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.

Lead-Free Roof Flashing Formally Approved by IAPMO UES

Boral Roofing LLC announces that Wakaflex, the company’s versatile flashing solution, is now listed through IAPMO UES as a permanent flashing (ER-579). The product earned the distinction by undergoing and passing an extremely rigorous 2,000-hour UV exposure test. 

During testing, the product maintained its original performance properties, which include the adhesion of the butyl strips to various materials including concrete, clay, stone coated steel, polymer roofing, aluminum, galvanized steel, vinyl and wood structured panels. The approval also includes the use of Wakaflex as a permanent flashing for solar applications in California.

“Wakaflex is tough and durable, and its numerous applications and performance abilities make it ideally suited for use with virtually all roofing materials,” said Brian Sweet, components product manager with Boral Roofing. “This IAPMO UES listing is important as it clearly demonstrates the performance capabilities of the product to building officials and homeowners.”

Ideal for difficult and complex details, Wakaflex contains an internal aluminum mesh, making it extremely flexible and easy to shape and form to virtually any surface. Wakaflex chemically seals to itself and its Polyisobutylene material composition makes the flashing extremely resistant to all weather conditions.

The flashing may be used for step flashings, headwalls, pipe penetrations, pitch transitions, valley junctures, valley soakers, chimneys and skylights. It may also be used as a solution for solar panels, hip and ridge junctures, sidewalls, splayed gables, and various repair applications as well as for tricky details that require weather protection.

One highly notable product attribute is its lead-free composition. OSHA has declared that “lead adversely affects numerous body systems and causes forms of health impairment and disease which arise after periods of exposure as short as days or as long as several years.”  

“Lead is still the most commonly used flashing material, and with so many ongoing safety concerns surrounding exposure to it, there is a legitimate need for alternative options,” added Sweet. “Any place that lead is used on a tile roof, Wakaflex works better and more safely.” 

 Wakaflex is offered in 22-pound 11” x 33” and 27-pound 22” x 16.5” rolls. The product is also certified by Miami Dade NOA 08-1106.03 for use in hurricane-prone regions of Florida, Hawaii and coastal Texas.

For more information on Wakaflex, visit https://www.boralroof.com/components/flashing-products/wakaflex-component/. To view IAPMO UES Evaluation Report ER-579, visit www.iapmoes.org/building-products-evaluation-report-program/evaluation-report-directory/ and search by Boral or 579. 

For information about Boral Roofing, visit www.BoralRoof.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.

Concrete Tile Lines Available in New Suite of Colors

Boral Roofing LLCintroduces the Vista Collection. The new concrete roof tile options include five new varied neutral shades introduced to meet specific architectural, lifestyle and color trends emerging within the state of Texas. The new suite of hues is available with two of Boral Roofing’s most popular tile styles in the region – Saxony Country Slate and Shake. The shades include Charcoal Brown Blend, Chestnut Burnt, Dark Bordeaux, Weathered Cedar and Weathered Greige. The collection launch is a direct result of extensive research conducted into consumer lifestyle and home design trends happening within the state.

“We have been closely examining Texas and have found that, as with many other key regions across the country, home design within the state is trending toward sensorial relief in both home interiors and exteriors,” said Shannon Delgado, senior marketing manager with Boral Roofing. “This concept manifests itself in an aesthetic where ornamentation is reduced and calming neutral color palettes prevail.”

Boral Roofing’s research in Texas also points to specific architecture styles. “We are witnessing a shift in homeowner preference for Trans-contemporary home design,” said Delgado. 

Transitional home designs reflect the clean lines of contemporary residential architecture while drawing heavily upon the details and style of traditional homes. Contemporary homes are characterized by a distinct preference for clean lines, open concepts, minimal exterior decoration, ample light sources with large windows and a lack of rounded edges. “These newly introduced colors perfectly align with this architecture, which blends farmhouse origins with a more modern aesthetic happening into Texas’ urban centers,” says Delgado.

According to the company, the concrete tile options within the Vista Collection are durable, lasting, and low maintenance. The concrete tile offers a Class A fire rating. Additionally, it is manufactured sustainably with locally-sourced, abundant, and naturally occurring geologic material and is fully recyclable at the end of its life on the roof. The new concrete roof tile colors are now available within Texas. 

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

Boral Roofing Names Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Operations

Boral Roofing LLC announced the promotion of Hugh Laurie to vice president of finance and the addition of Harvey “Harv” Shelton as vice president of operations. Laurie has been employed with Boral Roofing Australia for almost a decade and Shelton brings almost three decades in the building manufacturing industry to his new role. 

“We are thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotion of Hugh Laurie to vice president of finance and to welcome Harvey Shelton to the Boral Roofing family as vice president of operations,” said Darren Schulz, president of Boral Roofing. “Hugh’s experience with Boral invaluably spans all the company’s businesses in Australia and the U.S. as well as throughout southeast Asia. Harvey’s vast experience in the building products industry will help us optimize competitiveness through existing and new channels.” 

As vice president of finance, Hugh Laurie is responsible for the strategy and execution of Boral Roofing’s finance operations, focusing on generating value-added and insights-driven reporting to drive growth and operational efficiencies. “I look forward to continuing the strong relationships the finance team has with the sales, operations and support functions of the business,” said Laurie. 

Harvey Shelton, an accomplished executive in the building products and manufacturing industries, will work to optimize all operations and expand the company’s safety culture. “Safety is something we need to accomplish before we do anything else,” said Shelton. “I am also committed to connecting the dots between customer needs and manufacturing capability to position the business for growth now and in the future.” 

Laurie resides in Orange County, California and is based in Boral Roofing’s Irvine headquarters. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting and Management from The Australian National University. 

Shelton resides in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and is based in Boral Roofing’s Charlotte offices. He obtained his Civil Engineering Degree from Rice University and his MBA from William & Mary – Raymond A. Mason School of Business. 

For information, visit www.BoralRoof.com

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.

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.

Steel Shingle Designed to Capture Classic Cottage Look

Boral Roofing TimberwoodA sleek metal shingle product designed for durability and curb appeal, Boral Steel’s Cottage Shingle creates a strong, weather-tight, environmentally-friendly metal and stone roof that protects the home for many decades. The material uses contrasting stone chip colors to provide a multi-blend (HD) accent to suit almost any architecture. Each panel effectively incorporates an industry first – offset, multi-grooved, deep weather, side-lap with Hi-Lo panel surfaces that create the classic cottage look.

The technical innovation and quality of the product begins with a computerized stone-chip grading and blending process. Boral uses a finer, higher quality, non-oiled natural granite stone chip that provides one of the tightest industry stone-coating matrixes available. Colors are either solid or flashed to provide a variegated non-patterned appearance.

Boral Cottage Shingle roofing is available in a variety of colors including Shadow Wood, Walnut, Weathered Timber, Birch, Cedar and Sage Green.

According to the manufacturer, Boral Steel is highly corrosion resistant AZ-50 Galvalume steel coated with specially prepared and treated with proprietary primer to enhance acrylic adhesion. Boral Basecoat is a proprietary special formulation developed by the world’s largest resin supplier to promote long-life performance in all climates.

The product is Title 24 compliant, offers A Class A Fire Rating, and is made from up to 50 percent recycled material. The lightweight product ideal for both new construction and retrofits.
For more information, visit www.boralamerica.com/roofing.

Boral Steel’s Cottage Shingle

New Colors Available for Concrete Roof Tile Line

Boral Roofing LLCBoral Roofing LLC introduces a set of new colors for its signature concrete roof tile line. Inspired by the beach landscape, the six new hues in the collection are particularly well suited to complement homes of the contemporary and transitional architectural styles, according to the manufacturer.

“We are introducing these new colors to address demand among home buyers and owners for highly durable and energy efficient roofing tile in lighter, more neutral shades,” said Rich Thomas, marketing product manager. “Through extensive study of consumer trends, Boral Roofing has discovered a growing desire among buyers for their homes to provide sensorial relief from all the technology and information they absorb daily. Exteriors and interiors alike are being designed with less visual clutter and with cooler, reduced color palettes. Our new color collection reflects these shifts.”

Boral Roofing’s new colors are inspired by the beach landscape. The collection includes new hues in Ashen Blend, Café Sand Blend, Mottled White Blend, Atmosphere Blend, Oceana Blend, and Beach Blonde Blend, with each shade reflecting an element commonly found at the seaside. All these neutral shades summon a sense of understated ease and elegance as cool tones with undertones of grey.

According to the manufacturer, the new collection shares all the many benefits of Boral Roofing’s complete line of concrete tile systems including durability, protection from the elements, and energy efficiency. According to the 2007 NAHB Study on Life Expectancy of Home Components, the tile dramatically reduces the heating and cooling demands of the structure, and concrete tile offers a lengthy lifespan, with a replacement expected every 75 years.

The tile is low maintenance and offers a Class A fire rating. Additionally, the concrete tile lends added benefit to the environment as a product manufactured utilizing abundant, locally-sourced, and naturally occurring geologic material. Boral Roofing’s concrete tile is also fully recyclable at the end of its life on the roof.

The new concrete roof tile colors are available in the Southeast and Northeast United States, as well as in Quebec. The collection may be previewed in Boral Roofing’s Boral Lifestyle Brochure.

For information, visit www.boralamerica.com/roofing.
Boral Roofing LLC

Boral Roofing Names New President

Boral Roofing LLC announced that Darren Schulz has been named its new president. A building products and roofing expert with two decades in the business, Schulz will lead strategy and operations nationally for the company’s growing family of clay, concrete, steel, composite and components roofing solution product lines. A former 14-year veteran of Boral Roofing, Darren Schulz re-joined the company to fill the role.

“We are thrilled to re-welcome Darren Schulz back to Boral Roofing,” said Eric Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With Boral’s recently completed company acquisitions, we have made a strategic move into new verticals and sit at a critical point in the company’s growth. It is extremely valuable to be able to leverage Darren’s knowledge of the industry and Boral’s brand to expand market share in both the new and retrofit roofing system sectors.”

According to the company, Schulz will lead the combined Boral Roofing divisions with a key focus on the successful integration of the concrete tile business as well as significant growth plans for the company’s steel and composite roofing endeavors.

“This is undoubtedly an exciting time for Boral Roofing and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Schulz. “Boral Roofing has always led the industry in durability, sustainability, and energy efficiency, and the company’s new product lines not only align with that legacy, but provide us with numerous expansion opportunities as we kick off 2018.”

In the past, Schulz enjoyed a lengthy tenure with Boral, serving in numerous positions including Executive General Manager for Boral Building Products (Australia) and Vice President and General Manager positions in Boral Roofing’s Clay and Concrete Tile (North America), as well as the Director of Finance and Business Planning for Boral Industries (Atlanta/North America).

Just prior to his return to Boral, Schulz was President and Group General Manager of the Roof Tile Group for Fletcher Building Limited. In this role, he led Fletcher’s global stone-coated metal roofing business with manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, Malaysia, Hungary, and California.

Schulz resides in Orange County, California, and will be based in Boral Roofing’s Irvine headquarters. He received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.

For more information, visit www.boralamerica.com/roofing.