Students Take the Lead on Roof Restoration Project

NTEC Systems applied a high-solids silicone coating

NTEC Systems applied a high-solids silicone coating. The system was chosen because it would extend the life of the existing roof and cut utility costs for the building. The system was approved for a 20-year warranty.
Photos: NTEC Systems

Thomas Portaro is the owner of NTEC Systems, a company headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., that specializes in roof restoration projects. Portaro owns the company, but on a recent project on the campus of Georgia Tech, it was definitely the college students…

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Metal Roofs Perform Well in Extreme Weather

Metal roofs are extremely durable, and are known for their ability to withstand hail, high winds and heavy snow.  Of course, the recent hurricanes were a major test for metal roofs.  The nonprofit Metal Roofing Alliance is beginning to hear from several homeowners praising their metal roofs for protecting their home during the storms.  Check back — we’ll be featuring those stories here in the coming weeks.

The Wall Street Journal also published a story about how homes fared following…

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Soprema to Host Building Envelope Clinic in New York

Soprema Inc. will be hosting a regional Building Envelope Clinic in New York on Oct. 10, 2017, for architects, consultants and contractors looking to further their knowledge, network and earn continuing education units. The clinic will be held at AIA New York, located at 536 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY 10012.

The Building Envelope Clinic will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and prize raffle.

“We’re proud to be offering these clinics regionally…

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Kemper System Features Cost-Effective ‘Cool Roof’ Solutions

Kemper System America Inc. now offers two cost-effective ‘cool roof’ solutions for prolonging the life of metal, BUR, modified bitumen and aged single-ply roof systems.

Roof Guardian RG-170 is an elastomer-based coating system ideal for extending the life of many types of roofing assemblies. Formulated using a 100 percent acrylic polymer base for enhanced adhesion and durability, the coating features a high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) rating of 109 and is Class A fire rated. Roof…

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Liberty University Taps Experienced Team for Indoor Practice Facility

Liberty University

Photo: Leah Seavers. Copyright Liberty University

While he was a student in the 1970s at Liberty Baptist College in Lynchburg, Va., Craig McCarty took a job with a roofing company to help him pay his way through school. One of his business courses required students to set up a model business, so McCarty set up a fictional roofing company.

When a recession forced his boss to close down the company where he worked, McCarty turned his classroom project into reality. He got his contractor’s…

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Metal Roofs Perform Well in Extreme Weather

Metal roofs are extremely durable, and are known for their ability to withstand hail, high winds and heavy snow.  Of course, the recent hurricanes were a major test for metal roofs.  The nonprofit Metal Roofing Alliance is beginning to hear from several homeowners praising their metal roofs for protecting their home during the storms.  Check back — we’ll be featuring those stories here in the coming weeks.

The Wall Street Journal also published a story about how homes fared following…

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Feeling Comfortable With Metal Roofing

Metal Roof Consultants Inc

Photo: Metal Roof Consultants Inc.

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” 

Throughout our lives, we must decide what to do and how to deal with the inevitable fear that surrounds doing anything for the first time. Remember that bicycle in the garage that looked so inviting—until you thought of how it would be impossible for you to balance yourself on…

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Temporary Roof Membrane Offers Solution for Storm-Damaged Roofs

FiberTite Blue Roof FiberTite Roofing Systems introduces its new temporary roofing membrane, FiberTite Blue Roof. The FiberTite Blue Roof is a fabric-reinforced thermoplastic roof membrane designed for use on flat commercial and industrial roofs to offer a temporary solution for damaged roofs until permanent repairs can be made. The coating on the temporary roof membrane provides UV resistant performance for up to one year, as well as abrasion resistance. The fabric reinforcement provides both tear and…

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Polyiso Sump Panel Arrives Ready to Install

Hunter Panels Target SumpTo provide contractors with a faster and easier way to create roof sumps, Hunter Panels introduces its new 4-foot-by-4-foot Target Sump. The polyiso insulation panel is ideal for low-slope applications, ships flat, arrives ready to install and increases the slope around drains to ensure water will flow to the drain instead of ponding.

According to the manufacturer, the Target Sump’s coated glass (CG) facer provides improved dimensional stability, fire performance, resistance to mold…

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Basketball Legend Julius Erving to Provide Keynote Address at the 2018 IRE

Legendary NBA star Julius “Dr. J” Erving will present the keynote address during the 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE), taking place Feb. 6-8, in New Orleans. Known as one of the greatest players of all time, Erving will reveal his strategy for overcoming challenges and 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 successful businessman who will share his…

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West Coast Florida Enterprises Names New Officers

West Coast Florida Enterprises (WCFE), a 32-year-old building restoration and roofing company based in Fort Myers, Fla., announced the promotions of six of its employees. Tim Waters, Terrill Brake, Debbie Evans, Harold Martin, Ryan Nicholas, and Scott Otey are all being appointed to new corporate positions in the company’s administration.

Tim Waters, formerly the company’s operations manager, is the new vice president of operations. Waters has been with WCFE since 1999. According to…

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Trash Chute System Speeds Debris Removal During Tear-Offs

Garlock Equipment Company offers the SquareChute and SquareChute ProGarlock Equipment Company offers the SquareChute and SquareChute Pro, trash chute systems that address the “debris bottleneck” of the tear-off process. According to the company, this product innovation allows contractors to clear roofs quickly and safely by taking advantage of the higher-capacity chutes, saving time and reducing labor costs. The standard SquareChute allows for 20 chute sections to be easily chained and hoisted up to 80 feet without additional scaffolding. The SquareChute…

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How Can Roofing Contractors Protect Themselves if a Project Gets Delayed?

Project delays can have serious financial consequences for both contractors and subcontractors. When such issues arise, one option for affected contractors is asserting delay claims to recover losses. Delay claims, however, must meet several criteria to survive in court, and claimants can pursue them in many different ways. This article will discuss different types of delay claims and the methods for asserting them, as well as what subcontractors can do to protect themselves the next time…

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Low-Rise Adhesive Now Available in Larger Containers

Mule-Hide Products Co. now offers Helix Low-Rise Adhesive in 15-gallon pony kegs and 50-gallon drums for use in completing larger jobs. Mule-Hide Products Co. now offers Helix Low-Rise Adhesive in 15-gallon pony kegs and 50-gallon drums for use in completing larger jobs. According to the manufacturer, Helix Low-Rise Adhesive provides quick, clean adhesion of approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-backed single-ply membranes to a wide variety of acceptable roofing substrates. The two-component, construction-grade polyurethane foam is applied in a single step, saving crews time and…

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ABC Supply Opens New Branch in California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. announced that the company has opened a branch in Antioch, Calif. Tom Hennigan will lead the team of associates at this new ABC Supply branch. According to the company, Hennigan joined ABC Supply’s Oakland, Calif., location in 2016 as an outside sales associate. Prior to joining ABC Supply, Hennigan gained extensive experience with exterior building products as a contractor and salesperson, and he will use the industry knowledge he gained to help local contractors…

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Understanding and Installing Insulated Metal Panels

IMP installation

IMP installation typically occurs once the steel frame is in place. The more common vertical installation allows for faster close-in for interior trade work. Photos: Metl-Span

Insulated metal panels, or IMPs, incorporate a composite design with foam insulation sandwiched between a metal face and liner. IMPs form an all-in-one-system, with a single component serving as the exterior rainscreen, air and moisture barrier, and thermal insulation. Panels can be installed vertically or…

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New Product Line Secures Rooftop Pipes and Struts

Green Link introduces a family of custom-engineered, molded straps and caps for securing pipes and struts for its KnuckleHead rooftop support product line.Green Link has introduced a family of custom-engineered, molded straps and caps for securing pipes and struts for its KnuckleHead rooftop support product line. Straps have been designed for both Heavy Pipe and Strut Support KnuckleHeads, while a cap design was developed for Lite Pipe Supports. All are molded from tough, weatherproof urethane and feature a striking “safety yellow” color.

The Heavy Pipe KnuckleHead strap secures a 3-inch outside diameter pipe, while the Strut Support…

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Roofing Companies Form Asphalt Underlayment Council

Four roofing companies—Carlisle, Gardner-Gibson, Maryland Paper and Mid-States Asphalt—have formed the Asphalt Underlayment Council (AUC), a new industry association developed to cultivate the long-term success of underlayment products for building envelope applications for both residential and commercial structures.

This new group’s Interim Executive Council was instrumental in identifying the need for an industry council that supports the standardization of underlayment product…

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H.B. Fuller Agrees to Purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants

H.B. Fuller Company, a global developer and manufacturer of proprietary adhesives and sealants, announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a manufacturer of specialty adhesives and sealants.

“This accretive acquisition accelerates realization of our 2020 strategic objective to focus and grow in engineering adhesives and other highly specified market segments, while exceeding our targeted cash flow, EPS and EBITDA margin targets,” said H.B. Fuller…

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Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome Improves Drain Performance

OMG Roofing Products introduces the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome

OMG Roofing Products introduces the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome for retrofitting OMG Hercules Drains. The new strainer dome with built-in vortex breaker technology is designed to improve water flow from the roof. According to the manufacturer, independent studies demonstrate that when upgraded with the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome, Hercules Drains offer up to 2.5 times greater flow capacity than Hercules Drains without vortex breaker technology. Faster water flow off the roof also means…

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North American Roofing Services Names New CEO

The board of directors for North American Roofing Services Inc. appointed the company’s former chief operating officer, Kelly Wade, as the company’s chief executive officer. Wade joined the company in 2009 as the director of marketing, moving up to its director of sales and marketing and then to vice president of strategy before being named the executive vice president. She brings more than 20 years of sales, marketing and business strategy experience to North American Roofing. Her…

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CertainTeed Showcases Commitment to Solar Power at SPI 2017

CertainTeed Solar is highlighting upgraded products and an enhanced installer program at Solar Power International 2017, being held September 11-13 in Las Vegas. Billed as “North America’s Premier Energy Event,” Solar Power International (SPI) is the largest annual gathering of solar industry professionals in the United States. CertainTeed Solar will be highlighting the following at booth #2463:

An Enhanced Solar Installer Program: CertainTeed Solar has updated its Solar Installer…

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RoofersCoffeeShop.com Sets Up Hurricane Relief Forum

RoofersCoffeeShop.com is providing contractors and those serving the roofing industry a place to connect with a Hurricane Relief Forum. There has been an outpouring of generosity in the roofing industry, but some contractors and industry professionals outside of the stricken areas do not know how to help. According to RoofersCoffeeShop.com, the forum is a place to communicate about what the needs are in the areas of the country that have been hit hard by hurricanes.

RoofersCoffeeShop.com…

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Johns Manville Partners With Logistics Lighting

Johns Manville announced the company has formed a partnership with Logistics Lighting to create the Johns Manville skylight program. The skylight program was established to allow JM to integrate skylights into clients’ projects and incorporate a seamless process for including a complete system with the roofing package. This program includes various skylight products with different brands in order to provide the most cost-effective option, with up to a 20-year warranty. The products…

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Petersen to Open PAC-CLAD Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix

Petersen is expanding the reach of its trusted PAC-CLAD brand by opening a new manufacturing facility in Phoenix. The 52,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2018, and will be equipped to provide the Western U.S. construction market with the full line of PAC-CLAD steel 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…

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