Shingle innovations

Rarely a year goes by without some new development in the world of metal shingles. The increasing demand for residential metal roofing attracts more manufacturers and spawns a demand for something new, something different — even if it looks like another roofing non-metal material. Making it metal makes it better.
As part of our fifth annual Metal Shingle Review, innovations during the last year included new profiles from five manufacturers: Decra Roofing, Ideal Roofing, Stonehenge  Roofing Products, SteelRock Roof Products and Zappone Manufacturing.
For those of you with customers looking for something new or something different, check out the “Shingle Innovations” for 2008.

Decra Roofing

Villa Tile combines the superior performance of stone-coated steel with the classic beauty, elegance and architectural detail of an old world Italian tile. It can be installed directly to the roof deck as well as over battens. The Villa Tile is available in five standard colors, offering homeowners, architects and contractors endless opportunities to design and create a roof that satisfies all of their styles. Like all of the company’s stone-coated steel roofing products, Villa Tile is lightweight, durable and will not to crack, burn, curl, split or rot. The interlocking tile panels provide a weather-tight barrier ensuring low maintenance and long-term performance.

Ideal Roofing
Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are designed as an alternative to common asphalt shingles, but with the toughness and long-lasting qualities of high-strength steel roofing panels. With a limited 50-year warranty, Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are manufactured with a stucco-embossed finish for greater strength and a distinguished look — available in eight colors to match today’s popular residential construction cladding materials. Wakefield Bridge shingles are at least 60 percent lighter than asphalt shingles, concrete and clay tiles, cedar shakes and slate roofing. They are protected by the company’s proven oven-baked PVDF paint system with Kynar 500 resin and most advanced “cool roof” solar reflection technology ensuring exceptional protection from solar radiation while reducing the cooling load.

SteelRock
Roman Villa Tile features an angular design and graceful slopes to create a rich, deep profile suitable for numerous architectural styles and comply with most homeowner’s association guidelines. Like all SteelRock profiles, Roman Villa is backed by a Class 4 hail impact resistance rating (UL2218) and a lifetime non-prorated limited warranty as well as a standard 120 mph wind warranty.

Stonehenge Roofing
Finally, the classic style and durability that every homeowner is looking for in a roof. Stonehenge Tuscany, provides the newest technology of highest quality stone-coated steel tile as well as the old world Mediterranean elegance that will draw admiration from all homeowners. This classic Mediterranean-inspired roofing system perfectly balances old world charm with the most advanced technology providing homeowners with a roof in perfect harmony with the environment. By combining 26-gauge Zincalume steel, 100 percent acrylic resins and 3M earthstone granules, Stonehenge has put together a durable roofing material. Stonehenge Tuscany tiles are one-tenth the weight of clay or cement tiles and won’t crack, break or rust.

Zappone Manufacturing
Zappone has taken its accent shingle and placed a scalloped compression in the center. The shingle has an exposure of 8 inches tall by 7-1/4 inches wide. Most scalloped shingles are clad systems or overlapping. The Zappone system is still interlocking and will outperform all scalloped designs on the market. For either roofing or vertical walls, the scalloped shingle will perform extremely well and add an elegant design to any roof or wall application.

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