New Shingles Speed Up Installation Process in First Test in the Field

This residence in the Atlanta area

This residence in the Atlanta area is the first house in the country to have Atlas shingles with HP42” technology installed on its roof. Photos: Atlas Roofing

Atlas shingles with HP42” technology, a new format introduced in July, were recently installed on a home in the Atlanta area. It is the first roof in the country to be installed with the new shingles, and the homeowner, contractor and manufacturer are all pleased with the results.

Larger than any shingle currently made in the United States, the HP42” shingle format results in a faster installation, as well as significant savings in labor and materials for contractors, according to the manufacturer. HP42” format shingles are the new standard for the Atlas StormMaster Shake, Pinnacle Pristine and ProLam shingle lines.

“These new high-performance HP42” format shingles are larger and better engineered, which makes them easier and faster to install,” says Paul Casseri, product manager of Atlas Roofing Shingles and Underlayment Division. “As a result, contractors and crew can expect a drastically improved installation experience.”

Faster on The Roof

Contractor Dirk Gowder of Ryno Roof in Atlanta says the HP42” shingle format made the project a breeze. “The larger shingle sped up installation time by about 10 percent because there’s less waste, more courses per run, and there’s less cutting of the shingles,” Gowder explains.

With the benefit of using fewer shingles and experiencing less waste, this particular job was easily completed in one day, giving Gowder’s guys plenty of time to do the finishing touches and clean up around the home.

The Ryno Roof crew also installed Summit 60 Synthetic Underlayment, Atlas Pro-Cut 10X Starter Shingles and Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge Shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector, which helps a home maintain its appearance by resisting ugly black streaks caused by algae. The project used Atlas Pinnacle Pristine shingles in Pristine Hearthstone, seamlessly mixing both HP and HP42” format shingles on the roof.

Mix and Match

“The install process, even with the mixed shingles, couldn’t have been simpler,” Gowder says. “It was an easy transition from the standard-sized shingles to the 42-inch shingles. The new HP42” format shingle fits the pallet perfectly, so all of the shingles were nice and straight and flat when we opened every single bundle. My guys moved through the install just like they would have if this were a standard roof job with only one type of shingle. The Atlas quick start guide had clear, easy-to-follow instructions that made the job go smoothly.”

The shingle is a full 42 inches wide and 14 inches high

The shingle is a full 42 inches wide and 14 inches high, with a 6-inch exposure. It features an enhanced 1½-inch nailing area. Photos: Atlas Roofing

The old format of the Atlas HP shingles and new HP42” format shingles both have the same 6-inch exposure, which allows them to be mixed on a roof—as long as the products come from the same plant. Shingles made in different plant locations may contain a different granule blend and can vary in color.

For any roof installation, contractors should follow the manufacturer’s printed installation instructions, which include keeping the shingle seams outside 5 inches of each other in relation to the shingles in the previous and proceeding course when mixing the shingle sizes.

“After using HP42” format shingles on the test house, I’m going to start using them on all of my jobs because they make installation easier and faster and save me money because I don’t have to order as many bundles since they produce less waste,” Gowder states.

The roof qualifies for the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System warranty, which comes with a built-in extended protection period.

“The quality Atlas products, backed up by the Signature Select coverage, will protect this home for a long time,” Gowder says.

Synthetic Underlayment Is Approved for New and Reroofing Applications

Summit 180 synthetic underlayment by Atlas Roofing offers many advanced benefits not available with conventional felt.

Summit 180 synthetic underlayment by Atlas Roofing offers many advanced benefits not available with conventional felt.

Roof underlayment is the last line of defense that protects a home from serious damage if a roof covering is blown off or damaged in a storm. Summit 180 synthetic underlayment by Atlas Roofing offers many advanced benefits not available with conventional felt. It is an approved underlayment for new and reroofing applications and can be used with most types of code-approved steep-slope roof coverings, including metal.

On certain roof projects, underlayment may face a long exposure time from the dry-in to the completed roof covering. Atlas developed Summit 180 with performance characteristics that ensure its reliability during extended uncovered exposure to damaging UV rays. This lightweight, extremely strong, polypropylene fabric contains UV and water-resistant coatings that allow for up to 180 days of open exposure before being covered.

Summit 180 can withstand extreme temperatures from -40 F to 240 F. Unlike conventional saturated felt, Summit 180 is not prone to wrinkling or buckling. This allows it to lie more flat, which helps a roof protect against invasion from water.

Roofing crews benefit from a textured, wrinkle-free top surface and a slip-resistant coating applied to the face and base surfaces of this underlayment. This dial coating slip resistance provides improved grip to allow safer walkability during installation.

Summit 180 synthetic underlayment exceeds ASTM D226 Type I and Type II, the standard specification for asphalt saturated felt. It has earned ASTM D6757, the inorganic shingle underlayment standard. It is also UL 790 compliant for fire resistance.

Summit 180 roof underlayment is packaged for convenience in 10 square rolls weighing approximately 30 pounds each. For more details on Atlas Roofing’s synthetic underlayment, contact an Atlas sales representative.

Atlas Roofing Appoints Director of Marketing and Sales Development

Atlas Roofing, an American provider of quality roofing materials, has promoted Stanley Bastek to director of marketing and sales development for its Shingles and Underlayment division.

Bastek has been with Atlas for more than eight years holding multiple positions in the sales and marketing departments, starting as the marketing services coordinator and working his way up the organization to marketing and communications specialist, district manager, and finally, Northeast regional sales manager before this most recent promotion.

In his new role, Bastek will be responsible for training and development of the sales team, including regional sales managers (RSMs), to lead world-class sales training programs. As he puts it: “This new role is a hybrid of marketing and sales, and is designed to foster communication between these two key groups within the organization. I am excited to help team members ‘find their path’ to success, just as I have been fortunate enough to do during my own time with Atlas.”

Stan will be implementing positive change immediately. He explains, “Our biggest challenge as an organization is to make sure our marketing efforts are in sync with what our sales reps and customers need to be successful in a highly competitive space.”

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Bastek has also earned an MBA from Shorter University. He and his wife and three children currently live in the Atlanta area.

Synthetic Underlayment Provides More Coverage per Roll than Traditional Felt

Atlas Roofing, a producer of felt underlayment, produces a lightweight, synthetic alternative to organic felt known as Summit 60.

Atlas Roofing, a producer of felt underlayment, produces a lightweight, synthetic alternative to organic felt known as Summit 60.

Atlas Roofing, a producer of felt underlayment, produces a lightweight, synthetic alternative to organic felt known as Summit 60. This underlayment, manufactured from strong woven polypropylene fabric, offers advanced benefits not available with traditional felt.

Summit 60 Synthetic Underlayment, which has high-temperature stability and offers greater resistance to UV breakdown than felt, has the durability needed for jobs that have a long open time from the dry-in to the completed roof covering. On certain steep-slope roof projects, underlayment can sometimes face such exposure for up to 60 days. For these roofing projects, underlayment must be able to maintain its reliability; Summit 60 meets these demands.

Roofing crews will appreciate that Summit 60 has a textured wrinkle-free top surface fabric and a slip-resistant polymer coating applied to its bottom surface, for safer walkability during installation. This slip-resistant polymer provides improved grip for reduced slippage between the underlayment and the roof sheathing.

Installation is easier because Summit 60 is manufactured with pre-printed lay lines. This water-resistant underlayment is packaged in 10 square rolls, each weighing less than 30 pounds. It provides more coverage per roll than traditional felt.

Summit 60 Synthetic Underlayment can be mechanically fastened to many different types of substrate, making it a solid underlayment choice for both new and re-roofing applications. This excellent synthetic product can be used with asphalt shingles, clay and concrete tiles, slate, and wood shakes, or any other code-approved steep slope roof covering.

Summit 60 underlayment has earned ASTM D6757, the inorganic shingle underlayment rating standard. Its performance exceeds ASTM D226 Type I and Type II, the standard specification for asphalt saturated felt and it is UL Classified as demonstrating conformance to critical fire testing requirements for a prepared roofing accessory. It also received FL 16226, the Florida Building Code approval.

Designed to enhance the life of a roof, Summit 60 qualifies as an Atlas Signature Select Roofing System component. Atlas Signature Select Roofing Systems are offered at three system levels allowing contractors to target all market segments.