New Product Announcement: Roofing Underlayment
Building materials company Boral Roofing (Irvine, California) recently announced the launch of a new thermal insulation and reflective roofing underlayment. Sol-R-Skin Blue was designed to provide protection from the elements while enhancing energy-saving capabilities.
The underlayment can reportedly be used under most steep-sloped roofing materials in any climate or temperature. The top aluminum layer reflects heat with an emissivity rating of 0.03, and a fiberglass mat underneath this layer combined gives the product a rating of R-5.5.
“Sol-R-Skin Blue underlayment acts as a waterproofing layer, an energy-saving radiant barrier and an insulation blanket, providing three key solutions in an all-in-one, high-performance product,” says Eric Miller, President of Boral Roofing. “Not only does the underlayment help protect from weather conditions, but it also reduces the energy demands of the home or structure.”
Sol-R-Skin Blue is UV-resistant, with its blue coating reducing glare for safer and easier installation.
According to the release, the product is Class A fire-rated when applied with stone-coated steel, concrete tile or clay tile roofing materials, and also passes ASTM E-108 Class A fire tests with any of these roof materials.
Sol-R-Skin Blue is available in 45-lb. rolls that provide 450 square feet of underlayment with a nominal thickness of 3/8-inch. It also features an adhesive strip at the headlap to provide wind uplift resistance during installation.