New Ideas

Polymer tiles resemble slate

Inspire® Roofing Products has introduced Aledora™ Slate V-Series Roofing, polymer tiles that replicate the look of slate.

The tiles feature varied widths and sharp, irregular edges to replicate the different sizes of natural, thick slate and a lighter weight for easier installation. The tiles are available in 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-inch widths; can be installed in nonrepeating straight or staggered patterns; are available in seven colors, multicolor mixes and custom mixes; and reportedly have a Class A fire rating, 110-mph wind-uplift rating and a Class 4 impact rating.

Telephone: (800) 971-4148

EPD® provides product LCAs

Metl-Span® has produced an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its Envolution™ insulated metal wall and roof panels. The EPD provides a detailed analysis of the products' environmental manufacturing footprint based on an International Organization for Standards-compliant (ISO-compliant) Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The LCA measures the impact of Metl-Span products on the environment during all phases of their lives from supply chain through the manufacturing process to product use and end of life.

Telephone: (877) 585-9969

Mounting system integrates racking

Quick Mount PV has introduced its Quick Rack™ Rail-Free Mounting System for rooftop solar installations. The system integrates the roof mount and racking to reportedly reduce material handling, installation time and labor costs.

The system consists of a base mount, panel clamp and snap-on skirt, works with standard module frames and can be installed with a single tool. Micro-inverters and optimizers attach to the module frame with mounting brackets. Wire management is achieved by clipping the wires to the module frames.

The Quick Rack Rail-Free Mounting System comes with design software that configures arrays to ensure code compliance. Arrays can be designed in landscape, portrait or mixed orientations.

Telephone: (925) 478-8269

Underlayment is self-sealing

Tarco has launched its LeakBarrier UDL SA, a peel-and-stick underlayment made by bonding polypropylene synthetic felt to self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen.

The multilaminate configuration includes an aggressive polymer-modified bitumen compound that self-seals around nails and adheres to a variety of substrates; a split-back release film; and a top layer of synthetic felt that incorporates nonwoven fabric, an ultraviolet-stabilized coating and a woven scrim. The nonwoven fabric provides a nonabrasive surface with good walkability.

UDL SA is designed for steep-slope roofing projects, including new roof systems and reroofing applications, and can be used in shake, shingle, slate, tile and metal roofing applications.

Telephone: (800) 365-4506

Slate redesigned for quarried look

DaVinci Roofscapes® will introduce a new version of its single-width, 12-inch slate during the 2015 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas Jan. 20-22, 2015. The tiles have been redesigned with deeper impressions to give them a thicker, quarried look but weigh the same as previous versions.

DaVinci Roofscapes also will introduce its 50th color, Smokey Gray, during the show. The new color will be available as a standard color option in DaVinci Roofscapes' multiwidth and single-width slate product lines, along with its Bellaforte Slate® line.

Telephone: (800) 328-4624

Boom lifts offer elevated safety

Riwal has expanded its fleet of aerial work platforms with six JLG 1850SJ ultra-booms. The boom lifts feature a working height of 185 feet said to increase productivity and offer safety at elevated job sites.

Telephone: 31 (0) 88 618 18 00

NRCA releases new publications

NRCA has published NRCA Guidelines for Condensation and Air Leakage Control and LEED® v4: Roofing-related Provisions.

NRCA Guidelines for Condensation and Air Leakage Control contains comprehensive information about the fundamentals of condensation and air leakage, and vapor and air retarders for low- and steep-slope roof systems. It also addresses design considerations for vapor retarder placement, attic ventilation and applicable building code requirements. The manual contains all the information regarding condensation and air leakage control from The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing—2014.

LEED® v4: Roofing-related Provisions explains the roofing-related provisions of the most recognized sustainable building rating system, the LEED rating system. It also includes background information, descriptions of possible roofing-related credits and prerequisites for rating systems for the Building Design and Construction and Building Operations and Maintenance categories.

Visit for more information.


Be the first to comment. Please log in to leave a comment.