Sealant Resists Weathering on a Variety of Substrates

Triangle Fastener Corp.'s APS 500

Triangle Fastener Corp.’s APS 500

Triangle Fastener Corp. has released its APS 500, which is formulated for adhesion and resistance to weathering, as well as can be used with a variety of substrates. The sealant comes in plastic tubes with screw-on nozzles and is available in custom colors. Advance Polymer Sealant combines the strength of polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones. It is solvent- and isocyanate-free. The product can be installed at -35 to 140 F temperatures.

(800) 486-1832

Galvalume Coil and Sheet Products with SMP Paint System

Drexel Metals' 26-gauge Galvalume coil and sheet products feature a 25-year silicone-modified polyester (SMP) paint system.

Drexel Metals’ 26-gauge Galvalume coil and sheet products feature a 25-year silicone-modified polyester (SMP) paint system.

Drexel Metals now offers competitive 26-gauge Galvalume coil and sheet products with a 25-year silicone-modified polyester (SMP) paint system. The products allow Drexel Metals’ contractors and distributors to compete with light and wide metal panel offerings, as well as asphalt shingles. The coil and sheet products are available in 11 standard colors and Drexlume, an acrylic-coated Galvalume. All products are Energy Star-listed and are warranted for 25 years against chalk and fade and for film integrity.

(888) 321-9630

Metal Roof Tile Eliminates Additional Battens, Purlins or Decking

The Platinum 78 metal roof tile system

The Platinum 78 metal roof tile system

Patented in more than 50 countries, the Platinum 78 metal roof tile system now is available in the U.S. The line eliminates the need for additional battens, purlins or decking. The product can span rafters or trusses at significantly greater spacing without additional support. In new construction applications, a 34-truss structural design can be reduced to nine trusses. The product weighs 2 pounds per square foot and can be installed on slopes as low as 2:12. The product offers aesthetics, energy savings and acoustic performance.

High-temperature Underlayment

MFM Building Products' Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal

MFM Building Products’ Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal

MFM Building Products has released a high-temperature underlayment: Ultra HT Wind & Water Seal. The self-adhering product is composed of a cool white, non-slip, cross-laminated, high density polyethylene film laminated to a rubberized asphalt adhesive system. The underlayment, which offers a 90-day UV exposure rating, is engineered for use under asphalt shingle and metal roofing systems. It comes with a split release liner for use in valleys, ridges, around chimneys and at eaves for protection against ice dams, wind-driven rain and water penetration.

(800) 882-7663

Best Roofing Projects of the Carolinas

We celebrate the best roofs installed in North and South Carolina with our final issue of Carolinas Roofing. From metal to shingles to single ply and coatings, these roof coverings protect newly built and reroofed schools, homes, manufacturing facilities, city-service buildings and more.

Judy W. Rose Football Center-Fieldhouse and the McColl-Richardson Field Press Box, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Judy W. Rose Football Center-Fieldhouse and the McColl-Richardson Field Press Box, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Judy W. Rose Football Center-Fieldhouse and the McColl-Richardson Field Press Box, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Team

Roofing contractor: Baker Roofing Co., Charlotte, www.bakerroofing.com
Designers: Jenkins-Peer Architects, Charlotte, www.jenkinspeer.com, and DLR Group, www.dlrgroup.com
Construction manager: Rogers PCL Russell, a joint venture of Rodgers Builders Inc., Charlotte, www.rodgersbuilders.com; PCL Constructors Inc., Charlotte, www.pcl.com; and H.J. Russell & Co., Atlanta, www.hjrussell.com
Metal roofing manufacturer: McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La., www.mcelroymetal.com

Roof Materials

New metal roofing matches the campus scheme on many other buildings. It also offers overall longevity, durability and low-maintenance features.

The field house and press box are covered with 11,000 square feet of Maxima 216, 24-gauge Kynar in Slate Gray and 4,000 square feet of 24-gauge flat stock metal roofing and low-slope roofing trim.

Roof Report

2013-14 is the first year for Charlotte 49ers football. This new 15,000-seat stadium was built for the new team and is designed to be expanded to 40,000 seats. The main building, the Judy W. Rose Football Center-Fieldhouse, located in the south end zone, has been named after the university’s longtime athletic director.

The stadium includes several other buildings, including the McColl-Richardson Field Press Box, named in honor of Hugh McColl, former Bank of America CEO, and Jerry Richardson, owner of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

Photo courtesy of McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La.

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The Bilco Co. Redesigns Website

The Bilco Co. has redesigned its website to provide information about Bilco’s history and detailed information and images for the company’s lines of commercial and residential products. The wider screen format better displays images on the homepage, and a new fixed, right-hand tool bar includes links to most-visited items, such as the sales contact finder and download center, to allow for quicker and easier information access.

Atlas Signature Select-registered Contractors Can Access Roof Reports from Anywhere

Contractors registered on the Atlas Signature Select site can now access EagleView Technologies’ roof measurement reports from anywhere at any time, using the new Atlas ProAPP. Atlas Roofing and EagleView Technologies offer special pricing on reports ordered through the ProAPP to all contractors registered on the Atlas Signature Select site. The Atlas ProAPP offers a fast, mobile alternative for placing, receiving and storing roof measurement report information from EagleView.

Johns Manville Advises Customers of Revised LTTR Values

Johns Manville is advising customers of revised LTTR, or Long-Term Thermal Resistance, values for its polyisocyanurate insulation product line through a packet of information detailing the updated specifications. JM also has modified its packaging to reflect LTTR values by both test methods. As an example, a 1-inch board label will now include information from LTTR-S770-03: 6.0 (the old test method) and LTTR-S770-09: 5.7 (the new test method). To learn more and access an informational booklet, visit www. jm.com and click on the LTTR banner.

EagleView Technologies Issues Patents, Makes Acquisition

Bothell, Wash.-based EagleView Technologies Inc., a provider of aerial imagery, measurements, analytics and GIS solutions, has announced the U.S. Patent Office recently awarded two patents for inventions surrounding the improved capture of aerial imagery and the use of that imagery for the creation of roof reports. “System for Detecting Image Abnormalities,” which describes a method for automatically detecting image abnormalities caused by excessive sun glare, bears U.S. Patent Number 8,515,198. “System and Process for Roof Measurement Using Aerial Imagery,” which describes a method for the creation of roof reports directly from aerial imagery, bears U.S. Patent Number 8,515,125.

“EagleView is committed to ongoing research and development initiatives in support of its customers and markets,” states EagleView President and CEO Chris Barrow. “We will continue to leverage our vast engineering resources resulting in an ever-broadening intellectual property portfolio.”

In other news, EagleView Technologies has acquired all of the assets of Mobise Inc., a software company focused on bringing desktop workflow to mobile applications. The asset acquisition highlights EagleView’s ongoing mission of providing progressive, technologically innovative solutions.

Mobise, a Redmond, Wash.-based company, is known for Mobise Appraiser, a mobile application that extends the power of desktop appraisal to mobile devices for easy field review and workflow. The app provides the ability for users to consult and modify data while in the field. The added capacity to capture and edit floor plans, photos and notes directly from the field while integrating them into a relational database, such as Pictometry CONNECT, has made Mobise Appraiser of great interest to assessment offices throughout the nation.

“The Mobise acquisition allows us to continue to incorporate mobility technology with our current, web-based solutions and imagery. Not only will this incrementally expand our mobile assessment solutions, but this team will also be key in developing additional mobile applications for the many markets we serve, including insurance and construction,” Barrow notes.

CertainTeed Provides Solar Training, Partners with Angie’s List

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed Corp. has partnered with Penn State University, College Station, Pa., in the construction of a solar power training facility. The project is the second phase of the groundbreaking, new smart-energy campus GridSTAR Center at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Functionally designed with input from CertainTeed, the building will showcase the manufacturer’s line of solar roofing products and provide an outlet for training students and building professionals in contemporary solar roofing system installation.

The steep-slope portion of the facility’s roof will feature a 2-kilowatt Apollo II solar roofing system integrated among Landmark Solaris Gold premium designer shingles in Max Def Weathered Wood and a 2-kilowatt Solstice rack-mounted solar roofing system. The GridSTAR Center also features a net-zero-energy demonstration home with Landmark Solaris shingles and a host of other exterior and interior CertainTeed building products.

In other news, CertainTeed is strengthening its roofing contractors’ reputation management and promotion strategies through a partnership with Angie’s List. By teaming up with the online national consumer review service, CertainTeed is helping local contractors build awareness for their services by providing access to exclusive advertising discounts, local business growth marketing opportunities and support.

“ShingleMaster contractors have proven their ability to provide knowledgeable installation of our roofing products to homeowners,” says Jay Butch, director of contractor programs and promotions for CertainTeed Roofing. “To show our gratitude for playing such an important role in our continued success, the partnership with Angie’s List will help to further manage, strengthen and leverage their local reputations and grow their businesses.”

As part of the program, contractors will be assigned a dedicated team at Angie’s List that is available to answer questions and provide updates about program details, account status, local market metrics, best practices and local advertising opportunities. Angie’s List helps homeowners hire local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. In 2012, nearly 500,000 Angie’s List members searched the website to hire a highly rated roofing professional.