JP Solutions Gets It Right the First Time With Opus™ Roof Blanket

Mar 08, 2011, 08:15 ET from Propex Operating Company, LLC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Peil, owner of JP Solutions, LLC based in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, says he's used every type of roofing underlayment under the sun and has not been impressed—until he started using Opus Roof Blanket, an entirely new category of roofing underlayment.  Peil, whose company specializes in insurance restoration work in the Charlotte Metro area, says you can't beat Opus for a steep slope roof because of its excellent slip resistance.  

"Safety comes first for my crew and with Opus Roof Blanket, my employees and the roof are protected," says Peil.  Manufactured by Propex, the new underlayment utilizes patented Blanket Technology™ with traction that exceeds plastic sheeting and felt paper, according to an independent study.  Peil, who manages two contract crews in the warmer season and one in the winter, explains that when you have that level of comfort on the roof, employees can do a faster, safer and more accurate job.

Since most of Peil's customers are by referral, he relies on providing 100% satisfaction with every detail attended to, including the underlayment.  Weather is also a big factor for his business.  "I'd say about 25% of the damaged roofs we replace are due to leaks caused by blown off shingles in heavy winds and rain," he said.  "To prevent that from happening to my customers, I use Opus and make sure the valleys are woven correctly (overlapping the seams) to keep moisture out in case any of the shingles blow off."

According to Ralph Bruno, Executive VP Global Sales & Marketing for Propex, Opus Roof Blanket defines an entirely new category of roofing underlayment in the industry.  "There are several areas in addition to its inherent performance advantages, that make Opus Roof Blanket unique," said Bruno.  It has a tear-free guarantee, assurance of an ICC code report and independently tested superior walking traction, so it actually protects the roof and the roofer."  

In addition to safer walking conditions, Peil's crew reports that Opus Roof Blanket rolls out easily and installs quickly and permanently holds to fasteners—and its light weight makes it easy to haul up and down the ladder.  

"I see a lot of roofs damaged because they were not done correctly or the installer used inferior 15 lb felt paper on a steep roof," said Peil.  "What I like about Opus Roof Blanket is that we're doing it right the first time and don't have to worry about callbacks.  We can be done and on our way to the next job!"

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About Opus Roof Blanket:

Opus Roof Blanket is a new category of roofing underlayment that can be used in place of felt paper and plastic sheeting underlayment under all types of steep-slope roofing materials. These benefits and more make Opus Roof Blanket the ideal solution for builders, roofing contractors and professional installers. Opus also has a code report from ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES).  The ICC report number for Opus is ESR-3041.  Visit

About Propex Operating Company, LLC:

Propex Operating Company, LLC is a global leader in the development, design, and manufacturing of brands and products that create advantages for customers. Propex's footprint covers three continents, with 11 facilities totaling over five million square feet of manufacturing and more than 2,000 teammates focused on the markets the company serves. Often the inventor and always the innovator, Propex has both the heritage and vision which makes it the leader in the marketplace today that will continue to grow in the future in all facets of the company's business.  

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