ON THE ROOF WITH A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE OF ROOFING

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Over the last two decades, the roofing industry has undergone some major changes, one of which is a growing recognition of the value of roof space other than keeping occupants warm and dry. Two veteran roofing professionals share their thoughts on the changes that have been, and where they see the industry heading in this ‘black arts’ segment of On The Roof With…..John Robinson, Sika Sarnafil and Ed Jarger, American Hydrotech.

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1. In your opinion, what do you think has been the most significant change to the roofing industry over the last two decades?

JR. The most significant change has been emergence of the single ply roof system as the most predominant system. Built up Roofing (BUR) and hot asphalt systems are losing market share due to environmental issues, cost factors and labor concerns. The combination of installation speed and efficiency and the movement away from high labor-based systems has accelerated the change. This will continue as manufacturers develop systems that are more labor efficient and more environmentally sensitive. Another more negative change has been the practice of accepting lower cost materials and systems versus performance, so called “value engineering”. This has led to more premature failures in all types of roofing systems.

EJ. There has been a marked shift in how roofs are viewed by building owners and developers over the last 20 years. Besides its primary function, to keeping water out of a building, the rooftop is increasingly expected to provide more value and functionality. A roof may become a building amenity, such as a podium deck or rooftop terrace for tenants to enjoy. Or, perhaps assist in handling the stormwater challenges many urban areas must contend with by incorporating a vegetated roof or even a blue roof assembly in the overall roof design. Resistance or concern regarding a roofs ability to perform multiple functions has given way to acceptance over the last few decades, as good roof design and the use of quality roofing products and assemblies have proven successful.

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A ROOFING BUYER’S GUIDE – THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

A ROOFING BUYER’S GUIDE – THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Whether you’re bA ROOFING BUYER’S GUIDE – THE OPTIONS AVAILABLEuilding a new house or you need to update your current roof, when it comes to putting the plans together, it’s important to remember that the roof is our first line of defence (other than the walls) from nature’s elements and also helps to buffer noise, so the plans need careful consideration and plenty of research.

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Although roofing is foremost a practical home feature and we couldn’t live without it, from a design point of view the roof is the single largest surface area of a house and therefore has quite a bit of room for creative freedom. With lots of plans to consider including; budget, functionality and style considerations, we’ve put together this guidebook to take you through the options available, which hopefully will show you that there’s more than you thought.

The guide outlines the roofing shapes you can get, the types of tiles and slates which will be persuaded by design choice and budget, eco-friendly roofing options, window installation options and insulation varieties. There’s even a glossary at the end of the guide which outlines some of the key terms used in the roofing industry!

When it comes to building a house from scratch or adding an extension, there are a couple of options you can go for in regards to the roof design. There will however be certain factors that affect your final decision, this might be your budget, where you live and the type of weather you get all year round, as well as whether you live in a neighbourhood or not, as your roof shape might be influenced by your neighbouring roof shapes.

Different roofing shapes have different pros and cons. For example, a ‘Hip Roof’ might be more stable than other roof types however more expensive to build. A ‘Gambrel Roof’ will help to provide additional living space in the loft, however this type of roof shape isn’t recommended for heavy wind areas. So it’s important to weigh up all the pros and cons of each roofing types. Check out some of the below links for further reading and information on the different roofing shapes and styles available to you.

Updating your existing roof enables you to add value to your home and communicate your personal tastes and creativity. While the roof framing, structure and proper installation is the most important, the materials for your roof can really upgrade the exterior of your house and add an additional layer of protection.

From asphalt shingles and clay tiles to natural slate and stone roof tiles, your chosen roofing material is a crucial consideration that contributes to the overall look and style of your home. Budget, overall style and weather conditions all come into play for your roofing plans. There’s also colour consideration, as well as eco-friendly options which are outlines in the chapter after this one. Take a look at the below links for some guides on choosing roofing materials.

If you’re looking to invest in making your home more eco-friendly to help both the environment and your wallet, then you might not be aware of all the options available to you. Going eco-friendly isn’t as drastic as you might think either (especially if you’re looking at replacing/updating your roofing anyway).

You can avoid heat loss from your home by insulating your roof/loft (which is outlined in the chapter below), as well  as looking at installing solar panels on your roof, solar tiles and even EcoLogic roof tiles. EcoLogic tiles feature a unique coating that removes nitrogen oxides and pollutants from the atmosphere. In addition to the eco-friendly coating, the EcoLogic tiles also include higher levels of recycled content.

There’s also the option of recycled shingles, wood shingles and even metal roofing! Metal roofing is great as many of the products include recycled materials and then they can also be recycled when they have filled their purpose. Plus, they can also last up to 50 years.

Take a look and see what other options there are for eco-friendly roofing…

Roofing scams target victims living in Security-Widefield

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SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. – Roofing scams are already targeting people living in Security-Widefield after Monday’s severe hail storm swept through southern Colorado.

“They’re taking our money, our hard earned money,” said Torri Roll, who lives in Security.

In just a matter of hours since the storm, contractors knocked on her door offering discounted deals. The scam typically works when a deal is offered, a deposit is taken, but no work is done.

“It’s just awful, I wish people were more real and true,” Roll said.

People all across the neighborhood noticed some unusual activity the past two days.

“It’s very annoying when you get two or three people a day,” said Steve Savage, a neighbor living nearby.

Savage said since the June storm hit, he’s been offered 25 questionable deals from contractors.

“It makes you extremely angry,” he said.

Neighbors said on average nine out of the 10 door knockers traveled in cars with license plates out of state.

Michael Moore, owner of Divine Roofing explains it happens more than you think.

“I would say as much as 50 percent of the work is going to out of state contractors,” he said.

Bottom line, avoid taking offers with unusually low discounts and make sure you have a valid contract and warranty in writing before making a purchase.

This post was taken from https://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories/roofing-scammers-start-to-crawl-through-security-widefield/779219384

Metal Roofing Market to See Strong Growth, Comprehensive Analysis to 2025

Metal Roofing Market to See Strong Growth, Comprehensive Analysis to 2025

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Some of key competitors or manufacturers included in the study are NCI Building Systems, Kingspan Group, BlueScope Steel Limited, CertainTeed Roofing, Fletcher Building, Headwaters Inc, Nucor Building Systems, Tata Steel Europe, The OmniMax International, Inc, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, McElroy Metal, Inc., Safal Group, Carlisle SynTec Systems, Isopan S.p.A., Firestone Building Products, Drexel Metals Inc., Bilka, Interlock Roofing, ATAS International, Inc., Pruszynski Ltd, Future Roof, Inc., Chief Industries, Wella, Jinhu Color Aluminum Group, Reed’s Metals, Inc., Ideal Roofing Co. Ltd, EDCO, Balex Metal Sp, Hangzhou Tianjing Building materials company & Singer-Ruser(HZ) Building Materials Tech.Co.,LTD

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Can Reflective Roofing Save Energy and Help the Environment?

Can Reflective Roofing Save Energy and Help the Environment?

By Bob Schildgen

Hey Mr. Green,

I liked your article about the amount of space needed to provide solar power in the United States. I have wondered how many roofs would have to be painted white to replace the albedo of the melting ice caps. We live in Houston, Texas, and I’ve often thought of painting ours white to reduce our AC bill.

— Dianne, in Houston

Painting rooftops white may have some promise, although there remains considerable debate about its benefits, especially given that the soot in our air has the potential to trap their reflected heat.

There are several other factors to also consider. The cooling effects of the white roof could, for example, force folks to turn the furnace up in winter, thereby offsetting at least some of its benefit. As the EPA politely and rather cautiously reminds us: “Please remember the energy savings that can be achieved with reflective roofing is highly dependent on facility design, insulation used, climatic conditions, building location, and building envelope efficiency.”

If you’d like to dig deeper into the issue and come up with a specific calculation for your location and type of dwelling, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a Cool Roof Calculator. Based on evidence I’ve seen, the benefits of the white roof would probably be greater in your area than in cities farther north. Good luck with your research!

Three tips for a great new roof

Three tips for a great new roof

Most houses in Canada have asphalt shingle roofs, and June is an excellent month to have new shingles installed. With hot weather on the way, shingles will seal down reliably later on in the summer sun. But June itself is also not usually so hot that the shingles will be soft and easily damaged underfoot during installation.

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If you’re interested in getting the best possible asphalt shingle roofing job, there are details you need to discuss with your roofer. As with any other professional in life, don’t assume all roofers necessarily use the best possible techniques. Be your own watchdog by asking about the re-roofing details here and you’ll get the best possible results.

There are three parts to any great asphalt shingling job — the shingles themselves, the underlay system and the roof vents that round out any good installation.

Improved tar, gravel and substrates have boosted potential shingle lifespan enough that 40- and 50-year shingle warranties are now common. Thirty years ago shingles were sold with 10-, 15- and sometimes 20-year warranties at the top end. These days all manufacturers have doubled these numbers, and the difference is about more than just marketing.

The “10-year” shingles on the left lasted for 30 years before needing to be replaced. Thefibreglass shingles, right, have a rated lifespan of 40 years. (STEVE MAXWELL)

Most of the gain in shingle life comes from the use of fibreglass as a shingle substrate instead of the more traditional organic felt. Fibreglass shingles look the same as organic ones on your roof because they’re impregnated with the same kind of tar and gravel used as part of all asphalt shingles. That said, fibreglass is much more resistant to heat than felt, and this makes all the difference. Even on very hot, unventilated roof surfaces, fibreglass shingles consistently deliver their expected lifespan without curling. You also get a higher fire rating with fibreglass. In addition, fibreglass shingles are about 30 per cent thinner than organics for a given quality of shingle, making them easier to install on ridges, as part of woven valleys or any other application where bending of some shingles is required.

Ventilation is another critical roof issue. Most roofs need more of it than they have for two reasons — first, more ventilation reduces attic temperatures during summer, making it easier to keep upper floors cool, and second, attic ventilation allows internal moisture from domestic activities like washing, showering and breathing to vent away freely in winter, in case this moisture happens to enter the attic incidentally. You can’t have too much attic ventilation, and there’s no better time to install more vents than during a reroofing job. Ridge vents deliver the most ventilation for the least amount of visual distraction.

The best roof installations are waterproof before shingles go on, and this means more than just a layer of that old-fashioned, 15-pound tarpaper nailed to roof sheathing. There are two philosophies behind creating a reliable secondary layer of protection underneath your shingles, and they’re completely different.

The black fabric being installed here keeps water out if the shingles fail, but also allows watervapour to escape if necessary. (STEVE MAXWELL)

When self-sticking ice and water shield arrived on the scene about 25 years ago, it didn’t take long for it to replace tarpaper as a complete roof underlay on high-end installations. And this approach still makes a lot of sense, except for one universal Canadian issue.

Cold climates create a moisture threat that can attack roof structures from both top and bottom. In addition to the usual hazard of water leaking from above, there’s also the possibility of moisture condensing in parts of the roof structure from below during winter. This is why the best roof underlay these days is breathable. It combines the ability to shed water along with the ability to dry out from the inside.

Ask any prospective roofers for homeowner references, check them out, then go with a contractor who has a track record of good work and is willing to use today’s best shingling methods.

Global Roofing Chemicals Market – Increasing Need for Thermal Management in Buildings to Drive Growth| Technavio

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Global Roofing Chemicals Market – Increasing Need for Thermal Management in Buildings to Drive Growth| Technavio

A major trend being observed in the market is the rising development of bio-based roofing chemicals. With the increasing concerns about toxic effects of synthetic chemical-based roofing products on the environment and humans, the need for developing bio-based and sustainable roofing products is rising at a high rate. Many consumers across the globe are looking for greener, bio-based or natural chemistries to replace petrochemical-based products.

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In this report, Technavio analysts highlight the growing need for thermal management in buildings as a key factor contributing to the growth of the global roofing chemicals market:

Growing need for thermal management in buildings

With the rising sustainable living standards and growing middle-class population, the need for reducing the carbon footprint of houses has increased. This has fueled the demand for roofing chemicals. Roofing chemicals are highly efficient for the thermal management of buildings. These chemicals provide high reflectivity properties to the roofs, thereby lowering the temperature of the houses.

According to a senior analyst at Technavio for construction, “The use of roofing chemicals on the rooftops reduces the energy consumption by keeping the temperature low and results in reduced carbon emissions. Reflective roof chemicals shield the roofing materials from UV light also. Roofing chemicals can extend the lifespan of roofs, reduce the cooling energy costs by 20% to 70%, and can also reduce air pollution. The necessity for cool non-white coatings arose as dark colors absorb more heat and are also aesthetically appealing.”

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Roofing chemicals – market segmentation

This market research report segments the global roofing chemicals market into the following products (asphalt/bituminous, acrylic resin, epoxy resin, and elastomer) and key regions (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). It provides an in-depth analysis of the prominent factors influencing the market, including drivers, opportunities, trends, and industry-specific challenges.

Of the four major products, the asphalt/bituminous segment held the largest market share in 2017, accounting for nearly 41% of the market. The market share of this segment is expected to increase by almost 1% during the forecast period.

APAC dominated the global roofing chemicals market in 2017, accounting for a market share of around 40%. This region is anticipated to post the fastest growth during the forecast period.

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Roofing’s finest celebrate at NFRC’s UK Roofing Awards 2018

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Roofing’s finest celebrate at NFRC’s UK Roofing Awards 2018

Building Product’s Sophie Stevens reports

Essex-based Full Metal Jacket scooped three awards, including Roof of the Year, for its work on this derelict, former Grade II listed concert hall on Ramsgate seafront. It has been renovated with a striking zinc roof to reportedly become the UK’s largest Weatherspoon’s pub.

Essex-based Full Metal Jacket scooped three awards, including Roof of the Year, for its work on this derelict, former Grade II listed concert hall on Ramsgate seafront. It has been renovated with a striking zinc roof to reportedly become the UK’s largest Weatherspoon’s pub.

Essex-based installer, Full Metal Jacket, has scooped the coveted Roof of the Year award at the UK Roofing Awards 2018, for its work on Ramsgate’s Royal Victoria Pavilion. The company also bagged a further two awards, making it a hat-trick for the zinc, copper, lead and stainless-steel specialist.

Close to 800 people descended on London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel to celebrate the great and the good of the UK roofing industry at an awards presentation ceremony and dinner, organised by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) and hosted by BBC sports and breakfast presenter, Dan Walker.

Opening the event, which is now in its 11th year, the NFRC’s chief executive, James Talman, paid tribute to “the important contribution” the roofing sector makes to the construction industry, through “innovative products, design and workmanship”, commending the high standards and “commitment to quality”demonstrated by this year’s finalists.

The competition covers the full spectrum of roofing disciplines, with winners chosen by a panel of experts, based on criteria including difficulty, aesthetics, problem solving, workmanship and environmental consideration. Five new categories added for 2018 included the Local Hero award, in recognition of ‘those individuals who go above and beyond to support their community’ and the Industry Choice award, which was decided by a public vote.

Triple winner, Full Metal Jacket, said on Twitter: “What a day for FMJ! It’s the foundations that are important, so we appreciate our great guys that install, together with the surveyors and all the office staff that make these awards possible.”

A total of £7,500 was also raised during the proceedings for charity partner, Parkinson’s UK, following a captivating speech by representative, Emma Lawton, which was met with a standing ovation.

The winners were:

Roof Slating
Claude N Smith for Marshals Yard Development

Roof Tiling (Sponsored by ECIC)
Monier Redland working with DM Roofing & Roughcasting for Shettleston New Parish Church

Heritage Roofing (Sponsored by Klober)
Rowlands Roofing for LLwyn Celyn

Green Roofing
Bauder working with EJ Roberts Roofing for Clapham Park

Sheeting and Cladding/Rainscreen
Malone Roofing (Newbury) for Hungerford Fire Station

Fully Supported Metal (Sponsored by Metal Solutions)
Full Metal Jacket for The Victoria Royal Pavilion

Lead Roofing (Sponsored by Chandlers Roofing Supplies)
Full Metal Jacket for British Museum – Islamic Gallery

Single Ply
Ithaca Roofing for Hawthorns Care Home

Liquid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing and Hot Melt
Polyroof working with Sarnian Roofing for The Little Chapel

Innovation (Sponsored by EagleView)
Axter working with Tilbury Contracts for Dylon Works

Mastic Asphalt
IKO working with Sussex Asphalte for St Paul’s Cathedral

Reinforced Bitumen Membrane
Langley Waterproofing Systems working with Opus Waterproofing Solutions for Girdlestone Estate

Small Scale Project
Polyroof working with Cure Roofing for Rose Cottage

Large Scale Project (Sponsored by Wienerberger)
Partnering Contractor’s Roofing for New Bracken House

Roof of the Year Award (Sponsored by SIG Roofing)
Full Metal Jacket for The Victoria Royal Pavilion

Industry Choice Award (Sponsored by Radmat Building Products)
Longworth Building Services for The Bund

NFRC Health & Safety Champion Award 2018
Sam Baldwin, Longworth Building Services

Local Hero Award (Sponsored by SIG Roofing)
Lee Moran, Moran Roofing Specialists

Further information about this year’s winners and finalists can be found at www.roofingawards.co.uk

 

Entry for the UK Roofing Awards 2019 will open in September 2018.

Recycled roofing tiles get a second life as stunning wall tiles with the Parkway collection

Recycled roofing tiles get a second life as stunning wall tiles with the Parkway collection

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Parkway collection, made of recycled roofing tiles, joins hundreds of other new and unique tiles being introduced this season at The Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS), a specialty retailer of natural stone and man-made tiles.

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The two tiles in the Parkway collection, a chevron mosaic tile and a subway tile, are made of authentic recycled clay roofing tiles. The steel-grey, blue and sandy-brown tones visible in these tiles create an entirely original look that is a blend of cool and warm colors on the walls of the home. As more and more tiles function as works of art, the Parkway series, from The Tile Shop’s proprietary brand Fired Earth Ceramics, is one of the most interesting and stunning tiles to serve this purpose.

The Parkway collection is another addition to the assortment of unique tiles that satisfy consumer demand for original and hard-to-find tiles. “A lot of people these days say they want products that are different and have a unique story,” said Kevin McDaniel, vice president of merchandising at The Tile Shop. “With the Parkway collection, each tile is original and one of a kind.”

This collection is one of dozens of new and unique products being released this month and represent part of a commitment by The Tile Shop to offer the leading assortment in the industry.

For more information, please visit www.tileshop.com.

About The Tile Shop

The Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS) is a leading specialty retailer of natural stone and man-made tiles, setting and maintenance materials and related accessories in the United States. The Company offers a wide selection of high-quality products, exclusive designs, knowledgeable staff and exceptional customer service in an extensive showroom environment with up to 50 full-room tiled displays which are enhanced by the complimentary Design Studio, a collaborative platform to create customized 3-D design renderings to scale, allowing customers to bring their design ideas to life. The Tile Shop currently operates 140 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, with an average size of 20,200 square feet and sells products online at www.tileshop.com.

The Tile Shop is a proud member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). Visit www.tileshop.com. Join The Tile Shop (#thetileshop) on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

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Northampton mum-to-be ‘scared’ after being moved to hotel following asbestos fear in flat roof

An expectant mum from Northampton is saying enough is enough to her housing association after, she claims, asbestos has been found in her roof.

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Jade Fuller, 25, of Billing Road has been living in her property for nine years. But on Friday, after builders arrived to fix a leaky bedroom light, which has been dripping since April 1, she says she discovered her property had been insulated with asbestos.

But upon voicing her concerns about the potentially deadly substance, Jade says no-one has been out to see her since.

She said: “I rang them Friday – I said ‘what’s going on about the roof?’ And they said ‘we believe there’s asbestos in the roof, we can’t send anyone out until we’ve had it checked.

“They put me in a hotel from Friday until Tuesday, just gone, and they’ve still not made it safe.”

While she was away – the mum-to-be was at least expecting her leaky bedroom light to be fixed and for the asbestos to be cleared – but she says nothing has changed.

“They’ve done nothing and I’m just made to come back here,” she added.

Jade, who is six weeks pregnant, is calling on Orbit to move her to a safer property for her and her soon-to-be infant.

“It’s scary because I’m pregnant as well now, it’s not great. I don’t want to be here – I don’t want to live here at all – it’s not a nice place to live.

“I want to move really. I’ve asked them for an urgent transfer, or anything, and they’re saying ‘I don’t think we can do that’.

“But I’m just supposed to be left in a property that’s unsafe?”

Jade’s living room also has mould on the ceiling and around the windows.

“I suffer with depression and anxiety, mainly since I’ve been living here.”

Neil Yeomans, head of property compliance at Orbit said: “We want all of our customers to live in homes that are secure and comfortable, and we apologise to Miss Fuller for the inconvenience this has caused.

“However, we wanted to make absolutely sure that her home is safe and can confirm that at no time were Miss Fuller and her partner in any danger of breathing in asbestos fibres.

“We temporarily relocated her and her partner as a precautionary measure.

A surveyor attended her home again yesterday (Wednesday) to confirm exactly what was needed to complete the roof repair, which Orbit say they plan to carry out as soon as possible.