THE PROBLEM WITH ASPHALT

Asphalt shingles haven’t really changed much in the last 100 years, creating negative financial implications for the homeowner as well as perpetuating damage to the environment. Asphalt shingles must be replaced every 10 – 12 years in many climates. They account for 4% of a new home cost, but are replaced repeatedly during the life of the home. Asphalt shingles are notoriously susceptible to wind damage, hail damage, sun and heat deterioration, and attack by algae and mold. Installation of traditional asphalt shingles requires thousands of nail holes that are a common cause of roof leaks. These problems can now be avoided thanks to OmniMax Roofing.

THE OMNIMAX SOLUTION

Enhanced Shingle Material

Instead of asphalt composition, OmniMax shingles are made of an “ethylene propylene diene terpolymer” (EPDM) blend. This material is stronger, lighter, and more damage resistant than asphalt shingle material. OmniMax Roofing shingles will help promote the overall longevity of the structure and can be made available in a wide variety of color combinations. Currently asphalt shingles typically only offer a 3-color combination limit while OmniMax shingles have an unlimited amount of color variations.

Patented Hook and Loop Installation

Instead of nailing shingles to the roof deck, creating thousands of potential roof leaks and taking an inordinate amount of time, tools, and labor to install, OmniMax shingles use a patented system of industrial strength hook-and-loop material (Velcro™) to fasten the entire surface of the shingle to the roof surface. The OmniMax System will increase efficiency in installation, allowing roofers to perform more jobs in less time with smaller crews and less tools. This in turn will generate cost savings for both homebuilders and homeowners.

WILL NOT CURL

Current asphalt shingles tend to curl over time, allowing water to breach the protective barrier and diminish the sustainability of the structure from the inside out. Because of its full surface attachment design, the OmniMax Roofing System will not curl.

Extreme Wind Resistance

The leading failure point in asphalt shingles is caused by wind forces lifting, bending, and tearing the shingle from the nail. This exposes the roof to water penetration, resulting in damage to the structural components. The average asphalt roofing system can withstand between 40 to 70 mph winds and then fails as a result of being torn from its attachment points. OmniMax materials can withstand hurricane force winds, thereby protecting the integrity of the roof.

High Impact Resistance

Due to the durable composition of OmniMax Roofing shingles, hail has no effect at all on protective capability and visual appearance. An average of $18.9 billion to $22.6 billion in homeowner insurance claims are filed annually in the United States for roofing damage. The OmniMax Roofing System will reduce these claims by an estimated 80%.

Eliminates Leaks

The OmniMax Roofing System does not create nail leak points, providing both a barrier to the water penetration and eliminating a leak potential created by nails.

Recycled and Recyclable

OmniMax shingles are manufactured utilizing recycled material and can also be recycled if removal should ever become necessary. Scrap generated during installation can be recycled as well.

Reduce 10 Million Tons of Annual Landfill Waste

According to the Athena Institute, 10 million or more tons of asphalt tear-off scrap is deposited into American landfills annually. Since the OmniMax Roofing System will utilize recycled materials and is also recyclable, it will significantly reduce the amount of annual waste generated by roofing debris.

Dramatically Longer Lifespan

Due to its polymer construction the OmniMax Roofing System will retain its appearance and ability to protect for an estimated 50 years or more, far exceeding the typical lifespan of other systems.

Simple Removal and Replacement

With roofing systems such as asphalt, slate, tile, metal and others, repair of a damaged shingle means removal of entire sections of the roof barrier, usually exceeding the area of damage. With the OmniMax Roofing System, only the affected shingle needs to be removed as the OmniMax Roofing System can be peeled from position and easily replaced. Since only the immediate area of damage needs to be removed, repair costs will be reduced as well as unnecessary debris and cleanup.

Patented Hook and Loop Installation

Instead of nailing shingles to the roof deck, creating thousands of potential roof leaks and taking an inordinate amount of time, tools, and labor to install, OmniMax shingles use a patented system of industrial strength hook-and-loop material (Velcro™) to fasten the entire surface of the shingle to the roof surface. The OmniMax System will increase efficiency in installation, allowing roofers to perform more jobs in less time with smaller crews and less tools. This in turn will generate cost savings for both homebuilders and homeowners.

WILL NOT CURL

Current asphalt shingles tend to curl over time, allowing water to breach the protective barrier and diminish the sustainability of the structure from the inside out. Because of its full surface attachment design, the OmniMax Roofing System will not curl.

Extreme Wind Resistance

The leading failure point in asphalt shingles is caused by wind forces lifting, bending, and tearing the shingle from the nail. This exposes the roof to water penetration, resulting in damage to the structural components. The average asphalt roofing system can withstand between 40 to 70 mph winds and then fails as a result of being torn from its attachment points. OmniMax materials can withstand hurricane force winds, thereby protecting the integrity of the roof.

High Impact Resistance

Due to the durable composition of OmniMax Roofing shingles, hail has no effect at all on protective capability and visual appearance. An average of $18.9 billion to $22.6 billion in homeowner insurance claims are filed annually in the United States for roofing damage. The OmniMax Roofing System will reduce these claims by an estimated 80%.

Eliminates Leaks

The OmniMax Roofing System does not create nail leak points, providing both a barrier to the water penetration and eliminating a leak potential created by nails.

Recycled and Recyclable

OmniMax shingles are manufactured utilizing recycled material and can also be recycled if removal should ever become necessary. Scrap generated during installation can be recycled as well.

Reduce 10 Million Tons of Annual Landfill Waste

According to the Athena Institute, 10 million or more tons of asphalt tear-off scrap is deposited into American landfills annually. Since the OmniMax Roofing System will utilize recycled materials and is also recyclable, it will significantly reduce the amount of annual waste generated by roofing debris.

Dramatically Longer Lifespan

Due to its polymer construction the OmniMax Roofing System will retain its appearance and ability to protect for an estimated 50 years or more, far exceeding the typical lifespan of other systems.

Simple Removal and Replacement

With roofing systems such as asphalt, slate, tile, metal and others, repair of a damaged shingle means removal of entire sections of the roof barrier, usually exceeding the area of damage. With the OmniMax Roofing System, only the affected shingle needs to be removed as the OmniMax Roofing System can be peeled from position and easily replaced. Since only the immediate area of damage needs to be removed, repair costs will be reduced as well as unnecessary debris and cleanup.