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2014-03-13 23:26:27

Exterior Pro, Inc. today announced that they have joined the prestigious Duro-Last Roofing Century Club. The Scottsburg, Indiana roofing contractor was honored by Duro-Last for installing over 100,000 sq. ft of Duro-Last roofing membrane in 2013. Madison, IN (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Exterior Pro, Inc., who does work as a Sellersburg Indiana roofing contractor, announced today that they have been inducted into the Duro-Last Roofing Century Club after installing over 100,000 sq. ft. of...

Reducing Warming Caused By Urban Expansion
2014-03-12 13:16:04

Cheryl Dybas, National Science Foundation Punxsutawney Phil's Groundhog Day prediction may have called for six more weeks of winter, but the first day of spring is now around the corner. After a long season of snow and ice across the US and around the world, warmer weather will likely be greeted with open arms. In a hotter world, however, the bloom may quickly be off the rose. Cities: The new deserts? When we think about the most sizzling locations on the planet, we often...

2014-03-10 12:26:55

Voting now open at www.noroofleftbehind.com FORT WORTH, Texas, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Lon Smith Roofing announced four finalists have been selected in its 1(st) annual No Roof Left Behind (TM) community program: -- Betty Franklin of Fort Worth, nominated by Judy Holley-Meals on Wheels.Betty struggles monthly to make ends meet. Minor repairs to the roof have been made by friends or family because she does not have the money to have it...

2014-02-28 23:25:40

Winners of the annual Contractor Project of the Year competition were announced today by Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes. Canton, MA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Winners of the annual Contractor Project of the Year competition were announced today by Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes. A winner and two finalists were recognized for outstanding workmanship in four categories: Low Slope,...

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...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'