MiaSole and General Membrane Announce Partnership Agreement

General Membrane SpA, the premiere Italian provider of bitumen, synthetic and metal roof waterproofing membranes, and MiaSolé have entered a strategic partnership agreement. General Membrane will integrate the MiaSolé flexible thin-film CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide) FLEX module—the thin-film lightweight flexible module with an aperture efficiency rating of up to 17%—into their new General Solar PV FLEX, an innovative solution for the waterproofing sector. General Solar PV Flex is composed of MiaSolè flexible modules adhered to a General Membrane bituminous or synthetic waterproofing layer. General Solar PV FLEX becomes an integral part of the roof and offers the double benefit of waterproofing and generation of electricity, and can be used on new and existing flat or sloping roofs as well as roofs with variable geometry, such as curves.

The MiaSolé FLEX module has several features that make it ideal for General Membrane’s waterproof membranes. In addition to its high efficiency rating, the low weight of the module (<2.9kg/m2) allows installation on roofs that cannot support the weight of traditional glass solar panels. The peel-and-stick application allows the FLEX module to be fully integrated into the membrane, conforming to curved surfaces and offering superior resistance to wind. “We are proud of this partnership agreement between our company and MiaSolé that is in accordance with the mission of General Membrane SpA. The role of the roof is changing and modern waterproofing systems must meet, through innovation, the new functions of the roof, ensuring durability. The partnership with MiaSolé and its innovative Flex modules allows us to continue in our proposal of BIPV systems and our commitment towards the environmental solutions”, said Maurizio Codognotto, president and CEO of General Membrane SpA. “The MiaSolé module helps General Membrane create solutions for today’s challenges integrating solar power generation into buildings,” says Anil Vijayendran, vice president of Product Sales and Marketing at MiaSolé. “We are pleased with this partnership with General Membrane, a company that has proven its commitment towards the environment by installing more than 45MW of solar since 2007. Working with General Membrane highlights our commitment to expand the solar energy ecosystem with this integrated General Solar PV FLEX waterproofing membrane”. “This partnership agreement with General Membrane is an example on how the MiaSolé flex module can be used to create unique solutions preserving the integrity of the roof and rewards the choice of Hanergy to invest in flexible CIGS technologies. We are proud of this partnership with General Membrane, a company that already proved its commitment towards the environment installing, since 2007, more than 45MW of solar”, said Li Ming, CEO of Hanergy Europe, MiaSolé’s sales partner in Europe.

Reduce Roof Temperatures by as Much as 20 Percent

CertainTeed has strengthened its highly reflective, low-slope CoolStar roofing products with an enhanced ceramic granule surface.

CertainTeed has strengthened its highly reflective, low-slope CoolStar roofing products with an enhanced ceramic granule surface.

CertainTeed has strengthened its highly reflective, low-slope CoolStar roofing products with an enhanced ceramic granule surface. The granulated, uncoated finish is designed to be a cost-effective way to lower commercial building energy consumption and increase occupant comfort. It handles like a standard roofing product without special installation requirements, is more aesthetically pleasing, and yet maintains a high solar reflectivity, reducing roof temperatures as much as 20 percent.

CoolStar products meet ENERGY STAR and California Title 24 requirements. CoolStar also qualifies for LEED points and meets NAHB National Green Building Standards.

CoolStar is designed to work with a wide range of roof systems, including built-up roofing, SBS, APP and self-adhering modified bitumen. It is extremely flexible and durable, because of the layering of high-quality reinforcements, heavy asphalt coating and highly reflective ceramic granules. This toughness combats the negative effects of natural expansion and contraction caused by heating, cooling, light and moisture. In addition, the brilliant white CoolStar surface is factory applied for hassle-free, one-step installation, which helps reduce labor costs.

Sealant Is Elastomer-based

Lucas #5400 is a high-performance, thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.

Lucas #5400 is a high-performance, thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.

Lucas #5400 is a high-performance, thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant. The multipurpose sealant adheres to most surfaces, including asphalt, shingles, modified bitumen, metal, Kynar, wood, concrete, tile, masonry and others. It is available in three grades: brush grade, trowel grade and caulk grade. Lucas #5400 is manufactured from UV-stable SEBS thermoplastic elastomers while the asphalt portion of the formula adheres to asphaltic materials and other surfaces. The product will not crack or harden over time and is easy to apply even in cold weather.

Create Cost-effective Modified Bitumen Roof Systems

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has released several choices for creating modified bitumen roof systems that are cost-effective and contractor-friendly while delivering long-term performance.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has released several choices for creating modified bitumen roof systems that are cost-effective and contractor-friendly while delivering long-term performance.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has released several choices for creating modified bitumen roof systems that are cost-effective and contractor-friendly while delivering long-term performance. Its APP Torch Base membranes are designed as base or interply sheets in new construction, retrofit and flashing detail applications. Its APP Torch Cap Sheet membranes can be applied as a heat-welded cap sheet or flashing in new construction and retrofit projects and for repairing built-up roof systems. Its G2 Base roof system base sheets are designed for built-up and modified bitumen roof systems. The new products join the Mule-Hide Modified Bitumen roofing system suite of products, which also includes self-adhering membranes and accessories.

Standing-seam Roof Resists Wind Uplift in Harsh Environments

Garland’s new R-Mer Shield structural standing-seam roof system boasts a 2-inch-high vertical seam with an extruded aluminum clip and top rail system that provide wind-uplift performance, ensuring watertight protection in the harshest environments.

Garland’s new R-Mer Shield structural standing-seam roof system boasts a 2-inch-high vertical seam with an extruded aluminum clip and top rail system that provide wind-uplift performance, ensuring watertight protection in the harshest environments.

Garland’s new R-Mer Shield structural standing-seam roof system boasts a 2-inch-high vertical seam with an extruded aluminum clip and top rail system that provide wind-uplift performance, ensuring watertight protection in the harshest environments. Its symmetrically designed panel and cap allows for easy installation and provides flexibility during multiple phases of new construction, replacement or retrofit. The metal roof system can span over open purlins on slopes down to 1/4:12, making it suitable for retrofits over existing single-ply, built-up, modified bitumen and metal roof systems. The system design also provides a 1/2-inch clearance between the panel and substrate to increase ventilation beneath the panel.

Product Series Allows Roofs to Be Customized

Johns Manville has debuted the DynaFast product series, developed from its first-generation ASTM D6164 DynaLastic platforms.

Johns Manville has debuted the DynaFast product series, developed from its first-generation ASTM D6164 DynaLastic platforms.


Johns Manville has debuted the DynaFast product series, developed from its first-generation ASTM D6164 DynaLastic platforms. DynaFast SBS modified bitumen membranes are designed to be mechanically fastened. Together, DynaFast 180 S, DynaFast 180 HW and the DynaFast250 HW provide a vast assortment of options to customize any commercial roofing job. The system requires fewer fasteners for the same wind-uplift rating as traditional system fastening and gives you the choice of fasteners. DynaFast may be used in high and low wind zones. There’s an application for every job, including hot, cold and heat-weld applications. Roll lengths of 1 square or 1 1/2 square with varied thicknesses mean faster installation.