Protect the Roofline with Ridge Cap Shingles

IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles provide enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation.

IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles provide enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation.

IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles provide enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation to pair with IKO’s popular premium designer and performance shingles. The ridge cap shingles are engineered with multi-layer construction for high tear-strength values, including additional protection from a polymer-modified asphalt coating. Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles also provide a high-quality alternative to using cut-up roof shingles to protect the roofline. They are easy to install thanks to their preformed, rolled design, which features a curved edge that doesn’t require additional cutting or folding on the roof. With an 8 1/4-inch exposure, Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles offer nearly 30 percent more coverage than a traditional ridge cap shingle.

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.

Union Corrugating Adds Equipment to Produce More Product

The Union Corrugating trim line allows for additional product capacity.

The Union Corrugating trim line allows for additional product capacity.

Union Corrugating has installed additional equipment in their Scranton, Pa plant that gives Union the capability of producing more product and reducing lead-times for their customers. The equipment includes both an additional panel line and trim line. “Our panel line produces R/PBR panels and MasterRib”, says Keith Medick, Union Corrugating president and CEO. “The second panel line was added as a direct response to customer demand for our MasterRib panel which is a three foot exposed fastener product. In addition, being able to produce R and PBR panels for industrial, commercial and steel frame building applications opens up new markets for us.”

The trim line produces Ridge Cap, J-Channel, Rake & Corner and Rake profiles. “We are excited to be able to provide a new level of convenience to our customers by offering custom length trims. Both of these lines will enable Union’s customers to realize a reduction of time between order placement and delivery, and ultimately help them capture more business,” says Medick.

Union Corrugating’s New Trim Lines Produce Ridge Cap, J-Trim and C-fascia

Union Corrugating’s new trim line produces ridge caps.

Union Corrugating’s new trim line produces ridge caps.

Union Corrugating announces the addition of panel line and roll-formed trim equipment at their Ocala, FL, facility. “Our customers in Florida benefit from this additional capacity”, says Keith Medick, Union Corrugating president and CEO. “Shorter lead-times for our products is one of our strategies as we strive to become a convenient metal roofing supplier.”

In addition to cutting flat sheets, the new panel line produces 2 1/2 inch oval and R/PBR profiles. The new trim lines produce Ridge Cap, J-trim, and C-fascia. Union Corrugating already produces MasterRib, 5V, and Adlok II standing seam panels at the Ocala facility. All of the new equipment is now operational.