Roofing

| September 21, 2016 |

Buildings with great fire resistance will likely have lower insurance costs and be restricted by...

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CertainTeed's Apollo II solar shingles (pictured) are among the few survivors in a market that's seen its share of failed launches. Undautned, new entrants Solar City and the startup Sunflare are trying to make inroads with new solar roofing.  Image: CertainTeed

September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New products will need to overcome problems of aesthetics and efficiency that have plagued past e...

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| July 27, 2016 |

 A large roof can become a resource that saves significant money on energy consumption and helps...

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| July 21, 2016 |

Not all roof and ceiling assemblies are created equal, especially when it comes to energy perform...

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| June 29, 2016 |

When faced with the need to replace a flat roof, many building owners find retrofitting a more vi...

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Form4 designs curved roofs for Stanford tech park

Innovation Curve Technology Park in Palo Alto, Calif. Renderings courtesy Form4 Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

June 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Fabricated of painted recycled aluminum, the wavy roofs at the Innovation Curve campus will symbo...

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Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat

June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....

Asphalt roofing group publishes updated shingle installation guide

Asphalt shingles. Photo: TriviaKing/Wikimedia Commons.

May 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technical manual provides best practices for roofing professionals.

 

New guide focused on increasing energy and structural performance with raised-heel trusses

Raised-heel truss. Photo courtesy APA.

May 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Higher trusses simplify attic ventilation, leave more space for insulation.

 

| May 09, 2016 |

A report by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) found that 55% Al-Zn coated low-slope steel...

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Valspar can work with architects and builders to create custom colors and prints to create the look of wood, slate (pictured), shingles or provide a weathered look to panels.

| April 12, 2016 |

Prepainted metals are becoming popular for both commercial and residential use thanks to their du...

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NRCA’s EnergyWise Roof Calculator updated

Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

March 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Now includes information from 2015 ICC Green Construction Code.

 

Better membranes, better roofing [AIA course]

Reroofing the Red Wing (Minn.) Shoe Company's facility with a 60-mil white TPO membrane and heat-welded seams over solyiso insulation. Photo: Jennifer Neighbors/courtesy Mule-Hide Products

February 24, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning units, study the article carefully and take the exam.

Photo Credit: Pixabay/Creative Commons

January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The free document is specifically tailored for metal roof installation.

High tech material makes Minnesota Vikings' new stadium's roof light and strong

Rendering courtesy HKS

December 07, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

U.S. Bank Stadium will have an ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pneumatic roof, a durable, fle...

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WeatherXL™ crinkle finish brings visual depth to projects
| October 28, 2015 |

A textured finish enhances visual depth and adds a richness to color

Hoboken, N.J., wants more green roofs. Photo: GarberDC/Creative Commons.

October 27, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mayor wants to offer tax incentives as further enticement.

Comfort and energy efficiency with cool metal roofs

Solar reflective coatings on metal roofs have high thermal reflectance and thermal emittance, keeping rooftop temperatures down in direct sunlight.

| September 25, 2015 |

Energy-efficient metal roofs, with cool coatings are at the forefront of innovation, helping to i...

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Solar flash forward

 Panasonic’s Sustainable Smart Town in Japan

| September 11, 2015 | Panasonic

Looking to integrate solar into your building? Here’s what you need to know

Metal Roof Retrofits: the potential, the problems, the payoff, part 1
| June 23, 2015 |

For the best possible outcomes when working on metal roof retrofits, consider some simple but vit...

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How architects can tap into the expertise of their metal roof manufacturer

Roof manufacturers can help architects by training the roof contractor on the in­stallation of the standing seam roof system to be used on the project. Photo: Flickr.

| May 11, 2015 |

Here are three things metal roof manufacturers can do to help the architect

Are Metal Roofs Lightning Magnets?

A metal building system, with a conductive metal roof and a conductive metal structural frame, gives lightning a low-resistance path to the earth. Photo: David Selby/Wikimedia Commons.

| April 24, 2015 |

According to The Metal Construction Assocition, a metal roof will not make lightning more likely...

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Curved metal panels give roof over community college expansion
| April 15, 2015 | MBCI

A new campus was needed to support an Ohio community college's expanding population

Prices for Construction Materials Fall in January

Construction input prices were down in January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Prices for other materials were also down on both a monthly and yearly basis.

February 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The decline in oil and petroleum prices finally showed up in the produce price index data, accord...

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How does airflow under a metal roof further enhance energy savings?

In cool or cold weather conditions, scientists confirmed that direct-nailed asphalt shingle roofs had significantly larger heat loss than attics with metal shakes and above-sheathing ventilation.

| February 12, 2015 |

Metal roof coatings with solar reflectance can help building owners save substantially in annual...

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New school blends with local architecture using Petersen metal roof

The International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in South Windsor, Conn. Photo: Petersen Aluminum

| February 11, 2015 | Petersen Aluminum

Perkins Eastman in Stamford, Conn., designed the school to emphasize and integrate the Internatio...

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A revitalized solar roof for San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall
| January 26, 2015 | Duro-Last Roofing

White thermoplastic PVC roof system fits the bill for rooftop solar installation project at famed...

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One of the largest PV installations in the country, thin-film solar laminate pan
November 17, 2014 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last a...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...

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