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ProBuilder Product Report: Roofing and Siding
Appearing in the May 2007 issue of Professional Builder magazine, here are a few roofing and siding products available from Crane, Owens Corning, Royal Moldings, CertainTeed and others.
Part of the company's Exterior Portfolio, BellaStone siding from Crane Performance Siding weighs five times less than traditional manufactured cement stone. BellaStone is available in ledge stone style panels that come in Tuscan (shown) or gray-tone Torino. Both carry a minimum R-value of 4 and offer sound abatement. The product carries a 50-year limited warranty. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-133
The latest shingles from Owens Corning include the Duration Series, which includes the company's patented SureNail technology that provides a larger nailing area and improved wind resistance. The Duration shingles are made in 12 colors and carry a Class A UL fire rating as well as a 10-year algae resistance warranty. A premium line is also available. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-135
Offering a reported 70 percent better insulation value over wood and 1,700 percent over aluminum, the Pro Series Cellular Vinyl PVC Exterior Trim is guaranteed to resist rot and, according to the company, needs only minimal maintenance. Profiles include door frames, jambs, crown and dentil moldings as well as soffits and trim plant boards. The product has a 10-year factory UV discoloration warranty. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-136
Listed under UL 2218 Class 4 for roofing, Presidential Shake impact-resistant luxury shingles comprise asphalt and two laminated layers with a fibrous glass scrim on the back for better durability. The product is backed by the company's 15-year warranty against discoloration by airborne algae as well as a 10-year warranty that covers 100 percent of replacement and labor costs in any manufacturing defect. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-134
The PlyDry 30 high-strength synthetic roofing underlayment from Fortifiber Building Systems Group features the company's patent-pending CatWalk slip-resistant coating for worker safety. The underlayment is meant for standard applications as listed in the ICC ESR-1204. It's approved for use in Florida's Dade County. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-137
Combining cellular PVC and high-tech color coatings, the Classic Clapboard Siding from NuCedar Mills includes the painted, ½-inch x 6-inch vertical grain Western red cedar clapboard. Trim, rake, corner board and moulding options are available. The milling process creates an interlocking matrix at the top and bottom for faster installation. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-138
Offering energy efficiency with an R-value of 4.0, Alcoa's Structure EPS premium insulated vinyl siding features the company's DreamColor system that offers more than 700 colors. The expanded polystyrene construction provides a rigid structure with noise reduction and water resistance that also mimics the appearance of real wood. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-139
The Tri-Flex Xtreme synthetic roofing underlayment from Grace features a proprietary coating for slip resistance. The underlayment can be exposed for up to six months without rotting or cracking and comes in rolls of 41½ inches by 289 feet. The Tri-Flex Xtreme can be applied underneath shingles, tile, slate, metal and cedar shakes. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5332-140