Innovative Products

Roof Hugger Sub-purlin Systems

Research Finds Sub-purlin Systems Increase Roof Load Capacity

By Evelyn Witterholt. After extensive research and tests, Roof Hugger found that their sub-purlin systems enhance existing weight capacities on roofs. When sub-purlin systems were on the rise in the '90s, there were concerns amongst the roofing industry of the additional dead load risks. Although roofing contractors liked that sub-purlin ...


Duro-Last DuroLife 600

Duro-Last®, Inc. and DuPont™ Launch Sustainable 50-year Roofing System

The time has come for a roof to last nearly the life of a building. Duro-Last Inc. is announcing a sustainable, 50-year commercial, low-slope roofing system that significantly lowers replacement costs and reduces building materials entering the waste stream. Duro-Life™ 600 Roofing System is the result of a collaboration between two ...


NSA True Slate Roof

The True Color of Slate

By Cass Jacoby. Slate is multi-colorful roofing material that you can use to create a truly unique roof. Here is what color designations mean when it comes to slate. When you think of slate, odds are you are thinking of some kind of grey. Unless you are a geologist, ...


PABCO Clear on Your Style

Get Clear on Your Style – Use a Roofing Visualizer

By PABCO Roofing Products. A roofing visualizer gives you a better idea of what your installation will really look like. Sometimes selecting a visual style for a roof can be a gamble. You may not ever know how a property will look in context of its surroundings until the project ...


RCS Retractable Stadium Roofs

What is the Deal With Retractable Stadium Roofs?

By Cass Jacoby. More and more stadiums are adopting retractable roofs to act as an umbrella over games and events, but how do these structures work? Roofs are very particular. They are strong and protect us from the elements, yet can be taken down by the smallest trickle of water ...


IKO Carrington Project

Armourshake™ Now a Class 4 Shingle

By IKO North America. Representatives from IKO® give their take on why the Armourshake shingle is so reliable and what makes both IKO® and Roofmart fantastic companies. Armourshake™ is one of the best shingles offered in the roofing industry today. It has been given a Class 4 Impact Resistance Rating, ...


Metal-Era Roof Falcon Measurement

How to Virtually Eliminate Human Error on Your Building Measurements

By Cass Jacoby. The Falcon Roof Measurement tool is designed to eliminate error and increase productivity. Ask your contractors to ensure accuracy and redeploy labor with Metal-Era and Hickman’s Regional Technical Services Team. Metal-Era and Hickman Edge Systems have one of the broadest portfolios of tested roofing and building envelope ...


MFM End of Drafty Windows

The End of Drafty Windows

By Cass Jacoby. WindowWrap Powerbond® is MFM Buildings’ leading edge self-adhering window and door waterproofing tape, designed to go the extra mile protecting the home. In today’s economy, builders and homeowners alike want maximum value out of their building materials. When it comes to windows and doors, that means products ...


Owens Corning Algae resistant shingle

Owens Corning Expands Algae Resistance Warranty Coverage

Owens Corning is transitioning shingle lines and all hip and ridge shingles to a 25-year Algae Resistance Limited Warranty. Owens Corning is investing in the longevity of a roof’s curb appeal as it transitions shingle lines and all hip and ridge shingles to a 25-year Algae Resistance Limited Warranty (up from ...


Polyglass Resists the Elements

A Roofing Underlayment That Resists the Elements

By Polyglass. The Polystick® XFR underlayment is resistant to high temperatures and harsh worksite conditions. Underlayments on roofs are crucial to the long life of roof systems. They are a necessary line of defense against water damage and keep roof coverings and substrates separate. Because they are so essential to enhancing the ...


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