Mar 29, 2013

GAF offers commercial property owners up to $500 off first service visit

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, knows that regular maintenance is critical for maximizing the life expectancy of every commercial roof. The recently enhanced WellRoof® Plus Program makes it easy and rewarding for commercial property owners to establish a roof maintenance program with a GAF Certified Maintenance Professional (CMP), who can exclusively offer this program.

Mar 29, 2013

Stanford researchers develop nanophotonic panel that reflects sun's heat out of the atmosphere

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a nanophotonic material that not only reflects sunlight, but actually beams the thermal energy out of the earth's atmosphere.

Mar 27, 2013

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zero—and possibly net-positive—energy performance with the help of clever passive design techniques.

Mar 22, 2013

Sika Sarnafil secures FM Approval for vegetated roofing system

Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, today announced it received FM Approval for its vegetated roofing systems. Sika Sarnafil’s FM Approval is the first to be secured worldwide for a vegetated roofing system that includes both the vegetated cover and the Sarnafil roof waterproofing system.

Mar 19, 2013

Wind valves will help increase hurricane resistance on Florida schools

Wind valves that harness the force of swirling winds to keep the roof in place during storms will be used to help seven Florida school roofs withstand hurricane-force winds.

Feb 26, 2013

Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) created a database of current information on rebates and tax credits for installing reflective roofs.

Feb 25, 2013

GAF launches roofing industry’s first self-service roof energy calculator and rebate finder

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is pleased to announce CREST, the Cool Roof Energy and Sustainability Tool. Available at cool.gaf.com, CREST is a unique tool designed to help contractors, consultants and building owners compare the energy cost savings of different roofing systems options.

Feb 6, 2013

George W. Bush Presidential Center among award-winning roofing projects honored by Sika Sarnafil

Winners of the 2012 Contractor Project of the Year Competition were announced this week by Sika Sarnafil. The annual competition highlights excellence in roofing installation. Roofing contractors are judged based on project complexity, design uniqueness, craftsmanship, and creative problem solving.

Feb 4, 2013

GAF roofing plant earns first UL Environment validation for Landfill Waste Diversion

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 1, 2013 – UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories),…
Jan 14, 2013

RAM Commercial Trucks named official truck of 2013 International Roofing Expo (IRE)

Covering all segments of the roofing industry, attendees are made up of commercial and residential contractors, builders, remodelers, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, architects, engineers and other ancillary industry professionals.