New Pre-Colored Tile Mortar For the Florida and East Coast Markets

Boral Roofing LLC introduces Boral Tile Mortar to the Florida and East Coast markets. With the color pre-mixed into the mortar, there is no guessing the right oxide quantity to color match the tiles. Boral Tile Mortar is a one-step fiber-reinforced mortar for tile-roof weather blocking — just add water and mix.

According to the manufacturer, Boral Tile Mortar contains an Integrated Water Repellent (IWR) additive to help prevent efflorescence. The water-resistant solution provides ease of installation, excellent bonding and is offered in numerous colors. It is ideal for use with clay and concrete roof tile systems on both new and re-roof applications. It meets ASTM C-270 requirements.

The product has been offered in the Texas and Midwest markets for several years and will now benefit from the new-and-improved engineered IWR additive product. 

Boral Tile Mortar is a Type S mortar that is engineered to provide resistance to shrinking and cracking. It is not suitable for attaching roof tiles. It is available in 80-pound (36.3-kilogram) bags that offer 10-30 linear feet of coverage that varies depending on tile profile and method of installation. Boral Tile Mortar is sold by the bag, pallet (42 bags) or 14-pallet mixed truck load.

“Boral Tile Mortar rounds out our suite of roof component offerings with a durable roof-tile weather-blocking solution providing essential water-repelling abilities,” said Brian Sweet, components product manager for Boral Roofing. “This all-season mortar is designed specifically to address common climate concerns in Florida and Texas.”

“The mortar is offered in numerous colors to seamlessly match almost any roof tile,” added Sweet. “It is uniformly blended to ensure consistency of color at all hips, ridges, gables, and valleys, enhancing the aesthetics of any tile roof.”

“We provide Component Color Match Guides to assist our customers in finding the best color choices of mortar and other components for their project,” said Sweet.

To learn more about Boral Roofing’s Mortar, visit https://www.boralroof.com/components/boral-mortar/.

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

Innovative Concrete Tile Design Offers High Wind Uplift Resistance for Florida Market

Boral Roofing LLC introduces an innovative new design of its popular Boral Saxony 900 concrete tile in Florida. The new tile design addresses climate conditions in the region with improved installation techniques for enhanced durability and resiliency. Boral Saxony 900 tiles may be fastened with less of ICP Group’s Polyset AH-160 Foam Adhesive than similar competing flat tile options, reducing installation costs and offering better protection from the elements.

The advanced design of the concrete tile features a lower profile and thicker mid-body. With the design enhancements, the tile may now be installed utilizing up to 25 percent less Polyset AH-160 Adhesive than competing tile options, resulting in a more efficient installation process to save in both labor and material costs. (Uplift resistance values were determined by independent testing by a qualified Florida and Miami-Dade approved laboratory.)

“This new Florida tile roofing solution is a direct result of Boral Roofing’s unyielding drive to envision and produce the highest performing roofing systems for customers,” said Rick Hackett, product marketing manager for Boral Roofing. “The enhanced Boral Saxony 900 tile offers improvements for installation and weather resiliency in a region that is notorious for severe rain, sun and wind.”

During professional installation, contractors use Polyset AH-160 Adhesive paddies to fasten Boral Saxony 900 concrete tiles to an approved roofing underlayment, such as Boral TileSeal.  For medium-sized paddies, ICP Group recommends 10 to 12 square inches of adhesive contact to the underside of the tile. (For Polyset AH-160 Roof Tile Adhesive Instructions, see  https://www.polysetadhesives.com/wp-content/uploads/ICP-Polyset-AH-160-Installation-Instructions.pdf.)

According to the manufacturer, Boral Saxony 900 tile’s unique design allows for the adhesive to disperse more evenly across the tile.

“Boral Roofing has been serving Florida with quality manufacturing and the latest in roofing product innovation for more than 60 years,” said Hackett. “Boral Saxony 900 continues that tradition.”

Boral offers Saxony 900 concrete tile in numerous color options, many of which are readily available and some made-to-order to complement any Floridian architectural theme and home color palette. Like all Boral Roofing concrete tile systems, Boral Saxony 900 is Class A Fire Rated. The concrete tile features a non-prorated and fully transferable limited lifetime warranty.

To learn more about Boral Roofing’s new weather resistant tile design, view the Boral Saxony 900 brochures at https://www.boralroof.com/wp-content/uploads/boral-resource/Florida-Brochure-Lake-Wales-0220.pdf and https://www.boralroof.com/wp-content/uploads/boral-resource/Florida-Brochure-Okeechobee-0320.pdf. Boral Roofing also hosts a video on the new solution on the company’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Y38fIHy8Q&feature=youtu.be

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.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.

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