A look at the greatest new finishes

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Reformed Church in New Jersey, which was constructed in 1772, Jersey, which was constructed in 1772, consists of column covers, cornice, dome, functional louvers, balusters and an integral fiberglass structure. It is engineered to withstand 150 mph winds and snowse Neshanic Reformed Church in New Jersey, which was constructed in 1772, consists of column covers, cornice, dome, functional louvers, balusters and an integral fiberglass structure. It is engineered to withstand 150 mph winds and snowse Neshanic Reformed Church in New Jersey, which was constructed in 1772, consists of column covers, cornice, dome, functional louvers, balusters and an integral fiberglass structure. It is engineered to withstand 150 mph winds and snowse Neshanic Reformed Church in New Jersey, which was constructed in 1772, consists of column covers, cornice, dome, functional louvers, balusters and an integral fiberglass structure. It is engineered to withstand 150 mph winds and snowsmed Church in New Jersey, which was constructed in tional louvers, balusters and an inte tional louvers, balusters and an inte 1772, consists of column covers, cornice, dome, functional louvers, balusters and an integral fiberglass structure. It is engineered to withstand 150 mph winds and snowstorms.

Olympic-Sized Re-Roof

The Stadium of Peace and Friendship, the venue for the volleyball, taekwondo, and handball competitions at the recent Athens Olympics, received a new roof for better protection from the extreme Athens sun. The concave roof is supported solely by pillars at its perimeter, providing spectators with unobstructed views of the action.

Sarna.

Reader Service No. 210

Lay It Down Under

Self-adhering roofing underlayment for roof leak protection sits between the shingles and roof deck, seals around nails, and, according to the maker, will not crack, dry, or rot. The Ice & Water Shield membrane can be applied to all standard roof coverings, as it is made from an aggressive rubberized asphalt adhesive backed by a layer of high-density cross-laminate polyethylene. The rubberized asphalt surface is backed with a foldless release paper that protects its adhesive quality.

Grace Construction Products.

Reader Service No. 204

Solar Reflection

Self-adhered roofing membrane meets Energy Star's solar reflectivity requirements and the Federal government's energy code requirements for roofing membranes. Polykool reduces peak electricity demands and minimizes the urban heat island effect, while offering resistance to animal fat, oil, and grease, making it easy to clean.

Polyglass.

Reader Service No. 215

Wind No More

Modified bitumen roofing systems achieve Class 1–90 wind uplift ratings and feature 10-foot-wide panel sizes that can be attached at 12-inch fastener spacings. The RubberGard EPDM and the UltraPly TPO systems offer enhanced rooftop performance and a variety of application options, says the manufacturer.

Firestone.

Reader Service No. 211

Low-Odor Roof Seal

Elastomeric urethane sealant is specifically formulated with low solvent content and low odor for a wide variety of interior or exterior construction applications. Adheres to roofing substrates such as Kynar, anodized aluminum, copper, and stainless steel.

Bostik Findley.

Reader Service No. 214

Academic Heights

The University Student Commons Building at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., houses the physical education, intercollegiate athletics, and student health departments. The 120,000-sf building is topped with a double-lock, standing-seam metal roof system, with engineering features to accommodate thermal movement, install uniform R values, and reduce maintenance. The roof panels' pre-painted finish features a "cool" coating for solar reflectivity, according to its maker. The earth-tone color is one of several factory-applied color coatings.

Butler Manufacturing Co.

Reader Service No. 205

Catchin' Rays

Pre-engineered roofing system integrates a selection of roofing solutions with photovoltaic panels from BP Solar to convert the sun's rays into energy, along with advanced electronics and all necessary rooftop attachments. SolarGrid is available for most applications, including low-slope and flat roofs. Coupled with the panels, comprehensive evaluations of rooftop conditions are available, including structural load and wind uplift to ensure optimum performance.

The Garland Co.

Reader Service No. 209

No-Shake Shingles

Asphalt roofing shingles made with "Super Shangle" construction are available in two full-size 18×36-inch base shingles, resulting in four layers of shingle protection and eight-inch exposure when applied. Centennial Slate shingles are available in six colors: black granite, country slate, fieldstone, new england slate, plymouth rock, and smokey quartz. The shingles carry a lifetime limited warranty, including coverage against winds of up to 100 miles per hour.

CertainTeed.

Reader Service No. 213

Green on Top

The Multnomah County Building in Portland, Ore., is the city's first public green roof, with 11,900 square feet of wildflowers, grass, and sedums. The Tremdrain GR prefabricated drainage system, a high-strength plastic core with holes in the upper surface, runs between the environmental elements and the building's roof to act as a water reservoir. The ½-inch-thick fabric allows the water not absorbed by the soil and plants to flow through open drainage channels into outlets. Rooftop temperatures in Portland can reach 175 F during the summer, increasing demand for air conditioning. Portland State University, which monitors the roof, expects a 70% reduction in total annual water runoff volume for the building.

Tremco.

Reader Service No. 212

Tough Membrane

PVC Elvaloy ketone ethylene ester-based membrane can be used in new and re-roofing applications and is highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals, contaminants, and pollutants. EV can be mechanically attached, fully adhered, ballasted with stone or pavers, and can be installed as a vented roofing system. The membrane carries a windstorm classification rating of 1–90.

Stevens Roofing Systems.

Reader Service No. 206

All the Right Curves

Profiled, standing-seam metal panels are offered in a curved, three-inch trapezoidal look for commercial applications. The curved nature of the panels provides inherent resistance to water infiltration. Panel widths of 12, 18, and 24 inches are available with radii from 30 to 350 feet. Substrates best suited to curving are 26 and 24 gauge galvanized or zinc-aluminum-coated steel.

Cureveline Inc.

Reader Service No. 216

Metal Roofing Exposed (or Concealed)

Standing-seam metal roofing systems are available in both exposed and concealed fastener panels. Aluminum, galvanized, and galvalume substrates are standard and are available either unpainted or finished with Kynar coatings. Custom substrates and finishes are available with warranties as well.

Fabral.

Reader Service No. 208

Copper Music Dome

The roof of the Weber Music Hall at University of Minnesota's Duluth campus features 12,000 sf of Tegola Canadese copper-clad tiles, with a 99.7% pure copper foil coating. Design architect Cesar Pelli & Associates, New Haven, Conn., and local architect of record SJA Architects, specified the tile for its appearance and durability.

Petersen Aluminum Corp.

Reader Service No. 203

Pull Off and Pat Down

Self-adhering roofing system is ideal for schools, hospitals, light commercial applications, especially in areas with extreme wind conditions. The Freedom Roofing System comes with a split-back release film, which eases installation and reduces labor costs. There are no adhesives to dry. Available in tan and white, and comes with a complete line of pre-molded self-adhering accessories.

GAF Materials Corp.

Reader Service No. 207

         
 

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