Shingles Feature ‘Living Hinge’

Ply Gem Roofing is launching Hinged Hip and Ridge Shingles.

Ply Gem Roofing is launching Hinged Hip and Ridge Shingles.

Ply Gem Roofing is launching Hinged Hip and Ridge Shingles. Using durable butyl tape to create a flexible “living hinge”, the shingles ensure a more authentic look than a typical one-piece ridge cap, regardless of the roof’s pitch. Boasting easy installation and a customizable fit, the Hinged Hip and Ridge Shingles ensure roofers obtain a simple, professional finish every time.

Solar Roofing System Delivers More Wattage

CertainTeed Corp.’s Apollo II solar roofing system has been upgraded to 60-watt monocrystalline integrated photovoltaic panels.

CertainTeed Corp.’s Apollo II solar roofing system has been upgraded to 60-watt monocrystalline integrated photovoltaic panels.

CertainTeed Corp.’s Apollo II solar roofing system has been upgraded to 60-watt monocrystalline integrated photovoltaic panels. The lightweight, durable panels are resistant to wind uplift and can be integrated into an existing roof or installed as a new roof that combines solar panels and asphalt shingles or flat concrete tiles. Each 12-pound module features 14 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells. Its low-profile design does not require structural reinforcement or evaluation. The product also features an open space under the modules to allow for easy electrical wiring. Water channels and raised fastener locations further improve waterproofing of the roof system.

Soft Roll Simplifies Venting

Quarrix Building Products introduces Flex Vent Soft Roll

Quarrix Building Products introduces Flex Vent Soft Roll

Quarrix Building Products introduces Flex Vent Soft Roll, a lightweight, low-profile rolled ridge vent that will simplify venting for roofing contractors. Manufactured from non-woven and non-wicking polyester matting, the product is easy to install with no complicated fittings, wrapping or connectors. The rolled ridge vent is well suited for metal and asphalt and virtually disappears on the roof when installed. Quarrix Flex Vent is 10 1/2-inches wide, 3/4-inch thick and 20-feet long and includes 1 3/4-inch coil nails.

Intake Ventilation at the Edge

Air Vent’s The Edge Vent

Air Vent’s The Edge Vent

Air Vent’s The Edge Vent provides proper intake ventilation for homes with little or no overhang. It’s a rooftop installed, shingle-over intake vent designed based on roofing contractor feedback from the company’s Ask the Expert seminars. It can be used to supplement existing soffit or undereave vents, as well.

The Edge Vent provides 9 square inches of net free area per linear foot to balance with ShingleVent II ridge vents and other Air Vent exhaust vents. The rooftop installation keeps the roofer on the roof. Internal baffles and filter provide weather protection.

The vent is constructed of the same material as industry-trusted ShingleVent II ridge vents. Each 4-foot piece has integrated end plugs on each end. Radius design allows for increased airflow. It features a 3/4-inch low profile and can be used on roofs with a minimum 3:12 slope. Setting tabs on bottom underside assists with installation.

Air Vent offers a limited lifetime warranty and five-year Replacement Plus protection.

Ridge Vent Provides Continuous Airflow

Benjamin Obdyke Inc.'s Shark Vent XLP

Benjamin Obdyke Inc.’s Shark Vent XLP

Benjamin Obdyke Inc. has introduced its Shark Vent XLP, an externally baffled shingle-over-roof ridge vent available in 25-foot rolls. Shark Vent effectively extracts heat and moisture from residential attics by providing continuous airflow along the attic ridge, the hottest part of the attic. Its sine-wave-shaped internal and external baffles with 1/8-inchwide vent holes protect attics from rain, snow and insect infiltration. For extreme weather areas, Shark Vent also comes in a filtered option (Xtra).

Attachment Systems for Standing-seam Metal

S-5! has released the X-Gard pipe snow-retention system and the S-5! Utility System.

S-5! has released the X-Gard pipe snow-retention system and the S-5! Utility System.

S-5! has released the X-Gard pipe snow retention system and the S-5! Utility System. Both can be attached to major standing-seam metal roof profiles without damaging the roof and voiding the roof manufacturers’ warranties. X-Gard spans up to 48 inches and can be purchased as a one- or two-pipe system, depending on project specifics. The Utility System enables easy attachment of signs, banners, light fixtures, gas pipe, antennas, roof walkways, HVAC equipment, lightning-protection systems, condensate lines, stack/flue bracing and more. The Utility System can be rotated 360 degrees for orientation versatility.

Contractors Help with the Development of Designer Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products' Windsor Heavyweight Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products’ Windsor Heavyweight Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products has made available its elegant Windsor Heavyweight Shingle, which was created by contractors and the Malarkey Technical, Research and Development teams. Six individual shingle styles with 18 tab size variations are specially engineered to allow for easy book-style application using any order of shingles. The tabs were also elongated to 5 3/4 inches to offer large coverage area. The Windsor shingle features Scotchgard Algae Resistant Protection, UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance, rain seal protection and cold weather flexibility to 0 F.

Snow Retention System Works with Most Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Sno Gem's iClad Snow Retention System

Sno Gem’s iClad Snow Retention System

Sno Gem Inc. recently introduced the iClad Snow Retention System, a bar/fence system that works with most standing seam metal roofing systems.

iClad is an innovative system that attaches to the standing seam with the company’s Sno Cube clamp. It attaches to virtually any standing seam metal roofing profile with WaveLock technology, unique and stronger due to the fact that it provides three points of attachment without penetration. Sno Cube’s Silver Bullet set screws include a rounded “bullet” tip to maximize strength without compromising the paint finish or the material.

The iClad and iClad-S offer a 2- or 3-inch-high profile and can accommodate any pre-finished metal trim to match the color of your standing seam metal roof panel.

The iClad system is available in standard mill finish aluminum, allowing contractors to keep the product in stock, avoiding construction delays. Once installed, it’s easy to attach the pre-finished metal trim from the material that was used to install the roofing panels onto the face of the iBeam to produce an aesthetically pleasing and effective snow retention system that matches the standing seam metal roof.

The iClad is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion and includes an iPlate for sliding snow and ice. No painting is required.

Roof Bracket Allows Staging of Materials without Covering Anchor Screws

Acro Building Systems' Johnny Jack roof bracket

Acro Building Systems’ Johnny Jack roof bracket

The Johnny Jack roof bracket’s patent-pending design provides a better platform for staging materials on steep-slope roofs. Made in the U.S.A. by Acro Building Systems, the roof bracket is designed to stage materials on architectural roofing, including metal shingles, slate, tile and asphalt, while never covering the anchor screws. It features a 5 1/2-inch surface clearance, and is ideal for working around dormers. Operational dimensions are 7 by 1 foot and the bracket folds to 48 inches for storage. The bracket, which weighs 14 pounds, is powder coated safety yellow and spans 6 1/2 feet.

Class 4 Hail-rated Tiles Expand to Texas

Boral Roofing's Barcelona Impact concrete roof tile

Boral Roofing’s Barcelona Impact concrete roof tile

Boral Roofing LLC, a provider of clay and concrete roof tile, is expanding its line of Class 4 hail rated tiles with the introduction of the high-profile Barcelona Impact concrete roof tile in the Texas market.

Barcelona Impact is a hail-resistant concrete tile that passed severe impact resistance testing in accordance with the FM 4473 standard. The tile is proven to withstand sequential 2-inch ice ball impacts at speeds up to 70 mph, fired from within five feet. Barcelona Impact roof tile is certified through the Roof Covering Impact Certification Program sponsored by Architectural Testing.

The addition of high barrel Barcelona Impact provides a complete Class 4 hail rated roof tile offering to the Texas market to complement our flat profile Country Slate Impact Class 4 product. Boral Roofing has been serving the great state of Texas with American-made tile products since 1974, and the expansion of the Class 4 hail rated tile offering further shows this long-standing commitment to the market.

With this performance certification and recognition, Texas homeowners can have even greater peace of mind in their homes and may obtain potential insurance cost savings by selecting a participating insurance company and requesting that their roofing contractor verify that Boral Roofing¹s Class 4 concrete tile was installed. All Boral Roofing tile is covered by a Limited Lifetime, Fully Transferable, Non-Prorated Concrete Product Warranty.

A specialized color portfolio of the new high barrel Barcelona Impact Class 4 tile is based on extensive market feedback from Texas customers. The new colors include a range of beautiful earth tone blends with Buckskin, Charcoal Brown Blend, Lexington Blend and Salerno Clay Blend.