Synthetic Underlayment Available in Carbon Black

Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) introduces their new Xtreme-Weather Warrior BLACK. CMI’s synthetic underlayment offering has expanded to offer more options to their customers and end users.

Mark Hinterlong, Director of Underlayments, stated, “In response to market pressures and the need to continue to innovate, CMI is introducing Xtreme-Weather Warrior BLACK. The Xtreme-Weather Warrior family of products focuses on the price sensitive segment of the market that is looking for solid performance at the best possible price. X-Weather Warrior BLACK offers customers a way to save money and still get the great performance of Weather Warrior.”

“Making the product in black saves on the very expensive UV additive as the carbon black helps to do the job of the UV inhibitor without diminishing physical properties. CMI passes this savings through to give our customers more opportunities to compete and to expand new customer segments (i.e. builder).” added Mike DiStefano, EVP/COO.

The new Xtreme-Weather Warrior BLACK is available now in direct container orders and will be available out of domestic inventory in the near future.

For more information, visit www.continentalmaterials.com.

New House-Branded Synthetic Roof Underlayment

Gulfeagle Supply announces a new house branded synthetic roof underlayment: Gulfeagle SecureGrip25, manufactured by Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI).

This synthetic underlayment is proprietary to Gulfeagle. The Gulfeagle SecureGrip25 is a 48 feet wide and 250 feet long, provided in the “Gulfeagle blue.” It boasts a 90 day exposure rating and a 25 year material warranty. The Gulfeagle underlayment is made with ultraviolet inhibitors in all four layers of construction and each roll carries a tracking number for total traceability and quality assurance.

President of Gulfeagle Supply, Brad Resch, stated that “Gulfeagle identified a need to provide a highquality roof underlayment at a competitive price for our roofing contractor customers. We wanted something that improved their installations & efficiency but was reliable and available across all of our branches. CMI was able to provide us all of that in a product and make it for us in a great color that is all our own.”

“Gulfeagle was early to identify a trend in house-branding synthetic roof underlayment. This product gives us the ability to be consistent and uniform in our offering to our roofing customers. Whethervinstalling asphalt shingles, residential metal or even composite shingles, roofers should know that whenvthey select Gulfeagle SecureGrip25 roof underlayment they will receive the same great performingvproduct every time. Our contractors come to trust the product like they trust Gulfeagle.” says VicevPresident of Purchasing & Marketing, Stephanie Rich.

“We are very proud to be the manufacturer of Gulfeagle’s new roof underlayment. Working closely withvthe Gulfeagle team we were able to put together a product that is uniquely theirs and we will supportvtheir offering just as we do with all underlayment products we produce”, offered Mark Hinterlong, Director of Underlayments for CMI.

For more information, visit www.gulfeagle.com.

New Synthetic Roofing Underlayment

System Components Corporation introduces QuickSilver synthetic roofing underlayment for tile, metal, and other durable roof systems currently available in the market. According to the manufacturer, QuickSilver’s patented design offers cutting-edge performance features including innovative gasketing technology that helps prevent water penetration around fasteners. The product also features low shrink construction, which mitigates shrink and lift at slope transitions or open around fasteners. The elastomer bottom surface is designed to grip high-slope decks, improve fastener seal and help provide a safer walking surface. The durability and stability of QUICKSILVER allow it to be exposed to the elements for up to 180 days before final roof covering.

For more information, visit www.systemcomponents.net

Reflective Insulation Underlayment Adds R-Value

rFOIL Reflective Insulation 2200 Series underlayment in an effective energy-efficient barrier that can greatly reduce transfer of radiant heat through roofing. The new 2200 Series underlayment’s polyethylene bubble material, sandwiched by a layer of metalized foil and a white polyethylene sheet, provides an added R-value of 1.1. When there is an airspace between the 2200 Series underlayment and the metal roof, the system boasts an R-value of 4. While most insulating materials/underlayments rely on retarding the flow of heat through walls and ceilings, the 2200 Series underlayment works by reflecting as much as 96 percent of the radiant energy, dramatically reducing energy costs in air-conditioned homes and buildings, as well as creating an effective “shade” in non-cooled outbuildings, garages, porches and utility buildings. It can be taped to purlins, stapled to rafters or studs, or rolled out on roof decking or existing shingles prior to installation of metal roofing or siding panels.

For more information, visit https://www.rfoil.com

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

Vapor Permeable Underlayment Designed for Use on Steep-Slope Roofs

VaproShield announces the release of SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered, a highly vapor-permeable roofing underlayment Air Barrier (AB) material. SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered (SA), a vapor permeable roofing underlayment, is designed for use on steep slope roofs of 2:12 or greater pitch. According to the manufacturer, the roofing underlayment features the patent-pending Vapor Permeable Polymer Composite Technology (VPPCT) developed by VaproShield.

“VPPCT combines advanced polymer coatings and our proprietary adhesive to create a primerless, highly-permeable, and fully-adhered [roofing] underlayment that is revolutionary to the industry. The black color also absorbs heat from the sun (while exposed), which increases the drying process of wet sheathing and insulation,” said Kevin Nolan, Technical Director of North America. “Every part of SlopeShield Plus, including the color, was intentional.” 

The development of SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered came from an existing market demand for a high-performance and permeable roofing underlayment. Traditional asphaltic and butyl-based peel-and-stick roofing underlayments offer liquid-water holdout but lack drying capacity due to their non-permeable nature. These underlayments inherently trap moisture, reducing insulation performance and accelerating sheathing decay-potentially causing premature roof assembly failure.

“The industry has had traditional [asphaltic and butyl-based] underlayments for years. We are always working to push the industry forward,” noted Lee Snyder, Managing Partner of VaproShield.

SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered offers superior performance to the polypropylene tri-laminate micro-porous permeable existing roof underlayments. The superior construction technology of SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered is a composite of polymers and polyester in a sheet good that allows vapor diffusion. According to the company, the design of SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered eliminates the water leakage created by the concussion effect (caused by heavy rain and foot traffic) while allowing for 6-month UV and climate exposure prior to roof system installation.

SlopeShield Plus Self-Adhered is compatible with metal roofing, slate/clay tile with batten/counter-batten substructures, and cedar shingles/shakes with VaproMat. VaproShield offers SlopeFlashing in two sizes: 29.5 inches and 19 2/3 inches. SlopeFlashing is used to flash eaves, hips, ridges and valleys.

Combining SlopeShield Plus SA and VaproShield’s vapor permeable WRB/Air Barrier wall membranes will create an airtight and watertight building enclosure that offers high drying capacity for the building envelope and roofing assembly-mitigating moisture damage and saving energy for the life of the building. A National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study (NISTIR 7238) showed that an effective air barrier can reduce a building’s energy costs by as much as 40 percent and electrical costs by more than 25 percent.

For more information, visit www.vaproshield.com.

Redesigned High-Temp Underlayment Offers Improved Walkability, Reduced Bleed-Through

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. announces that Polystick MU-X self-adhered, high-temperature underlayment has been redesigned. A secondary water barrier for roof coverings, Polystick MU-X features an enhanced black polypropylene film, improving membrane walkability and reducing bleed-through.

Polystick MU-X is designed especially for high-temperature environments. It is rated as temperature resistant to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and has an exposure window of 90 days for job flexibility. Polystick MU-X features a proprietary SBS modified bitumen upper compound and patented ADESO dual-compound self-adhered technology on the bottom side of the reinforcement. A split-release film on the bottom of the roll allows for ease of application. Convenient 3-inch lay lines printed on both edges allow bi-directional installation, saving time and labor. 

“We are excited about the performance improvements we have made to the Polystick MU-X underlayment,” said Polyglass CEO Natalino Zanchetta. “We made the enhancements based on customer feedback and our commitment to adding value by meeting or exceeding customer expectations and increasing customer satisfaction.” 

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us.

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

High-Temperature Self-Adhered Underlayment

Boral Roofing offers its MetalSeal UnderlaymentBoral Roofing offers its MetalSeal Underlayment, a high-temperature self-adhered underlayment designed especially for metal roofing but suitable for any roof material in any climate. A high-performance waterproofing material, Boral MetalSeal underlayment provides all season durable protection, protecting the structure against wind, rain, snow and ice dams by bonding to the base sheet or directly to the roof deck and self-sealing around every fastener penetration. According to the company, Boral MetalSeal is easy to install and eliminates the need for an excessive number of nails, reducing installation time and cost. Great surface traction also enables safer, faster and easier installation for the entire roof. The high-strength woven polyester surface remains intact under high foot traffic and provides UV resistance up to six months.

According to the manufacturer, Boral MetalSeal offers a 30-year limited warranty and may be installed in freezing or hot summer temperatures alike, ensuring the job is completed without weather-induced delay. MetalSeal meets or exceeds all National and Florida building code requirements and is rated up to 260 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes in 216 square foot rolls for a net two squares.

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

Synthetic and Peel-and-Stick Underlayments for Metal Roofing

HydraShell MAX and HydraShell Supreme SA are McElroy Metal’s new underlayments. HydraShell MAX is the standard synthetic underlayment and HydraShell Supreme SA is a peel-and-stick underlayment. HydraShell MAX has a four-layer construction and can be used under all types of finished roofing materials, including steel roofing and is suitable for roof pitches as low as ½:12. HydraShell MAX requires significantly fewer fasteners than competitive products and provides a durable deck cover. HydraShell Supreme SA is the best choice in high-temperature, self-adhering applications. The SBS modified asphalt provides excellent pliability and the cool gray surface reduces heat build-up. 

For more information, visit www.mcelroymetal.com.