Polyglass Announces New Code Approvals for Fire-Resistant Polystick XFR Underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announced that its self-adhered fire-resistant underlayment, Polystick XFR, has received a new Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from Miami-Dade County (NOA No.: 20-1117.03).

Polystick XFR is a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment that offers superior fire resistance for a variety of high-temperature applications, including combustible decks with metal roof coverings.

The approved use of the product includes installation over an anchor sheet mechanically fastened to non-insulated wood decks. Please refer to the NOA for system specific limitations and installation requirements.

The Miami-Dade NOA represents the latest in a growing number of code approvals for Polystick XFR as industry regulatory agencies recognize its ability to meet or exceed their standards for superior roof protection.

As of now, Polystick XFR holds approval with the following Code Agencies:

  • Underwriter Laboratories (UL)
  • International Codes Council (ICC-ES)
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Florida Building Code (FBC)
  • Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
  • California Office of State Fire Marshal (Cal OSFM)

Polystick XFR underlayment consists of an SBS (elastomeric) modified bitumen upper compound and an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom featuring our patented ADESO® self-adhering technology. Polystick XFR also features our patent-pending Burn-Shield™ technology, which offers outstanding resistance to flame spread. The result is an advanced penetration-resistant, fire-resistant, easy-install underlayment that offers unmatched waterproof resistance while also being rated to withstand temperatures up to 265 °F.

These recent code approvals for Polystick XFR underscore Polyglass’ ongoing commitment to develop industry-leading technologies and solutions for commercial roofing systems across the globe.

For more information, visit polyglass.us.

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/.

SBS Modified Fiberglass-Reinforced Underlayment

Manufactured by Boral Roofing, Boral Ply 40 is an SBS modified fiberglass-reinforced underlayment/base sheet for tile, shingle or shake roofing. Easily installed and ideal for use with metal roofing systems, Boral Ply 40’s modified asphalt minimizes the wrinkling and buckling which is commonly associated with non-modified membranes. An all-season solution, Boral Ply 40 offers durability and better protection than felt at a low cost.  

The recently improved underlayment now offers an uncovered exposure time, without any degradation, of six months (an improvement from its original three month uncovered exposure time).

Boral Ply 40 is available in 39 3/8-inch x 66-foot (216 square feet) rolls, each weighing 80 pounds. Certifications and approvals include: ASTM-D6757, D4601, ASTM-D226 and D4869.

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

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.

Self-Adhered Roof Underlayment Designed for High-Temperature Applications

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. introduces Polystick P, an advanced self-adhered roof underlayment specifically designed for metal roofs and other high-temperature applications. Made from elastomeric modified asphalt, Polystick P can withstand temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. It features a high tensile strength top surface containing a proprietary skid-resistant pattern for sure footing. The bottom surface consists of a high-temperature compound that is self-adhered for quick, accurate application. 

According to the company when properly installed Polystick P creates a watertight seam thanks to a rubberized asphalt bleed-out along the edge, creating effective waterproofing against the elements. Each roll comes protected by siliconized split-release paper providing easy self-adhered installation, and the self-adhered compound easily forms a seal around nails. And because the underlayment is rated for exposure up to 180 days, contractors can use it confidently on works in progress.

Specially designed for high-temperature applications, Polystick P is an ideal underlayment for metal roofs like steel and copper, as well as mechanically attached roof tiles and other roof coverings. It easily attaches to skylights, valleys and other flashing areas. It is desinged for use as its own underlayment or as part of a multiply underlayment system. 

“The versatility of Polystick P for both residential and commercial applications is outstanding,“ said Tino De La Rosa, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager for Polyglass.

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

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.

Self-Adhered Fire-Resistant Roof Underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., offers Polystick XFR, a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment designed to provide superior fire resistance for combustible decks with metal roof coverings and other high-temperature applications.

According to the company, Polystick XFR combines ADESO and Burn-Shield technologies with the highest quality materials to yield a product that excels in providing robust fire protection and reliable waterproofing. This product achieves UL Class A fire ratings for combustible decks while also providing long-term superior weathering performance.

Utilizing ADESO Dual-Compound Self-Adhered Technology for fast, labor-saving application, Polystick XFR features an SBS (elastomeric) modified bitumen upper compound and an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom. Fiberglass reinforcement provides additional strength and stability, and Polyglass’ own patent-pending Burn-Shield Technology provides superior resistance to flame spread. The end result is a penetration-resistant underlayment of unmatched quality rated to withstand temperatures up to 265 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because Polystick XFR is specifically designed for high-temperature applications, it is an ideal underlayment for metal roof covering systems like steel, copper and similar materials. It is also approved for use under asphalt shingles, mechanically attached tiles, and any other application where fire resistance is needed or desired. When used as a secondary layer above Polystick MTS PLUS, this product can be installed as part of a multi-ply underlayment system. And because Polystick XFR can be exposed for up to 180 days, contractors can use it with confidence on works in progress.

“I’m excited about Polystick XFR,” said Polyglass National Product Manager Marco Sieber, “because Polyglass is able to offer an extremely high-performance product from a fire plus water protection and labor savings perspective in a market with very few other good options for the contractor, specifier and building owner.”

For more information, please visit polyglass.us.

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

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

Expanded and Enhanced Flashing Tapes Available in New Sizes

Huber Engineered Woods provides problem-solving innovations as teams and codes continue to make strides toward tighter building envelopes. A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP System sheathing and tape for roof eliminates the need for felt with an integrated underlayment that protects against water penetration as an all-in-one continuous water and air barrier. Panel seams are taped with advanced acrylic ZIP System flashing tape for a strong sealed roof deck.

ZIP System building solutions, made by Huber Engineered Woods, transformed structural envelopes by introducing the first integrated sheathing system that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall and roof assemblies, notes the manufacturer. The engineered-wood systems streamline installation with built-in, continuous air and water-resistive barriers. A line of integrated panels that also incorporate exterior insulation is available in varying R-values within the ZIP System family of sheathing and flashing products.

In 2019, the ZIP System line of sealing solutions was expanded and includes an enhancement to ZIP System straight flashing tapes to include three new sizes of ZIP System flashing tape and three new sizes of ZIP System stretch tape. The enhanced formula can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ZIP System sealing solutions now include five ZIP System stretch tape options and five ZIP System™ flashing (straight) tapes.

The ZIP System flashing tape is now available in these sizes:

  • New – 3.75” x 30’ – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 9” x 50’ – Used for wider areas like thicker, insulated ZIP System R-sheathing outside corners
  • New – 12” x 50’ – A single-piece roof valley sealing solution
  • 90’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors
  • 6” x 75’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors

The ZIP System stretch tape is now available in sizes:

  • New – 3” x 20” – Ideal for pipe penetration
  • New – 6” x 20” – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 10” x 20’ – A shorter roll perfect for remodeling
  • 6” x 75’ – A favorite for window panes
  • 10” x 75’ – Ideal for thicker multifamily wall assemblies

ZIP System sealing solutions also include ZIP System liquid flash – a fluid-applied flashing alternative to ZIP System flashing and stretch tape. Liquid flash flows into hard-to-flash areas for an air- and water-tight seal.

The expanded line offers a new solution for builders looking for more flexibility and passed Huber Engineered Wood’s rigorous research and development process that brand users have come to know and expect.

According to the manufacturer, All ZIP System tapes are backed by 180-Day Exposure Guarantee and a 30-Year Limited Warranty, feature a split-liner for easy application on tapes 6 inches or wider and can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, visit www.zipsystemsealingsolutions.com.