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Feb 04, 2020
Rosemont, Ill.

NRCA invites all roofing industry professionals to come together for Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 April 21-22. The event elevates the image of the industry and shares its message with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Roofing Day in D.C. brings together roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers and other industry professionals from throughout the U.S. to voice the industry’s priorities to Congress. It is crucial members of Congress see roofing professionals and hear about the critical issues facing ...

Feb 04, 2020
Rosemont, Ill.

BUILD magazine has named the National Roofing Contractors Association the Most Trusted Construction Trade Association as part of its Construction & Engineering Awards 2019. According to BUILD magazine, the Construction & Engineering Awards honor companies and organizations in the construction and engineering sector who form the backbone of the industry, working daily to build a better future for all. “We are honored to receive this recognition,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “Since 1886, NRCA ha ...

Feb 03, 2020
ANNANDALE, MINN.

Malco Products, SBC, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, American-made tools for professional use, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020. Malco’s history of innovation over the years stems from a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to producing labor-saving tools of lasting quality and performance. In 1950, Mark Keymer, a young steel supply salesman, started Malco Products in his garage, manufacturing and marketing a pipe crimper for installing metal d ...

Jan 24, 2020
Bedford, Texas

We at Suncoast Claims are proud of the integrity with which we approach each and every claim. We want to make sure that all parties involved are treated fairly and ethically.  As a family owned company, we understand that your property, whether commercial or residential represents a significant investment of hard work and effort. We are hired on a contingency basis, so we work just as hard as if it were our own. We want the insured to be able to navigate the claims process as easily as possible. ...

Jan 16, 2020
Dallas, TX

Tuesday 1:00 pm and 3:00 pmWednesday 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm FiberTite Both #5102 Resiliency in building and construction is a growing trend. Are you building resilient roof systems for your customers? Join us at the FiberTite booth for a 15-minute presentation that will cover resilient roofing products and design. We will also review the latest news in Very Severe Hail requirements and approval process through FM Global. So stop by, grab a cup of coffee and take a break from walking the show floor. ...
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Jan 16, 2020

The AVIX Autonomic Mark II by Bird Control Group is a fully automated bird deterrent that effectively and harmlessly scares birds away 24/7 and can reduce bird nuisance by up to 90%.Unlike other products on the market, Bird Control Group's lasers leverage a bird's innate fight or flight response by shining a laser beam across a predetermined path or structure, which in turn causes the bird to "escape" the percieved imminent danger. The human eye sees the laser as a moving green dot, but a bird's ...

Jan 16, 2020

Indies West is a unique condominium community located along Gulf Shore Boulevard in Naples, FL. It was built with the vision of villa-style living on six acres with access to Moorings Beach and the bay. The community consists of 20 buildings, with 4 units in each building, each with an approximately 2,000 square foot roof for a total of 45,000 square feet. Fort Myers, Florida-based West Coast Florida Enterprises, Inc. has serviced the roofs on the condos for many years. They installed the granul ...

Jan 16, 2020

EDUCATED CUSTOMERS MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS. That philosophy is shared by Frank Scelzi of Munyan Restoration Waterproofing and Painting Service of Tampa Bay Inc. The company was founded in 1951 as a painting and waterproofing company, and over the years it has evolved into a general contractor that handles restoration of the entire building envelope, including the roof. Munyan Restoration often educates its customers through seminars, which sometimes have the added benefit of bringing in new busi ...

Jan 16, 2020

Black Oak Perfect Match for Missouri HomeownerVillage of Loch Lloyd, Missouri Decisions. Decisions. When Sheri Stamper recently purchased a new home she faced numerous remodeling decisions — including the search for a new roof. Fortunately, this decision was an easy one. She went with a composite roofing product she knew and trusted: DaVinci Roofscapes. “I installed DaVinci’s composite roofing tiles on a previous home,” says Stamper. “I did research prior to selecting both roofs. The DaVinci pro ...

Jan 16, 2020

Aloha Composite ShakesPahala, Hawaii The Colony One at Sea Mountain resort features 15 buildings on the Big Island of Hawaii. Built in 1978, the structures were initially roofed with natural cedar shakes. The 76 condos were re-roofed again in 1998. Now they’re getting their third — and hopefully last — re-roofing. “We’re in the process of re-roofing three buildings each year at Colony One,” says Debora Letelier, operations manager with Kokua Roofing. “The entire project will be complete in 2022. ...

Jan 16, 2020
LENEXA, KAN.

Just a year after its initial launch, DaVinci Hand-Split Shake Siding is gaining momentum in the marketplace. Featuring the appearance of authentic cedar shakes, the siding product is produced by DaVinci Roofscapes®, a leader in the composite roofing industry for the past 20 years.  “We’ve taken all our composite roofing manufacturing expertise and created a durable, aesthetically-pleasing siding product that will not deteriorate like real wood,” says Wendy Bruch with DaVinci Roofscapes. “Just l ...

Jan 16, 2020
LENEXA, KAN

The recently-introduced fourth shake profile in the shake roofing product offering from DaVinci Roofscapes® has quickly become a favorite with homeowners. DaVinci Select Shake features multi-width tiles with the authentic look of real cedar shake taken from natural wood profiles. Available in eight- and 10-inch widths, each DaVinci Select Shake tile is 22-inches long and has a 5/8-inch thickness. The 10-inch wide pieces have a simulated keyway to give the appearance of four- and six-inch width s ...

Jan 15, 2020

Written by Steve Eddy of Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems, Inc. Problem: The Courthouse in Mercer County, Ohio, was leaking and damaging the newly restored entrance.  The historic Courthouse, is an active and beautiful building in downtown, Celina, OH. The Antechamber includes a circular marble staircase, multiple storied mezzanine and is the centerpiece of the Mercer County Courthouse building. When the Antechamber dome began leaking, they found it very difficult to find a reliable solution.    ...

Jan 15, 2020

Hurricane Irma and Florida’s Zoo MiamiIn September 2017, Hurricane Irma swept through Florida causing widespread and catastrophic damage. The Zoo Miami’s built-up modified granulated roofs took a beating from Irma’s high winds, removing most of the ceramic granules on the roofs. CSI Construction in Medley, FL. (an approved coatings applicator for Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems, Inc - ORFC) won the competitive bid funded by FEMA and started the repairs in February 2018. The repair process inclu ...

Jan 15, 2020

With a global outlook, exceptional industry strengths and a new world city edge, Brisbane is enterprising, energised and the ideal environment for fostering economic development and nurturing innovation - a key driver of sustainable growth, productivity and prosperity. Brisbane’s economy is driven by a strong service industry sector and is attracting international recognition for its thought leaders in key emerging knowledge sectors including digital industries; food and beverage manufacturing; ...

Jan 13, 2020

“Metal roofs simply will not work with our neighborhood’s architectural design standards.”  Statements like this reflect a lingering problem that HOAs across the country face: How to keep up with the latest design and performance options that increase the resiliency of neighborhoods, while still protecting and maintaining strict design standards. Metal roofing is an excellent case in point. Some people think of metal roofs only as the flat panel variety (called “standing seam”) without realizing ...

Jan 13, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona

Metal roofing panels are now offered in a new paint design that replicates old reclaimed metal. Western States Metal Roofing will premier metal roof and wall panels pre-painted in a new specialty paint print called Reclaimed Metal Rust® at the International Roofing Expo on February 4th, 2020. Reclaimed Metal Rust® is a proprietary color of Western States Metal Roofing and offers a solution for architects and designers that want the look of reclaimed metal without the problems of reclaimed metal. ...

Jan 10, 2020

RCS Influencers share wisdom, advice and foresight about the importance of company culture. (Yorba Linda, California, December 31, 2019) – RoofersCoffeeShop®, the award-winning website where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business, invites roofing professionals to an RCS Influencers panel on The Strength of Company Culture in Recruiting, Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:45 a.m.  The panel discussion is part of the International Roofing Expo (IRE) being held in Dallas, ...

Jan 10, 2020

RoofersCoffeeShop (RCS) encourages all roofing professionals to attend the International Roofing Expo. (Yorba Linda, CA, January 6, 2020) – RoofersCoffeeShop®, the award-winning place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business, is proud to sponsor the First-Time Attendee Reception, Monday, February 3, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.The International Roofing Expo® (IRE) is larger than ever and is a must-at ...

Jan 10, 2020

Visit the RCS booth #5347 at IRE and get a very cool RCS metal carabiner mug when you sign up for R-Club. (Yorba Linda, CA, January 6, 2020) – RoofersCoffeeShop®, the award-winning place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business, offers roofing contractors a one-of-a-kind club for networking, education, information and good ‘ole roofing fun, the R-Club.  Now when you sign up for R-Club at the International Roofing Expo® (IRE), you will receive a limited edition c ...

Jan 10, 2020

RoofersCoffeeShop (RCS) continues to offer original podcasts as part of the RLW Read Listen Watch Program. (Yorba Linda, CA, January 6, 2020) – RoofersCoffeeShop®, the award-winning place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business, continues to offer podcasts for ongoing education and industry information.  Bringing podcasts to the roofing industry, RoofersCoffeeShop podcasts highlight interviews with roofing professionals and much more.  There are five different ...

Jan 10, 2020

RCS wins B2B Website Building & Construction and honorable mention for B2B Social Media/Online Community. (Yorba Linda, CA, November 7, 2019) – RoofersCoffeeShop®, the award-winning place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business, announced that it is a winner of the 2019 Folio: Eddie Award for Website B2B Building & Construction.  They also received an honorable mention in the B2B Social Media/Online Community category. As a 2019 winner, RoofersCoffeeShop (RCS) ...

Jan 10, 2020

Membership is an excellent investment; in fact, when advertising it pays for  itself. At $1,290 for manufacturers, by advertising 4x at member rates, you have paid for your membership. Become a member today.Click here to view rates.  

Jan 10, 2020

Company listing on FRSA website with a link to your website for consumer searching a contractor in their areaReferral service to consumers who call or email looking for a roofing contractor“As it happens” knowledge of upcoming code and legislative changesMember-only access to staff for code and technical inquiriesLegislative Counsel in Tallahassee watching out for the industryLegal Counsel at your service through Cotney Construction LawFREE Human Resource service to advise you on employment issu ...

Jan 09, 2020

Whether it’s a hurricane like Florence, a tropical storm like Lane or a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore your property.  In 1994, I sustained over $100,000 of damage to my house from the Northridge earthquake. My insurance company gave me the run around for three years until I hired a public insurance adjuster who finally got them to settle. If you’re wondering what public insurance adjusters do, Scott Friedson, a public insuran ...

Jan 09, 2020

Three Outstanding ProductsThe National Gypsum line of DEXcell® BRAND Roof Board covers the entire spectrum of commercial roofing applications. When a building houses  expensive equipment or expensive  people, DEXcell® Roof Boards will cover more than your roof. First, our DEXcell® BRAND Glass Mat Roof Board is recommended for mechanically attached systems, metal roof systems and wood shake underlayment. It’s also an excellent thermal and fire barrier. Next, our DEXcell® BRAND FA Glass Mat Roof B ...

Jan 09, 2020

Making high-quality products is just the beginning at National Gypsum.  We’re a company of consultants, known for providing in-depth technical  expertise and resources to our customers. When you specify or purchase our products, you become our partner. And we’ll treat you like one.   National Gypsum is a solutions-focused company. Our goal is to help you make the best product choices by providing unmatched technical expertise. You can also expect world-class customer service and a solid commitme ...

Jan 09, 2020

The principles behind HOP are grounded in the same philosophy that helped improve the design of our cars. In the 1950’s our cars did very little to protect us from our own errors; there were no seatbelts and no airbags; a head on collision sent the steering column through the driver’s chest and the engine into his lap. So, did we become better drivers since the 1950’s? NO, it is just that now our cars are designed assuming the driver or another driver will fail at some point and the car will be ...

Jan 09, 2020

Do you realize the effects a good safety record can have on your business? How can others tell if you have a good safety record? The answers to these questions can be found in your company’s EMR, a safety metric that is stashed away in the company’s profile which has a large impact on your bottom line. What is an EMR?An Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a “Key Performance Indicator (KPI)” that insurers use to determine the likelihood that a company will experience a worker’s compensation cla ...

Jan 09, 2020

Safety Solutions For Your Business Accidents and injuries in the workplace can be very frightening to most companies in corporate America today. The US Department of Labor reported a total of 2,857,400 OSHA recordable cases in the US across all business sectors. If we add numbers and dollar signs associated with those numbers, that means that the average back injury (sprain/strain) can cost more than $10,000 in direct costs (NSC Statistics) and anywhere from $30,000 up to $100,000 in indirect co ...

Jan 09, 2020

OSHA inspections at a job site or facility can arise from recent severe injuries, employee complaints, referrals from another government agency, planned targeted industries, or even follow up inspections from a previous visit. These inspections can put a lot on the line for employers, especially if they lead to citations. OSHA recently increased the dollar amount for citations as much as 80%. As of January 2, 2018, the following penalty amounts apply:Serious / Other-Than-Serious / Posting Requir ...

Jan 09, 2020

Every organization deals with risks. How your organization manages those risks, directly effect your company and employees and should be treated appropriately. The key to managing these risks is having a plan, carrying out that plan, checking that plan and making the necessary adjustments. This “Risk Management” thing is not a new concept. We have always evaluated risks and made decisions accordingly. This holds true throughout history, dating all the way back to cavemen. It could be argued that ...

Jan 09, 2020

EUROLINE manufactures various types of production line for bituminous waterproofing membrane: • line for the production of APP-SBS modified bitumen membranes or oxidized bitumen sheets• line for the production of self-adhesive membranes with or without reinforcement;• line for bituminous-asphalt roof underlayment• line for bitumen shingles The EUROLINE production line is the top of the technology with a high level of automation and a lot of other advantages: • High efficiency• High speed• Excell ...

Jan 09, 2020

Production lines to manufacture non-reinforced bituminous membranes with single or dual layer• Length of the production line = 40m• Production speed: till 50m/1’• Single or double layer• Thickness: from 0,5mm to 5mm• Production width: till 1200mm• Device for accurate edge of the final product• Thickness accuracy: +/-3%• Automatic thickness control• Automatic tension control Optional:Automatic cardboard insertion system Thermo-retraction roll oven

Jan 09, 2020

The machinery that we conceived, designed, developed and patented allows us to have, with  low energy costs and thus reduced environmental impact, recycled material to for reuse in the production cycle with appropriate machinery in different sectors where it’s still uses bitumen based products. The materials processed with the machine are: bituminous, scraps of bituminous  membranes, shingles based bitumen processing waste tiles bitumen based. The recyclable materials listed above can be made up ...

Jan 09, 2020

Homogenising/Filtering/refining machinery for bitumen and bitumen compound  base.It makes the compound smooth and shiny and destroys all the impurities inside.Usually installed between the primary/preparation  mixer and the secondary/holding mixer. Possible vertical or horizontal version.Exceptional filtration up to 0.2mm It has a triple fuction:• Filtration• Shredder• homogenisation With this equipment it’s possible to work different kinds of compound with:SBSAPPSBRCarbonate calcium (filler)Rec ...

Jan 09, 2020

This equipment can cut the bituminous membrane roll in mini-rolls in different sizes It can be automatic or semi-automatic  Main feature: • up to 5 cuts per minute• all membrane types can be cut: plain, mineral, sanded, adhesive, even with cardboard core• maximum roll width: 1,100 mm • maximum external diameter of the roll: 350 mm (adjustable)• minimum roll internal diameter: 70 mm • machine dimension: 1,200 x 2,400 x 1,300 mm 

Jan 03, 2020

Marcelo Wachtel has more than 15 years’ experience in several economy-driving industries, including mining, energy and construction. Marcelo’s experience in business development and sales allows him to apply strong problem-solving skills to meet his customers’ needs. Fluent in several languages and with a multi-cultural background, Marcelo is ideally suited to meet the needs of today’s global business environment.  Marcelo’s achievements include successful negotiations and sales in various indus ...

Jan 02, 2020
RIALTO, Calif.

The high-performance underlayment that provides protection for homes and commercialbuildings against hot, humid conditions, blistering sun, rain, wind and more is now available toEast Coast and West Coast customers. Eagle Roofing Products, the industry leader in concrete roof tile manufacturing and innovation, has launched its newest roofing component within the Secure Tile Roof Components line, Eagle Armor by APOC, to customers nationwide. Eagle Armor by APOC is a premium, all-purpose fleece to ...

Jan 01, 2020
Buffalo, New York

Kee Safety, Inc., Buffalo, New York, announces the introduction of Kee Walk® with Guardrail, an OSHA-compliant rooftop walkway system with integrated safety railing. Designed to provide a secure, anti-slip walking surface on all roof types including metal profile and standing seam roofs, Kee Walk with Guardrail accommodates steps, traverses, and sloped roofs with pitches up to 35 degrees, Kee Safety® states.  Serving as a “collective fall protection” system by OSHA criteria, Kee Walk with Guardr ...

Dec 27, 2019
RIALTO, Calif.

Eagle’s California and Southwest sales departments will now be divided into segment-driventeams. Eagle Roofing Products, the industry leader in concrete roof tile manufacturing innovation and customer service, announces several changes among personnel, including restructuring of departments, promotions and new hires. In an effort to better align the company’s organization with the needs of its customers in the Western United States, Eagle Roofing Products is proud to announce the following chang ...

Dec 20, 2019

Industry associations promote the advancement of the roofing industry as a whole and offer valuable support for contractors. Last month, A.C.T Metal Deck Supply enjoyed participating in the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association’s (CRCA) Annual Industry Golf Day. The company had a foursome of golfers participate and sponsored the beverage cart where they passed out peanut packs and free drinks to golfers. A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply is proud to support the roofing industry’s various associations a ...

Dec 20, 2019
Harrisburg, PA

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP), a manufacturer of insulated metal panels, will expand its manufacturing operation in Monroe County. The project will help create at least 70 full-time jobs in the area. “We welcome All Weather Insulated Panels to Pennsylvania and, specifically, to Monroe County,” said Gov. Wolf. “The investments being made in business expansion and job creation by the company and the commonwealth will impact both the local community and ...

Dec 19, 2019
ATLANTA

As a reflection of the acquisition of ACH Foam Technologies in August of 2018 and the integration of their expanded polystyrene business operations with Atlas EPS, the EPS division of Atlas Roofing Corporation is changing its name to Atlas Molded Products. As of March 1st, 2019 the combined businesses of ACH Foam Technologies and Atlas EPS will change its name to Atlas Molded Products, reflecting greater coverage and expanded molded polystyrene capabilities including construction, packaging, and ...

Dec 18, 2019
Whitby, Ontario:

David Granovsky, owner of Atlantic Coated Papers (ACP), has announced that ACP has begun selling its patented TRUE GRIT™ Roofing Underlayment direct to contractors on its website, www.truegritroofing.com.  By selling direct to Contractors, TRUE GRIT™ Roofing Underlayment is not only the best North American made synthetic roofing underlayment on the market but also the most price competitive with 10 square rolls starting at $38.25.  • Save up to 60% off MSRP• Shipping across the United States• Wh ...

Dec 18, 2019
CANTON, Mass.

Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, is pleased to announce the release of its new Sikaplan FB3 System, a time-saving, cost-effective recover solution to go directly over existing TPO and EPDM roofs and meet fire code requirements. The Sikaplan FB3 System utilizes a new Sikaplan Feltback membrane that features a 3-4 ounce felt backing rather than the standard 9-ounce backing. This mechanically attached system is designed specifically for use in ...

Dec 17, 2019

The ScenarioWhen this Minnesota home was purchased, the new homeowners knew the home needed updating to boost its curb appeal. After 21 years, the roof had reached its lifespan—it was leaking, lackluster and unappeal-ing. The homeowners quickly chose their contractor and knew the shingle style and color they wanted, but wondered if anything could be done about the 17 square box vents and pipes poking out of their roof.    Rayco Construction located in Minne-apolis, Minnesota pointed the homeowne ...

Dec 16, 2019
RIALTO, Calif.

Expansion project for Sumterville, FL manufacturing plant will allow for greater capacity andproduction of concrete roof tiles. Eagle Roofing Products, the industry leader in concrete roof tile manufacturing and innovation, announced the commencement of a significant expansion project to the company’s Sumterville, FL manufacturing plant. Set to be completed Spring 2020, the project includes a 90,000 square foot addition to the plant that will provide added storage for raw materials and for Eagle ...

Dec 10, 2019

Founded in 1987 by Dan Russell to change the way the word insulates, Innovative Insulation is the leading manufacturer of radiant barrier insulation products using the highest quality, most advanced technology and providing superior service to its increasing customer base. The company started with just one type of reflective insulation to homeowners in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Within the first year, distributors were established throughout the country. Innovative Insulation products change th ...

Dec 10, 2019
Arlington, TX

Studies have shown that environmental levels of Radio Frequency energy routinely encountered by the general public are typically far below levels necessary to produce significant heating and increased body temperature. But, what if that’s not true in all cases? What if there are situations, particularly in workplace environments near high-powered RF sources, where the recommended limits for safe exposure of human beings to RF energy could be exceeded? What ARE the restrictive measures or mitigat ...

Dec 10, 2019

FallTech® Confined Space Davit Solutions provide greater flexibility and more options for OSHA compliant confined space applications for nearly every industry. The FallTech® Pole Hoist is designed to work as part of a system to raise or lower personnel in confined space entry, retrieval and fall arrest applications. Additionally, the FallTech® Pole Hoist can be utilized for raising and lowering materials with a separate materials rated Winch. The Pole Hoist is operated with a suitable anchor point a ...

Dec 09, 2019
Angora, Minnesota

By instilling individual confidence and allowing space for creativity, the Art Unlimited team members strive for success and genuinely enjoy each workday.  ​Art Unlimited, a women-owned business specializing in web development and digital marketing, receives Best Marketing Agency Award for 2019.  The Best of Small Business Awards is America’s largest annual business recognition program. They celebrate the best small to mid-sized visionaries with twenty-six notable categories to choose from. Art ...

Dec 06, 2019

Rooftop Decks Add Outdoor Living Space to Sacramento Town Homes More and more, builders, architects and designers are looking to the rooftop as an area for usable living space — especially in urban areas, where lots are narrow. For a new town home development in Sacramento, the idea to add rooftop decks emerged late in the design process, but it’s proved so popular the builders are not only glad they made the change — they are considering making it a standard feature in future projects. Designed ...

Dec 05, 2019
PORTLAND, Ore.

As Winter Storms Hit Home, the Metal Roofing Alliance Says Rooftop Readiness Is Essential With many areas of the country experiencing a series of early winter storms this year, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) reminds homeowners to pay close attention to their roofs, especially as winter weather continues to get rough.  Icy winter weather can cause a phenomenon known as “ice dams,” which can wreak havoc on roof durability and result in costly maintenance issues. While many homeowners blame fault ...

Nov 19, 2019
Ontario, Calif.

IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) is pleased to announce the hire of two new engineers — Sid Danandeh, P.E., C.B.O., C.A., S.E.C.B., and Adam Barefoot, P.E. — to serve clients with their evaluation reports.  Danandeh brings 40 years industry experience as civil engineer, building official and plan check engineer serving major metropolitan governmental agencies in Southern California, including overseeing plan review for such projects as Ontario International Airport’s $330 million expansio ...

Nov 18, 2019

An old “eccentric” building located on the Californian coast has undergone renovation and turned into an ideal place to relax. The bedroom offers a fabulous view of the Pacific Ocean and all this thanks to four unique roof windows.  A construction from the 70’sIt took more than a year to finish renovation works of the building in Bolinas, California, that has been abandoned and fallen into ruin over the years. An architect Alethea Patton together with the owners undertook the challenge of creating ...

Nov 18, 2019

The design of FAKRO products, a global manufacturer of roof windows, has once again been awarded. This time, an international jury decided to give the prestigious German Design Award Winner 2019 to an extraordinary DXW “walkable” flat roof window. Type G flat roof windows and new products in the range of FAKRO – INNOVIEW vertical windows are among awarded products in the “Special Mention” category.  The prizes are awarded by the German Design Council which consists of de-sign experts from the in ...

Nov 18, 2019

The new headquarters of the Council for Radio and  Television Broadcasting of Wallonia has been designed in the historic centre of Brussels. The transformation of the existing building allowed us to apply modern and highly aesthetic solutions.  Effectively ... In the central part of the building, where the ceiling is on differ-ent levels, there was a room under a flat roof without access to daylight. This involved the need to come up with an extraordi-nary solution that would effectively provide ...

Nov 18, 2019

Modern construction promotes a clear division  of the residential building  into a day and night zone. While the day zone, usually located on the ground floor, is available to all residents and guests, the night zone allows to cut off from the rest of the house.  The ideal place to arrange such an area is the attic which thanks to the application of suitable solutions will let you enjoy effective relaxation  under the sky. Arranging a bedroom in the attic is not an easy task. Taking into account ...

Nov 18, 2019

Nowadays, rooms located in the attic are standard and we appreciate them for their varied shapes and potential.  Many people find this advantage resulting from the roof structure as a problem during interior design.   However, it is enough to smartly arrange rooms and ensure ingress of natural light to create a fully functional space under the sky. Location of the children’s room under the roof will meet with their great enthusiasm. Unusual shape of this room may become an infinite source of ide ...

Nov 17, 2019
PORTLAND, Ore.

From climate uncertainty to creative customized looks, homeowners are raising the roof this year on style, performance features  What’s on the home improvement horizon for 2020? Coping with climate extremes, getting creative and achieving better, longer-lasting performance that adds more ROI for the home improvement dollar are all top of mind for U.S. and Canadian homeowners this year, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). As the leading nonprofit organization representing the residenti ...

Nov 13, 2019
Bossier City, La.,

Variety of profiles, colors from McElroy Metal clads medical office building   By specifying a variety of exposed fastener profiles from McElroy Metal on the Lewiston (Pa.) Community Health Center medical office building project, the design team was able to achieve the desired aesthetic and still construct a facility for the non-profit real estate development company with durability and budget constraints in mind.  The Lewison facility, established by Keystone Healthcare Development Corporation, ...

Nov 13, 2019

Here is why you should consider a WordPress Website: WORDPRESS WEBSITESare capable, powerful and free content management system which provides an extensive line of features for developing an impressive business website. WordPress was conceptualized in 2003, and the platform has done substantially well in building a reputation for reliable web development solutions for  e-commerce stores and professional websites. The success of WordPress has seen over 32% of the websites across the world running ...

Nov 13, 2019

1. CHANGING YOUR COMPANY’S MISSION AND/OR LAUNCHING A NEW PRODUCT• Shifting your focus as a business will require you to rebrand. Besides, this helps customers come to terms with the alterations you have made. When the trajectory of your business changes, the only way for you to remain relevant is to reposition yourself based on your company’s new scope.• Your new brand should reflect the vision you have for your organization’s future.• Realigning your business brand involves redirecting the pub ...

Nov 13, 2019

Content MarketingSmartphones and wireless networks have brought the internet right inside your pockets wherever you go. Content marketing and branding separates successful enterprises from those that fail in the online world. As more people seek information in a dynamic world, your business’s online platform matters a lot. Statistics indicate that 28 percent of millennials use at least three devices to access online content at any given time. You have no option but to embrace content marketing i ...

Nov 12, 2019
(RALEIGH, N.C.)

CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of building products, is pleased to announce its commitment as a Gold level sponsor of National Women in Roofing (NWiR). NWiR is a volunteer-based organization that supports the careers of women roofing professionals and focuses on connecting and empowering women so they can promote change and improve best practices within the roofing industry.    “Through recruiting, networking, educating and mentoring women in roofing, NWiR is making valuable strides ...

Nov 04, 2019
Rosemont, Ill.

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released Training for Roof Application Careers. TRAC blends online and hands-on training companies can use to equip new field workers with information and skills to help them become quality roof system installers. TRAC, which includes English and Spanish content, is designed to provide inexperienced employees with “conversational competence.” NRCA currently offers the TRAC Thermoplastic Roof Membrane Installation Package and TRAC Asphalt Shingle I ...

Oct 08, 2019
(RALEIGH, N.C.)

CertainTeed, a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, was recognized as “Partner of the Year” at the Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) annual Gala & Brilliance Awards held in Raleigh, N.C. In conjunction with the gala, the HCAC Brilliance Awards have existed since 2012 to recognize the success of Hispanic and minority contractors and organizations supporting them. The Partner of the Year Award is given to a company or individual that has g ...

Oct 07, 2019
PORTLAND, Ore.

MRA offers three keys to home improvement investments during economic uncertainty  With talk of recession looming, homeowners are re-evaluating home renovation projects that may make the most sense—and dollars—in an uncertain economy. While concerned homeowners tend to pull back on extras and luxury upgrades when times get tougher, experts say improvements that fall into the “must-do” category and offer a longer-term return on the investment are far more recession-resistant. Making smart home im ...

Oct 02, 2019

FORMS module currently available, with TIME and others to follow in 2016 AboutTime Technologies, a 13-year veteran of on-premise mobile resource management, today launches WorkMax by AboutTime Technologies. WorkMax is a cloud-based resource management solution offering real-time visibility for any business with a need for instant, accurate answers for local or remote workforces. WorkMax is one of the first cloud-based resource management platforms to offer real-time visual business intelligence ...

Sep 27, 2019

As featured in Waterproof Magazine.  By Karen Edwards St. Raphael at Pelican Bay is a 20-story luxury condominium with 164 tower units and 14 private villas offering sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. Located in Naples, Florida, the roof of the condominium is exposed to harsh heat from the sun and it must withstand the tropical storms that sometimes strike the area.  Built in 2000, the condo’s original 14,000 square foot modified bitumen granulated roof was nearing the end of its service life ...

Sep 26, 2019

Winchester VA September 13, 2019 - Leaky, noisy bath/dryer vents are no longer a problem. Lifetime Tool® just put the bar back where it belonged with their new proprietary Lifetime Bath-Dryer Vent for shingle roofs. Unlike other vent manufacturers, Lifetime Tool® truly understands roofing, and this is one roof component that dramatically outperforms existing vents which are both undersized and poorly constructed and lead to systematic failures.  In independent laboratory testing the Lifetime Bat ...

Sep 09, 2019

Premier and Minister for TradeThe Honourable Annastacia PalaszczukForty-four of the state’s leading exporters have been named finalists in this year’s Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. This year’s finalists include businesses from the Gold Coast to Far North Queensland, and showcase the diversity of Queensland’s export sectors across 16 different categories. Finalists and winners from previous years are well represented, including Circa Contemporary Circus (external site) (finalist – Creati ...

Sep 05, 2019

Homeowners can now install a Solar Carport and avoid placing solar on home rooftop. Commonplace metal carports are the perfect “solar support structure”.  Carports can range from 1-car “mini-ports” to double-wide 4-car, or extra long RV carports. EV car owners can now install autonomous EVSolarPorts to protect and charge their cars with no impact on their electric bill. See www.evpowercalc.com for power requirements calculations.

Sep 05, 2019

Aplus Corrugated metal solar panels with the solar directly infused with the metal. These corrugated metal solar panels are lightweight and provide roof strength and can easily be installed on existing farm buildings. A single 81” x 33” Corrugated Metal Solar Panel are rated at 240 Watts. This corrugated metal solar panel has been tested and certified for residential and commercial use. No longer do you need a double-layer roof, one for solar power and one for weather. The moment you install the ...

Sep 05, 2019

Solar cells laminated directly to metal sheetsPre-painted 22 gauge galvanized steelTrouble-free installations, no spaces bird or rodent infestationIdeal for snow country installations, no snow or ice dams possibleNo roof penetrations for solarGlass free design minimizes damage from rocksEasy to install, like typical roofingWarrant for defects for 10-years, production warranty for 25-yearsIntegrated bypass diodes to minimize power loss from shading  With solar cells laminated directly to the roof ...

Aug 29, 2019
Compton, California

FallTech® for Tools dropped object prevention system complies with ANSI 121-2018 and ISEA standards to limit injuries and create safer work environments. FallTech®, a U.S. manufacturer who specializes in fall protection safety products and gear, today announced the introduction of its new FallTech for Tools dropped object prevention program. Falltech for Tools is a complete  ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 tested and compliant range of solutions that feature tool attachments, tool tethers, premium self-fusin ...

Aug 28, 2019
Payson, UT

Company Praised for Automating Employee Time Tracking, Reducing Labor Costs, and Improving Job Cost Accuracy to Achieve Positive ROI AboutTime Technologies, a 16-year veteran of on-premise and cloud-based mobile resource management, today announces two significant awards it earned for its software’s impact on the construction industry. Constructech Magazine recently honored tech-savvy construction companies, along with their technology providers, at the 2019 Constructech Vision Awards in Arlingt ...

Aug 27, 2019
Bossier City, La.

HydraShell MAX is the standard synthetic underlayment from McElroy Metal and HydraShell Supreme SA is a peel-and-stick underlayment. HydraShell MAX has a four-layer construction and can be used under all types of finished roofing materials, including steel roofing and is suitable for roof pitches as low as ½:12. HydraShell MAX requires significantly fewer fasteners than competitive products and provides a durable deck cover. HydraShell Supreme SA is the best choice in high-temperature, self-adhe ...

Aug 26, 2019

Use a die cut shaped mailer, perhaps in the shape of a house, or any other shape you might want. Who should you send them to?• Send these to an entire neighborhood or zip code.• Send to all the houses within a mile (or more) radius of the house you are working on.• Send to a targeted list of homes 10+ years old or that have a certain home value in a zip code.• Send to zip codes that are in areas routinely damaged by storms. Let ThinkShapes Mail help you get lists for all the above. We will provi ...

Aug 20, 2019

Building owners, property managers, architects and engineers are realizing that the roof can be more than a cover for their facilities and are choosing roofs that provide social, economic and environmental benefits.  With the use of our rubber pavers, roofs can increase property values, extend the longevity of roofing materials, decrease life cycle costs as well as cool and insulate the building. Many cities, such as this one, provide incentives to install our products in order to help manage st ...

Aug 20, 2019

The idea to open ThinkShapes Mail came to us in October of 2009, at a time when the economy had been less than stellar for over a year. We were a successful digital printing firm, but we realized that digital print was becoming a commodity. There were a lot of shops offering the same services. Prices were dropping as everyone was getting a bit desperate for business. And while we knew people loved us for our quality and impeccable service, we still wanted to stand out and give people something u ...

Aug 06, 2019
ATLANTA

Atlas Roofing is proud to partner with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), the voice of roofing professionals across the nation and around the world. Not only does the organization bring awareness to issues affecting roofing contractors and rally for change in the industry, it also offers valuable resources to its members.  As NRCA members, contractors have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. They can stay informed about developing solutions in regard to the labor shortag ...

Aug 06, 2019

Quality is key in all aspects of Unity’s products. Each day we work to ensure excellent quality in workmanship, material selection, production, packaging, shipping, and installation as well as in our business processes. Our products are tested and certified to meet various ADA, ASTM, BTA, CPSC, LEED, FM and NPPS criteria, including USGBC for LEED points and credits. Product quality begins with material selection, where we use pure recycled rubber that has been ground to the specified size in-hou ...

Aug 02, 2019
Beloit, WI

We’re excited to announce that AccuLynx has been ranked as one of G2’s High Performers! According to G2’s Spring 2019 Report, AccuLynx has been named as one of the best Construction Management Software providers based on user recommendations and customer satisfaction. If you’re not familiar with G2, it’s a platform for current, verified users to share experiences, thoughts and feedback on various services and technology. Rankings are based on how likely users are to recommend the service to othe ...

Aug 02, 2019
Payson, UT

Automates businesses, reduces labor costs, and improves productivity across entire workforce anytime, anywhere, and on any device for businesses of any size in real-time, if needed.  AboutTime Technologies, a 13-year veteran of on premise mobile resource management, today launches its second cloud-based solution in the WorkMax Complete Suite which includes FORMS, TIME, ASSETS, SERVICE, and INSIGHT. WorkMax TIME by AboutTime Technologies is now available along with its previously released WorkMax ...

Jul 30, 2019
Beloit, WI

International Software Awards Program Announces Finalists AccuLynx, the leading cloud-based business management software for roofing contractors, today announced it is a finalist in the 2019 SaaS Awards. The company is recognized in the “Best SaaS Product for Customer Services/CRM” category. The SaaS Awards program is in its fourth year of recognizing software innovations that fuel organizational successes. Categories for the 2019 awards program include Best Data-Driven SaaS Product and Best Ent ...

Jul 30, 2019

Author: Julianne Calapa Introducing the Nasser MultiPro Seamless Gutter Machine, the newest addition to New Tech Machinery's line up of portable rollforming equipment. If you're in the market to purchase a seamless gutter machine, you're in luck.  Not only are there a variety of machines, add-ons, brands, and manufacturers to choose from, but you can purchase the machine that works best for you and your business. One such seamless gutter machine is the Nasser MultiPro Seamless Gutter Machine, wh ...

Jul 30, 2019
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL

The expanded reach of Petersen’s trusted PAC‐CLAD brand includes a manufacturing facility in Phoenix. The 52,000 sq. ft. facility became fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, and is be equipped to provide the Western U.S. construction market with the full line of PAC‐CLAD ste l and aluminum cladding products, including standing seam roof panels, hidden‐ and exposed‐fastener wall panels, sheet, coil and more. The expansion West provides a solution to growth challenges Petersen has faced ...

Jul 30, 2019
Elk Grove Village, IL

   Brands: PAC‐CLADLocations:  Illinois (HQ), Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona, Minnesota Reach: International (continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Caribbean)Markets: Nonresidential and residential new construction and retrofitAnnual revenue: More than $180 millionEmployees: More than 200Founded: 1965Ownership: Carlisle Corp. Product typesRoof panels ● Wall panels ● Soffit panels ● Flat sheet ● Coil ● Perforated aluminum ● Coping/fascia ● Column covers ● Snow retention ● Custom fabrication ● Glass ...

Jul 25, 2019
Compton, California

FallTech®, a U.S. manufacturer of fall protection safety solutions, announced the launch of its Rotating Deck Anchor.  The new reusable Rotating Deck Anchor is designed for maximum versatility and safety with a 360° self-orienting D-ring for use in temporary Fall Arrest and Restraint applications.  Designed for installation onto exposed #10 rebar or 1” diameter threaded rod, it is secured with a user supplied rebar wing nut or hex nut. Features:1. Reusable2. Plated stainless steel anchoring plat ...

Jul 19, 2019
(MALVERN, PA)

Simple-to-apply, reusable flashing requires no primer or mixing.  CertainTeed, a leading North American manufacturer of building materials, announces the launch of SmartFlash ONE, a one-component, UV-stable, fluid-applied resin for steep and low-sloped roof flashing details and repairs. SmartFlash ONE offers roofing contractors an economical and convenient waterproofing solution in a ready-to-use, re-sealable can that requires no measuring or mixing to activate.  According to Abby Feinstein, com ...

Jul 19, 2019
Georgia Commons

A Consultant’s Guide to Reroofing Evaluation and Design Introduction Roofs are an integral component of the building enclosure. They arethe first line of defense against water intrusion into a building and are alsotypically the most exposed element of the building. Roofs are often taskedwith managing the largest volume of rainwater on a building, experiencethe greatest degree of thermal changes in the building enclosure, and arerequired to perform for 20 years or more without interruption. As yo ...

Jul 19, 2019
Georgia Commons

The success of any roofing or waterproofing system depends on well conceived and constructed details. Whether the structure has a low or steep slope roof system, a plaza deck with various hardscape elements and water features, or a below grade foundation system in variable soil conditions under hydrostatic pressure, the selection of the right product and its detailing in the context of the project application is of paramount importance. Attention to even the smallest detail can dramatically impa ...

Jul 19, 2019
Georgia Commons

Keep Tabs on the Roof Six steps guide facility executives in developing a roof asset management program BY EDIS T. OLIVER Roofs are no longer merely the skin on the top of a building. Today, the roof isan integrated component of a complex building envelope system that includesthe foundation, walls, windows, masonry and structural components. All thosecomponents combine to provide an energy effi cient, waterproof envelope. Withenergy effi ciency becoming a crucial goal, the roof is expected to pe ...

Jul 19, 2019
Licensed Architect

 BY TIMOTHY M. CROWE, ALA, SE, PE AND ANDI MELE, EIT Building envelope upgrades and repairs are commonly done reactively, such as in response to apparent issues.Performing repairs and/ or system replacements in reaction to building symptoms without properly diagnosing the issues can lead to significant costs to the owner. This article examines a proposed roof replacement intended to address recurring moisture problems in a commercial building in the Chicago-area. Following an inspection and furt ...

Jul 19, 2019
Asheville, NC

The Grove Park Inn’s original red clay tile roof, one of the historic hotel’s trademark features, was completely replaced in 2000 and quickly began to exhibit signs of failure. The cracked and loose tiles presented a falling hazard to hotel guests, and staining compromised the hotel’s appearance. The owners of the Grove Park Inn needed experts in the fields of roofing and waterproofing to investigate the source of the stains, water leakage, and distress and to design a repair solution, all while ...

Jul 09, 2019
PORTLAND, Ore.

For homeowners, there’s no question that putting on a new roof is a significant investment. Making a good choice is key to performance, reliability and long-term value for the dollar, while a poor decision can result in expensive repairs, or worse, having to re-roof again in just a few short years.  With that in mind, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) released a comprehensive new Residential Metal Roofing Buyer’s Guide. Available for free at www.metalroofing.com, the 23-page guide takes homeowner ...

Jul 03, 2019
Beloit, WI

Business Management Software Provider for the Roofing Industry Redefines the Customer Service Experience with Industry-Leading Support Program for Roofing Contractors  AccuLynx—the leading cloud-based business management software for roofing contractors—ensures successful utilization of its software with a multifaceted support program that caters to every user’s needs. AccuLynx’s customer support starts from the day a roofing company purchases the software, and continues throughout the entire du ...

Jun 24, 2019

 G.E.M. Inc., the manufacturer of Euroshield® recycled rubber roofing products for steep-slope application is excited to announce a world first… a truly “Hail Proof” rubber roofing panel backed by a written warranty, in our most realistic looking slate profile to date…Vermont Slate HP (Hail Proof). The Vermont Slate HP is the latest version featuring a new locking butt edge panel design including a thicker butt edge detail. It has been tested for impact resistance using a simulated 4” diameter f ...

Jun 11, 2019
Beloit, WI

More Roofing Contractors Taking Advantage of Electronic Ordering Through Exclusive Partnership with Nation’s Largest Distributor of Roofing Materials AccuLynx , the leading cloud-based business management software for roofing contractors, today announced customers are placing material orders through its integration with ABC Supply Co. Inc. at a record rate, with orders averaging three times the historical average order size. AccuLynx’s all-in-one solution provides the fastest way for residential ...

Jun 10, 2019
ATLANTA

Atlas® Roofing Corporation has announced the addition of ACFoam® NH and EnergyShield® NH to their current product lines. These new non- halogenated polyiso roof and wall insulation products contain no halogenated flame retardants, providing additional environmentally friendly options to their product offerings of sustainable roofing and wall insulations for architects, designers and builders.  ACFoam® NH and EnergyShield® NH product offerings are an ideal building envelope solution for projects ...

Jun 01, 2019
Buffalo, New York

Kee Safety, Inc., Buffalo, New York, introduces its new Crossover Safe Access Platforms to provide safe, efficient routes for maintenance, construction, and other personnel when accessing rooftops of flat and low-sloped buildings. Engineered to comply with OSHA safety standards, the new multi-purpose Crossovers feature a Kee® Walk anti-slip modular walkway and platform system with handrails that enables workers to step over piping, HVAC equipment, and other obstructions as well as traverse chang ...

May 14, 2019

Clones accounting project cost and organizational structure for accurate daily job costs to minimize reallocations with Permission Profiles AboutTime Technologies, a 16-year veteran of on-premise and cloud- based mobile resource management, today announces that it has expanded its integration with the top construction accounting systems and ERPs with WorkMax TIME, FORMS, and ASSETS. WorkMax is an easy-to-use cloud-based platform for employee time tracking, mobile forms, and asset tracking that a ...

May 10, 2019

Author: Julianne Calapa If you're starting a business in the metal roof contracting, gutter installation, or panel supplying industry, you have the option to finance the machinery your new company needs. Whether you’re starting a new business in gutter installation, metal roof contracting, supplying “chop and drop” panel, or you own an existing business in this industry: Cash flow is vitally important. That said, some varying degree of investment is required for your business to have the gutter ...

May 07, 2019
Payson, UT

Automates businesses, reduces asset loss, improves productivity, and optimizes asset utilization across entire workforce anytime, anywhere, and on any device for project-based businesses of any size AboutTime Technologies, a 16-year veteran of on-premise and cloud-based mobile resource management today launches its third cloud-based solution, WorkMax ASSETS. WorkMax ASSETS by AboutTime Technologies is now available along with its previously released WorkMax TIME and WorkMax FORMS. WorkMax ASSETS ...

Mar 25, 2019
Compton, California

FallTech® UniDrive addresses rescue and descent challenges for at-height worksite conditions for construction job sites, construction cranes, cell towers, wind energy turbines, and more.FallTech®, a U.S. manufacturer of fall protection safety solutions today announced the launch of its new UniDrive Rescue and Descent device solution. "The UniDrive Rescue and Descent device meets the requirement for those responsible for safety and rescue to have a validated, tested, and proven rescue and descent ...

Mar 18, 2019
RIALTO, Calif.

Eagle University is a comprehensive eLearning tool that was developed in an effort to maketraining readily available to new and existing Eagle Roofing Products customers. Eagle Roofing Products, the industry leader in concrete roof tile manufacturing and innovation, has launched a new learning management system called Eagle University. This online educational tool was developed to assist industry professionals in expanding their knowledge and skillset on concrete roof tile and its technical aspe ...

Mar 18, 2019
(MONROE, N.J.)

Distributor to promote Solstice® Solar System and modules  Cooper Electric, a Sonepar company providing New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania with electrical products and services since 1961, has announced it will now distribute CertainTeed’s Solstice® solar system, as well as its CT Series and US Series solar modules.   High-efficiency CT Series and US Series modules are available a la carte or as part of the Solstice system, which includes inverters, mounting and flashing, all backed by a comp ...

Mar 18, 2019
ATLANTA

Atlas Roofing Corporation is excited to announce the launch of its StormMaster® Core4™ Enhanced Polymer Technology. Available exclusively in Atlas StormMaster Shake and StormMaster Slate shingles, Core4 is the most innovative development in asphalt shingle manufacturing on the market today.   Consistent Innovators In the early 1990s, Atlas was one of the first companies to manufacture polymer-modified asphalt shingles, known as SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene) asphalt technology. Core4 moves beyo ...

Mar 12, 2019
Compton, California

New DuraTech® Personal Leading Edge  Self-Retracting Lifelines deliver leading edge safety, all-day comfort, and job site durability. FallTech®, a U.S. manufacturer of fall protection safety solutions today announced the launch of its DuraTech® Personal Leading Edge line of single and twin 9' self-retracting lifelines. "We designed our new family of DuraTech® Personal LE SRL' first and foremost to protect people working at heights from dangerous leading edge conditions. We tested them to meet ANS ...

Mar 05, 2019
DENVER, CO

Author: Julianne Calapa News release announcing the release of two new NTM machines: The SSQ II™ Roof Panel Machine and the MACH II™ 7”/8” Combo Gutter Machine. New Tech Machinery (NTM), a member of Mazzella Companies and a worldwide leading manufacturer of portable rollforming machinery, is expanding its product line with the introduction of two new machines: The SSQ II™ Roof Panel Machine and the MACH II™ 7”/8” Combo Gutter Machine. Both machines debuted at METALCON 2018 in Charlotte, NC, and ...

Mar 01, 2019
Angora, MN

Art Unlimited, a web design and digital marketing company in Minnesota’s Northwoods, just released their newest website solution, Decider 2.0. The software allows roofing contractors the ability to give potential customers a project estimate, before scheduling an in-person appointment. The flexibility of Decider 2.0 gives roofing contractors the freedom to customize their Decider 2.0 with the specific products they use, pricing, and company branding.  “Through our experience in the roofing indus ...

Feb 19, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C.

New tapes offer more options to seal tough areas in a flash; enhanced formula advances performance  Huber Engineered Woods, manufacturer of ZIP System® building enclosure products, announced the expansion of its line of ZIP System® sealing solutions and enhanced flashing tape performance, at the International Builders’ Show this week. The ZIP System brand is known for transforming structural exteriors as the creators of integrated sheathing that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall ...

Feb 07, 2019
CANTON, Mass.

Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, is pleased to announce its partnership with VELUX in offering quality skylights with an extended warranty coverage. As two of the roofing industry’s strongest brands, Sika Sarnafil and VELUX have partnered together to revolutionize the commercial skylight market. Thanks to this new alliance, building owners will have the opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of benefits offered by the new Sar ...

Dec 20, 2018
Bossier City, La.

The roof re-cover at Roma High School in Roma, Texas, was a long time coming. Leaks at various transition points were causing excessive damage. Ultimately, the school district decided to invest in a major renovation, which ended up including new metal roofing, new low slope roofing, repairs to masonry and metal walls, as well as the replacement of windows and skylights.  The biggest fix ended up being the original roofing, which required 233,335 square feet of McElroy Metal’s symmetrical standin ...

Oct 01, 2018
Aurora, IL

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, IL, announces the release of their Metal Deck 101 Videos which will give industry professionals a resource to enhance their knowledge about metal deck, metal deck accessories and address frequently asked questions. “Today, more than ever, consumers are interacting with videos to receive their information,” states Carm Termini, Marketing Director. “We want the best way to educate our customers about the features, usage and properties of metal deck. The video libr ...

Aug 29, 2018

Author: Julianne Calapa Buying a portable roof panel rollforming machine is a big step for any contractor, manufacturer, or other business. Ensure you know the cost and what to look for in a new and used machine before you buy.   Cost. Price. Investment. Amount. No matter what you call it, how much something costs is easily one of the most prominent factors to know when you’re purchasing a portable roof panel rollforming machine for your business. Especially because ...

Aug 15, 2018

Author: Julianne Calapa One of the easiest ways to know if buying a portable rollforming machine for your roof panel needs is right for you and your business is by learning why others have purchased a machine. So, you think you’re ready to purchase a portable metal roof panel rollforming machine, but still have some lingering concerns and questions. What do you do?One of the best ways to help you decide is to learn about some common reasons that others have purchased a portable rollformer to see ...

Aug 14, 2018
Angora, Minnesota

Art Unlimited, ​a business specializing in, web development and digital marketing, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the (regional partner organization) is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controll ...

Jun 13, 2018
RIALTO, Calif.

A raised batten designed to prolong the life of the tile roof system by creating ventilationbeneath the roof tile, promoting energy saving airflow and facilitating drainage. Eagle Roofing Products has announced the nationwide launch of Arched Battens, an integral part of Eagle’s Ventilated Roof System. This full wood batten, with arched openings, elevates roof tiles to increase the air cavity and facilitate air flow. “Arched Battens serve a dual purpose of providing a thermal barrier to the roof ...

Feb 06, 2018
CANTON, Mass.

Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, has published new product-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for its Sarnafil® S 327 and G 410 single-ply PVC roofing membranes. By publishing these new EPDs, Sika becomes the first manufacturer in the industry to distribute Cradle-to-Grave declarations for single-ply roofing membranes. The EPDs, which are verified by ASTM International, provide a summary of detailed environmental impact data d ...

Oct 24, 2017
Irving, Texas

Detec Systems has successfully developed an Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) testing method for black EPDM single-ply membranes. This testing method uses the same low voltage horizontal membrane scanning platform described in ASTM D7877 with a circuit modification to account for the conductivity of black EPDM which contains carbon black for UV stabilization. This carbon black adds electrical conductivity to black EPDM membranes causing other ELD testing methods to produce false positives which pr ...

Aug 04, 2017
Ontario, Calif.

IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) is pleased to announce the release of an illustrated Mark Usage Guide, a valuable tool that will help those using IAPMO’s marks of conformity maximize the value of their certification through the proper display and implementation of the marks.  The guide, available via free download from UES’ website displays each mark and describes the many benefits that may be derived from its use.  Bearing the UES mark of conformity provides assurance to regulatory pers ...

Jun 27, 2017
CANTON, Mass.

Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, is proud to unveil its new Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Membrane – the industry’s first PVC peel and stick roofing membrane. This cost effective roof membrane provides all of the benefits of a Sarnafil adhered roofing system, without the hassle and mess of liquid adhesives. Simply peel back the adhesive release liner and bond the membrane to an approved substrate. The Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Membrane is an ...

Jun 01, 2017
CANTON, Mass.

Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, is pleased to announce the release of the Sika SolaRoof® system, a non-penetrating, integrated solar solution for thermoplastic roofs that goes above and beyond the traditional racking system. The Sika SolaRoof incorporates the proven performance of Sarnafil roof assemblies with the Sika SolarMount-1 - an innovative, non-penetrating, engineered solution for long-term securement of solar rooftop photovoltaic. ...

May 15, 2017
Bettendorf, IA

May 15, 2017 Nick McManus MBRICO PO Box 1108 Bettendorf, IA 52722 RE: Mbrico Tile Deck Loading  Dear Nick, This letter is in response to your request for a review of the existing superimposed loading for the Mbrico Tile Deck system associated with replacing standard deck boards in accordance with the IRC Code. For installation of the Mbrico system, the lx4 deck boards are removed.  lx4 wood deck board weight: 2.5 psf  Design Loads are as follows: IRC (Residential living area) Live Load: 40 psf M ...

May 08, 2017
Aurora, IL

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, Ill., challenged themselves to complete a “vertical road race” to raise money for the American Lung Association On February 12, 2017, employees and their families, 34 members in all, participated in a Fight for Air Climb event in memory of a co-worker who died in August 2014 after a long battle with lung cancer. A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply's team, Team Todd, named for their co-worker, climbed 31 floors/680 steps to the top of Oakbrook Terrace Tower in Oakbrook Terr ...

Jan 14, 2016
Ontario, Calif.

Dear Clients and Industry Partners:  IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) provides evaluation reports of the highest integrity that offer manufacturers a fully qualified and accredited alternative to those issued by ICC. Despite ICC’s unwarranted assertions, IAPMO UES stands by our process, our reports, and our rightful position in the marketplace.  In October of last year, ICC approached The IAPMO Group with concerns that there were similarities in the wording between our Uniform Evaluation ...

Oct 27, 2015
Ontario, Calif.

IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that Oregonbased Tile Roofing Institute was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-2015 to reference the 2012, 2009, and 2006 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC). ER-2015 evaluates “The Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Installation Manual” dated July 2015. ER-2015 addresses the installation requirements for concrete and clay roof tiles and must be used in conjunction with a concrete or c ...

Apr 19, 2015
Aurora, IL

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply announces the launching of their new responsive web design which makes any webpage look great at any size. The responsive site will adjust to fit any desktop, smart phone or tablet automatically. You can access metal deck profiles, find locations and request proposals from any size device while at your desk, on the road or a jobsite roof. A.C.T. stocks metal deck in all types, gauges and finishes for immediate pick up or delivery in 14 locations. They can provide the met ...

Jan 01, 2015

JACKSONVILLE BEACH PLAZA1202 – 1396 Beach Blvd.Jacksonville, FL 32305106,000 SQ. FT. SPRAYED POLYURETHANE FOAM & PURE POLYUREA This existing roofing composite included primarily a built up roofing system that had been coated over using an aluminized coating.  Baking in the Florida sunshine, both the installed coating and the roofing system began to fail. R o o f mounted  accessories, cracks in the membrane, and surrounding parapet walls all contributed to the continued water leaks into the plaza ...

Jan 01, 2015

Unity Surfacing Systems (a division of Unity Creations, Ltd.) has been watching the growth of rubberized safety surfacing, flooring and paver industry for years.  We have identified the challenges of using traditional tiles/mats/blocks/pavers such as: product-to-product separation, curling and pealing, as well as wind up-lift……………And we’ve responded…….big-time. Unity has always been one step ahead of the competition. After being in the business longer than most (established 1987), we are committ ...

Aug 26, 2014
Ontario, Calif.

IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) is pleased to announce that California-based MCA Clay Roof Tile was granted UES Evaluation Report ER-0356 to reference the 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC) and the International Residential Code® (IRC) and the2010 and 2007 editions of the Florida Building Code, Building (FBC-Building), and Florida Building Code,Residential (FBC-Residential). ER-0356 states that MCA Clay Roof Tile as shown in the report satisfiesapplicable c ...

Nov 13, 2013

By DEREK PARKER CLIMBING a ladder has become a much safer undertaking thanks to a new product, the Lock Jaw Ladder Grip. "It was my father who invented the product and we co-developed it," says Craig Charlton, director of the company responsible for the Grip. "He was in the building trade for much of his life and had seen too many falls and accidents involving ladders. He wanted to do something about it. In fact, when you look at the statistics, a significant number of accidents happen because o ...

Jan 01, 2013

Unity Surfacing Systems (a division of Unity Creations, Ltd.) has seen more and more architects, engineers and designers looking for unique ways to create additional designs, layouts and patterns, similar to that of PIP (Pour-In-Place), using the tile/mat/block/paver system that will provide the “WOW” effect on playgrounds, rooftops, recreational areas, schools, daycare centers, parks, etc., We have identified the challenges of using the traditional tile/mat/block/paver systems ………… And we’ve re ...

Jul 09, 2012
Dallas

Property and business owners dealing with the aftermath of baseball-sized hail, windstorms and tornadoes in Dallas, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving and surrounding areas of Texas are in the process of dealing with insurance claims. In some cases, policyholders may choose to work with a public adjuster. Do you need a public adjuster?Are you dealing with a hail/wind storm insurance claim seeking an advocate who represents your interests, NOT the insurance company?Do you have no time, ...

Mar 01, 2019
DALLAS, TX

Proving to be the most trusted source for leading-edge products, education, and networking, roofing professionals packed the halls of the Music City Center with energy and excitement at the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Held February 11-13, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA the 2019 IRE spanned over 152,000 square feet, the largest in the show’s history. The event attracted a record breaking 14,295 roofing professionals ...

Jan 30, 2019
Dallas, TX

The 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 151,800 square feet and over 500 exhibitors. The also marks the largest show floor in the event’s history. Taking place February 11-13, 2018, at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA the International Roofing Expo is the premiere roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to experience face-to-face interaction, product review, education and networking. ...

Jan 10, 2019
Dallas, Texas

The 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), which will be held in Nashville, TN is shaping up to be the most impactful events yet. The exposition will be held February 11-13, 2019 at Music City Center and will bring together all segments of the industry for three packed days of education, exhibits, engagement, and community. “The IRE not only provides a global marketplace and unparalleled opportunity for learning but supports the organizations responsible for moving the industry forward.” commen ...

Jan 14, 2019
Dallas, Texas

Roofing professionals participating in the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) are given the opportunity to give back to the Nashville community by participating in Community Service Day, the show’s home repair and revitalization project. The 10th Annual Community Service Day will take place on Sunday, February 10, from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. Volunteers and sponsors will work together to help rebuild the homes of families that are elderly, disabled or financially unable to support the renovation. ...

Oct 19, 2018
Dallas, TX

Registration has officially opened for the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE), which will be debuting in Nashville, TN. The exposition will be held February 11-13, 2019 at Music City Center. The IRE plans to attract over 10,500 industry professionals, over 500 exhibitors, from over 60 countries, spanning over 138,000 sq. ft. “We’re excited to be going to Nashville, which is a new city for us.” commented Tracy Garcia, CEM, Show Director of the IRE Expo. “It is such a fun town, with a great c ...

Sep 19, 2018
Dallas, TX

Jesse Itzlerwill present the Keynote address at the 2019 International Roofing Expo® (IRE)in Nashville, TN on February 11,2019. “Jesse is the real-life version of the Dos Equis’ guy, one of the most interesting people in the world. He’s done so many different things,” said Lewis Howes, New York Times Bestselling Author and Host of the School of Greatness. Jesse is an entrepreneur, author, and a creative mind. He co-founded the largest private jet card company Marquis Jet and engineered the cocon ...

Mar 01, 2018
Dallas, Texas

The International Roofing Expo® (IRE), sponsored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), concluded this month with great success. Held February 6-8, 2018, the business-to-business expo and conference connected manufacturers and suppliers of roofing products, services, and technologies, with roofing contractors from across the United States and the globe.The 2018 IRE spanned 137,480 net sq. ft., the largest in the show’s history, and attracted 10,076 roofing professionals from 62 ...

Dec 13, 2017
Dallas, Texas

Roofing professionals participating in the 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] are encouraged to give back to the New Orleans community by participating in Community Service Day, the show’s home repair and revitalization project.Now in its ninth consecutive year, Community Service Day will take place on Monday, February 5, from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, with volunteers helping rebuild the homes of families that are elderly, disabled or financially unable to support the renovation.  “We began this tr ...

Sep 14, 2017
Dallas, Texas

September 14, 2017 – Legendary NBA star Julius "Dr. J" Erving will present the Keynote Address during the 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], taking place February 6-8, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.   Known as one of the greatest players of all time, Erving will reveal his strategy for overcoming challenges, and will also illustrate how to cultivate a champion’s mindset.   “Not only is Dr. J one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of professional basketball, he is also a succe ...

Aug 22, 2017
Dallas, Texas

UAV industry manufacturers and suppliers looking to increase their bottom line, build brand awareness and meet face-to-face with ready-to-buy attendees, should plan to exhibit at the 2018 International Roofing Expo [IRE], the largest and most comprehensive event in the industry for commercial and residential roofing professionals.  “The ability to easily inspect and collect information has made UAVs, commonly known as drones, very in demand among our attendees,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show ...

Mar 21, 2017
Dallas, Texas

   The 2018 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] is seeking researchers, educators, consultants, technical experts and industry leaders to share their knowledge and business expertise as presenters for the educational conference program.   Taking place February 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, the educational program conference presents the latest trends in the roofing industry designed to help attendees increase their bottom line and expand their tec ...

Mar 17, 2017
Dallas, Texas

The roofing industry was booming with energy and excitement as a record number of attendees filled the sold-out show floor at the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE].  Taking place from March 1-3, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the annual tradeshow and conference drew a total attendance of 11,273 roofing construction professionals. "This was an amazing show to find leading-edge products, high-level education and numerous networking opportunities,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “T ...

Feb 22, 2017
Dallas, Texas

The GAF Education Center will debut next week at the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], offering attendees a curriculum of eight condensed classes dedicated exclusively to roofing industry education, not product pitches. Through eight, 45-minute sessions in the GAF Education Center, expert trainers will teach roofing industry strategies that will help attendees build skills, think critically and arm them with practical solutions to work smarter. “The addition of the GAF Education Center add ...

Feb 17, 2017
Dallas, Texas

   The 2017 International Roofing Expo [IRE] trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 131,000 square feet and 465 exhibitors. The also marks the largest show in the event’s 62-year history. Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Roofing Expo is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to experience face-to-face interaction, product review, education and netwo ...

Sep 15, 2016
Dallas, Texas

    Online registration is now open for the International Roofing Expo® [IRE], taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.   Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com/Attendee/Register, where show information is accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week.   "We recommend that attendees register early for the International Roofing Expo to receive discounted registration rates," said Tracy Garcia, CEM, Director of the IRE. "In ad ...

Aug 25, 2016
Dallas, Texas

   Attendees and exhibitors of the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] can make housing and travel reservations through the official hotel vendor, IRE Housing, powered by onPeak. Offering hotel, airline and car rental discounts through a variety of companies, IRE Housing offers the biggest savings and most valuable perks.   Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the show will offer roofing contractors of all sizes and specialties a comprehens ...

Jun 19, 2015
Dallas, Texas

In addition to his responsibilities as President of Dallas-based Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction & Real Estate, Inc., Rick McConnell has been named President of Informa Canada,  one of the world’s leading business intelligence, knowledge and events businesses.“McConnell’s tradeshow career, expertise in growing businesses and strong leadership skills made him the natural choice for this dual role in managing and growing these North American teams,” said Will Morris, CEO of Informa Exhibitio ...

Feb 04, 2015
Dallas, Texas

Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, will debut as an exhibitor at the 2015 International Roofing Expo® [IRE], February 24-26, 2015, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.Houzz will be exhibiting in booth #2513 on the show floor in the Business & Technology Pavilion. Visitors to the Houzz booth will receive one-on-one training on how to use Houzz to showcase their work to the over 25 million monthly users who visit Houzz looking for home prof ...

Nov 18, 2014
Washington, DC

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. The sale is subject to customary regulatory review and is expected to close by the end of ...

Jun 05, 2014
Dallas, Texas

Building off the buzz from the record-breaking show in February, the 2015 Int’l Roofing Expo® [IRE] recently held its annual Early Space Draw, assigning 82% of the total show floor. “Taking place three months prior to the general Space Draw, the Early Space Draw process allows exhibitors to secure the lowest possible booth rate and the best possible location on the show floor,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “Covering more than 84,900 net square feet, a total of 257 companies were as ...

Oct 29, 2013
Dallas, Texas

Hanley Wood Exhibitions has named trade show industry veteran, Tracy Garcia, CEM, as Show Director of the International Roofing Expo® [IRE] and International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo."Tracy Garcia has a great deal of expertise and an outstanding track record," said Donna Bellantone, Vice President of Operations. "Her considerable knowledge, expertise and skills will play a vital role in developing initiatives to grow the show."Garcia has more than 25 years of trade show management experience. Mos ...
 
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