Technology

RCS Solar Panel Shingles

The Solar Roof That Makes Every Shingle a Solar Panel

By Cass Jacoby. New type of solar roof is backed by Tesla, the electric car maker, and looks like any other normal roof. Jake Hermeling is one of the first in Central Oregon to have a Tesla solar roof built on a house, but you would never be able ...


RCS Switch to Cool Roof

Why You Should Switch to a Cool Roof

By Cass Jacoby. Save money and the environment by making a change as small as your roof color. Did you know your roof color could be costing you more money to cool your home or office building? In the summertime we tend to wear light-colored clothes because they keep us ...


DECRA Roof Designer

My Experience With Design-My-Roof Widget

By Colin Sheehan. The benefits of sharing try-before-you-buy online tools with homeowner clients. A new roof is a large investment for homeowners. Not only must they choose a roof with functionality that best matches their needs, but they also must decide between an overwhelming number of aesthetic options. On top ...


GAF Solar Power Roof

Finally! A Solar Power Roof That Won’t Break the Bank

By Colin Sheehan. Earlier in August, a new bill was introduced that will make it more affordable for homeowners and business owners to install solar power roofs. The Revamping Appropriate Incentives for Solar Energy (RAISE) the Roof Act, introduced by New Jersey House Representatives Mikie Sherill and Bill Pascrell, Jr., ...


RCS-Japan Solar Panels

Land of the Rising Sun Plans to Go Fully Solar

By Cass Jacoby. Eventually every building, parking lot and farm in Japan will be fitted with rooftop solar panels to reach 2030 emissions reduction goal. Earlier this year, Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, announced an ambitious new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to reduce emissions to ...


Western Colloid FARR

FARR Systems are the Solar Retrofitting Solution You’ve Been Looking For

By Western Colloid. Fluid applied reinforced roof systems (FARR) are ideal for installations around solar panels and their mounting hardware. Solar panels are more popular than ever nowadays due to technological improvements and because they are becoming increasingly cost-effective. Rising energy costs and green energy incentives are among the ...


RCS Lutheran Church Goes Green with Solar

Peace Lutheran in Alexandria Installs 189 Solar Panels

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Church leads by example going green, displaying how a community can make a big impact for the future. This church is taking action! The Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria in northern Virginia has undergone a massive project to add solar panels to its ...


CertainTeed Solar Energy

Solar Energy Tiles on Colorado Home Are Effective and Attractive

By CertainTeed. Aesthetically pleasing on-site solar energy generation works hard to garner a Boulder home savings. Colorado has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to the solar revolution. Notably, the state aspires to be running on 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2040. Their commitment to going ...


RCS Modular Recycled Roof

Modular Recycled Roofs Help India Beat the Heat

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. These roofs, made of paper waste, can lower the indoor temperature by as much as 18-degrees Fahrenheit. In India the temperatures can stay well over 100 degrees for weeks. It can get even hotter under small shacks where thin metal roofs trap heat ...


Bitec Quick & Easy Installation

Bitec’s Self-adhering Membrane Offers Quick & Convenient Installation

By Cass Jacoby. A membrane built to be perfectly installed with little equipment and in less time. Soon enough, roofing season across the country will be in full swing. Now more than ever, contractors and homeowners alike demand products that are convenient and safe to install. For any upcoming ...


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