Shingles Manufactured with the Contractor in Mind — HP Technology

January 16th, 2015

“A faulty installation dramatically increases the likelihood of problems and reduces a roof system’s life expectancy.” - Buildings.com

When it comes to roofing installation, the shingles you use on the job will have a great impact on the house’s curb appeal, ability to fight the elements of Mother Nature, and overall lifespan of the roof. With that being said, in order to do the job right and to avoid the potential hazards of a faulty installation, you need the right equipment … the right shingle to be more specific. There is no better shingle for a job well done then Atlas Shingles built with High Performance (HP) Technology.

When it comes to shingles built with HP Technology, there are five key benefits that roofing contractors will instantly fall in love with.

Larger Shingle Sizes

One of the first things you should notice about shingles that are equipped with HP Technology is that they are oversized. With oversized shingles you have fewer shingles to install, which means fewer laps are needed … which translates to less time in the freezing cold or the hot sun nailing shingles to the roof. Another added benefit to a larger dimensional shingle size is the much-desired added curb appeal for the homeowner.

Sealant Times Two

When it comes to shingles built with HP Technology you get FASTAC® double sealant lines, which adhere quickly and ensure shingles form a strong, long-lasting seal. With the sealant being an important part when it comes to strong wind resistance, FASTAC® sealant doubles up for added security. No heat needed.

The Sweet Spot

As an installer you will surely appreciate the 1-1/4” wide nailing area that gives you the best chance of ensuring that both layers of shingles are accurately penetrated. You have an easy to see target that will help to prevent costly callbacks, while giving your customers the satisfaction of a job well done.

130 mph High Wind Coverage

When it comes to shingles with HP Technology, you get a 130 mph rated high wind warranty while still following a standard 4-nail application. It’s the perfect combination of speed to complete the job (as you will have ten to twelve less bundles needed to be hauled onto the roof) and security the homeowner desires when it comes to defending against the elements.

Save Time and Money

With HP Technology on the job the savings continue to add up. A 6-nail install, on a 40 square job, can save you up to 240 shingles while using 1,440 less nails. While a 4-nail install, on a 40 square job, can save you up to 240 shingles while using 6,240 less nails. It’s the perfect combination of saving time, labor, and materials used. Something both you and your client can appreciate.

In addition to the above mentioned benefits, HP Technology comes built in to a variety of styles from StormMaster® Slate to StormMaster® Shake to Pinnacle® Pristine. All of which come in multiple colors, for maximum aesthetic appeal, as well as being fitted with the renowned Scotchgard™ Protector (which helps keep your shingles looking cleaner by resisting the black streaks caused by algae). Add in Atlas’ Signature Select Premium Protection plan and you will quickly see why shingles with HP Technology are shingles manufactured with the contractor in mind.

This February 24-26, be sure to visit Atlas at booth 1341 at the 2015 International Roofing Expo at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thousands of commercial and residential roofing contractors, builders, replacement contractors, remodelers, building owners, and facility managers will be attending this annual event. Atlas will use this opportunity to showcase their latest innovations and contributions to the roofing market, including the benefits of HP Technology.