Metal Roof Ridge Vent Eliminates Foam Closure Failure

Custom Metal Components Inc. has created an innovative product—EZ Vent-N-Closure—designed to totally eliminate foam closure failure while ventilating the ridge at the same time.

Custom Metal Components Inc. has created an innovative product—EZ Vent-N-Closure—designed to totally eliminate foam closure failure while ventilating the ridge at the same time.

Custom Metal Components Inc. has created an innovative product—EZ Vent-N-Closure—designed to totally eliminate foam closure failure while ventilating the ridge at the same time. EZ Vent-N-Closure is a patented design that consists of a low-profile, continuous vent that is completely concealed by the metal ridge cap that goes on every metal roof. Its installation goes over the end of the metal sheet, thereby eliminating any chance for the foam closure to fall out or deteriorate from continued exposure to the elements, helping ventilate the roof more efficiently. EZ Vent-N-Closure saves time and money, as well as avoids the problems associated with foam rubber closures breaking down and falling out over time.

Translucent Roofing Material Mechanically Locks Together

Plazit-Polygal has launched Topgal, a modular range of translucent roofing material that is suitable for any building requiring natural light.

Plazit-Polygal has launched Topgal, a modular range of translucent roofing material that is suitable for any building requiring natural light.

Plazit-Polygal has launched Topgal, a modular range of translucent roofing material that is suitable for any building requiring natural light. Produced in five colors—clear, bronze, ice, blue and polyshade silver—delivering different levels of light transmission, the Topgal sheets come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses. The weather-resistant panels are linked together with easy-to-fit connectors that create a mechanical lock between the sheets, ensuring strength and making the panels watertight. Fixture points are hidden and the sheets can be flexed to suit any type of structure. In addition to the standard colors, Plazit-Polygal can tailor special colors and solar-radiation levels.

Stone-coated Metal Roofing System Resembles Weathered Shake Shingles

The Canyon Shake Shingle stone-coated metal roofing system from Gerard Roofing.

The Canyon Shake Shingle stone-coated metal roofing system from Gerard Roofing.

Providing the rustic look of weathered shake shingle, the lightweight Canyon Shake Shingle stone-coated metal roofing system from Gerard Roofing installs 30 percent faster than conventional batten systems.

The elimination of bending and complex cuts at the hip, rake and valley also reduces labor time. Compared with direct-to-deck roofing profiles, Gerard’s Canyon Shake Shingle offers roofing contractors straighter and more even hips, rakes and valleys.

In addition to expediting installation, Gerard Canyon Shake Shingle also offers multiple trim options, helps prevent moisture penetration, reduces energy costs and prevents debris from clogging drain channels. The Canyon Shake Shingle’s new rake trim helps alleviate mold problems by preventing moisture from penetrating the roof deck.

An innovative starter system enables air to flow freely beneath the panel. This buffer between roof and deck serves as a cooling feature that helps homeowners reduce cooling costs over time.

A new valley cap seal keeps 99 percent of debris from entering the valley drain channel and keeps most of the water on the roof surface out of the valley drain channel.

Gerard’s Canyon Shake Shingle offers a lifetime warranty on surface coating, lifetime 120 mph wind warranty and 2.5-inch hail warranty. The warranties are also transferable.

Roofing System Utilizes High Tensile Strength Copper

Roser Copper Tile

Roser Copper Tile

Roser utilizes a high tensile strength copper to make Copper Tile an ideal option for coastal applications or designs that require a quality roof. The copper surface will age to develop the beautiful patina finish or can be treated to accelerate the finish effect.

The roofing system includes:

  • Clear acrylic over-glaze protective coating
  • Roofing granule coating
  • Adhesive basecoat
  • Protective surface coating
  • Aluminum/zinc coating
  • Commercial-grade steel core
  • Protective surface coating

The Stone Coated Steel Roofing System, manufactured by Roser, offers the advantage of high-strength steel with a look a variety of traditional and innovative architectural styles. When compared to asphalt shingles and concrete roofing products, which can weigh 350 to 1,000 pounds per square, the Roser Stone Coated Roofing System, at only 150 pounds per square, effectively reduces the overhead weight on the house structure. This provides for a much safer building during an earthquake, fire or a hurricane. While the standard shingle and shake roofs naturally deteriorate over time, the Roser Roofing System will continue to maintain its beautiful appearance and requires the least amount of maintenance in the roofing industry. An eco-friendly Roser roof will increase the resale value of your home not only with its elegance, but also with its proven durability.

About Roser Roofing System:

  • Installs direct to deck or over battens.
  • Stone surface resists fading and provides for a quiet roof.
  • Fastener design features a confirmed and a locking profile.
  • Low-maintenance roof system with water-shedding performance.
  • Storm driven engineering design is proven throughout the world.
  • Includes the stringent Miami-Dade Approval.

New Color Added to Shingle Line Still Features Algae Protection

Atlas Roofing introduces a bold color in its Pinnacle Pristine featuring Scotchgard Protector shingle line. Pinnacle Pristine Sunset incorporates warm earth tones of red, terracotta and umber.

Atlas Roofing introduces a bold color in its Pinnacle Pristine featuring Scotchgard Protector shingle line. Pinnacle Pristine Sunset incorporates warm earth tones of red, terracotta and umber.

Atlas Roofing introduces a bold color in its Pinnacle Pristine featuring Scotchgard Protector shingle line. Pinnacle Pristine Sunset incorporates warm earth tones of red, terracotta and umber.

Based on market trend research, Atlas developed the new shingle color to complement a host of home styles and exteriors. As with all Atlas shingle products, the matching Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge is also available.

Pristine Sunset, like other Atlas Pinnacle Pristine Shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector, offer the industry’s only Lifetime Algae Resistance Warranty. Backed by Atlas, this coverage means homeowners who choose Pinnacle Pristine Sunset will never have to worry about unattractive black streaks caused by algae. In much of the U.S., algae is a menace to roofs, leaving dark streaks that ruin a home’s curb appeal. With the power of Scotchgard Protector, Pinnacle Pristine Sunset will keep its color.

Stop Leaks Around Vent Pipes

The Perma-Boot is a gasket-less, high-performance pipe boot system designed to permanently repair the most common type of roof leak—the leak around the vent pipes that penetrate the roof.

The Perma-Boot is a gasket-less, high-performance pipe boot system designed to permanently repair the most common type of roof leak—the leak around the vent pipes that penetrate the roof.

The Perma-Boot is a gasket-less, high-performance pipe boot system designed to permanently repair the most common type of roof leak—the leak around the vent pipes that penetrate the roof. Perma-Boot slides over an existing boot, preventing future leaks. Installation takes a few minutes; no tools are required. The product is designed for all standard roof pitches: 3:12 to 12:12. It is made of durable TPO and guaranteed for the life of the shingles.

Shingles Cap a Roof’s External Angles

Atlas Roofing has released the Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge shingles, featuring Scotchgard Protector.

Atlas Roofing has released the Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge shingles, featuring Scotchgard Protector.

Atlas Roofing has released the Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge shingles, featuring Scotchgard Protector. The shingles add a finished look to a roof by capping the external angles. They offer a 5 5/8-inch exposure and are pre-cut to save contractors time. The shingles feature perforated parting lines, so they can be pulled apart into three separate shingles during installation. Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge shingles also feature the FASTAC SBS seal-down strip for quick sealing and high-wind performance. They come in a variety of colors to match the StormMaster Slate, StormMaster Shake and Pinnacle Pristine shingles.

Roof Deck Is Noncombustible

USG Corp. has launched USG Structural Solutions; the USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck is among the first products in the portfolio.

USG Corp. has launched USG Structural Solutions; the USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck is among the first products in the portfolio.

USG Corp. has launched USG Structural Solutions; the USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck is among the first products in the portfolio. USG Structural Solutions was designed with the structural engineer and contractor in mind. The products in the portfolio feature a noncombustible formulation (certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), dry application process and ease of handling on the job site. The roof deck creates one- and two-hour fire-rated assemblies. It is strong, durable and dimensionally stable and fits in a standard elevator.

New Colors Available in Designer Shingle Line

The Windsor Designer shingle line from Malarkey Roofing Products now includes two new colors.

The Windsor Designer shingle line from Malarkey Roofing Products now includes two new colors.

The Windsor Designer shingle line from Malarkey Roofing Products now includes two new colors—Black Oak and Heather—making the shingles available in seven colors anywhere Malarkey products are sold. Launched in May 2014, the heavyweight shingle was created in a joint effort between contractors and the Malarkey Technical, Research and Development team to combine designer looks with easy installation. Features include Scotchgard Algae Resistant Shingle Protector, Flexor polymer modified asphalt technology, UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Resistance, 5 3/4-inch tab length and a book-style application.

Shingles Resemble Wood Shakes

GAF has introduced its Glenwood Shingles, which offer thickness, staggered exposure and triple-layer construction, resulting in an authentic wood-shake look.

GAF has introduced its Glenwood Shingles, which offer thickness, staggered exposure and triple-layer construction, resulting in an authentic wood-shake look.

GAF has introduced its Glenwood Shingles, which offer thickness, staggered exposure and triple-layer construction, resulting in an authentic wood-shake look. Glenwood Shingles carry the highest fire rating—Class A from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. They also offer Stain Guard protection to help ensure the beauty of customers’ roofs against blue-green algae, as well as Dura Grip Adhesive to seal each shingle tightly and reduce the risk of shingle blow-off. The shingles feature a lifetime limited transferable warranty with Smart Choice Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first 10 years.