SOURCE: Boral Roofing

Boral Roofing

April 22, 2014 10:00 ET

Texas Class 4 Hail Rated Impact Roof Tile

Boral Roofing Unveils a High Profile Concrete Roof Tile That Is More Resistant to Hail Damage and May Qualify Homeowners for Lower Insurance Rates

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Boral Roofing LLC, the nation's largest provider of clay and concrete roof tile, is expanding its line of Class 4 hail rated tiles with the introduction of the high profile Barcelona Impact concrete roof tile in the Texas market.

Barcelona Impact is a hail resistant concrete tile that passed severe impact resistance testing in accordance with the FM 4473 standard. The tile is proven to withstand sequential 2-inch ice ball impacts at speeds up to 70 mph, fired from within five feet. Barcelona Impact roof tile is certified through the Roof Covering Impact Certification Program sponsored by Architectural Testing.1

The addition of high barrel Barcelona Impact provides a complete Class 4 hail rated roof tile offering to the Texas market to complement our flat profile Country Slate Impact Class 4 product. Boral Roofing has been serving the great state of Texas with American-made tile products since 1974, and the expansion of the Class 4 hail rated tile offering further shows this long-standing commitment to the market.

With this performance certification and recognition, Texas homeowners can have even greater peace of mind in their homes and may obtain potential insurance cost savings by selecting a participating insurance company and requesting that their roofing contractor verify that Boral Roofing's Class 4 concrete tile was installed. All Boral Roofing tile is covered by a Limited Lifetime, Fully Transferable, Non-Prorated Concrete Product Warranty.1

A specialized color portfolio of the new high barrel Barcelona Impact Class 4 tile is based on extensive market feedback from Texas customers. The new colors include a range of beautiful earth tone blends with Buckskin, Charcoal Brown Blend, Lexington Blend and Salerno Clay Blend. Boral Roofing is introducing this new competitive offering in May 2014.

About Boral Roofing:
Boral Roofing LLC is a subsidiary of Boral USA and is the country's largest premium provider of complete roofing and re-roofing solutions for architects as well as commercial and residential builders. Boral Roofing operates 13 clay and concrete tile manufacturing plants throughout the U.S.

About Boral USA:
Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Boral USA is a leader in the building material industry. Boral USA's subsidiaries include Boral Bricks: #1 manufacturer of brick in the United States, Boral Roofing: the nation's leading manufacturer of clay and concrete roof tiles, Boral Stone Products, manufacturer of Cultured Stone®: #1 Brand of manufactured stone veneer, Boral Composites Inc., manufacturer of Boral TruExterior® Trim: #1 Brand of poly-ash exterior trim products. 

1) For details, please visit www.BoralAmerica.com/Roofing/About/Class-4-Hail-Resistant-Roof-Tile.

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