Specification Manuals

Explore the comprehensive Interlock Roofing Specification Manuals for Slate & Cedar Shingles, Shake, Mediterranean Tile, and Standing Seam products. Designed for homeowners and roofing contractors, our manuals embody our dedication to lifelong home protection, aesthetic enhancement, and environmental stewardship. Dive into the specs that demonstrate our roofing systems' lifelong value and performance.

Interlock Slate - Cedar Shingle Specification Manual
Slate / Cedar Shingles
Interlock Shake Specification Manual
Shake
Interlock Tile Specification Manual
Mediterranean Tile
Interlock Standing Seam Specification Manual
Standing Seam

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CCMC 10475-R

CCMC 10475-R is an evaluation report that confirms compliance with the Canadian Construction Materials Centre’s building codes, specifically for Interlock Roofing products. This report includes detailed testing and performance results for Interlock’s Slate and Cedar shingles. It covers various aspects such as traffic load, wind uplift, and dynamic pressure water infiltration tests. The results demonstrate the shingles’ ability to withstand significant pressure without deformation or permanent damage, and their effectiveness in preventing water leakage under various wind speeds.

This evaluation is crucial for ensuring that the roofing products meet the stringent standards set by Canadian building codes, emphasizing safety, quality, and durability. Such compliance is vital for roofing contractors, architects, and homeowners who require reliable data on the long-term durability and environmental integrity of roofing products.

For more in-depth information on the specific tests and results, you may refer to the National Research Council of Canada’s website or Interlock Roofing’s evaluation testing reports page:

  • National Research Council of Canada: CCMC 10475-R

UL2218 Class 4 is the highest rating for impact resistance under the UL 2218 Impact Rating standards developed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). This rating is particularly relevant for roofing materials, such as shingles and metal roofing, and indicates their ability to withstand significant impact, specifically from hail.

To receive a Class 4 rating, roofing materials must pass a test where a 2-inch diameter steel ball is dropped from a height of 20 feet onto the roof material. The material must show no evidence of tearing, fracturing, cracking, splitting, rupture, or other types of damage during the test procedure. This level of impact resistance is especially important in areas prone to hail storms, as it can significantly reduce the likelihood of roof damage.

Roofs with UL2218 Class 4 rated materials are known to provide superior protection against impacts from wind, rain, heavy snow, and hail. Additionally, installing Class 4 impact-resistant roofing materials can potentially lead to benefits like lower insurance premiums, as they are associated with lower lifetime roofing costs and fewer replacements. However, these benefits can vary based on location and insurance provider.

FL7263-R7 refers to a product approval code in the Florida Building Code, specifically for roofing products. This code indicates that the product has undergone evaluation and has been approved for use in accordance with Florida’s building standards and regulations.

The details of “FL7263-R7” include:

  • Product Category: It is likely associated with roofing materials, such as metal roofing systems.
  • Compliance and Testing: The approval would involve compliance with specific standards relevant to roofing in Florida. This might include aspects like wind resistance, durability, impact resistance, and suitability for use in areas prone to hurricanes or high wind conditions.
  • Manufacturer Information: The code would be linked to a specific manufacturer and provide details about the product.

For precise details about what “FL7263-R7” specifically covers, including the type of roofing product, its specifications, limits of use, and the manufacturer, you would need to refer to the Florida Building Code Online database or directly contact the relevant manufacturer. The Florida Building Code sets stringent criteria to ensure that building materials are suitable for the unique environmental conditions in Florida, especially considering the state’s vulnerability to hurricanes.

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ESR-1790 is an evaluation report from the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), which is part of the International Code Council. This report likely details the compliance and performance of specific building products, such as roofing materials, with building codes and standards. These reports are crucial for verifying that products meet industry requirements and are suitable for use in construction projects. For more detailed information on what ESR-1790 specifically covers, including the product type, specifications, and compliance details, you would need to refer to the ICC-ES report directory or contact the relevant manufacturer.

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Crrc Rated Roof Product

CRRC-rated roof products refer to roofing materials that have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). The CRRC is an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a credible and unbiased system for rating the solar reflectance and thermal emittance of roofing products. These two properties are crucial for determining a roof's "coolness."

Here’s a breakdown of what this means:

  1. Solar Reflectance: This is the ability of a roof surface to reflect sunlight, including the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths. High solar reflectance reduces the amount of heat absorbed by a roof.

  2. Thermal Emittance: This is the ability of a roof surface to emit absorbed heat. A material with high thermal emittance can release a significant portion of the absorbed heat rather than transferring it into the building.

CRRC ratings are important for several reasons:

  • Energy Efficiency: Cool roofs can significantly reduce energy costs by decreasing the need for air conditioning. They reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofs.

  • Urban Heat Island Effect: In urban areas, CRRC-rated products can help mitigate the urban heat island effect, where built-up areas are hotter than nearby rural areas.

  • Environmental Impact: By reducing energy consumption, cool roofs can also lower greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution.

CRRC-rated roof products are often used in green building practices and can be a requirement in certain building codes, especially in areas with warmer climates. When choosing roofing materials, a CRRC rating is an important consideration for those looking to enhance energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

A Cool Roof What is that

Jeffrey Steuben [00:00:19] Hi, my name is Jeffrey Steuben and I’m the Executive Director of the Cool Roof Rating Council.

Sarah Schneider [00:00:24] Hi. My name is Sarah Schneider, and I am the Deputy Director of the Cool Roof Rating Council. So the CRRC is a nonprofit organization that was created back in 1998 to implement a third party product rating system for roofing products as a way to help homeowners and policy makers and builders, etc., understand how they can increase the energy efficiency of their house just by the type of roof that they throw on it.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:00:52] At its most simple, a cool roof is a roof that can reflect heat, energy from the sun and readmit energy that’s absorbed back into the environment. So we have insulation, which people are pretty familiar with, but the type of roof that you have has a huge impact on your building’s energy use as well.

Sarah Schneider [00:01:11] It’s one way to help reduce the energy consumption of your building while maintaining kind of a cool, comfortable environment for the occupants.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:01:21] What people might most easily think of is, you know, a white colored roof that’s really bright, that reflects energy. Back off. But there actually are developments of cool colors that look the same as a standard color but are more reflective in the infrared spectrum. So it’s reflecting heat, but actually looks the same as a standard product.

Sarah Schneider [00:01:43] If you think about in nature, if you things see things that are white, they tend to reflect sunlight away, that solar radiation away from the surface, keeping things cool. The opposite is true dark colors, dark things. So if you were to see a black t shirt outside in the summer versus a white t shirt, you’re definitely going to feel those heating effects a lot more. There’s been, a big flux of different types of roofing technologies that have come on the market that are actually quite reflective without looking like the traditional white roof. For example, there are metal roofs out there that come in a whole host of colors that are used, reflective pigments to help reflect that solar radiation away and keep the building cooler.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:02:24] So solar reflectance is one of the two two properties that we look at. The solar reflectance is really simple. It’s the, the percentage of sunlight that is being reflected back off the.

Sarah Schneider [00:02:37] Roofs, whereas thermal admittance is the efficiency by which the roof re radiates any absorbed heat, throughout the day. This is the minimum solar reflectance value and the minimum thermal limit value. That is, what we deem a cool roof.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:02:52] And so those, those two, measurements in, you know, combined is the values that we’re looking at when evaluating the energy performance of a roofing product. There’s always a couple different things that come up for people. Right? Price is one and appearance is another, which, like those two things, generally take precedence over anything else. But for me, you know, after that, it’s really like the next thing that you should think about is the the energy impacts.

Sarah Schneider [00:03:19] On a grander scale help address the heat island effect with the roof while maintaining that more traditional esthetic, looking roof.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:03:27] Homeowners should think about cool roofs because they can really have a really positive impact on their energy bills and on their comfort.

Sarah Schneider [00:03:35] Or especially during those hot summer months. And here in the Pacific Northwest, we don’t really have the infrastructure that places like Phenix or Las Vegas have a lot of homes, don’t have air conditioning, a lot of homes don’t have fantastic insulation.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:03:48] So if you’re running an air conditioner in the summer, you’re going to see reduced bills. Even if you don’t have air conditioning, you’re going to keep your house cooler and more comfortable. And so you don’t have to turn on your air conditioning, for example.

Sarah Schneider [00:04:01] What is your objective when you throw on a roof? It’s not hopefully it’s not an emergency replacement roof, but that it’s something that you’re giving thought to. And if that’s that’s the case, you know, what are your objectives and goals do you want to reduce, the, your utility bills? Do you want a more comfortable environment to be in, interior environment to be in during the summer? Do you want to do something for your, you know, your community and our environment in terms of doing something positive?

Jeffrey Steuben [00:04:28] So, you know, if you’re already going to reroof your house, the first thing is for you to understand what choices you have. And then the second thing is to understand what what those choices mean. What are the implications of that choice?

Sarah Schneider [00:04:42] There’s one opportunity, maybe in a homeowner’s lifetime, to replace the roof. You might as well be very thoughtful about that approach. And think about the long term benefits that come from installing a roof.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:04:55] A homeowner should feel, you know, really great about picking the product that they that they actually want to, you know, picking a product that you know is going to be good for them and good for the environment.

Sarah Schneider [00:05:05] You are contributing towards reducing the, you know, the energy demand for air conditioning, which thereby reduces our. Reliance on fossil fuels and the production of greenhouse gas emissions.

Jeffrey Steuben [00:05:20] Now you want to evaluate all of the benefits so you know, not just how it looks. You know, obviously that’s important because it’s your house and you want it to look nice, but also what’s going to be the impact on your energy bills for the next, you know, ten, 20, 50 years. You know, that’s going to be a part of it.

CRRC Rated Products Directory

For the most current version of the Directory, please see coolroofs.org/directory/

*CRRC Rapid Ratings: These are interim laboratory-aged values that simulate weathered values. These values will be replaced with the measured three-year aged values upon completion of the weathering process. SRI values calculated using Rapid Ratings may change once the aged rating replaces the interim rating.

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Energy Efficient Roof Coating Technology

The Interlock® Roof featuring the Alunar® Coating System provides homeowners the ultimate in durability and protection.

The Alunar® Coating System is an innovative approach to protecting residential metal roofs from the elements. It utilizes a complex combination of materials engineered to reflect solar energy, reduce surface temperature and protect against corrosion. Not only does this provide superior protection for your roof, but it also reduces cooling costs due to decreased heat absorption.

Cool Roof Diagram

Alunar® Coating System Advantage

  • LEED 29 standards compliant
  • Harder and more flexible than other premium PVDF coatings on the market
  • Cool Roof pigments deflect UV rays to lessen the heat island effect
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Outstanding Protection from acid rain and corrosive environments
  • Excellent color retention and resistance to chalking and fading
  • Available in a wide variety of colors
  • Formulated with ceramic IR reflective pigmentation to meet high and low-slope

Interlock Metal Roofing's Cool Roof Coating Technology Applied On A Metal Roof Can Greatly Reduce Heating And Cooling Costs For Your Residential Property.

Additionally, the Alunar® Coating System has been tested in various climates across multiple countries, ensuring that its performance remains consistent no matter where it’s applied. This makes it one of the most reliable systems available today and provides assurance that the product will function as expected with years of use.

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Cool Roofing

It’s no surprise that with more and more people looking for ways to make their homes energy efficient, cool roofing has become increasingly popular. A cool roof reflects the sun’s rays away from your home instead of absorbing them as traditional roofs do. This can help lower cooling costs during the hot summer and reduce your overall carbon footprint! But what exactly does it mean to have a cool roof? I’m here to explain in this article about cool roofing.

Cool roofs are made up of materials designed specifically to reflect sunlight rather than absorb it. They come in many different styles, colors, textures, and shapes – so no matter the look you want for your home, there’s sure to be an option that works for you! Additionally, many cool roof systems also offer insulation benefits which help keep your house warm during winter. These features will save you money on energy bills down the line and add value to your home when it comes time to sell or refinance.

Finally – if you’re considering getting a new roof anytime soon, then take some time to research all the advantages of installing a cool roof system in your home. You’ll be glad you did once those temperatures start soaring sky-high outside, and you don’t have to run through tons of air conditioning. Just stay comfortable indoors! So read on and learn why cool roofing might be the right solution for you and the environment!

What Is A Cool Roof?

Do you know what a cool roof is? Cool roofs are roofing systems that reflect sunlight and heat away from your home, helping keep it cooler during the hot summer months. This makes for more comfortable living spaces and can save energy costs by reducing the air conditioning needed in your home.

Cool roofs have several benefits. For starters, they help reduce overall energy consumption and cooling costs associated with using traditional air conditioning systems. Additionally, these roofs are designed to be durable and resistant to weathering and other environmental factors such as ultraviolet light or rain damage. Lastly, they often come in attractive colors and styles, which can enhance the look of any building or structure while still providing excellent protection against the elements.

Considering all these advantages, there’s no doubt why cool roofing has become so popular among homeowners today! Investing in one of these types of roofs can provide many long-term savings through reduced heating and cooling bills and improved comfort inside your home.

The benefits of having a cool roof are numerous and should not be overlooked. A cool roof reflects the sun’s rays away from your home instead of absorbing them like conventional roofs do. This can help keep your house cooler in hot weather and reduce air conditioning costs significantly. It also keeps temperatures inside the attic more consistent, which helps extend the life of any insulation installed there.

Cool roofing has other advantages, too; it can provide better protection against moisture buildup and leaks because its surface temperature is lower than regular materials. In addition, a cool roof often lasts longer since it isn’t exposed to such high levels of heat stress. On top of all this, many cool roofs have higher reflectivity ratings than traditional shingles or tiles, so you’re helping to conserve energy in the process!

When it comes to roofing, cool roofs are becoming increasingly popular. But what types of materials can be used to make a cool roof? In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common materials and how they work together to keep your home cooler during hot weather.

Cool roofs are often made from reflective surfaces such as metal or tile. These surfaces reflect sunlight away from the interior of your home, reducing its exposure to heat. Certain coatings can also help reduce solar radiation absorption, including acrylics, elastomeric and other specialized paints designed for outdoor use. While metal is an excellent choice due to its durability, tiles offer more color options regarding design preferences. It’s important to note that while metal and tile can provide superior cooling benefits, applying additional insulation on top will further increase their effectiveness in keeping your house comfortable year-round.

No matter which material you choose for your cool roof, you’ll enjoy reduced energy costs because less air conditioning will be needed in the summer months – resulting in savings over time!

Have you ever wondered how much cool roofing costs? It’s a valid question to ask when considering whether this type of roof is right for your home. Cool roofing is an energy-efficient option that can save homeowners money in the long run, but it doesn’t come without its upfront costs.

Cool roofing costs depend on several factors, like size and complexity, as well as which materials are used. Generally speaking, though, expect to pay anywhere from $7000 to $20,000 or more for the entire process. This includes not just the price of materials but also labor and installation fees. If you’re looking to save some extra cash, options are also available.

A cool roof is an excellent way to ensure your home’s longevity and reduce energy costs, but how long does it last? That’s a great question. On average, you can expect a cool roof to be effective for up to 20 years if properly maintained. However, the lifespan of your roof will depend on its material type, exposure to elements and weather conditions, as well as other factors specific to your location and environment.

When looking at the different materials used in cool roofs, asphalt shingles are usually the most affordable option and typically have a life expectancy of 10-15 years. Single-ply membrane roofs (made from rubber or plastic) last longer than asphalt – about 15-20 years. Metal roofs often come with warranties extending beyond 50 years; however, they are more expensive upfront than other options. In all cases, though – regular maintenance, such as cleaning debris off gutters and ensuring there aren’t any broken tiles, should help prolong the life of your cool roof regardless of your chosen material.

Are cool roofs suitable for all climates? This is a great question to consider before investing in this type of roofing. After all, you want your investment to last as long as possible and provide the best protection regardless of where you live.

One of the benefits of cool roofs is that they are designed to reflect sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofing materials. This helps keep buildings cooler during hot summer months and can save money on energy costs. However, it’s important to remember that this feature won’t necessarily be beneficial in colder climates since it doesn’t help retain warmth inside the building. Additionally, cool roofs may require more maintenance to stay effective in areas with frequent rain or snowfall due to their lighter colors, which show dirt and grime more easily.

Cool roofs certainly have some advantages when used in the right climate conditions, but homeowners should ensure they understand how these features will work to determine if this is a good choice for them. It’s always wise to research beforehand and consult with professionals before deciding on any major home improvement project, like installing a new roof.

In conclusion, cool roofing is an excellent choice for anyone looking to make their home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It provides numerous benefits, such as improved air quality, reduced cooling costs, and a longer life span for the roof itself, and many types of materials can be used to create your perfect cool roof. The cost of installing one varies depending on your chosen type, but they typically last much longer than traditional roofs, making them worth the investment in the long run. And finally, while not all climates are suitable for cool roofing solutions, this technology makes many areas worldwide successful.

At the end of the day, we must consider what’s best for our homes and families when it comes to choosing a new roof. Cool roofs offer so many advantages over other options that it’s hard to ignore how beneficial they can be – from lowering monthly energy bills to protecting against extreme weather conditions. With so many possibilities out there today, I believe cool roofs are worth considering before making any decisions!

Benefits of Cool Roofing

  • Reflects solar energy
  • Emits solar heat from buildings
  • Reduces building cooling expenses
  • Mitigates Urban Heat Island Effect
In my 48 years of experience in the metal roofing industry (21 years with Desoto, 10 years with Morton International, 6 years with BASF and 10 years with 3M), it is most unique to find a company who is constantly striving to provide roofing products that live up to claims that are being made to customers. From the very moment the Interlock Roofing System is applied to a home the customer experiences excellent installation and a very unique surface design all applied to the finest metal available. All these are provided with the promise of great durability and sustainability and a low maintenance roofing system. The use of Alunar(r) coating systems, which have a superior record of color fastness, chalk resistance and literal fusion like adhesion is the finest coating system anyone can provide.
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Robert Scichili
Robert Scichili Associates, Inc.

*Independent testimonial from an industry expert. Robert worked as Director of Product Innovation Services for LO, Business Development Manager for the Industrial Coatings Division for BASF Corporation and is a founding Board Member for the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition.

Cool Roof Rating Council

The following Alunar® coatings are CRRC rated and available for Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations: California’s Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Non-residential Buildings.

Black, Deep Charcoal, Musket Grey, Colonial Brown, Tudor Brown, Hunter Green, Tile Red, Royal Blue.

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Alunar Coating System

Alunar Coating System

Alunar® Coating System Home Energy Efficient Roof Coating Technology The Interlock® Roof featuring the Alunar® Coating System provides homeowners the ultimate in durability and protection. The Alunar® Coating System is an innovative approach to protecting residential metal roofs from the elements. It utilizes a complex combination of materials engineered to reflect solar energy, reduce surface

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Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Rated Roof Products

CRRC Rated Roof Products Home Energy Efficient Roofing Products — Cool Roofs and Emissivity CRRC-rated roof products refer to roofing materials that have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). The CRRC is an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a credible and unbiased system for rating the solar reflectance and thermal emittance of

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Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credits

Roof Tax Credits Home Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credits The ENERGY STAR roofing materials program ended at the end of 2022. This shift reflects advancements in commercial building codes and a move towards regional specifications for residential roofing, allowing for tailored requirements based on local climate and environmental needs. While ENERGY STAR continues to label

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Evaluation Testing Reports

Evaluation Testing Reports Home Access in-depth Evaluation Testing Reports vital for roofing contractors, architects, and homeowners, featuring key certifications like CCMC, ER10475, ESR-1790, Florida FL7263-R7, and UL-2218. Our reports reflect a commitment to excellence, offering reliable data on the long-term durability and environmental integrity of our roofing products. CCMC 10475-R UL2218 Class 4 Florida FL7263-R7

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Specification Manuals

Specification Manuals Home Explore the comprehensive Interlock Roofing Specification Manuals for Slate & Cedar Shingles, Shake, Mediterranean Tile, and Standing Seam products. Designed for homeowners and roofing contractors, our manuals embody our dedication to lifelong home protection, aesthetic enhancement, and environmental stewardship. Dive into the specs that demonstrate our roofing systems’ lifelong value and performance.

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Metal Roof Colors

Protected by the Alunar® Coating System

Interlock Roofing provides homeowners and designers with a durable and long-lasting aluminum roofing product that comes in a variety of colors. All Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are protected for a lifetime by the Alunar® Coating System, ensuring that your investment is well-protected.

Our Alunar® coating is a full 70% PVDF coating that features a unique acrylic blend, creating a harder and tougher surface that resists abrasion and scratching during transportation, handling, and installation.

This high-performance coating is engineered to reduce carbon footprints and lower the heat island effect, ensuring that your roof not only looks great but also contributes to a better planet.

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Solid Copper

Copper Penny

Hunter Green

Black

Deep Charcoal

Musket Grey

Tile Red

Colonial Brown

Tudor Brown

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Metal Roof Colors

Metal Roof Colors Home Protected by the Alunar® Coating System Interlock Roofing provides homeowners and designers with a durable and long-lasting aluminum roofing product that comes in a variety of colors. All Interlock Metal Roofing Systems are protected for a lifetime by the Alunar® Coating System, ensuring that your investment is well-protected. Our Alunar® coating

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Alunar Coating System

Alunar Coating System

Alunar® Coating System Home Energy Efficient Roof Coating Technology The Interlock® Roof featuring the Alunar® Coating System provides homeowners the ultimate in durability and protection. The Alunar® Coating System is an innovative approach to protecting residential metal roofs from the elements. It utilizes a complex combination of materials engineered to reflect solar energy, reduce surface

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Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Rated Roof Products

CRRC Rated Roof Products Home Energy Efficient Roofing Products — Cool Roofs and Emissivity CRRC-rated roof products refer to roofing materials that have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). The CRRC is an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a credible and unbiased system for rating the solar reflectance and thermal emittance of

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Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credits

Roof Tax Credits Home Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credits The ENERGY STAR roofing materials program ended at the end of 2022. This shift reflects advancements in commercial building codes and a move towards regional specifications for residential roofing, allowing for tailored requirements based on local climate and environmental needs. While ENERGY STAR continues to label

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Evaluation Testing Reports

Evaluation Testing Reports Home Access in-depth Evaluation Testing Reports vital for roofing contractors, architects, and homeowners, featuring key certifications like CCMC, ER10475, ESR-1790, Florida FL7263-R7, and UL-2218. Our reports reflect a commitment to excellence, offering reliable data on the long-term durability and environmental integrity of our roofing products. CCMC 10475-R UL2218 Class 4 Florida FL7263-R7

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Specification Manuals

Specification Manuals Home Explore the comprehensive Interlock Roofing Specification Manuals for Slate & Cedar Shingles, Shake, Mediterranean Tile, and Standing Seam products. Designed for homeowners and roofing contractors, our manuals embody our dedication to lifelong home protection, aesthetic enhancement, and environmental stewardship. Dive into the specs that demonstrate our roofing systems’ lifelong value and performance.

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