comes in eight color blends, including Autumn, Chesapeake, Mountain, Tahoe and Weathered Gray. The additional three color blends come from the Nature Crafted Collection and include Aged Cedar, Black Oak and Mossy Cedar. Introduced in 2018, the Nature Crafted Collection colors reflect different progressive aging processes found on real shake shingles. These colors recreate the natural warmth and softness of a patina previously only created by time and exposure to the elements.

DaVinci Select Shake products are currently undergoing testing and are expected to meet the same testing classifications as with other DaVinci roofing products. According to the manufacturer, the tiles are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty and resist fading, rotting, cracking and insects.

“As we enter our 20thyear of manufacturing composite roofing materials we continue fine tuning our product offerings,” said Cobb. “DaVinci Select Shake results from our desire to constantly ‘make a good thing better.’ We’re excited to provide visual versatility to meet aesthetic vision and budget.”

With the addition of the DaVinci Select Shake product line, DaVinci now offers four composite shake tile options: DaVinci Multi-Width Shake, DaVinci Single-Width Shake, Bellaforté Shake and DaVinci Select Shake. 

For more information, visit www.davinciroofscapes.com

Shingles With Proprietary Blend of SBS Offer Enhanced Durability

Owens Corning Roofing introduces TruDefinition Duration FLEX Shingles. Made with a proprietary blend of SBS polymer modified asphalt, Duration FLEX shingles are engineered to deliver pliability and increased flexibility compared to standard shingles, while offering advanced performance in harsh weather conditions. The shingles offer the highest impact rating available: UL 2218 Class 4.

Featuring Sure NailTechnology, TruDefiniton Duration FLEX Shingles provide a high level of performance. For example, compared to standard shingles, Duration FLEXShingles offer 42 percent better nail pull-resistance against wind. In addition, built-in flexibility helps the shingles resist cracks and tears in all-weather installation conditions – offering more than 10 percent stronger tear strength compared to traditional shingles.

Duration FLEX shingles are also manufactured for efficient installation and are formulated to lay flat more quickly than standard shingles for a clean, finished look. The rubber-like flexibility that helps the shingle withstand expansion and contraction stresses, also helps minimize loss of granules and protect the shingle against UV.

“Extreme weather events can put your roof to the test,” said Scott Schumacher, Director of Marketing. “As ourmost advanced Duration shingle, Duration FLEX Shinglesprovidecontractors and homeowners with a premium architectural asphalt shingle that offers performance, durability and impressive resistance to help protect their home.” 

Duration FLEX Shingles are available in seven colors.

For more information, please visit https://www.owenscorning.com/roofing.

Asphalt Shingles Feature New Proprietary Polymer Technology

Atlas Roofing Corporation announced the launch of its StormMaster Core4 Enhanced Polymer Technology, which is available exclusively in Atlas StormMaster Shake and StormMaster Slate shingles. 

In the early 1990s, Atlas was one of the first companies to manufacture polymer-modified asphalt shingles, known as SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene) asphalt technology. According to the manufacturer, Core4 moves beyond SBS to a more enhanced, proprietary polymer technology.

“Atlas has changed the industry benchmark for what an asphalt shingle should be,” said Paul Casseri, product manager for Atlas Roofing. “In other words, we just raised the bar really high.”

As its name implies, StormMaster Core4 Enhanced Polymer Technology consists of four key features:

1. PolyCore Technology is the science and engineering behind Core4. Made from proprietary enhanced virgin polymers, shingles with Core4 are stronger and longer-lasting, allowing them to perform better with increased consistency and reduced variability. 

2. FlexCore Technology keeps shingles flexible in cold weather. Because of their elasticity, these shingles exceed the industry’s standard tear strength by 50 percent and lay flatter during installation so they seal more effectively. They’re also less susceptible to tearing and cracking, which can lead to blow offs, leaks and compromised long-term roof stability.

3. WeatherCore Technology gives shingles the durability they need to resist damage from hail and high winds. StormMaster shingles with Core4 pass the UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Rating and offer the highest wind warranty in the industry, with up to a 150-mph wind limited warranty with special application on StormMaster Shake.

4. ThermalCore Technology mitigates the effects of shingle expansion and contraction due to temperature change, also known as thermal shock. Thanks to this enhancement, shingles with Core4 are less prone to thermal stress degradation, which can lead to premature shedding of granules, resulting in accelerated aging and deterioration of the asphalt shingle system. 

“These enhanced polymers, at a molecular level, are more advanced in our StormMaster shingles than in any other shingle on the market,” said Stan Bastek, national sales director for Atlas Roofing. 

According to the manufacturer, the proof is in the decades of laboratory and field tests. “Results prove that polymer-modified shingles perform better than standard asphalt technology,” Casseri explained. “Our research also shows that starting with a controlled virgin polymer is best versus recycled content, which can adversely affect the shingle’s lifespan.”

Core4 is available within the Atlas premium StormMaster Shake and StormMaster Slate shingle lines, which provide architectural style along with the durability to stand up to the toughest weather conditions. StormMaster shingles also feature the power of Scotchgard Protector by 3M, which resists the black streaks caused by algae. 

“We’ve been investing in and researching asphalt polymer technology since 1990,” Bastek said. “Atlas continues to evolve our products to give consumers long-lasting curb appeal and reliability on their roofs for years to come.”

For more information, visit www.atlasroofing.com

New Architectural Shingles Feature Impact Resistance, Reinforced Nail Zone

IKO introduces the new Nordic performance shingle line. Available in nine high-definition colors for maximum curb appeal, these heavy-duty laminated performance architectural shingles are specially constructed with a unique combination of superior wind- and impact-resistant features, making them one of the top performing asphalt shingles on the market.

According to the manufacturer, Nordic derives its impact resistance from a coating of polymer-modified asphalt, which acts as a shock absorber to cushion the roof from impacts from hail. This superior protection against wind uplift and water penetration qualifies the shingle for a Class 4 impact resistance rating.

“An extension of our ArmourZone performance platform, Nordic shingles not only feature the rare combination of a reinforced nail zone and impact resistance, but they also achieve a high-definition appearance through IKO’s color-blending technology,” said Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “Now, customers can have the high-end look they desire with the performance features they need to keep their homes safe.”

IKO Nordic shingles feature IKO’s innovative ArmourZone 1-1/4-inch-wide, reinforced nailing surface. Nails applied in this area are optimally positioned to help resist nail pull-through and shingle blow-off. According to the company, shingles with the ArmourZone have been designed to help resist winds of up to 130 mph. The Nordic shingle construction also includes Fastlock sealant strips, formulated to be thick and aggressive while creating a strong bond to the shingles below. This helps ensure maximum protection against wind uplift, blow-off and water penetration. Available in nine high-definition colors, Nordic shingles combine the same advanced color-blending technology used for IKO’s Dynasty performance product line, with deep shadow bands for added dimension and the high-end look and visual texture of genuine wood shakes or slate tiles.

For more information, visit www.iko.com.

Porcelain Roofing Tile Replicates Slate, Timber and Clay

Daltile launches its Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tile, which is designed to provide the ultimate roofing solution for contractors, builders, interior designers, architects, and homeowners who are seeking beauty, durability, and ease of installation in their roofing tiles, at a very competitive price. Available in six colors and designs, the new line realistically replicates the look of slate, timber, and clay, but provides the strength of porcelain tile, according to the manufacturer.

Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles are easy to install. According to the company, installation of Perennial takes about the same time and effort as concrete tiles do. Perennial is simply nailed to the deck using traditional roofing installation methods. The low overall weight of Daltile’s Perennial Porcelain Roof System also adds to the speed of installation.  

“At Daltile, we are bringing the innovation of porcelain roofing tile to market,” said Doug Pedersen, national director of roofing sales for Daltile. “Porcelain roofing tile will be a game-changer for the specialty roofing products segment — destined to soon outsell the current slate, clay, concrete, and metal roofing options.” 

Daltile utilizes its patented, cutting-edge digital printing process, Reveal Imaging, to produce Perennial’s tile designs. “Our revolutionary digital printing technology creates colors, designs, and nuance details that are so realistic, it is difficult to tell the difference between the natural materials we are trying to emulate and the porcelain roofing tiles that we have produced,” said Pedersen.

“A roof should be more than just a protector of the home,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of marketing for Daltile.  “The right roof enhances the beauty and luxury of the home’s curb appeal as well as the home’s market value. As the expert in tile, the Daltile brand has the design expertise and technical ability to give homeowners, designers, architects, builders, and contractors the hottest, most popular colors and designs in roofing tiles.”

“The exceptional durability of porcelain tile is another important advantage of our new product,” said Pedersen. “Porcelain tile is tough. Its innate durability will resist decades of weather and outdoor elements. Porcelain tile is also fade proof, stainproof, scratchproof, waterproof, and fire resistant. Once installed, a porcelain tile roof can last two or three times as long as one covered with asphalt roofing shingles. Our new Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles come with a lifetime warranty.” 

Made in the USA, Daltile’s Perennial tiles offer all of the inherent advantages of porcelain tile: resiliency, longevity, resistance to frost, high breaking strength, imperviousness to water, 110 mph wind rating, Class A fire rating (fire resistant), Class IV hail impact rating, and walkability. 

“Daltile’s new Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles are significantly less expensive than most slate, clay, synthetic/polymer shingles, and metal tiles,” concluded Pedersen. “Perennial prices are in line with concrete roof tiles and Class IV asphalt shingles.”

Perennial’s product lines include the Opulent Slate Collection, the Lavish Clay Collection and the Classic Timber Collection provides the aesthetic of wood’s rich colors and natural graining without sacrificing performance.

For more information, visit https://www.daltile.com/roofing

Concrete Roofing Tiles Available in Five New Colors

Boral Roofing LLCintroduces a collection of five new refined concrete roofing tile colors inspired by the natural beauty of California. Each of the new neutral shades is available in four tile profiles designed to complement the state’s three emerging home architectural styles – traditional, transitional and contemporary.  

“These exciting new additions to our high-performance roofing tile portfolio are the result of extensive research conducted into consumer and building trends nationally and within the state,” said Peter Chalmers, Product Manager of Boral Roofing. “Through this process we have identified trending and emerging colors and profiles to complement the home architecture styles of California.” 

Boral Roofing’s new hues celebrate the natural terrain and landscape of California. All considered darker neutral options, the sophisticated new shades include: Graphite, Sepia, Shadow Black, Oceana and Saddleback Blend. 

The new California collection boasts the same exceptional benefits as all of Boral Roofing’s concrete tile options. The collection offers a Class A fire rating, an important feature for roofing systems within a state prone to wildfires, as well as additional protections from the weather and elements. Energy efficiency is also a key feature of the tile, which dramatically reduces the electricity demands of the home, associated with both heating and cooling.

According to the company, the concrete tile is manufactured sustainably with locally-sourced, abundant and naturally occurring geologic material. Boral Roofing’s concrete tile is fully recyclable at the end of its life on the roof, reducing landfill waste.

The new concrete roof tile colors are now available throughout the state of California. The collection may be previewed at the International Roofing Expo Feb 11-13 in booth #933, at International Builders Show February 19-21 in booth # C4519, and in the California Colors Brochure. 

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

Fireproof, Eco-Friendly Roof Tiles

X-MAT, the Advanced Materials Division of Semplastics, is completing work on a Phase 1 SBIR grant with the Department of Energy. During this phase, X-MAT developed a groundbreaking fireproof roof tile that exceeds industry standards. According to the company, its roof tiles can withstand extreme temperatures and have higher flexure strength than currently available ceramic roof tiles.

According to the company, the key to the roof tiles is X-MAT’s revolutionary material, a composite made of polymer-derived ceramic, which, when mixed with coal, enables the coal to be used without burning it to create coal core-composite. With the coal core-composite, the company has produced fireproof roof tiles that have high durability with a reduced energy footprint.

“We are thrilled with our progress on the development of revolutionary roof tiles that far exceed the industry standard for fire protection and strength,” said Bill Easter. “In a world with more ferocious national disasters – we are on a path to producing a roof tile that is environmentally friendly and meets the demands for the changing world.”

For more information, visit https://www.x-materials.com

Self-Adhering, High-Temperature Roofing Underlayment

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, offers a new high-temperature roofing underlayment, Premium HT Tile & Metal.

This self-adhering roofing underlayment is composed of a high-grade, reinforced polyester fabric laminated to a high-temperature asphalt adhesive system. This premium product also has a fiberglass-reinforced core for extreme durability. Product features a 3-inch (7 cm) selvedge edge to ensure a secure, monolithic seal. The surface fabric offers excellent foot traction and for stacking tiles during construction. UV exposure is 180 days.

Premium HT Tile & Metal is intended to be used as a whole-roof underlayment. It will withstand the high temperatures created by metal and tile roofing with a high temperature rating of 250°F (121°C). The top surface bonds well with foam adhesive systems and works well with nail-down tile roofs. It may also be used underneath cedar shakes, and synthetic or asphalt shingles. Premium HT Tile & Metal is self-sealing around common roofing fasteners to ensure a complete waterproof barrier.

The underlayment has a nominal thickness of 60 mils and is available in a 36 inch x 67 feet (91 cm x 20.4 m) roll size. Product meets ASTM D 1970 and TAS 103-95 through independent, third-party testing, and has been submitted for product approvals. Premium HT Tile & Metal comes with a 30-Year Limited Warranty.

For full technical data, installation instructions or to request a free product sample, visit www.mfmbp.com

Architectural Shingle Line Features 3M Smog-Reducing Granules

Malarkey Highlander NEX Malarkey Roofing Products, in collaboration with 3M, announces the inclusion of 3M Smog-reducing granules to the Highlander NEX laminated architectural roofing shingle line.

“The Highlander NEX roofing shingle is one of our most innovative and advanced products. Throughout our history, we’ve sought to produce quality roofing products specialized to perform in specific environments. Highlander NEX delivers without being unnecessarily overbuilt,” said Jim Fagan, Chief Executive Officer and President of Malarkey Roofing Products.

According to the company, Highlander NEX is already made with the innovative NEX polymer modified asphalt (previously referred to as Nexgen) and solar reflective granules. With the inclusion of 3M Smog-reducing granules, Highlander NEX is the most sustainably manufactured asphalt roofing shingle in the industry, the company states.

“Sustainability is at the core of our product design,” said Fagan. “We strive to include innovative technologies that improve our environment in all aspects of our operations. Granules that help transform smog gases from the air are certainly in line with that mission.”

Recently launched by the 3M Industrial Mineral Products Division, 3M Smog-reducing Granules help to remove smog pollution (nitrogen oxides or NOx) using roofing shingles. Integrated throughout a shingle’s surface, 3M’s roofing granules are designed with a specialized photocatalytic coating applied to the base mineral. The specialized coating on the granule is activated by the sun’s UV rays, while blending inconspicuously into various shingle color combinations.

As shown in the video, when sunlight hits the shingles containing the smog-reducing granules, radicals are generated and transform nitrogen oxide gases into water-soluble ions improving air quality. This smart solution for pollution mitigation can help communities contribute toward their NOx emission reduction efforts.

The Highlander NEX shingle additionally features Cool roofing granules by 3M. These granules reflect solar rays to cool the roof and home, and can help reduce energy costs. Highlander NEX introductory color offerings will include Weathered Wood, Natural Wood, Heather, Silverwood and Sienna Blend.

For more information, visit www.malarkeyroofing.com.