Custom Builder Products: Roofing, Siding

From the May 2007 issue of Custom Builder magazine, here are some of the latest roofing and siding products available on the market.

May 01, 2007


A Little Part of Tuscany in the Home

Part of the company's Exterior Portfolio, BellaStone siding from Crane 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. Click here for more information 


Clap if You Love Siding

Combining cellular PVC and high-tech color coatings, the Classic Clapboard Siding from NuCedar Mills includes the painted, ½-inch by 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. Click here for more information

Flex Those Roofing Muscles


 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. Click here for more information 


No Shimmy Shingle

Owens Corning's new Duration Series shingles include 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. Click here for more information 


Bountiful Colors

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. Click here for more information

Cut Your Trimming Time

Designed for asphalt shingles, the StormMaster Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge shingles are pre-cut to eliminate most hand trimming on the roof. The 5 5/8-inch exposure matches many popular metric-sized laminates. The shingles are composed of SBS modified asphalt with fiberglass reinforcement and a built-in sealant strip. Click here for more information 


Hail to the Chief

Listed under UL 2218 Class 4 for roofing, CertainTeed's Presidential Shake impact-resistant luxury shingles comprise asphalt and two laminated layers with a fibrous glass scrim on the back for increased 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. Click here for more information

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