Roof Patch Covers Holes Left When Converting to Ridge Ventilation

The Smart Plug Roof Patch covers roof holes left by box, slant-back, and turbine vents when converting from static vents to ridge ventilation.

The Smart Plug Roof Patch covers roof holes left by box, slant-back, and turbine vents when converting from static vents to ridge ventilation.

Quarrix has unveiled its newest product offering, the Smart Plug Roof Patch, designed for roofing contractors looking to cover roof holes left by box, slant-back, and turbine vents when converting from static vents to ridge ventilation. Smart Plug installs with a nail gun and is made of 24-gauge galvanized steel and OSB sheeting, resulting in a 700-pound weight limit rating to ensure overall roof integrity. Smart Plug joins a full line of roofing-centric products from Quarrix.

Available in 8-inch and 12-inch square sizes to fit standard-sized holes left by box, slant-back and turbine static vents, Smart Plug also ensures roofing jobs will pass inspection requirements.

Smart Plug is available via Quarrix authorized wholesale distributors throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally, with all Quarrix products made in the USA. For more information, visit the Quarrix website or call (800) 438-2920 to locate the nearest dealer.

Asphalt Roofing Solution Provides Cedar Shake Alternative

IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution as an alternative to wood shakes.

IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution as an alternative to wood shakes.

As an alternative to traditional cedar shakes, IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution, IKO Armourshake premium shingles.

Dimensional Wood Shake Look

Premium roofing shingles are continuing to gain popularity with building owners and roofing professionals for many reasons, namely for their durability and affordability compared with traditional wood shakes.

Manufactured with color-blending technology, Armourshake shingles feature a dimensional profile with a contoured design. The Armourshake profile also rivals the look of hand-hewn, random-cut cedar shakes without the added upkeep and expense.

Also, with cedar and other woods used to construct natural wood shakes, the finished look may take a few years to fully develop. However, with Armourshake shingles, building owners can choose the weathered shake look they desire in one of five rich color blends, including Chalet Wood, Greystone, Shadow Black, Western Redwood and Weathered Stone.

The roofing shingles also offer weather resistance thanks to their construction.

Unlike real wood shakes that are flammable, Armourshake shingles have earned the Class A Fire Resistance rating tested against ASTM E108 (by FM). Plus, they resist the type of fading, warping and breakage that can occur over time with natural wood shake shingles.

Premium Accessories for a Finishing Touch

When installing the shingle, it is ideal to pair it with a ridge cap shingle to complete the look in both aesthetic and performance qualities.

An addition to the IKO PRO4 roofing component system, IKO’s Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles have been designed to complement the aesthetics and performance attributes of IKO’s premium shingle offerings, including IKO Armourshake, as well as IKO Crowne Slate and IKO Royal Estate shingles.

For more information on Armourshake premium shingles and IKO’s full line of roofing products and solutions, visit the website.

Four-Color Blending Process Allows Customization

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers.

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers.

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers. This capability, made possible by Tectura Designs’ investment in technology and manufacturing facilities, adds to the company’s diverse portfolio of paving products and its custom capabilities.
 
The four-color blends provide customers creative control and the ability to create one-of-a-kind gradients with custom orders. Tectura Designs’ Stone River series is the first line to feature this four-color blending, offering six standard color blends.
  
The four-color blending technology is the latest innovation to come out of Tectura Designs’ 100,000-square-foot paver manufacturing facility. Tectura has delivered hydraulically machine-pressed pavers for more than 40 years, and the facility, which opened in 2016, gives customers creative control, including:

  • The ability to customize the color palette of any paver, and oversee the dye- and aggregate-mixing processes
  • Standard color options and an array of finishes and surface textures
  • More than 60 sizes
  • A selection of samples and aggregate combinations
  • High performance thresholds, with H-20, H-25, HS-20 and HS-25 loading capabilities for both light and heavyweight vehicular traffic

 

Algae Resistant Shingle Line Is Available in Four Additional Colors

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth.

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth.

Malarkey Roofing Products expands the color offerings for the Vista shingle line with four new colors.

The new colors, Antique Brown, Heather, Sienna Blend and Silverwood, have been added to the 
existing colors of Midnight Black, Natural Wood, Storm Gray and Weathered Wood for a total of eight colors in the product category.

The Vista Algae Resistant (AR) shingle is comprised of specially formulated granules for increased security against algae growth. In environments where algae growth is prevalent, black streaks can stain a roof surface. The Vista additionally utilizes Nexgen, a polymer modified asphalt technology made from postconsumer materials. The polymer modified asphalt technology provides enhanced granule adhesion and weather protection. It is certified for Class 3 impact resistance which can withstand impacts from simulated hailstones over one inch in size.

Hanger Connects Rafters to Hip/Valley Beams

The Simpson Strong-Tie LSSJ field adjustable jack rafter hanger features a hinged seat that adjusts to typical rafter slopes.

The Simpson Strong-Tie LSSJ field adjustable jack rafter hanger features a hinged seat that adjusts to typical rafter slopes.

Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced a hanger that easily connects rafters to hip/valley beams in roof framing. The Simpson Strong-Tie LSSJ field adjustable jack rafter hanger features a versatile, hinged seat that easily adjusts to typical rafter slopes. The gripper seat frees up a hand for the installer at the time of attachment. The hanger attaches to the open side of the jack rafter for easier fastener placement. The LSSJ can be installed after the rafters are set into place so a framer doesn’t have to pause during installation. The LSSJ is sold in two versions—skewed to the left or right—and is available in three sizes.

Architectural Shingle Features Recycled Polymers

The Vista Nexgen architectural shingle is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection.

The Vista Nexgen architectural shingle is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection.

Malarkey Roofing Products has introduced the Vista Nexgen polymer modified laminated architectural shingle, which is fortified for enhanced granule adhesion and extreme weather protection. Nexgen utilizes a blend of Flexor asphalt with reclaimed post-consumer recycled polymers, which improve the shingle characteristics of asphalt flexibility, granule adhesion, cold-weather installation and impact resistance while supporting sustainable product design. Vista includes a UL 2218 Class 3 impact-resistance rating and increased security against algae staining. The product is available in four colors: Midnight Black, Natural Wood, Storm Grey and Weathered Wood.

Metal Roofing Line Adds New Colors

EDCO Products introduces five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology.

EDCO Products introduces five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology.

EDCO Products has introduced five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology. The new solid colors include Granite Gray and Chestnut Brown. The new enhanced colors are Aged Bronze Enhanced, Granite Gray Enhanced and Chestnut Brown Enhanced. The colors are supported with a full line of color-coordinated accessories.

Ridge Ventilation Includes Hot-dipped Galvanized Nails

Ridge ventilation includes hot-dipped galvanized nails to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications.

Ridge ventilation includes hot-dipped galvanized nails to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications.

Benjamin Obdyke Inc. has revitalized its line of ridge ventilation. Now, premium hot-dipped galvanized nails are included in every product to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications that are subject to extreme elements. The nails also comply with Miami-Dade code. In addition, the entire Ridge Vent family warranty now extends to a Lifetime Limited Warranty when installed with lifetime shingles. The upgrade in nail quality, packaging, and extension of warranty provides value to installers and homeowners.

Preassembled Heating Cable Protects Roofs, Gutters

The FrostGuard heating cable protects roofs and gutters against ice dams and icicle build up.

The FrostGuard heating cable protects roofs and gutters against ice dams and icicle build up.

Pentair has launched a contractor-grade preassembled heating cable from Raychem. FrostGuard is a system which protects roofs and gutters against ice dams and icicle build up and reduces the risks of freezing and bursting within pipes.

Ideal for small roofs, porches and overhangs as well as metal and plastic pipes, FrostGuard brings several advancements. The cables can be overlapped without causing hotspots or burnouts, offering performance and is available in eight pre-terminated lengths that may plug in to a 120V outlet, allowing installations to be tailored to meet specific requirements. Available as a plug-n-play system, FrostGuard works to prevent structural damage and an unsafe environment that can occur as a result of snow accumulation. In addition, FrostGuard can be hardwired (240V) and includes self-regulating technology to ensure heat is only emitted when and where needed, reducing energy consumption and costs.

Shingle Line Offers More Color Options, Adds Gauge Steel Offering

TAMKO offers the MetalWorks StoneCrest Slate profile in three additional colors and the Astonwood shingle profile in 28 gauge steel.

TAMKO offers the MetalWorks StoneCrest Slate profile in three additional colors and the Astonwood shingle profile in 28 gauge steel.

TAMKO Building Products Inc. is offering the MetalWorks StoneCrest Slate profile in three additional color options and the Astonwood shingle profile in 28 gauge steel. The products were on display at Metalcon 2016 in Baltimore.

StoneCrest Slate is offered in eight color options, which are exclusive to TAMKO. The three new additions, Forest Green, Timber Brown and Canyon Copper Bronze, were already being offered in the Astonwood profile.

According to TAMKO’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Stephen McNally, the colors are a natural addition to the StoneCrest Slate profile and they provide customers with a range of choices when selecting the best fit for their residential or commercial project.”

TAMKO formerly offered the Astonwood profile in 30 gauge steel while the StoneCrest Slate and StoneCrest Tile profiles were already offered in 28 gauge steel.