Balcony Roof Window Available in Smaller Size

VELUX introduces the Cabrio Balcony Roof Window MK19, which is designed to provide a cost-effective alternative for homeowners looking to open up attics with low, angled ceilings. According to the company, the new size is 20 percent smaller in width than the standard Cabrio Balcony and costs 35 percent less. 

“VELUX is pleased to expand the Cabrio product line and offer a budget-friendly alternative to homeowners wanting to add natural light, fresh air and a private balcony as part of an attic renovation” said Ross Vandermark, director of national product management for VELUX North America. “Installers will also find the smaller size is easier to lift to the roof, while the framing and installation requirements remain the same.”

The Cabrio Balcony MK19’s rough opening size is 32 inches by 101 inches, compared to the Cabrio Balcony PK19, which has a rough opening of 39.5 inches by 101 inches. Both have a clear lacquer wooden interior frame and gray aluminum exterior cover. 

According to the company, Cabrio Balcony Roof Windows are prime options for finished attics because they provide expansive views and abundant natural light and open in seconds into a private balcony, adding fresh air and a rooftop retreat. When closed, the product is flush with the roof, making it a seamless addition to the roofline.

For more information, visit veluxusa.com or whyskylights.com

New Lines of Roof Ventilation Intake and Exhaust Systems

Atlas Roofing Corporation introduces its new TruRidge and HighPoint Roof Ventilation intake and exhaust systems. These ventilation products complement the current line of Atlas residential roofing products, which include high-quality asphalt shingles and underlayments. They are the company’s first ventilation products, designed to improve home energy efficiency and maintain optimal roof performance as part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System. 

Atlas TruRidge and HighPoint products help create a balanced attic ventilation environment that allows air to circulate, providing a more comfortable living space and reduced temperature extremes. Proper ventilation helps control heat and humidity, which can contribute to deck rot or mold, shingle buckling, ice dams and premature aging of a roof system. The TruRidge and HighPoint systems are manufactured with a proprietary polymer that is formulated to withstand the rigors of severe weather conditions. When properly installed, TruRidge and HighPoint exceed U.S. Department of Energy recommendations and all nationally recognized ventilation building codes. 

According to the company, the TruRidge and HighPoint launch underscores Atlas’ commitment to meeting contractors’ needs by providing superior building materials and an increased selection of products.

“With the addition of TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems, Atlas covers a roof, both inside and out,” said Paul Casseri, Atlas Roofing’s product manager. “The ventilation systems help regulate attic environments, allowing all Atlas products and components to work at peak efficiency. TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems also provide roofing contractors and homeowners with the peace of mind that comes with Atlas quality.”

As part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System, the new ventilation products are backed by a full-system Atlas Warranty, which provides peak coverage for everything from high-wind damage and black streaks caused by algae to manufacturing defects and roofing system failure. As a critical part of this system, these ventilation products complete the Atlas product line, offering consumers a full roofing system that benefits both the homeowner with an extended warranty and the contractor through their achievement of Atlas PRO+ level qualification.

In developing TruRidge and HighPoint, Atlas focused on creating distinctive ventilation systems that fit all building and budgeting needs. Both systems provide an equal balance of air intake and exhaust within a variety of options: 

TruRidge Roof Ventilation

  • TruRidge Exhaust Vent: Available in multiple configurations to meet specific requirements, TruRidge provides a time-tested design with proven performance and a net free area (NFA) of 18.
  • TruRidge All-Weather Exhaust Vent: Similar in design and functionality to the line’s standard vent, TruRidge All-Weather includes a filter to combat wind, snow, dust, rain and insect infiltration, as well as nails. It also provides an NFA of 18.
  • TruRidge Pro Exhaust Vent: New to the market, TruRidge Pro is a 5-foot, gun-nailable, low-profile product that offers the installer the convenience of using a traditional roofing nail gun to speed up installation. TruRidge Pro accommodates extreme roof pitches while maintaining proper baffle orientation. The product provides an NFA of 12. 

HighPoint Roof Ventilation

  • HighPoint Performance Ridge Exhaust Vent: HighPoint Performance Ridge offers a high-performance, low-profile design and all-weather filter that provides a complete barrier for protection from rain, dust, snow and insects. It includes nails and provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint InvisaRidge Exhaust Vent: Even though HighPoint InvisaRidge has no exterior baffles, the high-performance and innovative design allows just as much airflow as exterior baffle products while being virtually undetectable from street level. The product also provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint Stealth Ridge Exhaust Vent: With its novel one-sided and high-performance design, HighPoint Stealth Ridge fits perfectly on any shingle cap 9 inches or larger. HighPoint Stealth Ridge provides an NFA of 12.
  • HighPoint Intake: When installed on the roof deck above the insulation line, HighPoint Intake provides intake ventilation to homes without soffit overhangs.

For more information about Atlas roofing ventilation products, visit AtlasRoofing.com/roof-ventilation.

Expanded Shingle Line Offers Enhanced Products With Algae-Fighting Technology

GAF announces the latest expansion of its residential product line with the newly enhanced Timberline American Harvest shingles (Timberline AH), now featuring proprietary GAF StainGuard Plus and LayerLock technologies across its range of distinct color blends.

Roofing contractors may now offer GAF’s most feature-rich residential shingle to homeowners, including time-release algae-fighting technology, fast and accurate installation with LayerLock technology, which is also eligible for a WindProven limited wind warranty when installed with four qualifying accessories.

“We are leading the industry forward with new and advanced technologies that aim to provide the highest level of comprehensive protection for our customers,” said David Ellis, GAF Vice President of Residential Marketing. “These shingles are fast and easy to install, while also offering long-term performance benefits that help protect roofs against blue-green algae discoloration and wind.”

According to the company, compared to more traditional copper-coated granules, StainGuard Plus time-release technology delivers long-lasting algae fighting power and a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae discoloration, thanks to its specially engineered capsules infused with copper microsites.

GAF Timberline AH shingles are engineered for fast and accurate installation, with the industry’s largest nailing area powered by LayerLock technology. New Timberline AH shingles offer up to 99.9 percent nailing accuracy and up to 30 percent faster nail fastening during installation vs. Timberline HD shingles. 

For more information, visit https://www.gaf.com/ah

New Hybrid Snow Guard System

Alpine SnowGuards unveils the the Fusion-Guard, a hybrid snow guard system that offers the option of adding pipe-style snow guards to the new pad-style snow guard. According to the manufacturer, Fusion-Guard is a “best of both worlds” solution to managing snow on most new and existing roof types because it pairs the company’s newly designed pad-style snow guard with an optional pipe-style approach to managing snow. 

The system’s two optional 3/8-inch rods are accepted by the Fusion-Guard Rod Bracket, which fastens onto the back of the snow guard face, allowing the installer to add rods if desired during, or any time after, the initial installation. 

“This is the most versatile hybrid snow retention system that has ever been introduced to the snow retention marketplace. It gives the roofer or building owner the opportunity to manage the functionality of this snow management system more directly”, said Alpine SnowGuards’ President and Founder, Brian Stearns.  For more information, visit www.alpinesnowguards.com

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.

Telescoping Debris Disposal System

Rocket Equipment launches the Trash Rocket, a self-supported telescoping debris disposal system designed for commercial and residential roofing contractors. The product has been specifically engineered to not only elevate job performance but enhance safety on jobsites.

The Trash Rocket is designed to be a compact unit for easy transport and setup. It is trailer mounted for easy towing and setup. Additionally, the Trash Rocket has a totally enclosed chute, which aids in clean up and tear down. The composition of the Trash Rocket provides durability and strength with its corrosion-resistant aluminum and high-density poly chute. The chute also doubles as an emergency exit for personnel. The folding chutes adjust to locations, rooflines, and landscapes. The Trash Rocket has adjustable outriggers to provide leveling and safety on uneven terrain.

According to Scott Seaton, President and Founder of Rocket Equipment, contractors are constantly feeling the pressures to raise productivity and meet the demands and constraints of budgets. “We provide solutions that not only give contractors the ability to save time and money on projects but offer unparalleled protection for the employees and the properties on job sites. This design was engineered by specifically seeing a need in the field, as we are performing the jobs firsthand. For contractors, what matters most is protecting their employees and scaling their businesses. For business and homeowners, it’s about protecting their investments,” he said. “The Trash Rocket was a product built for roofing professionals, by roofing professionals.”

“We are driven by the desire to provide valuable solutions to contractors, said Seaton. “Rocket Equipment is a company that prides itself on its craftsmanship, while offering solutions that deliver results on the job.”

Rocket Equipment is an equipment manufacturer in Omaha, Nebraska, who produces the TrashRocket and additional productivity enhanced equipment for commercial and residential roofing contractors.

For more information, visit www.rocketequipment.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.

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

Multipurpose Roof Tape Protects Against Water Infiltration

IKO introduces GoldSeam, a multipurpose roof tape. This product can be used in a variety of deck-protection applications, including as a seam tape for the roof deck; a sealant for critical roof joints, such as small gaps around the eave and fascia; as well as around roof structures, such as skylights, chimneys, plumbing vents or ventilation caps. Designed to prevent ice and water infiltration as well as rodent and insect infestation, IKO GoldSeam is ideally suited to seal the joints of OSB (oriented strand board) or plywood roof deck panels when used in conjunction with an IKO underlayment, according to the manufacturer.

“Whether it’s roof deck or eave sealing, IKO GoldSeam provides the critical protection homeowners need to help prevent water infiltration inside their homes,” said Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “Leading industry experts know that the gap between the fascia and roof deck is the most vulnerable area of the roof, and for far too long, has been the most overlooked detail in roof installation. IKO established an innovative solution with GoldSeam to effectively seal that gap and bring homeowners peace of mind.”

According to the company, IKO GoldSeam pairs perfectly with IKO’s Nordic and Dynasty performance shingles to provide superior protection for the entire roof system against blow-off and damage during extreme weather. IKO GoldSeam is also an accepted component of the Insurance Institute for Home and Business Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Home standards*. (Not all homes built using GoldSeam will qualify for a FORTIFIED Home designation. Homes require compliance with all FORTIFIED Home technical requirements and additional inspections. For more information, please visit www.fortifiedhome.org.)  

IKO GoldSeam is a specialized product that was designed to facilitate compliance with building codes requiring complete deck protection. Compliance with these regulations, which are particularly prevalent in areas where high winds are common, can usually be achieved by covering deck-panel joints with IKO GoldSeam in conjunction with a subsequent layer of synthetic underlayment, such as IKO Stormtite or RoofGard-Cool Grey. Prior to installation, applicable building codes should always be consulted, and all projects should be built in compliance with such codes.

For more information, visit www.iko.com

*IBHS does not provide any type of warranty or guarantee related to the FORTIFIED Home designation. IBHS shall not be held responsible or liable for damage to any property, systems, components or contents in a FORTIFIED-designated home. IBHS assumes no responsibility or liability for any individual or firm as a result of the designation.

Shingles Feature Mechanically Fused Common Bond, Larger Nailing Area

GAF launches Timberline HDZ shingles, powered by new and innovative LayerLock technology. According to the manufacturer, LayerLock technology mechanically fuses the common bond in Timberline HDZ shingles to offer: 

  • Up to 99.9 percent nailing accuracy thanks to the new StrikeZone nailing area, which is up to 600 percent larger vs. Timberline HD shingles
  • Up to 30 percent faster nail fastening during installation vs. Timberline HD shingles 
  • Dual-phase shingle-to-shingle seal with Dura Grip sealant and StrikeZone nailing area, and an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond for durability, strength and powerful wind uplift performance 
  • Compatibility with Timberline HD roofing shingles

 “Roofing contractors have been asking for new ways to help accelerate and grow their business, and we’re excited to introduce technology that can make their jobs faster and easier with Timberline HDZ shingles,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “This represents some of the most exciting innovation in the roofing industry today, backed by the quality and reliability homeowners have trusted for more than 130 years with GAF.” 

Roofing contractors can now also offer homeowners a GAF WindProven limited wind warranty, the first wind warranty for roofing shingles with no maximum wind speed limit, when installing GAF shingles with LayerLock technology and four qualifying GAF accessories. For information on qualifying GAF roofing accessories, please visit www.gaf.com/LRS

GAF Timberline HDZ shingles will be on display for a national audience for the first time at the 2020 International Roofing Expo from February 4-6 in Dallas, Texas. Conference attendees can visit GAF at booth 4404 and the neighboring GAF CARE Corner for live demonstrations, or go online at www.gaf.com/layerlock to learn more. 

For more information, visit www.gaf.com