Courtesy Boral Roofing

Boral Roofing has introduced its Sol-R-Skin Blue roofing underlayment, a thermal insulating and reflective solution that provides protection from the elements while enhancing energy-saving capabilities.

Suitable for use under nearly all steep-sloped roofing materials and ideal for application in any climate and at any temperature, the Sol-R-Skin Blue product is UV-resistant and boasts an anti-glare coating in cool blue.

The new underlayment combines two energy-efficient materials: A radiant barrier aluminum surface reflects heat with an emissivity rating of 0.03, and a fiberglass mat beneath the aluminum provides a second layer of heat resistance. These materials are combined into a single product with 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.”

The product offers Class A fire-rated protection when applied with stone-coated steel, concrete tile, or clay tile roofing materials. Sol-R-Skin Blue passes ASTM E-108 Class A fire tests with any of these roof materials.

Each 45-pound roll of roof underlayment offers 450 square feet of product with a nominal thickness of 3/8 inch. The underlayment may be quickly nailed into place, with an adhesive strip at the headlap offering wind uplift resistance. The product’s cool blue coating also reduces glare, making it safer and easier to install than alternative shiny aluminum radiant barrier roofing products.

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