FAQ’s

OmniMax Roofing is made from an EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) blend, which is a synthetic rubber material that has, for years, proven to be effective and long lasting in low-slope roofing applications. EPDM is cost effective, extremely durable, and fully recyclable, with a life expectancy that is considerably longer than asphalt shingles.
OmniMax materials are estimated to be equivalent in cost to premium grade architectural asphalt shingles, and considerably less expensive than other premium roofing materials like tile, metal and slate.
OmniMax shingles are designed and engineered to mimic the appearance of premium grade asphalt shingles, but have substantially more color options and potential design elements available.
Laboratory tests show that asphalt shingles are likely to fade three to four times faster than EPDM based roofing materials like OmniMax.
Common residential asphalt shingles are held in place by four to six roofing nails, depending on geographic region. While the individual nails, and the points at which they are attached, are inherently strong, the actual fastening area is limited to the size of the nail heads themselves, leaving the vast majority of the fastening area vulnerable.

OmniMax shingles are held in place by industrial-grade hook-and-loop technology and the fastening area is effectively the ENTIRE shingle versus four to six nail heads.

The life expectancy and color stability of OmniMax rivals that of alternative roofing materials. However, the installed cost and weight of OmniMax Roofing are a fraction of other types.
OmniMax shingles are approximately the same size and shape, though a fraction of the weight, as most asphalt shingles, and the installation process is considerably more simple. With just a couple hours of training, your existing crews will be ready to install the OmniMax Roofing with ease.
Based on our research AND the reception OmniMax has received from a number of industry sources, we believe that OmniMax Roofing will, over time, serve to replace asphalt shingles as the dominant residential roofing system in the U.S. and beyond.
A Market Report Survey conducted by an independent analyst established the following results;

Market Report Summary
• 113 participants
• 70% currently use asphalt type shingles
• 80% like the OmniMax product
• Over half would purchase if available on the market today
• 40% stated having OmniMax on a home would influence their purchase of new home
• Nearly one half said it would be a strong selling point for their home

OmniMax Roofing, Inc. worked with a leading national home insurer to conduct preliminary testing of our prototype.
Tested according to UL and ASTM standards, the prototypes examined far exceeded the highest rated asphalt shingles in several categories.

Test Results Summary
• UV Test – Passed

• ASTM D5869-07 (2013) Standard Dark Oven Exposure of Roofing and Waterproofing – Passed

• UL 2218 Impact Resistance of Prepared Roof Coverings (ambient temp) - Passed
With no damage, and achieving a Class 5 impact rating which is not currently included in testing protocol – Asphalt samples showed extreme damage not achieving a class 4 rating.

• UL 2218 Impact Resistance of Prepared Roof Coverings (modified/chilled Temperature) – Passed
With no damage, and achieving a Class 5 impact rating which is not currently included in testing protocol – Asphalt samples showed extreme damage not achieving a class 4 rating.

• FM4473 Impact Resistance Testing of Rigid Roofing Materials by Impacting with Freezer ice Balls (ambient temperature) – Passed
Achieving resistance of 72.96ft-lbs (123 mph) with no damage to shingle while OSB was breeched. The highest current standards are 31.81ft-lbs (84 mph) – the test was halted as the equipment used could not achieve a higher speed of impact. Asphalt was not tested in this area.

• FM4473 Impact Resistance Testing of Rigid Roofing Materials by Impacting with Freezer ice Balls (modified/chilled temperature) – Passed
Achieving resistance of 72.96ft-lbs (123 mph) with no damage to shingle while OSB was breeched. The highest standards are 31.81ft-lbs (84 mph) – the test was halted as the equipment used could not achieve a higher speed of impact. Asphalt was not tested in this area.

• Mold Test (in house designed test) – Passed
No observations of mold development

• High Pressure Water Pressure Test – Passed
Remained in place for the duration of the test with no water intrusion.

• Peel Test – Passed
OmniMax (77.065ft-lbs), Architectural Laminated Asphalt Shingles (54.45ftlbs), 3 Tab Asphalt Shingle (44.297ft-lbs).

These phenomenal results are just a small indication as to the degree of protection OmniMax will offer the property owner. OmniMax Roofing has and will achieve levels of roofing protection never before conceived. Such achievements, along with its simplified installation, great look, and low cost, will make OmniMax the most sought after roofing product in the country, and beyond.