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2014-07-28 23:11:24

Galvalock Panel passes ASTM E-330-02 Uniform Load test at TDI (Texas Dept. of Insurance) approved facility proving it will do what it was designed to do. Carrollton, TX (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Fas-Fit Trim Supply, LLC had their Galvalock™ panel wind and strength tested at the Construction Consulting Laboratory in Carrollton TX on July 10, 2014. The panel did an amazing job. There was a slight pucker at the fasteners after 178mph sustained force but no panel or roof deck movement. After...

2014-07-28 23:07:33

The University of Iowa has its first green roof growing on the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB) is the site of the very first green roof on the campus of the University of Iowa. In addition to providing many environmental benefits, the green roof will give building occupants a gorgeous view. It features five unique sedum mixtures with a variety of perennial plants including Black-eyed Susan,...

2014-07-23 23:12:42

TRA Snow and Sun has redesigned TileVent to meet higher tile roof ventilation needs on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouses. Natural resources are conserved when tile roof ventilation is installed. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 TRA Snow and Sun of American Fork, Utah, recently created a new TileVent to be used on meetinghouses for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) with tile roofs. The new TileVent is wider with more ventilation holes than the regular...

2014-07-09 23:11:48

New financial model opens traditionally-difficult markets, execs say Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Stuart Wiston, President of New Wind Energy Solutions in Nashville, stood atop the roof on Eugenia Ave. in Southeast Nashville and looked out over the expanse of 250 solar panels which now produce power that helps the building owner, CB Ragland, offset their electricity costs. This solar project, however, is unlike any other in Nashville or most of the United States. Besides...

2014-07-08 23:01:34

Parker Waichman LLP and co-counsel filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Tamko Building Products Shingles are defective and prone to premature failure. According to the Complaint, the shingles are susceptible to cracking and blistering, which leads to problems such as moisture penetration, decreased wind resistance, and reduced life expectancy. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers,...

2014-07-07 20:20:38

Anchor Products InterSolar Booth No. 9436 COLLEYVILLE, Texas, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchor Products, LLC will exhibit its newly introduced U-Anchor 2600 for attachment of rooftop solar racking systems on asphalt roofs at InterSolar North America 2014 as the company reaches 50,000 attachments installed on projects. "In our best year to date, we are excited about our continuing contributions and innovations in rooftop solar attachments, which includes the U-Anchor 2600 Asphalt and the...

2014-07-07 12:22:38

Unique PV Mounting Solutions Designed in Japan NOVATO, Calif., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. market will be introduced to a unique line of photovoltaic mounting systems designed and developed by Roof Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Japan's leader in roofing technologies. Roof Tech will showcase its products at Intersolar North America Booth 9732 from July 8th to 10th at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Mounting Systems Designed Exclusively for Residential Solar Installations Roof Tech...

2014-06-29 23:01:09

Housing construction and renovation spending will gradually expand, fuelling demand for asphalt shingles and roofing products. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Asphalt Manufacturing industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 The Asphalt Manufacturing industry has experienced volatile demand over the past five years. The US housing crisis dragged down the domestic housing market, causing domestic...

2014-06-24 08:33:34

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Roofing Market in India 2013http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/asia_pacific/india/roofing_market_india_2013.html Netscribes' latest market research report titled Roofing Market in India 2013 depicts the current status of roofing industry with a special focus on asbestos, tile and metal roofing segments. Currently, the roofing sector is preparing for the next generation products, with...

2014-06-20 12:24:40

Ja-Mar Is Ready To Serve Those In Need With Damage From Texas Storms AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A large wind / hail storm rolled through Texas on June 12, 2014. Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal has published updated homeowner information on their website. The information is designed to educate homeowners about the risks of hail damage and provide tips to diagnose the signs of damage. The hail from the June 12th storm can cause tremendous damage on roofs,...


Latest Roofs Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-10 10:05:27

When we think of thunderstorms we have to remember the deadliest part of those storms and that is the lightning that occurs with them. Lightning is found in many forms. The first type of lightning is known as cloud to cloud meaning that the electric charge travels from one cloud to the other. The second type of lightning is the Cloud to Air meaning the lighting moves from the cloud and enters the clear air of the sky. A third type of lightning is the cloud to ground. This is the most...

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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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