Saturday, June 23, 2012

Residential Roofing: BP Shingles - A Review of the New 42" PB Shingles Now Available


Residential Roofing: BP Shingle Reviews

BP Shingles
A Review of the New 42 inch BP Laminate Shingles

General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) is a Residential Roofing Contractor in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Residential Roofing Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster, Saskatoon, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Whistler and points between.

BP Roofing Shingle Review - BP Roofing 42 inch Laminate Roofing Shingles


On 01/06/2012, BP Building Products introduced a new BP shingle product with a press release on their website, summarized as follows;

"With the goal to improve the quality of the packaging of our laminate shingles, a new shingle dimension (14 in. x 42 in.) will be gradually introduced in the market..

The new shingle dimension, 14 in. x 42 in., permits to pile the bundles on the pallets limiting the overhang of the side of the bundles. This results in the reduction of deformed or warped bundle sides and reduces the possibility of damage to the bundles when the pallets are manipulated.

This dimension also makes the BP Laminate shingles the fastest to install!!"

{Source: BP Roofing - www.bpcan.com }

Comments from our Residential Roofing Installers about the new BP Shingles


Roofers at General Roofing Systems
The Residential Roofing installers at General Roofing Systems had this to say...

"The packaging claims toward benefits of alleviating deformed shingles is actually a real benefit, especially with shingles that have been sitting at the suppliers yard for some time or when the weather is cold and bundles are frozen. I install in Fort McMurray and roofing in Fort McMurray here is harsh in the winter."

"They are a tad faster to install (the new BP Shingles). Installation speed is important to the shingler. It offers more roof shingle choice to the consumer as well."

"The new BP Shingles are an advancement for the shingle installer and with the Weather-Tite technology BP has now these are a world class laminate shingle!"

BP Shingle Review Summary:

When interviewing our installers, we were hard pressed to find any negative comments. BP has stepped it up in our thinking with both the patented Weather-Tite shingle technology and the wider shingle.


Technical Specifications of the Wider BP Shingle

Source: http://www.bpcan.com/en-CA/news/42-inch-laminate-shingles-west/

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

BP Wider Shingle Promo
Shingle

BP Harmony

Dimension

14 in. x 42 in.

# shingles / bundle

18 and 20 : in sequence of 5 x 18 and 3 x 20

Average coverage per bundle

32.9 ft²

Average # of shingles per square

57 shingles

Average weight per bundle

 81 lb

# of bundles / pallet

36 bundles

Pallet dimension

43 ½  x  57 ½
Mix and match the 40 and 42 in. shingles
The cutting pattern of the 14 in. x 42 in. shingle being the same as that of the 14 in. x 40 in., the appearance of the shingles installed on the roof is not affected by the different size. The shingles from both dimensions can therefore be mixed on a same roof as long as the overlap between shingles is never less than 6 in.

Identification of the 42in. shingles
Harmony 42 in. is packaged in a wrapper with a new gold color band and is identified « Harmony 42 ».

Availability of the 42 in. shingles
The changeover to the 42 in. format will be done progressively as the new shingles will be produced and made available.

Other information on the 42 in. shingles
The number of shingles per bundle is variable because shingles are always assembled in pairs, back to back.

Harmony 42 is produced with the Weather-Tite Technology and comes with the Lifetime warranty.

Of particular interest to the roofing contractor, Harmony 42, by having a larger exposure, requires only 57 shingles per square (100 ft²). The other standard laminate shingles require 60 and some as much as 66 shingles to cover the same surface. This translates into savings of 5% to 13% on installation time!

Additional Reading

Thursday July 7, 2011 GRS Review Article - BP Shingle Reviews

Thursday July 7, 2012 GRS Review Article - BP Harmony Shingle Review

A Guide to Residential Roofing - How to Shingle a Roof

A Guide to Hiring a Roofing Contractor - Choosing Your Roofing Contractor

Wikipedia Shingle Article - Asphalt Shingles



Until Next Time!




The Team at GRS


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