Polyglass Named as a 2024 People’s Choice Innovative Product Showcase and Award Program Winner by the International Roofing Expo

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of building envelope and waterproofing solutions, is honored to be included in the Innovative Product Showcase and Award Program with the International Roofing Expo (IRE).  The awards program is an industry recognition program that celebrates cutting-edge solutions that are available in the roofing and exteriors industry today.

Polyglass was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the category: Water Proofing, Flashing, Vapor Barriers, Underlayments and Insulation for their Polyanchor® products, including Polyanchor HV, Polyanchor, XFR, and Polyanchor SU.  The Polyanchor suite of products feature improved tear strength and wind uplift resistance; and are designed to match with Polyglass’ self-adhered membranes creating a multi-ply system.

“We thank all the participants in the IRE People’s Choice Award and are honored to be nominated for our Polyanchor products, which includes Polyanchor HV, Polyanchor XFR, and Polyanchor SU.”  States Natalino Zanchetta, President & CEO of Polyglass. “This award reinforces our dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for our customers.  It emphasizes our ongoing commitment to innovation, as we consistently strive to develop products that meet the needs of all roofing systems.”

At the 2024 International Roofing Expo held from February 6-8 in Las Vegas, professionals in the industry had the opportunity to explore showcased products and services.  They actively participated in casting votes for the People’s Choice Award in eight different categories, with a distinct winner recognized in each program category.

“We would like to thank all the companies that participated in our inaugural Innovative Product Showcase and Awards program this year and to those that voted. It’s important for the industry to honor the products and services that are pushing the limits in our market today,said Rich Russo, Show Director for the International Roofing Expo.“Congratulations to the 2024 award winners!” 


The Innovative Product Showcase and Awards Program recognizes some of the strongest roofing and exteriors brands among the following categories:

  • Business & Technology Software & Services
  • Coatings, Caulks and Sealants
  • Gutters and Roof Drains
  • Roofing Products
  • Safety & Fall Protection
  • Siding & Insulation
  • Tools, Equipment and Machinery
  • Water Proofing, Flashing, Vapor Barriers, Underlayments and Insulation

View the full list of the 2024 Innovative Product Showcase and Award Program winners.

About Polyanchor

Polyanchor®– Polyanchor is a premium, synthetic anchor membrane developed for both light commercial and residential use.  Balancing strength and weight, Polyanchor is specially designed to be used as an anchor sheet in low slope applications under Polyglass self-adhere membranes.

Woven of heavy weight polymer fabric, Polyanchor offers superior durability, skid resistance, and a wrinkle free surface resistant to UV breakdown.  Polyanchor can serve as a suitable anchor sheet for a variety of substrates.

The Polyanchor line includes:

  • Polyanchor®HV – Polyanchor HV is a nailable anchor sheet specially designed for the temporary protection of steep-slope roofs in areas prone to high winds. Designed with Duofix Technology, Polyanchor HV uses a strong bituminous bonding surface combined with a special tear resistant fiberglass mat to provide superior wind uplift resistance.

  • Polyanchor®XFR – Polyanchor XFR is a fire-rated dual purpose ember and water resistant underlayment. Polyanchor XFR features a plastomeric modified bitumen upper compound and a self-sealing SBS modified compound on the bottom. Polyglass’ patent pending Burn-Shield Technology® provides superior ember resistance. Polyanchor XFR features a slip-resistant embedded mineral aggregate walking surface which contributes to the overall ember resistance of the membrane.

  • Polyanchor® SU – Polyanchor SU is a lightweight, nailable synthetic roof underlayment designed to protect the roof deck. Polyanchor SU is stronger than traditional felts for improved wind resistance, durability through heavy foot traffic and adverse weather conditions.

About International Roofing Expo

The International Roofing Expo® is the premier event for both the commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction industries. The IRE brings the professional community together to help them stay current on trending knowledge and to see the largest selection of products and services. The event helps professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions, and networking. The International Roofing Expo is owned and operated by Informa Markets. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor.

About Polyglass

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing solutions. Acquired in 2008, Polyglass is a proud member of the Mapei Group; the family owned, 4-billion-dollar global building materials industry leader. Together they represent over 130 years of combined experience in the production and support of building envelope products and solutions, with 90 manufacturing facilities spanning 35 countries on 5 continents.

Polyglass is committed to adding value by producing cutting-edge products that meet or exceed the needs of their customers. Their goal is to provide a professional experience, focusing on quality products and efficient service while meeting the objectives of our shareholders and employees.

Polyglass prides itself on innovative and quality roofing and waterproofing products that exceed the needs and expectations of its customers worldwide. This commitment is demonstrated daily by the people that work for Polyglass, where the customers’ needs always come first.  If you are interested in working with us, contact us today!

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Julie Heybroek