Standard Industries Renews Partnership and Investment in 3-D Modeling Platform HOVER

Standard Industries, a global industrial company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate, and the parent company of GAF, announced a renewed partnership and investment in HOVER, a platform that generates accurate 3-D models of any property.

According to the company, Standard is committed to harnessing the power of technology to improve its industrial operating businesses. By creating innovative solutions in the…

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KM Coatings Unveils New Website

KM Coatings, a manufacturer of quality roof coatings for roofing professionals, announced the launch of its new website. Introduced on Jan. 22, 2018, the new site is dynamic, searchable and improves the web experience for visitors.

The new design is modern with cleaner page layouts featuring hues of blue, gray and white to match the KM Coatings rebranding. From the website, contractors can sign up for the KM Academy, search and download content, and connect with roofing experts.

“We are…

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Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) Chooses Leadership

Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry announced that it has chosen Karen Edwards as its communications and engagement leader.

In this role, Edwards will lead the RT3 membership in engagement activities that drive the group’s technology research, evaluation, testing and thought leadership to continue to promote the adoption of technology into the roofing industry. She will also manage all…

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Ventco Offers Ventilation Product Line Directly to Customers

Ventco Inc. is now offering its ProfileVent ventilation products at a savings by selling direct to customers, who get factory pricing and free freight with the same trusted performance. The company is offering its entire ProfileVent line of 58 continuous ventilation products for all styles of metal roofs direct to customers. According to the manufacturer, ProfileVent offers a Class A Fire Rating and has more testing behind it than any other in the industry.

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Working From Home

After more than three decades working in an office setting, I recently joined the ranks of the people working from home. The situation has its obvious advantages — my commute time has been cut down to less than a minute — but I must admit I’m still getting used to it.

There are a few problems I’ve encountered in my home office that I didn’t have to cope with before. The other day our cat, Boo, ran across my keyboard and renamed a file “;;;;////.” Luckily it jumped to the top…

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ATAS Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

ATAS International, Inc. offers three continuing education courses online. All three are approved for health, safety, and welfare learning units by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES).

The three online courses are:

  • Demystifying Rainscreen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels
  • Designing for the Effects of Wind on Metal Roofs: Tests and Reality
  • Sustainable Building Envelopes

The course on Sustainable Building Envelopes is also approved by Green…

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Why Planning Ahead for Post-Roofing Fall Protection Matters

Incorporating permanent fall protection systems into the overall construction plan benefits workers during the initial construction phase and while conducting building maintenance. Photos: MSA, The Safety Company

The majority of new and existing buildings require safe access to the roof area for ongoing building maintenance, as well as to service equipment such as telecommunications masts, skylights, air conditioning units, elevator machinery, and PV panels.

As such, failing to plan is…

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National Roofing Partners Hires New Controller

National Roofing Partners (NRP) announced the addition of Kyrah Coker to the NRP team. Coker has more than 20 years of progressively responsible finance experience directing companies financially from start-up through growth modes.

Coker has spent the last 12 years as a director of finance and operations with a private, woman-owned and operated construction business (WBE) in Dallas. She helped grow the company exponentially, securing and maintaining bonded municipal contracts with the City…

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National Women in Roofing Names North American Roofing CEO Kelly Wade as Keynote Speaker

National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry, has announced that Kelly Wade, CEO of Tampa, Florida-based North American Roofing will be the keynote speaker at its networking and mentoring reception.

The reception is scheduled for February 5, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Great Hall C. Registration is not required.

“We are thrilled to have Kelly share her story of…

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Polyglass Launches New Q Rewards Website

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. announced the launch of its newly revamped Q Rewards website. The new platform allows roofing contractors to quickly earn points for Polyglass purchases and redeem them for trips, event tickets and merchandise.

A leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions, Polyglass introduced the Q Rewards program in 2013 as a way to say thank you to contractors. From the website, contractors can enroll in the Q Rewards program, manage points and redeem prizes. The…

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Changes to Contractor/Subcontractor Agreement Can Have Profound Effect on Roofers

Whether they like them or not, most subcontractors and contractors have used American Institute of Architects (AIA) standard form contract documents at some point in their careers. Several options exist for those wanting to utilize standard form documents, like ConsensusDocs, Design-Build Institute of America, and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee forms. However, the AIA, being founded in 1857 and having published standard form construction contracts for more than 100 years,…

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The 2018 IRE Opens in New Orleans February 6

Roofing professionals will be heading to The Big Easy for the 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE), which runs February 6-8. Known as one of the most important trade shows of the year for the roofing industry, the show is expected to feature more than 460 exhibiting companies. More than 44 educational sessions and 30+ educational presentations on the show floor will provide information on the latest developments and trends.

On the 131,000-square-foot show floor, attendees can expect to…

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ABC Supply Opens Branch in Fairfield, California

ABC Supply Co. Inc. announced the company has opened a new branch in California serving professional contractors in Solano County and the surrounding areas. The new ABC Supply branch is located at 237 Lopes Road in Fairfield, California.

The new Fairfield branch will be managed by John Laurence. Laurence, who has been in the industry for nearly two decades, will use his extensive sales and management experience to lead the team of associates in Fairfield as they ensure that their customers…

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New NHL Practice Facility and Community Center Sports Vegetative Roof

The American Hydrotech Extensive Garden Roof Assembly was installed on two sections of the roof. The system was topped with pre-grown mats featuring mature sedum plants. Photo: American Hydrotech Inc.

The Chicago Blackhawks have captured the hearts of the city of Chicago along with three Stanley Cups in the last decade. The Blackhawks routinely lead the league in attendance at the United Center, and fans were excited when the team announced it would build a new 125,000-square-foot…

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The All-New MetalRoofing.com – Coming Soon!

Metal Roofing Mobile Friendly

The Metal Roofing Alliance is preparing to launch a brand new digital experience in home roofing with the all-new MetalRoofing.com. New features will include:

Mobile-Friendly

Now you will be able to take MetalRoofing.com anywhere. The all-new website will be fully responsive and designed for an optimal experience on any device.

Beautiful Metal Roofing Image Gallery

Our revamped image gallery will include even more examples of beautiful homes with sleek and sturdy metal roofs, as well as…

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Rheinzink Offers Updated CEU Course

Rheinzink America is offering an updated AIA-approved CEU course explaining the use of its zinc alloy in various architectural applications. The course offers 1.00 AIA LU/HSW Learning Unit and 1.00 GBCI Continuing Education Unit. The course credits fulfill requirements for both AIA and GBCI and is available through Hanley Wood University. The title of the course is: “Sustainable Application and Design using Titanium Zinc Roofing and Cladding.” The CEU units are also available through a…

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Single-Ply Roofing Best Practices: Doing Everything Right the First Time.

Figure 1: Designing resilient roof systems is the best of practices. When developing details, we find it very helpful to draft out the roof system (for each different system), noting materials and installation methods. Photos: Hutchinson Design Group

Single-ply membranes have risen from being the “new guy” in the market in the early ’80s to become the roof cover of choice for most architects, consultants and contractors. Material issues have for the most part been resolved, and…

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One-Component Liquid Flashing Seals Penetrations

POLYFLASH 1C POLYFLASH 1C from Polyglass is a one-component, liquid flashing compound designed for use with various membrane systems. Use it to seal roofing and waterproofing details such as walls, curbs, vents, roof drains, pitch pans and unusually shaped penetrations. POLYFLASH 1C cures to form a more durable membrane when PolyBrite Reinforcing Polyester is embedded.

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Roof Restoration Project Brings Back Luster to Quicken Loans Arena

The 170,000-square-foot roof of Quicken Loans Arena was completely restored using a liquid-applied system from Tremco Roofing. Photos: Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance

Re-roofing sports and entertainment venues presents its own set of challenges. Sports arenas usually host concerts and other events, so scheduling and logistics can be difficult. Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland — also known as “The Q” — is home to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, and it hosts some 200…

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Community Service Initiative Celebrates America’s Heroes

Habitat for Humanity identifies veterans who are in need of a new roof, and Owens Corning donates the materials. Platinum Preferred Contractors donate their team members’ labor to install the roofing systems. Photos: Owens Corning Roofing

Combine the expertise of a global humanitarian organization with roofing system materials donated by a manufacturer. Add the generosity and community-minded spirit of roofing contractors across the nation. Apply the parties’ collective efforts to…

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Four Finalist Teams Selected to Compete in The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ Construction Management Student Competition

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced it will host four finalist teams to compete in the final part of its fourth annual Construction Management Student Competition at NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention and the 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans.

The four teams presenting in New Orleans are Auburn University — McWhorter School of Building Sciences, Auburn, Ala; Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.; and…

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ROXUL Is Now ROCKWOOL in North America

ROXUL Inc. announced that the company will be known as ROCKWOOL in North America. Effective January 1st, the company officially adopted the name of its global parent company, ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest manufacturer of stone wool products. Now, with a truly unified global presence, ROCKWOOL plans to build on its 80-year history by leveraging its broad portfolio of capabilities to enrich modern living by releasing the natural power of stone.

The rebrand to ROCKWOOL applies to all…

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Four Finalist Teams Selected to Compete in The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ Construction Management Student Competition at IRE

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced it will host four finalist teams to compete in the final part of its fourth annual Construction Management Student Competition at NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention and the 2018 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans.

The four teams presenting in New Orleans are Auburn University — McWhorter School of Building Sciences, Auburn, Ala; Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.; and…

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Laminated Asphalt Shingles Have Energy Efficiency Ratings

TAMKO Building Products Inc. TAMKO Building Products Inc. announced that the company’s Heritage series laminated asphalt shingles and shingle accessories in Glacier White (dependent upon the region of the United States) and TAMKO’s Elite Glass-Seal 3-Tab asphalt shingles in White and Glacier White are now Energy Star qualified for their ability to reflect a portion of the sun’s rays, potentially lowering the amount of energy needed to cool a home. Additionally, both products have also been rated by the Cool Roof…

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