Shingles Available in Four New Colors

Two years after introducing TruDefinition Duration FLEX shingles, Owens Corning is adding four new vibrant, dimensional colors to the Duration FLEX shingle portfolio. Black Sable, Sand Dune, Storm Cloud and Summer Harvest are the newest shingle colors to join the Duration FLEX  family, fusing the power of color with high-performance. The new color offerings expand upon the existing classic palette of rich, sophisticated hues.

As spring home improvement season gets underway, the expanded shingle color options are inspiring new ideas for leveraging the roof to boost exterior curb appeal. The Duration FLEX line is designed to deliver beautiful performance and protection season after season, even in extreme weather conditions. Pairing style with strength, the new shingles stand up to harsh environmental conditions while delivering everyday protection. 

Featuring a rubberizing effect that delivers greater flexibility than conventional shingles,  Duration FLEX is manufactured to support enhanced durability and performance in all environmental conditions. The SBS polymer modified shingle is equipped with patented SureNail Technology to deliver premium performance and added confidence as it gives a 42 percent better nail-pull resistance against the wind versus standard shingles. Built-in flexibility helps resist cracking and tearing, in all-weather installation conditions while offering over 10 percent stronger tear strength than traditional shingles. The rubber-like flexibility allows  Duration FLEX  shingles to withstand expansion and contraction stresses and helps minimize loss of granules which help to protect the shingle against UV.

While performance is front and center with the Duration FLEX line, homeowners are also turning to the roof as an opportunity to enhance their home’s exterior curb appeal and express personal style. 

The TruDefinition Duration FLEX shingles support performance in extreme weather while bringing beautiful new color options to the rooftop. Owens Corning has curated a selection of online shingle pairings to provide color inspiration and help homeowners express their personal style on their home’s exterior.  

For more information, visit https://www.owenscorning.com/en-us/roofing/shingles.

Lightweight Underlayment Designed to Provide Superior Protection Against Water Penetration

CertainTeed offers DryRoof SA, an underlayment specifically designed to withstand high levels of moisture while providing contractors with ease of installation and the ability to offer manufacturer-backed extended roof system warranties. The newest addition to CertainTeed underlayment products, DryRoof SA is lightweight and prevents water intrusion via watertight seals around fasteners and roof penetration points. Designed for use with asphalt shingles, this cost-conscious and self-adhering underlayment features a split-release backing, allowing for speedy and secure installations. 

DryRoof SA is specifically engineered for use as a wind-driven rain guard along eves, roof penetrations, and valleys. It is UV-exposure resistant for six months, adheres well to most surfaces, offers excellent elasticity, and has a slip-resistant sand surface to reduce the risk of falls. The underlayment can be used to cover an entire roof deck, as it serves as a valley liner, water penetration defense, and wind-driven rain guard. DryRoof SA is currently available in the Southeast, South Atlantic, and South-Central regions of the United States. 

DryRoof SA Details: 

  • Weight per roll: 45 pounds 
  • Roll area: 195 square feet 
  • Roll length: 65 feet 
  • Roll width: 36 inches 
  • Rolls per pallet: 33 

DryRoof SA Meets the Following Applicable Code Requirements Standards: 

  • ICC ESR-1492 
  • ASTM D1970, D2523, D903, D2104, D4073, E96 
  • Florida Product Approval #30046 
  • Miami-Dade Product Control Acceptance 
  • CSA A123.22 
  • UL 790: Classified for use as an underlayment beneath Class, A, B, or C fire rated shingle systems. 

For more information about CertainTeed DryRoof SA, visit https://www.certainteed.com/residential-roofing/products/dryroof-sa-waterproofing-underlayment/.

Composite Shake Available in Three New Colors

Bellaforté, the most affordable shake product available from DaVinci Roofscapes, now comes in the three unique colors of the company’s Nature Crafted Collection: Black Oak, Aged Cedar and Mossy Cedar. 

Available previously on DaVinci Multi-Width and Single-Width Shake composite roofing tiles, the realistic Nature Crafted Collection colors have grown in popularity since their introduction just a few years ago. Homeowners have gravitated to the nature-inspired colors that replicate different progressive aging processes found on real shake shingles. 

“The Nature Crafted Collection captures the look of a moment and retains it for decades,” said Wendy Bruch, marketing manager at DaVinci Roofscapes. “The popularity of these colors is so great that we’re now extending them to our durable Bellaforté Shake tiles.”

According to the company, the proprietary process technology at DaVinci Roofscapes allows the company to recreate the natural warmth and soft patinas found in the Nature Crafted Collection.

The Black Oakcolor reminds people of natural cedar shingles that have been saturated with moisture and mold for many years. The color tells the story of dark, aged mature-looking cedar on a home. The Aged Cedar color reflects a burnt reddish cedar tone. This color is generally found when there’s a transition from a new cedar shake roof into the weathered deeper tone. Mossy Cedar features a damp, greenish character. While in real cedar this is achieved by moss and lichen that are not good for the longevity of the roof, the color is one that people desire for their natural-looking shake roofs.  

“The Nature Crafted Collection is for people who are true lovers of cedar shake shingles,” said Bruch. “They get the colors they desire from the very first day the roofing tiles are installed, without waiting years for the aging process to occur. The hues are remarkably realistic and are ‘locked in’ for a lifetime on the roof. Best of all, with composite roofing people have none of the maintenance hassles or decay worries they would normally experience with real cedar shingles.”

Designed as a reasonably-priced, top quality shake shingle that resists hail, impact, decay and fire, Bellaforté Shake has steadily grown in popularity since being introduced to the marketplace. The authentic-looking composite shake tiles resist splitting, cracking, curling and fading. Plus, they’re crafted to resist mold, algae, fungus and insects. 

“Imagine a cedar shake roofing tile that is never negatively impacted by time or weather,” said Bruch. “That’s Bellaforté Shake. There are no hassles of dealing with problems associated with real wood. Homeowners get all the benefits of the look of real shake, but with a Lifetime Limited Materials Warranty. When compared to other roofing options, the allure of a Bellaforté Shake product in Black Oak, Aged Cedar or Mossy Cedar is appealing. Available at an affordable price, with the natural cedar look and none of the ongoing maintenance hassles of real cedar, the result is impressive.”

For more information, visit www.davinciroofscapes.com.

New Metal Roofing Product Line

ProVia announces the launch of the company’s new metal roofing product line, which combines the luxury and beauty of slate or cedar shakes with the durability and longevity of a galvanized, highly-engineered steel roof system. ProVia’s high-performance metal shake and slate roofing is engineered to perform and maintain its good looks through a unique combination of high-performance materials.

Using 26-gauge (G90) hot-dipped galvanized steel, ProVia’s metal panels are 10 percent thicker than the industry average (28-30 gauge), while weighing up to 3 times less than asphalt shingles. According to the company, the exclusive GalvaTec 4-part Kynar paint system provides enduring performance, and is fade and chalk-resistant, with a lifetime warranty on coating integrity and 40 years on chalk and fade. The hardened, resin-based surface of ProVia’s GalvaTec finish system inherently protects the metal slate and shake roofing from unsightly algae formation and black streaks that develop on granular and porous roofing materials including traditional asphalt, slate and wood shake.

ProVia’s metal roofing is designed for a high standard of performance even under extreme weather conditions. It is third-party tested to meet or exceed stringent ASTM and UL industry standards for tensile strength and resistance to:

  • Wind Uplift: Up to Class 90, 180 mph
  • Impact Resistance (Hail): Class 4
  • Wind-Driven Rain
  • Corrosion Resistance

ProVia’s two distinctive metal roof styles – Shake and Slate – preserve the unique characteristics of classic roofing materials. The molds used to produce the metal panels are cast from actual pieces of slate and wood shake, resulting in a realistic look. Every intricate detail of these metal shake and slate panels was carefully selected and cast from time-honored elements into one-of-a-kind profiles featuring authentic, nature-inspired finishes.

ProVia offers a Lifetime Limited Warranty that stands behind the quality of the company’s metal roofing products. According to the manufacturer, when properly installed, ProVia’s metal roofing provides 50-plus years of protection for the home. Additionally, a Workmanship Warranty covers the roofing installation itself. Made possible by ProVia’s Certified Installer program, this assurance gives homeowners a high level of confidence that every application of ProVia metal roofing provides a professional and warrantied result. The Limited Lifetime Warranty is also transferrable to one subsequent owner.

For more information, visit provia.com/metal-roofing.

Solar Systems Designed for Integration With Asphalt Shingle and Concrete Tile Roofs

CertainTeed offers Apollo II and Apollo Tile II solar roofing. Both the Apollo II (asphalt shingle-integrated) and Apollo Tile II (concrete tile-integrated) solar roofing systems are engineered for seamless integration with new or existing roof systems. Each all-black solar module offers 63 watts of rated power. Once installed, these solar roofing systems provide a sleek, low-profile aesthetic. Modules are fastened directly to roof sheathing using standard deck screws. Additional installer-friendly features include simple flashing, plug-and-play connectors and built-in wire management. Apollo II systems are durable — rated to withstand loading of up to 250 pounds per square foot — and are certified for both roofing safety (UL1703) and solar performance (IEC61215). They are also backed by product and installation workmanship warranties of up to 25 years when installed by a CertainTeed-credentialed installer. With the highest wind rating available for roofing systems, they can be installed in any wind zone in the country, including Florida’s high-velocity hurricane zones. Water management features are built into the modules to enhance protection against water intrusion.

For more information, visit https://www.certainteed.com/solar.

Stone Coated Steel Cool Roof System Enhances Energy Efficiency

The Boral Steel Cool Roof System, manufactured by Boral Roofing, is a high-performance roofing solution designed to keep the home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. The system consists of Boral Steel Stone Coated Steel roofing, a lightweight roofing material at just 1.5 pounds per square foot which boasts the structural strength of steel, along with three additional key components: Boral MetalSeal Underlayment, BoralElevated Batten System (EBS), and a variety of hip and ridge ventilation products. Combined, these elements work in concert to greatly enhance the roof’s energy efficiency performance, providing the homeowner with a lasting roof as well as meaningful return on investment.

Notably, the Boral Steel Cool Roof System incorporates Above Sheathing Ventilation (ASV). Hot air rises, creating a natural convection effect, and is then exhausted through ventilation with continuous airflow across the roof deck. The result is a cooler attic and living space in the home below. According to the company, no matter what installation method – whether direct-to-deck or EBS battens, a Boral Steel Stone Coated roof with ASV can help provide improved energy savings.

For more information, visit www.boralroof.com.

Balcony Roof Window Available in Smaller Size

VELUX introduces the Cabrio Balcony Roof Window MK19, which is designed to provide a cost-effective alternative for homeowners looking to open up attics with low, angled ceilings. According to the company, the new size is 20 percent smaller in width than the standard Cabrio Balcony and costs 35 percent less. 

“VELUX is pleased to expand the Cabrio product line and offer a budget-friendly alternative to homeowners wanting to add natural light, fresh air and a private balcony as part of an attic renovation” said Ross Vandermark, director of national product management for VELUX North America. “Installers will also find the smaller size is easier to lift to the roof, while the framing and installation requirements remain the same.”

The Cabrio Balcony MK19’s rough opening size is 32 inches by 101 inches, compared to the Cabrio Balcony PK19, which has a rough opening of 39.5 inches by 101 inches. Both have a clear lacquer wooden interior frame and gray aluminum exterior cover. 

According to the company, Cabrio Balcony Roof Windows are prime options for finished attics because they provide expansive views and abundant natural light and open in seconds into a private balcony, adding fresh air and a rooftop retreat. When closed, the product is flush with the roof, making it a seamless addition to the roofline.

For more information, visit veluxusa.com or whyskylights.com

New Lines of Roof Ventilation Intake and Exhaust Systems

Atlas Roofing Corporation introduces its new TruRidge and HighPoint Roof Ventilation intake and exhaust systems. These ventilation products complement the current line of Atlas residential roofing products, which include high-quality asphalt shingles and underlayments. They are the company’s first ventilation products, designed to improve home energy efficiency and maintain optimal roof performance as part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System. 

Atlas TruRidge and HighPoint products help create a balanced attic ventilation environment that allows air to circulate, providing a more comfortable living space and reduced temperature extremes. Proper ventilation helps control heat and humidity, which can contribute to deck rot or mold, shingle buckling, ice dams and premature aging of a roof system. The TruRidge and HighPoint systems are manufactured with a proprietary polymer that is formulated to withstand the rigors of severe weather conditions. When properly installed, TruRidge and HighPoint exceed U.S. Department of Energy recommendations and all nationally recognized ventilation building codes. 

According to the company, the TruRidge and HighPoint launch underscores Atlas’ commitment to meeting contractors’ needs by providing superior building materials and an increased selection of products.

“With the addition of TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems, Atlas covers a roof, both inside and out,” said Paul Casseri, Atlas Roofing’s product manager. “The ventilation systems help regulate attic environments, allowing all Atlas products and components to work at peak efficiency. TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems also provide roofing contractors and homeowners with the peace of mind that comes with Atlas quality.”

As part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System, the new ventilation products are backed by a full-system Atlas Warranty, which provides peak coverage for everything from high-wind damage and black streaks caused by algae to manufacturing defects and roofing system failure. As a critical part of this system, these ventilation products complete the Atlas product line, offering consumers a full roofing system that benefits both the homeowner with an extended warranty and the contractor through their achievement of Atlas PRO+ level qualification.

In developing TruRidge and HighPoint, Atlas focused on creating distinctive ventilation systems that fit all building and budgeting needs. Both systems provide an equal balance of air intake and exhaust within a variety of options: 

TruRidge Roof Ventilation

  • TruRidge Exhaust Vent: Available in multiple configurations to meet specific requirements, TruRidge provides a time-tested design with proven performance and a net free area (NFA) of 18.
  • TruRidge All-Weather Exhaust Vent: Similar in design and functionality to the line’s standard vent, TruRidge All-Weather includes a filter to combat wind, snow, dust, rain and insect infiltration, as well as nails. It also provides an NFA of 18.
  • TruRidge Pro Exhaust Vent: New to the market, TruRidge Pro is a 5-foot, gun-nailable, low-profile product that offers the installer the convenience of using a traditional roofing nail gun to speed up installation. TruRidge Pro accommodates extreme roof pitches while maintaining proper baffle orientation. The product provides an NFA of 12. 

HighPoint Roof Ventilation

  • HighPoint Performance Ridge Exhaust Vent: HighPoint Performance Ridge offers a high-performance, low-profile design and all-weather filter that provides a complete barrier for protection from rain, dust, snow and insects. It includes nails and provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint InvisaRidge Exhaust Vent: Even though HighPoint InvisaRidge has no exterior baffles, the high-performance and innovative design allows just as much airflow as exterior baffle products while being virtually undetectable from street level. The product also provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint Stealth Ridge Exhaust Vent: With its novel one-sided and high-performance design, HighPoint Stealth Ridge fits perfectly on any shingle cap 9 inches or larger. HighPoint Stealth Ridge provides an NFA of 12.
  • HighPoint Intake: When installed on the roof deck above the insulation line, HighPoint Intake provides intake ventilation to homes without soffit overhangs.

For more information about Atlas roofing ventilation products, visit AtlasRoofing.com/roof-ventilation.

Expanded Shingle Line Offers Enhanced Products With Algae-Fighting Technology

GAF announces the latest expansion of its residential product line with the newly enhanced Timberline American Harvest shingles (Timberline AH), now featuring proprietary GAF StainGuard Plus and LayerLock technologies across its range of distinct color blends.

Roofing contractors may now offer GAF’s most feature-rich residential shingle to homeowners, including time-release algae-fighting technology, fast and accurate installation with LayerLock technology, which is also eligible for a WindProven limited wind warranty when installed with four qualifying accessories.

“We are leading the industry forward with new and advanced technologies that aim to provide the highest level of comprehensive protection for our customers,” said David Ellis, GAF Vice President of Residential Marketing. “These shingles are fast and easy to install, while also offering long-term performance benefits that help protect roofs against blue-green algae discoloration and wind.”

According to the company, compared to more traditional copper-coated granules, StainGuard Plus time-release technology delivers long-lasting algae fighting power and a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae discoloration, thanks to its specially engineered capsules infused with copper microsites.

GAF Timberline AH shingles are engineered for fast and accurate installation, with the industry’s largest nailing area powered by LayerLock technology. New Timberline AH shingles offer up to 99.9 percent nailing accuracy and up to 30 percent faster nail fastening during installation vs. Timberline HD shingles. 

For more information, visit https://www.gaf.com/ah

New Hybrid Snow Guard System

Alpine SnowGuards unveils the the Fusion-Guard, a hybrid snow guard system that offers the option of adding pipe-style snow guards to the new pad-style snow guard. According to the manufacturer, Fusion-Guard is a “best of both worlds” solution to managing snow on most new and existing roof types because it pairs the company’s newly designed pad-style snow guard with an optional pipe-style approach to managing snow. 

The system’s two optional 3/8-inch rods are accepted by the Fusion-Guard Rod Bracket, which fastens onto the back of the snow guard face, allowing the installer to add rods if desired during, or any time after, the initial installation. 

“This is the most versatile hybrid snow retention system that has ever been introduced to the snow retention marketplace. It gives the roofer or building owner the opportunity to manage the functionality of this snow management system more directly”, said Alpine SnowGuards’ President and Founder, Brian Stearns.  For more information, visit www.alpinesnowguards.com