After another winter of heavy snowfalls and cold temperatures, your clients may be looking to update their home’s exterior. While it might not be the most glamorous project, the roof may be the item in need of the most work. These four products blend beauty and function.

1. Hail Cedar
Ply Gem’s new engineered cedar roofing is inspired by real cedar shingles, but is made from the same proprietary polymer formulation as Ply Gem’s engineered slate roofing. The company says the roofing can be scored and cut with a utility knife and either can be attached with a nail gun or nailed by hand. The roofing is also eco-friendly, made almost entirely out of recycled resins.

2. Well Blended
DaVinci Roofscapes has expanded its EcoBlends offerings with Tahoe, Mountain, Slate Gray, and Brownstone (pictured) blends. The EcoBlends line, certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council, repels the sun’s rays to help keep homeowners’ heating and cooling costs down. The synthetic tiles are also fire- and

3. Triple Threat
GAF says that its Glenwood Shingles are the thickest triple-layer asphalt shingle on the market. The shingles are made to look like real wood shakes but are available at a lower cost than their wood counterparts. The shingles have a Class A fire rating and feature StainGuard protection and Dura Grip adhesive.

4. Sting Like a Bee
National Nail has expanded its line of Stinger roofing products to include EXO25, EXO35, and EXO50 synthetic underlayments, which are UV-resistant and can remain exposed for up to six months. The fabrics offer high tear strength and proprietary, non-skid additives. Each roll has pre-printed nailing patterns and overlap lines, covers 10 squares, and weighs 20 to 28 pounds.

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