Cotney Construction Law Launches Subscription Plan

Cotney Construction Law, a full-service national law firm for construction, specialty trades and OSHA law,announced the new Cotney Construction Law Subscription Plan, a new service designed to help roofing contractors reduce risk and budget for their legal costs. 

Cotney Construction Law works with all types and sizes of construction companies across the country. According to the firm, Cotney Construction Law is able to provide legal services with predictable billing to reduce risk and increase a company’s bottom line. Cotney Construction Law subscription services provide a subscription-based plan that is tailored to the client. It provides the client with a predictable monthly billing plan for non-litigation matters. Clients will have the flexibility to select a subscription level that best suits their needs at a set monthly rate. 

According to the firm, roofing companies that enroll in a subscription-based plan will have access to attorneys to assist with a variety of legal issues. Additionally, clients will be able to utilize law firm subscription-based services to ensure their companies follow laws and regulations that impact their businesses. 

“Whether you are a sole proprietor starting a new company or a multi-national contractor that is several generations old, budgeting for legal spend is essential to the maintenance of a profitable roofing business,” said Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law. “Every roofing project consists of several moving parts that must be coordinated and balanced in order to complete the project and ultimately turn a profit. Cotney Construction Law helps their clients achieve this goal by managing risks in their contractual agreements, advising clients on good business practices and, when necessary, vigorously representing their clients in disputes.”

For more information, visit www.cotneycl.com.

Atlas Roofing to Host HGTV and DIY Network Star Mike Holmes at 2019 IRE

Mike Holmes, professional contractor and TV host on HGTV and DIY Network, will be at the Atlas Roofing booth during the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Holmes is scheduled to be at the Atlas Roofing booth (#1454) on February 11. He will be sharing his experiences in the construction industry, interacting with fans and doing interviews. 

Holmes’ daughter, Sherry, will also take part in the IRE festivities, serving as the keynote speaker for National Women in Roofing Day on February 9.

Recently the Holmes team named Atlas shingles with Scotchgard Protector as a HOLMES Approved product.The HOLMES Approved designation represents products that meet Holmes’ high-quality standards. Atlas, 3M and the Holmes team are determined to increase awareness with homeowners to help eliminate black streaks on roofs cause by algae. “I’m proud of this work,” Holmes says. “Together we’re going to continue to improve the quality of our homes and change our industry for the better.” 

For more information, visit www.atlasroofing.com.

PPG Honored With Three Chairman’s Awards From Metal Construction Association

PPG announced that it received three 2018 Chairman’s Awards – including the top honor – from the Metal Construction Association (MCA) during the organization’s winter meeting in Key Largo, Florida. PPG was the only coatings manufacturer recognized with awards.

PPG received the highest honor for the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, which earned the Chairman’s Award for Overall Excellence. Located on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, the building features a metal-panel rainscreen finished with iridescent PPG Duranar VARI-COOL coatings. The rainscreen serves as a protective insulating barrier as well as a color-shifting wall of art for the 160,000-square-foot structure.

Fabricated by A. Zahner Company of Kansas City, Missouri, using the company’s proprietary louvered ZIRA system, the rainscreen features more than 335,000 perforated circular tabs, with each programmed to function as an individual pixel. Together with PPG Duranar VARI-Cool coatings, the tabs enable the rainscreen to depict the New York City skyline and the gorges of Ithaca, New York, which is home to Cornell University’s main campus.

MCA member Precoat Metals of St. Louis, Missouri, coated the metal along with W&W Glass and Island Exterior Fabricators of New York. Morphosis Architects of New York was the building’s designer. 

In the Education – Colleges and Universities category, PPG was recognized as the coating manufacturer for the Austin Community College Campus Center in Leander, Texas. Pittsburgh-based Centria, an MCA member, produced and coated the panels.  

PPG was also heralded as the coating manufacturer for the IBEW Local 134 Headquarters/Union Hall in Chicago, which earned the Chairman’s Award in the Commercial/Industrial category. The project’s wall panels were supplied by 3A Composites in Mooresville, North Carolina, and fabricated by Sobotec in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Both companies are MCA members. 

“The Chairman’s Awards reinforce PPG’s legacy of leadership and innovation in the architectural metal coatings industry,” said Rodolfo Ramirez, PPG director of sales and strategic segments for North America, industrial coatings. “All three of these projects highlight our ability to work with architects, specifiers, designers and applicators to create innovative metal coatings solutions for their projects. These awards are among the most coveted in our industry, and I am proud that PPG was the only coatings manufacturer recognized during this year’s ceremony.”

Introduced in 1967 as of one of the industry’s first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components, PPG Duranar coatings have provided color and protection for many of the world’s most recognized landmarks for more than 50 years.

PPG has continually refined the technology to meet evolving aesthetic, performance and sustainability demands of architects and building owners. PPG Duranar VARI-Cool coatings, which are featured on the Bloomberg Center, are a recent example. These coatings combine pearlescent color-changing pigments with proprietary PPG ULTRA-COOL® infrared coatings technology to deflect heat away from buildings to keep them cooler.

The annual Chairman’s Awards recognize exceptional building projects involving MCA members. The awards are based on overall appearance, the significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal and the role of metal in achieving project objectives.

For more information, visit www.ppgmetalcoatings.com and www.ppg.com.

The 2019 IRE Sells Out Tradeshow Floor

The 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out at more than 151,800 square feet and more than 500 exhibitors. The also marks the largest show floor in the event’s history, according to show management.  

Taking place February 11-13, 2019, at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, 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.

“The commitment and involvement from so many leading industry manufacturers and suppliers demonstrates trust in the International Roofing Expo brand and its ability to deliver qualified buyers from every segment of the industry,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “In 2018 the IRE was awarded the TSNN Top 50 Fastest Growing Tradeshows, and this year’s show is even larger than last year”. 

Exhibiting companies will feature products and services spanning 40 categories, including adhesives, built-up roofing, coatings, fasteners, gutters, metal roofing, modified bitumen, roof/ decking materials, roof pavers, shingles, skylights, slate, spray polyurethane foam, tile, vapor retarders, ventilation, walkways/ballast, waterproofing, and much more.

The trade show floor is just one aspect of the three-day event. Other highlights include a robust educational conference program consisting of 122 education hours and 44 sessions, a variety of special events, many of which are sold out, show floor education, as well as unlimited networking opportunities and so much more. 

Online registration is available at www.TheRoofingExpo.com/en/register.

For more information, visit www.theroofingexpo.com.

Michigan Homeowners Embrace Composite Shake Roofing

The cedar shake roof on this Michigan home was replaced with composite shake by Butcher and Butcher Construction Co. Photos: Butcher and Butcher Construction Co. Inc.

Homeowners can be faced with difficult decisions when it’s time to replace their roof. That’s when knowledgeable, dedicated contractors can provide crucial assistance by explaining the best options for their particular circumstances. Mark Dalrymple, president of steep roofing operations for Butcher and Butcher Construction Co. Inc., headquartered in Rochester Hills,Michigan, points to one homeowner’s decision to replace their cedar shake roof as an example.

“Ten years ago, our company maintained and restored the original cedar roof on this house because the homeowners loved their real cedar shake so much,” says Dalrymple. “The goal was to get it to last another decade, which was achieved. However, now it’s 10 years later. The homeowners came back to us because they knew their old cedar shake roof had reached the end of its lifespan.”

At the client’s request, Dalrymple explained other roofing system options. “They wanted a recommendation for a roof alternative that would outperform real cedar, but still give the authentic appearance of cedar shakes,” he recalls. “We recommended composite shake roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes.”

The contractor installed Multi-Width Shakefrom DaVinci Roofscapes on the roof and turret. Photos: Butcher and Butcher Construction Co. Inc.

According to Dalrymple, the homeowners immediately approved of the DaVinci Multi-Width Shake product suggested by Butcher and Butcher.“They were impressed with the authentic look of the composite shake tiles,” he says. “The Autumn color was a great match for the weathering effect they were seeking. These homeowners were also extremely pleased with the features of the DaVinci tiles and liked the idea that long-term roof maintenance will be much easier than with real cedar shakes.”

Roofers That Care

Butcher and Butcher completed the massive re-roofing project in July of 2018. The project included installation of 85 squares of roofing material with special applications around a turret and multiple chimneys.

The roof on this Michigan home was replaced with composite shake manufactured by DaVinci Roofscapes. Photos: Butcher and Butcher Construction Co. Inc.

“We’ve been installing DaVinci composite roofs for 18 years so we’re very familiar with the product,” says Dalrymple, whose company has locations in both Michigan and Florida. “For this project, we used extra caution to protect the home’s meticulously manicured landscaping, courtyard and pool area. We were careful in both removal of the old roof and installation of the new roof. Everything from flowering shrubs around the house to flowers in window boxes had to be protected.”

Located in the prestigious area near Cranbrook Schools, a National Historic Landmark site, the newly re-roofed home sits in the Bloomfield Hills community of Michigan. Butcher and Butcher has worked in this area since the company started in 1972.

“This is a neighborhood of quiet, rural residential properties,” Dalrymple notes. “For us it’s an honor to help these homeowners have composite roofing installed on their homes. We know that this roofing material will help both protect the home from severe weather and add distinct curb appeal value to a property.”

According to Dalrymple, the homeowners were very pleased with the end result. “For this project, the homeowners truly love the fact that the composite shake looks so much like natural cedar roofing,” he says. “They’re excited with the roof’s performance so far and the idea that this DaVinci roof will far outlast their old natural cedar roof.”

Attachment Protects Standing Seam Roofs From Damage Due to Retractable Lanyards

SeamSAFE, a provider of fall protection for standing seam roofers, offers its Retractable Lanyard Disks, which fit over SeamSAFE anchors to help protect standing seam roofs from damage caused by dragging or dropping retractable lanyards during roofing projects. The disks serve as a shield to minimize the potential for roof scrapes and surface indentations.

The Retractable Lanyard Disk is one of three new attachments designed to extend the utility and versatility of the company’s best-of-class safety anchors. The other new accessories are SeamSAFE’s ladder attachment and toe board attachment.

According to SeamSAFE inventor and owner Doug Mullins, “We developed our new accessories in response to feedback from roofers who are seeking better and more efficient solutions to the challenges of working on a standing seam roof.”

The new products add to SeamSAFE’s existing line of anchor accessories, which include SeamSAFE Roof Brackets and SeamSAFE Adapters. The company’s brackets are used by roofers for mounting a temporary rooftop walkboard or staging area for gear and materials. The adapters provide a means to temporarily or permanently install a wide range of equipment to rooftops.

For more information, visit www.seamsafe.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Names New Southeast and Southwest Region Vice Presidents

Building products distributor ABC Supply has announced new leadership for the company’s Southeast and Southwest Regions. Frank Marcoccio has been promoted to Southeast Region vice president, and Jonathan Shepard has been promoted to the role of Southwest Region vice president.

Marcoccio and Shepard are replacing two associates with a combined history of more than four decades at ABC Supply. Marcoccio replaces Jim Kaufmann, who is retiring after more than 15 years with the company and 40 years in the industry. Shepard replaces John Yonkin, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the company.

“We’re grateful to Jim and John for all they have done—they have been invaluable leaders in our company and under their leadership our Southeast and Southwest Regions have grown tremendously,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Jost. “We’re looking forward to keeping the regions’ momentum going as Frank and Jonathan step into their roles.”

Marcoccio joined ABC Supply in 2010 when the company acquired Bradco Supply. Marcoccio began working in Bradco’s warehouse as a teenager and continued part-time throughout high school and college, joining full-time after graduating from the College of William and Mary. He worked his way up through various positions including inside sales, branch manager and district manager. Following ABC Supply’s acquisition of Bradco, he joined the Southeast Region team as a low-slope business manager. In 2014, he was promoted to Georgia district manager.

Shepard also joined ABC Supply when the company acquired Bradco in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the building products industry, beginning as a branch manager immediately after graduating from Texas A&M University. At Bradco, he was promoted to regional manager of Texas in 2005 and named regional manager of the Southwest Region in 2008. Shepard served on the ABC Supply Southwest Region team as a low-slope business manager before being promoted to president of Mule-Hide Products in 2014.

“Frank and Jonathan will undoubtedly be successful leaders in the Southeast and Southwest Regions,” said Jost. “Both have proven track records and are respected by associates and customers. Together with their teams, Frank and Jonathan will continue to focus on providing world-class customer service to all ABC customers.”

As Southeast Region vice president, Marcoccio will be responsible for the overall management of ABC Supply’s branches throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.

As Southwest Region vice president, Shepard will be responsible for the overall management of ABC Supply’s branches throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and portions of Missouri. 

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

South Carolina Resort’s Metal Roof Complements Classic Low Country Architecture

The new Inn at Palmetto Bluff was inspired by a mansion built on the property in the early 1900s. Photos: Nurnberg Photography, www.nurnbergphotography.com

The recently expanded Palmetto Bluff Resort in Bluffton, South Carolina, now boasts a new 74-room inn designed by Dallas-based HKS Architects. The new Inn at Palmetto Bluff sits alongside an expanded lagoon waterway and was inspired by the R.T. Wilson Jr. mansion built on the property in the early 1900s. Located in the Low Country between Charleston and Savannah, Palmetto Bluff is one of the largest waterfront properties on the East Coast. The resort is set within the 20,000-acre Palmetto Bluff community and conservation preserve that features an array of Southern-style residential neighborhoods ranging from multi-million-dollar legacy family compounds to more traditionally sized single-family homes.

The inn is finished with artisan James Hardie siding on the exterior façade, and a Petersen standing seam metal roof was chosen to complement the classic Low Country architecture. The roof features PAC-CLAD Snap-Clad panels finished in custom color Patrician Bronze. Approximately 75,000 square feet of the 24-gauge Galvalume panels were installed on a tight deadline.

Don Harrier, principal at HKS, said one of the greatest challenges was complying with a long list of restrictions designed to keep additions within the scope of the original buildings, such as a mandated three-story height limit and rules regarding waterways.

The inn is topped with a standing seam metal roof featuring Petersen’s PAC-CLAD Snap-Clad panels. Photos: Nurnberg Photography, www.nurnbergphotography.com

“It’s easy to get into a site like this for construction, but in our world we have staging areas for materials, contractor trailers, etc., and because of the environment, we had to build another building first to house back-of-the-house areas, maintenance, administration and parking,” Harrier says. “There were a lot of logistics involved as far as taking care of the site.”

Installation of the Snap-Clad panels on the 154,000-square-foot luxury inn was done by Southern Roof & Wood Care in Hardeeville, South Carolina. “It was a complicated job with three adjoining sections of the roof and lots of different elevations and planes and dormers. The flashing details were complex,” says David Swanson, president of SRWC.

Southern Roof & Wood Care has considerable experience with Petersen’s PAC-CLAD profiles. “We like Snap-Clad because it doesn’t require mechanical seaming. We use it whenever we can and when it meets the wind uplift requirements,” Swanson notes. “Of course, we also install a lot of Tite-Loc and Tite-Loc Plus, too. We like using the PAC-CLAD products and we can be competitive in the marketplace. We’re really happy with the Petersen relationship. They stand behind their products.”

The Snap-Clad panels were manufactured at Petersen’s plant in Acworth, Georgia. The general contractor was Choate Construction in Savannah, Georgia. The Petersen distributor was Commercial Roofing Specialties in Savannah, Georgia.

TEAM

Architect: HKS Architects, Dallas, Texas, www.hksinc.com

General Contractor: Choate Construction, Savannah, www.choateco.com

Roofing Contractor: Southern Roof & Wood Care, Hardeeville, South Carolina, www.southernroof.com

Distributor: Commercial Roofing Specialties, Savannah, Georgia, www.crssupply.com

MATERIALS

Roof Panels: PAC-CLAD Snap-Clad panels in Patrician Bronze, Petersen, www.pac-clad.com

Rooftop Walkway System Features Integrated Safety Railing

Kee Safety Inc. introduces 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, according to the company.

Serving as a “collective fall protection” system by OSHA criteria, Kee Walk with Guardrail helps to eliminate potential fall hazards by presenting a clear demarcation route for personnel accessing the roof. It can be used in conjunction with Kee Safety crossover platforms to provide safe access across roof-mounted pipework, over low-level walls, and to service plant equipment. The corrosion-resistant walkway-railing system is also compatible with other Kee Safety fall protection products to deliver a complete rooftop safety solution, according to the company.

Kee Walk with Guardrail is available with aluminum or nylon modules that feature anti-slip treads. These are supplied in 5-foot and 10-foot pre-assembled sections that are easy to install and do not require onsite fabrication. The guardrail uses Kee Klamp fittings and can be set up as either a single or dual-sided handrail system. The durable, corrosion-resistant system also installs without penetrating the roof. With its modular design, Kee Walk with Guardrail can be customized for layouts of new buildings or retrofitted onto existing structures. The walkway and guardrails combine to enhance worker safety even in wet and windy conditions, noted Kee Safety.

Established in 1934, Kee Safety is a global manufacturer of safety equipment and fall protection systems. Kee Safety products are designed for new-build and renovated or upgraded commercial, institutional, industrial, and municipal buildings and facilities.

To download a free brochure, visit: https://www.keesafety.com/products/kee-walk-with-guardrail

For more information, visit www.keesafety.com.  

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Sherwin-Williams to Highlight Solutions For Metal Building Industry at IRE

Tobetter serve the growing metal roofing and building materials segment, Sherwin-Williams is introducing a first-of-its kind integrated Building Solutions program for metal suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors. The paint and coatings company is exhibiting and highlighting their portfolio of products at this year’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) from February 11-13 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“This year’s IRE is the perfect opportunity for Sherwin-Williams to announce this comprehensive product offering,” said Mark MacDonald, Building Products Marketing Manager. “We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to the metal roofing industry and highlighting how our products can help roofing contractors deliver outstanding results for their customers.”

The Sherwin-Williams Building Solutions program offers a complete selection of high-performance metal coatings, roof sealants, touchup paint, and metal restoration coatings – including Fluropon coil coatings, Geocel roof sealants, Kool Seal roof coatings, Ready Match Touchup, and Uniflex restoration systems. 

“By working with Sherwin-Williams, customers in the metal roofing industry have access to all of our industry-leading products, from a supplier that is committed to helping them grow their business,” MacDonald said. “Sherwin-Williams will be a passionate champion of metal roofing in 2019 – recruiting and encouraging contractors and roofers to expand their businesses into the metal segment.” 

At IRE, Sherwin-Williams will also host a professional engagement for industry attendees as part of the commitment to promoting and expanding the residential roofing market. Led by Matt Risinger, CEO and Chief Builder of Risinger Homes in Austin, Texas, the event will be held in the Sherwin-Williams Expo Booth # 1109 on February 12. For more information and to reserve your spot at the booth event, visit MakeMoreWithMetal.com.

For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.