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.

Engineered Cedar Is Lightweight and Strong

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar is made using a proprietary polymer formulation—with nearly 100 percent recycled resins—and laser-engraved into molds.

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar is made using a proprietary polymer formulation—with nearly 100 percent recycled resins—and laser-engraved into molds.

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar is made using a proprietary polymer formulation—with nearly 100 percent recycled resins—and laser-engraved into molds. It replicates the look of natural cedar roofing while offering a solid-core composition that is strong enough for roofers to walk on while installing. Engineered Cedar can be cut and scored with a utility knife, attached with a nail gun or nailed by hand, and requires no additional framing support or special skills for installation. The product is available in Weathered Gray and Warm Brown color families, which are blended in the factory for authentic variation. It is available in multiple widths to produce visually authentic installs.

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.

Project Profiles: Health Care

Union Printers Home, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Team

ROOFING CONTRACTOR: Interstate Roofing, Colorado Springs

Roof Materials

Interstate Roofing recommended Valoré Slate in the Villa color blend of medium and dark grays for the reroofing project. Valoré synthetic slate roofing tiles are made using proprietary VariBlend technology to form varying shades from tile to tile, creating an infinite number of color shades. Each single-width synthetic slate roofing tile is crafted using virgin polymer resins to guarantee a sustainable product. Valoré Slate tiles come in 12-inch tile widths with a 1/2-inch tile thickness, making it a lightweight yet realistic slate roofing tile option. (The Valoré Slate product line no longer is available.)
VALORÉ SLATE MANUFACTURER: DaVinci Roofscapes

Interstate Roofing recommended Valoré Slate in the Villa color blend of medium and dark grays for the reroofing project.

Interstate Roofing recommended Valoré Slate in the Villa color blend of medium and dark grays for the reroofing project.

Roof Report

Fondly known in Colorado Springs as the Castle on the Hill, the Union Printers Home has a long history of caring for people. Built in 1892 by members of the International Typographical Union to offer specialized health care to their union members, the facility today serves the general public with a multitude of services, including assisted living, nursing care, rehabilitation and hospice.

In 2012, extreme hail damage made it essential to replace the roof on the structure, which is a State of Colorado Historical Site. Interstate Roofing removed more than 50-year-old asbestos tiles on the roof and recommended polymer roofing tiles that complement the existing architectural style. “Considering the age, condition and historical value of the structure, we needed a roofing product that could work with the building while ensuring longevity to the structure,” says Scott Riopelle, owner of Interstate Roofing in Colorado Springs.

Although Riopelle was confident in the selection of the roofing product, there were many challenges for this project. The 50-man crew first had to complete the safe removal of the existing asbestos-laden tiles.

“We had to erect scaffolding 5-stories high to access the roof,” Riopelle says. “Due to the 12:12 roof pitch and the multiple turrets on the structure, building containment areas and debris removal were extremely dangerous. During the entire process, we performed continuous air-quality testing to ensure the safety of the home’s residents, staff and our crew.”

The team worked through the winter months and experienced continuous rain, wind and snow. Riopelle explains: “This means we had abatement processes, plywood redecking, dry-in and loading crews, heavy-equipment contractors, installers and supply companies all working in extreme-weather conditions. For this project, logistics and coordination went minute-to-minute.”

The temporary removal of the large historic clock on the front of the Union Printers Home created the next challenge. Because of its age, there was concern for the clock’s condition. Staff at the home asked that the hands of the clock not be moved; they were permanently set at 8 o’clock to represent the union’s efforts in the past to encourage an eight-hour workday.

Reroofing the turrets on the project was easier because of the Turret Package from DaVinci Roofscapes. Interstate Roofing provided DaVinci with four dimensions (the distance from the peak to the turret to the edge of the drip cap, the turret pitch, the turret cap length and the coursing exposure). From that information, Turret Packages were created, including the starter tiles, numbered field bundles custom-engineered for each course and a turret map diagram to guide the team through installation.

The three-month project had a gratifying outcome for Riopelle and his team. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime project,” Riopelle says. “Although we’ve completed projects much larger and more complex, this one was special because of the history associated with the Printers Union Home and the importance of the facility to the community.”

Interstate Roofing embraced the challenge of tying the old historic structure in with the new technology of the polymer slate products. “The results are amazing. This historic structure has a new life thanks to this roof,” Riopelle observes. “And since the roofing tiles are impact- and fire-resistant, there’s greater peace-of-mind for the staff and residents at the Union Printers Home.”

PHOTO: DaVinci Roofscapes

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CertainTeed Accepts Entries for Living Spaces Home Makeover Contest

Transform your family home from drab to dazzling by entering to win an expansive remodel from CertainTeed Corp., a North American brand of building products. Now accepting video entries, the annual Living Spaces Home Makeover Contest encourages homeowners to creatively showcase their wish lists for a dream house exterior redesign.

This summer, one lucky winner will receive an incredible $100,000 grand prize, which includes $75,000 worth of building products, including professional installation and a $25,000 tax gross-up payment. In prior years, winners received $75,000 worth of building products and installation; however, this year CertainTeed has pulled out all the stops by not only increasing the value to assist with ancillary costs, but also awarding energy-efficient attic insulation for complete home comfort behind the scenes.

To enter the contest, homeowners simply need to grab their cell phone or video camera and show off their family’s acting talents and unique personalities by uploading their most entertaining 30- to 90-second video to the CertainTeed Living Spaces Facebook page. Videos should be creative and fun, such as using an original story idea or theme to explain why their home needs a makeover using CertainTeed’s extensive selection of polymer, insulated and vinyl siding, designer roofing, housewrap, insulation, decking, railing, fence and trim.

CertainTeed will be accepting entries through 11 p.m. EST on May 31 and will announce the winner on or about June 15.

Video entries will appear on the CertainTeed Living Spaces Facebook contest page where visitors can vote for their favorite until 11 p.m. EST on June 7. The top 10 videos that have received the greatest number of “like” votes will be finalists for best overall pick by CertainTeed judges. The winning family will also star in a series of Facebook and YouTube video webisodes featuring their home’s remarkable transformation, with the freedom to choose the latest mix and match of products, colors, styles and textures for exceptional curb appeal; combined with energy-saving insulation. Nine runners-up will each receive $500 outdoor living prize packages. For more information and complete contest rules and details, visit the CertainTeed Living Spaces Facebook page.

CertainTeed offers unsurpassed Freedom of Choice through its portfolio of roofing, long-lasting polymer, insulated and vinyl siding as well as fence, railing, decking, exterior trim and the energy-saving benefits of new attic insulation. CertainTeed offers the advantage of using exterior products from a single source that are designed to mix-and-match with each other and feature authentic textures, versatile styles and rich color combinations for a beautifully coordinated look. As the result of a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, CertainTeed is the first manufacturer to issue and publish third-party validated life cycle assessments (LCA) for its vinyl and trim product lines. For more information, visit CertainTeed’s Freedom of Choice Web page.

Polymer Tiles Replicate Natural Slate

Inspire Aledora Slate V-Series Roofing

Inspire Aledora Slate V-Series Roofing

Inspire Aledora Slate V-Series Roofing features varied-width polymer slate tiles that replicate different sizes of natural thick slate. Available in four widths—6, 8, 10 and 12 inches—the 1/2-inch-thick tiles can be installed in natural, non-repeating straight or staggered patterns. Their precise surface texture and sharp, jagged and irregular tile edges create natural shadow variance and time-weathered looks, as well as prevent on-roof glossiness. Aledora Slate V-Series is available in Charcoal Black, Mist Grey, Olive, Steel Grey, Sage Green, Red Rock, Brandywine, and multi-color mixes and custom mixes for unique blends.