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2014-02-25 23:33:27

Terry Anderson, owner of TRA Snow and Sun, has been awarded a US Patent for a clamp-on bracket used in retaining snow or attaching solar panels on metal roofs. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Terry Anderson, owner of TRA Snow and Sun, Inc. of American Fork, Utah, received a US Patent for one of his latest inventions, a clamp-on bracket for use in retaining snow and solar panels on metal roofs. Anderson also has two other patents. He invented the original Snow Bracket for...

2014-02-25 08:34:31

IRE Product Introductions Give Contractors Enhanced Roofing Solutions Designed to Protect and Sell LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning Roofing is demonstrating its "Building Blocks of Success" at the 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas this week. The "blocks" of success for roofing contractors include the company's preferred products, branded system, warranty offerings, program membership and sustainable solutions. Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt...

2014-02-24 12:28:11

Company Offering Attendees Deep Discounts on Selected Equipment during Event PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Spray foam equipment provider, Intech Equipment & Supply (http://www.intechequipment.com/), announced it will participate in the upcoming International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 26-28, 2014. The event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Bayside Halls C and D. (Photo:...

2014-02-12 23:25:23

Atlas Roofing Corp. will be displaying its full line of roof components at the 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE). Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Atlas Roofing Corp. will be displaying its full line of roof components at the 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE). The show, to be held Feb. 26-28 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, is the foremost roofing construction and maintenance event in the nation. The theme "Four Of A Kind Wins" is more than just...

Research Reveals Give And Take Of Urban Temperature Mitigating Technologies
2014-02-10 12:14:36

Arizona State University Life in a warming world is going to require human ingenuity to adapt to the new realities of Earth. Greenhouse-gas induced warming and megapolitan expansion are both significant drivers of our warming planet. Researchers are now assessing adaptation technologies that could help us acclimate to these changing realities. But how well these adaptation technologies – such as cool roofs, green roofs and hybrids of the two – perform year round and how this...

2014-02-04 08:37:21

Annual Awards Recognize Firms for Excellence in Commercial and Industrial Roofing Installations INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" portfolio of products, announced today 251 firms across the country earned the 2014 Master Contractor Award. From within the network of more than 3,000 Firestone Building Products Red Shield(TM) Licensed Roofing Contractors, these...

2014-02-03 16:26:06

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent innovation from Huber Engineered Woods combines superior strength and stiffness, moisture resistance, and now a radiant heat barrier. The new ZIP System(®) radiant barrier is the only roof panel that incorporates the signature ZIP System(®) technology with radiant heat protection. "ZIP System is the fastest, best way to protect a home from moisture and heat. We're pleased to extend its value for builders and...

2014-02-02 23:01:41

Fas-Fit Trim Supply, LLC announces the rollout of their new product line. Duncanville, Texas (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 Never replace soffit and fascia again and no more risk of deck lift. Galvalock is a one piece steel soffit/fascia panel that could actually save a roof during a hurricane, tornado or extreme wind event. This patented panel made of 26 gauge galvalume steel, actually fastens to the sidewall studs of a structure and the rafters on the roof to protect the decking from deck...

2014-01-31 23:32:05

Faux grass tiles are popular in many indoor athletic facilities. Milltown, WI (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Greatmats, an online dealer of specialty flooring, has introduced an artificial tile for indoor athletic activities such as soccer. Tiles are interlocking puzzle tiles with a dense EVA foam backing that provides cushion for activities. Artificial Turf Tiles are designed for heavy traffic in homes or commercial facilities. The tile measures 18.5" x 18.5". They are 3/4"...

2014-01-31 23:01:04

Ferrimy Construction Inc., a leading roofer in Boston, MA, provides helpful tips on keeping a roof in good shape, helping stay warm, and save money this season. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Roofing contractors in Boston, MA will all agree that the roof on someone’s home is one of the most important parts of the building. Improperly insulating and maintained roofs cause all sorts of problems for homeowners. From skyrocketing heating bills to interior water damage, a roof that is...


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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