Premium Shingle Underlayment Features Slip-Resistant Top Film

Carlisle WIP Products’ WIP GRIP Premium Shingle Underlayment features a slip-resistant top film that improves roofers’ safety on wet and dry installations. WIP GRIP Premium Shingle Underlayment is a flexible, 55-mil-thick, rubberized asphalt, fiberglass-reinforced membrane. It can be used on critical roof areas such as eaves, ridges, valleys, dormers, and skylights; it may also be used as covering for the entire roof to prevent moisture or water entry. 

According to the manufacturer, once installed WIP GRIP protects the roof structure and interior spaces from water seepage caused by ice dams and wind-driven rain. Additionally, at the time of eventual re-roof, WIP GRIP’s top film has a proprietary embossment that helps to prevent the embedding of shingles to the underlayment, providing for easier tear-off. 

For more information, visit www.carlislewipproducts.com

Multipurpose Roof Tape Protects Against Water Infiltration

IKO introduces GoldSeam, a multipurpose roof tape. This product can be used in a variety of deck-protection applications, including as a seam tape for the roof deck; a sealant for critical roof joints, such as small gaps around the eave and fascia; as well as around roof structures, such as skylights, chimneys, plumbing vents or ventilation caps. Designed to prevent ice and water infiltration as well as rodent and insect infestation, IKO GoldSeam is ideally suited to seal the joints of OSB (oriented strand board) or plywood roof deck panels when used in conjunction with an IKO underlayment, according to the manufacturer.

“Whether it’s roof deck or eave sealing, IKO GoldSeam provides the critical protection homeowners need to help prevent water infiltration inside their homes,” said Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “Leading industry experts know that the gap between the fascia and roof deck is the most vulnerable area of the roof, and for far too long, has been the most overlooked detail in roof installation. IKO established an innovative solution with GoldSeam to effectively seal that gap and bring homeowners peace of mind.”

According to the company, IKO GoldSeam pairs perfectly with IKO’s Nordic and Dynasty performance shingles to provide superior protection for the entire roof system against blow-off and damage during extreme weather. IKO GoldSeam is also an accepted component of the Insurance Institute for Home and Business Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Home standards*. (Not all homes built using GoldSeam will qualify for a FORTIFIED Home designation. Homes require compliance with all FORTIFIED Home technical requirements and additional inspections. For more information, please visit www.fortifiedhome.org.)  

IKO GoldSeam is a specialized product that was designed to facilitate compliance with building codes requiring complete deck protection. Compliance with these regulations, which are particularly prevalent in areas where high winds are common, can usually be achieved by covering deck-panel joints with IKO GoldSeam in conjunction with a subsequent layer of synthetic underlayment, such as IKO Stormtite or RoofGard-Cool Grey. Prior to installation, applicable building codes should always be consulted, and all projects should be built in compliance with such codes.

For more information, visit www.iko.com

*IBHS does not provide any type of warranty or guarantee related to the FORTIFIED Home designation. IBHS shall not be held responsible or liable for damage to any property, systems, components or contents in a FORTIFIED-designated home. IBHS assumes no responsibility or liability for any individual or firm as a result of the designation.

Shingles Feature Mechanically Fused Common Bond, Larger Nailing Area

GAF launches Timberline HDZ shingles, powered by new and innovative LayerLock technology. According to the manufacturer, LayerLock technology mechanically fuses the common bond in Timberline HDZ shingles to offer: 

  • Up to 99.9 percent nailing accuracy thanks to the new StrikeZone nailing area, which is up to 600 percent larger vs. Timberline HD shingles
  • Up to 30 percent faster nail fastening during installation vs. Timberline HD shingles 
  • Dual-phase shingle-to-shingle seal with Dura Grip sealant and StrikeZone nailing area, and an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond for durability, strength and powerful wind uplift performance 
  • Compatibility with Timberline HD roofing shingles

 “Roofing contractors have been asking for new ways to help accelerate and grow their business, and we’re excited to introduce technology that can make their jobs faster and easier with Timberline HDZ shingles,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “This represents some of the most exciting innovation in the roofing industry today, backed by the quality and reliability homeowners have trusted for more than 130 years with GAF.” 

Roofing contractors can now also offer homeowners a GAF WindProven limited wind warranty, the first wind warranty for roofing shingles with no maximum wind speed limit, when installing GAF shingles with LayerLock technology and four qualifying GAF accessories. For information on qualifying GAF roofing accessories, please visit www.gaf.com/LRS

GAF Timberline HDZ shingles will be on display for a national audience for the first time at the 2020 International Roofing Expo from February 4-6 in Dallas, Texas. Conference attendees can visit GAF at booth 4404 and the neighboring GAF CARE Corner for live demonstrations, or go online at www.gaf.com/layerlock to learn more. 

For more information, visit www.gaf.com

New Self-Sealing Snow Guard Designed for Metal Roofs

National Nail introduces the STINGER Mini SnowGuard for halting dangerous sliding ice and snow on metal roofs. The Mini SnowGuard features a cutting-edge, time-saving design, with a self-sealing gasket system that requires no silicone, eliminating the mess and cleanup associated with sealants. Additionally, the Mini SnowGuard’s patented weathertight gasket system allows for installation at any temperature.

According to the manufacturer, eliminating silicone offers an installation that’s up to 60 percent faster compared to traditional snow guard products. The product is designed to be easy to install; just place the SnowGuard on the weather-tight gasket, set the SnowGuard at the desired point on the roof, and secure with the three 1.5-inch x #10 neoprene washered screws included. Even estimating the number of Mini SnowGuards for a roof is easy thanks to STINGER’s project calculator, available at www.STINGERWORLD.com.

“Sliding ice and snow is unpredictable and incredibly hazardous to people or objects near the perimeter of a metal roof,” said Roger Szotko, STINGER® Product Manager, National Nail. “The Mini SnowGuard system greatly reduces the risk of dangerous sliding ice and snow and can be installed quickly, easily and in any temperature for instant protection.”

Mini SnowGuards are made in the USA and are available in 12 colors and a clear finish, offering stylish, highly durable protection that complements any metal roof. Plus, Mini SnowGuards are covered by a Roof-Time Warranty: as long as they are installed properly, they are covered for the life of the roof. Proper installation requires the correct quantity based on the project calculator be installed in the correct pattern using the weather-tight gasket and instructed mounting hardware. The use of silicone or other mounting hardware will void the warranty coverages. Each box of STINGER Mini SnowGuards includes 50 Mini SnowGuards, 50 Weather-tight Gaskets and 150 All-Weather Coated Screws. 

For more information, visit www.STINGERWORLD.com.

Concrete Tile Available in New Suite of Colors in Southern Nevada Region

Boral Roofing LLC releases a new suite of concrete roofing tile colors in the Southern Nevada region. The range of hues represents a contemporary take on neutral roofing tones and reflects a move toward complementary architectural styles in the region. 

The new collection of colors is available with three popular Boral Roofing tile profiles — Barcelona, Saxony 900 Slate and Saxony 900 Shake. The six new shades include Sepia, Graphite, Shadow Black, Charcoal Blend, Appalachian Blend and Saddleback Blend. The new colors are a result of Boral Roofing’s continued research into macro-level consumer trends and the accompanying lifestyle and architectural shifts reflecting those in the region.

“We are seeing home design trend toward simpler lines and neutral, natural colors,” said Shannon Delgado, senior marketing manager with Boral Roofing. “Builders and remodelers today are addressing enhanced interest among homeowners for durable roofing materials that also complement contemporary and transitional home styles, which have been growing in popularity.”

According to the company, concrete roofing tile is an ideal roofing material in the southwestern region of the United States. The tile is a durable, resilient solution which helps protect homes from the region’s unique inclement weather conditions, offering a Class A fire rating.The new concrete roof tile colors are now available in Nevada. 

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

New 7-Inch Gutter Guards Are Designed for Durability

Leaf Solution adds 7-inch Xtreme Gutter Guards to the company’s product mix of 5-inch and 6-inch gutter guards for residential or commercial installation. According to the manufacturer, Xtreme features .42 stainless-steel mesh to block all debris from leaves to pine needles, from oak tassels to shingle grit to pollen, yet allows water to flow freely into the gutter. A durable substrate backing reinforces the mesh, horizontally and vertically, from stretching or sagging and simplifiesinstallation. Components are assembled with a patented hemming process which prevents separation. Engineered to outperform and outlast any comparable gutter guards, Leaf Solution Xtreme has a 20-year transferrable warranty and is made in the USA. The product is available for fascia or under-shingle mount in mill silver or black.

For more information, visit https://leafsolutionusa.com.

New Bath and Dryer Vent Designed for Shingle Roofs

Lifetime Tool introduces the Lifetime Bath-Dryer Vent for shingle roofs. The proprietary design enables the housing structure to mount to the plate without rivets, fasteners and sealants — common leak points in existing vents. The vent assembly is crimped into the seamless deep-drawn plate with an EPDM gasket which guarantees a forever water-tight seal, according to the company. The shingle vent plate is 24-gauge galvanized Kynar with 4 inches of flashing on the sides, 6 inches at the top and 3.5 inches at the bottom. Most existing vents have less than half of these needed requirements, which exponentially increases the likelihood of edge leaking. According to the manufacturer, in independent laboratory testing the Lifetime Bath-Dryer Vent exceeded 90 mph in the ASTM T166-18 – Wind Driven Rain Test, easily surpassing all of the competition. 

The product features a 24-gauge galvanized Kynar cap that is clad onto a high-temperature polymer with a heat deflection above that of boiling water. According to the company, this carefully researched and tested premium polymer was chosen for its extreme performance and its ability to retain its mechanical properties for decades of use. 

Additionally, the cap assembly is attached with two black oxide stainless fasteners and 316L stainless clips for easy removal for periodic maintenance. A gold anodized aluminum damper, preventing white corrosion, and its passivated stainless steel axle are mounted on the angled structure to ensure condensation drainage and provide protection from wind and rain penetration. Its built-in weep holes, wind walls and recessed EPDM noise bumpers help eliminate clatter. The EPDM bumpers also permit a small amount of warm air to pass between the structure and damper to reduce the chance of condensate freezing. A snap-in high-quality polymer frame has a stainless steel screen included for use in bath venting only.

Finishing the assembly is a proprietary 6-inch-high, 4-inch round 26-gauge G90 galvanized drop with a unique button punch/window snap connection assembly. A 4-inch/3-inch reducer is also included.

For more information, visit www.lifetimetool.com.

High-Performance Screw Fasteners Designed for Stone Coated Steel Roofing Tile

Boral Roofing LLC launches its official line of high-performance Screw Fasteners for use with Stone Coated Steel Roofing Tile. The comprehensive line of screw options is designed for durability and ease of installation. Weather resistant and designed for use in any climate, the best-in-class fasteners have all been performance tested.

According to the manufacturer, All Boral Steel screws are covered with L3 Dura Protec, a corrosion-resistant coating, and panel screw heads are colored to blend with roofing panels and trim. All Boral Steel screws have a finely detailed 0.25-inch Hex Washer Head (HWH), as well as a combination of a sharp T-17 self-tapping point along with H-Low high and low threads to ensure they drive quickly through the multiple layers of steel panels and into the wood decking and battens for fast, easy installation. By using screws to secure the stone coated steel roof panels and accessories, repairs and retrofits with solar, skylights and other roof upgrades in the future are made easier, according to the company.

“This line of screws is the culmination of in-depth company research into various fastener materials and technologies and represents the best options available for use with Stone Coated Steel Roofing,” said Pete Croft, brand manager of steel roofing for Boral Roofing.

Boral Steel’s high-grade carbon screws are corrosion tested to 1,000 hours of Salt Spray (ASTM B117). Boral Steel also offers Stainless Steel Panel screws, which have been tested to 1,500 hours of Salt Spray. These come with black coating on the head and shaft to easily identify them.Every box of panel screws contains a nut driver to ensure easy installation. Each nut driver includes a pre-set magnet.

For additional information on the screw collection, visit https://www.boralroof.com/wp-content/uploads/boral-resource/BoralScrews-0719.pdf. For more information about Boral Roofing, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

Innovative Step Flashing Engineered for Efficiency, Durability and Safety

NuStep Flashing launches its innovative step flashing. The patented high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flashing was specifically designed to provide a faster, easier, and safer way for crews to install step flashing. NuStep ramped up production this spring and introduced the improved product into the Denver market with plans to expand distribution nationally throughout the summer.

After testing early prototypes with contractors and crews, NuStep received a utility patent for its step flashing in December 2018. NuStep Flashing is manufactured from HDPE, making it 75 percent lighter than traditional metal flashing with a pliability that is easier and safer to work with. In addition to the material benefits, each piece of flashing has two color options.

“It is well documented year-after-year that roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs,” said Noah Schum, Chief Operating Officer at NuStep. “Small product improvements like reducing total weight up-and-down the ladder or eliminating sharp edges go a long way in protecting crews and reducing dangerous situations.” 

According to the company, NuStep Flashing is manufactured in the U.S.A. and every production run goes through extensive testing using the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) process for impact, tensile, puncture resistance, and UV exposure. NuStep Flashing has been recognized and certified by the International Code Counsel (ICC ESR-3731) and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

 “Anytime you release a product into a segment that has not been challenged in a while you face a certain level of skepticism.” said Schum. “But we embrace that; the roadmap is there. You can look back at Trex in decking, or Pex in plumbing. The roofing industry is seeing a lot of great innovation, and we are excited to be a part of it. Once you get this product in your hands, it is easy to see the benefit. “

For more information, visit www.nustepflashing.com.

Shingle Line Available in Six New Cool Colors

IKO expands its Cambridge Cool Colors shingle line with six new colors that have an increased Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 20-plus, exceeding California’s Title 24 minimum standard by 25 percent. The four darker-toned color selections are a first for the industry – a heavily demanded option for the homeowners of California. 

The expansion of this line offers three distinct color blends ranging from COOL PLUS, COOL and Natural COOL. The COOL PLUS color selection includes the darker options of Weatherwood, Harvard Slate, Dual Brown and Graphite Black. COOL shingles are available in SRI 20-plus in the medium color blends Canyon Oak and Sand Dune. With the new spread of color ranges, IKO’s Cool Colors now totals to nine color blend options. The original color range, NATURAL COOL, has an SRI of 16-plus with an added benefit of Dual Grey also being algae resistant and Arctic White having the highest SRI of 23-plus. 

“As the city and county of Los Angeles have increased their Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) requirements from the state’s required 16 to 20, we saw an opportunity to be proactive for our customers and develop a product that meets the new requirement,” stated Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “To achieve an SRI rating of 20-plus, IKO embedded granules with infrared-reflective pigments. This transmits less of the sun’s solar energy into the attic. Six of our nine color options, including the highly anticipated medium and darker-toned color options, will meet or exceed the new SRI 20 standard.” 

Over the past two years, IKO, along with its third-party pigment supplier, has developed proprietary reflective colored granules for the COOL and COOL PLUS shingles so that they meet advanced standards while giving the homeowner a wide range of options to fit their specific tastes and desired curb appeal. 

In addition to energy efficiency, three Cambridge Cool Colors bundles cover precisely 100 square feet, according to the company, which means accurate measurements and an exact number of shingles in every package, every time. Cool Colors have the same “advantage” size benefit as other popular Cambridge shingles — 12 percent larger exposure than most competitors’ comparable products, according to the manufacturer. Because of their bigger profile, installation of Cambridge shingles is not only faster and easier for contractors, but it also creates a dramatic finished appearance and lowers job costs associated with excess materials and labor. Matching or complementary IKO UltraHP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles are available to protect vulnerable roof areas and to create a truly stunning roofline.

For more information, visit www.iko.com