April 1, 2005
Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, Calif., introduces the Olympian, the next generation of the popular Vail metal shingle line. The Olympian panel is 16 inches longer than the original Vail shingle, for a total panel length of 48 inches. The new shingle adds more than 1.25 square feet of area to each panel, for faster, more efficient installation. It also features an additional nailing or screwing strip that eliminates the burden of clips. Manufactured from 28-gauge Zincalume alloy, the shingle is available in smooth or embossed styles of wood grain and stucco. Available in 12 colors, the Olympian has a Kynar 500 finish that resists fading from UV radiation as well as corrosion from pollution or harsh marine environments.