Buildings with great fire resistance will likely have lower insurance costs and be restricted by...read more
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
New products will need to overcome problems of aesthetics and efficiency that have plagued past e...read more
A large roof can become a resource that saves significant money on energy consumption and helps...read more
Not all roof and ceiling assemblies are created equal, especially when it comes to energy perform...read more
When faced with the need to replace a flat roof, many building owners find retrofitting a more vi...read more
Innovation Curve Technology Park in Palo Alto, Calif. Renderings courtesy Form4 Architecture. Click here to enlarge.
Fabricated of painted recycled aluminum, the wavy roofs at the Innovation Curve campus will symbo...read more
Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat
The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....
Asphalt shingles. Photo: TriviaKing/Wikimedia Commons.
Technical manual provides best practices for roofing professionals.
Raised-heel truss. Photo courtesy APA.
Higher trusses simplify attic ventilation, leave more space for insulation.
A report by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) found that 55% Al-Zn coated low-slope steel...read more
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.
Prepainted metals are becoming popular for both commercial and residential use thanks to their du...read more
Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Now includes information from 2015 ICC Green Construction Code.
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
To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning units, study the article carefully and take the exam.
Photo Credit: Pixabay/Creative Commons
The free document is specifically tailored for metal roof installation.
Rendering courtesy HKS
U.S. Bank Stadium will have an ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pneumatic roof, a durable, fle...read more
A textured finish enhances visual depth and adds a richness to color
Hoboken, N.J., wants more green roofs. Photo: GarberDC/Creative Commons.
Mayor wants to offer tax incentives as further enticement.
Solar reflective coatings on metal roofs have high thermal reflectance and thermal emittance, keeping rooftop temperatures down in direct sunlight.
Energy-efficient metal roofs, with cool coatings are at the forefront of innovation, helping to i...read more
Panasonic’s Sustainable Smart Town in Japan
Looking to integrate solar into your building? Here’s what you need to know
For the best possible outcomes when working on metal roof retrofits, consider some simple but vit...read more
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.
Here are three things metal roof manufacturers can do to help the architect
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.
According to The Metal Construction Assocition, a metal roof will not make lightning more likely...read more
A new campus was needed to support an Ohio community college's expanding population
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.
The decline in oil and petroleum prices finally showed up in the produce price index data, accord...read more
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.
Metal roof coatings with solar reflectance can help building owners save substantially in annual...read more
The International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in South Windsor, Conn. Photo: Petersen Aluminum
Perkins Eastman in Stamford, Conn., designed the school to emphasize and integrate the Internatio...read more
White thermoplastic PVC roof system fits the bill for rooftop solar installation project at famed...read more
This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last a...read more
The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...read more