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Friday, April 28, 2017

Warning Line System Pads

Quicksilver Engineering has added rubber pads to the quick, one-piece, collapsible stands of its SpeedStand Warning Line System.

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal Announces Leadership Changes

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal president Ken Dillon announced two separate changes.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions Adds Unique Buildings Comprised of Shipping Containers to Stones River Greenway

The Greenways links schools, shopping areas, businesses and other points of interest to travelers and provides access to a number of communities and parks along the way.

Urethane Polymers International Launches New Website

UPI’s newly launched website was redesigned with the customer in mind, providing users with all the information they need to make an educated decision regarding commercial waterproofing products.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kemper System Now Protects Entire 'Building Envelope'

Kemper System America, Inc. announced that it now offers a single source for liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing systems, coatings, sealants and barrier products for protecting the entire ‘Building Envelope.’

IKO Awards Idaho Contractor for PRO4 Plus Roofing Components System Promotion

KD Roofing earned a $22,500 cash bonus and a brand-new Dodge RAM 1500 truck.

Duro-Last®, Inc. Honors Moser Roofing Solutions, LLC with Admission to the President Club

In recognition of outstanding achievement in quality workmanship, customer satisfaction, and 2016 sales in excess of $250,000, Duro-Last, Inc. welcomed Moser Roofing Solutions, LLC to the President Club.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fifty-Seven Percent of Kingspan’s Energy Procured from Renewables in 2016

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, announced it has beaten its target of generating at least half its aggregate energy use from renewable resources by 2016.

Meeting the Demand for More Jobs in Roofing

Green jobs continue to grow in the U.S. at a pace that exceeds the average rate of jobs growth throughout the country.

Monday, April 24, 2017

National Workers’ Memorial Day is April 28

Honoring those that lost their lives on construction sites around the country.

Journeyman FLEX Harnesses

FallTech®, an innovator and leader in Fall Protection Equipment for workers at heights has re-engineered and is launching an update to their work-duty harness, the Journeyman FLEX.

New ABC Supply Co. Inc. Location Opens in Manchester, Conn.

Area contractors to receive enhanced access to products and support for their businesses.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Malarkey Roofing Products Certified by GreenCircle for Sustainability Initiatives

Malarkey Roofing Products, the premier North American building materials manufacturer, has again achieved the GreenCircle Certified Waste Diversion from Landfill certification at all three of its facilities.

DaVinci Roofscapes Recycles 1.2 Million Pounds of Waste

DaVinci Roofscapes, a leading manufacturer of synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles, kept more than 1.2 million pounds of polymer scrap out of landfills in 2016.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Votes Are In: IKO Armourshake Premium Shingles Named #IKOVotersChoice for 2017

Wood shake-style shingles take the top honor in the IKO “Shingled Out” Social Poll Campaign, while IKO Crowne Slate shingles finish close behind.

ShieldBase™ 180 Laminated Cover Board

ShieldBase 180 Laminated Cover Board is a strong but lightweight solution that is ideal for commercial reroofing applications.

ARMA Develops Environmental Product Declarations for 5 Types of Asphalt Roofing

New asphalt roofing EPDs will aid green building project development.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Firestone Building Products Honors Winners of Prestigious 2017 Master Contractor Award

The annual awards recognize contractors for achieving excellence in commercial roofing.

NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatings

APV Engineered Coatings has launched a new line of primer and topcoat systems under the NeverFade® brand name for restoration of architectural metal structures such as wall panels, window and door frames, roofs, railings, overhangs and decorative features.

SAF RainScreen Architectural Panel System Evaluated by the Texas Department of Insurance

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. announced the completion of the Texas Department Insurance's product evaluation of SAF's Series 4000 RainScreen Drained and Back-Ventilated ACM Panel system.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

HOVER Delivers New Capabilities to the Home Improvement Market

New features allow exterior contractors, insurance carriers and adjusters to be fully prepared with accurate measurements and to provide remote estimates.

Q & A with Cody Bathauer

Founded in 2013, Valiant services all of Colorado, in addition to various out-of-state jobs. The company’s sole owner, Cody Bathauer, is what we at Roofing Contractor refer to as a Young Gun.

CoreLogic Launches SkyMeasure Mobile App for Roofing Industry

CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced the launch of its mobile application for SkyMeasure™, a residential and commercial aerial roof measurement service.

Friday, April 14, 2017


RoofRunner™ is a new high performance synthetic roofing underlayment, bringing additional versatility to CertainTeed’s roofing product line.

Honeywell Helps Top Spray Foam Insulation Producer Meet Evolving Needs of Builders

One of North America’s largest spray foam producers adopts Honeywell’s environmentally preferable Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent to meet industry requirements and satisfy consumer demand for energy efficiency.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Covestro LLC Sells Spray Polyurethane Foam Business to Accella

Covestro LLC has completed the sale of its North American spray polyurethane foam system house to Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC.

Johns Manville Promotes Chris Griffin

In his new role, Chris will provide strategic leadership on new business creation and new product development.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Firestone Building Products Finalizes Gaco Western Acquisition

The closed deal immediately expands the company's roofing portfolio and reinforces its position as a leader in building envelope solutions.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tremco Roofing Selected for Landers Center Roof Restoration

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance announced that it has been selected to clean, restore and paint the 170,000-square-foot roof of the Landers Center.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Roofing Engineered Cedar

Ply Gem’s composite roofing products were developed to represent historic slate and cedar shake roofing for residential and commercial designs.

MORIN Names Faulk for Marketing

Morin, a Kingspan Group Company, announced the hiring of Peter Faulk as its marketing manager.

Friday, April 7, 2017

OSHA to Delay Enforcing Crystalline Silica Standard in the Construction Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.

Former Giant Eagle President and COO Joins Scalo Companies Board of Directors

As the Scalo Companies continue to expand and grow following its 60 year celebration, they have added another key force to their list of talented board of directors.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The 2017 International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas Eclipses Records in Attendance and Participation

The International Roofing Expo 2017 in Las Vegas proved to be the biggest show in the industry's history.

Contractor Q&A with Rob LaBelle

LaBelle Roofing, Inc. provides exceptional customer service, invests in the local community and respects the environment.

Getting "Un-Stuck" From Your Business

The entire process of exit planning can get bogged down with the technical jargon of accounting, law, tax codes, estate planning, insurance and financial planning.

Marijuana in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Given the reality of increasing marijuana legalization, assuring that its presence in the workplace and any associated problems is prevented has become a critical concern.

Carhartt Partnering with Top MLB Pitchers to Help Veterans

Carhartt will donate $100 for each strikeout recorded by pitchers Sale, deGrom, Hernandez, Kluber, and Fulmer; plus an additional $25,000 bonus if they combine to top every other starting rotation in baseball.

Owens Corning and Habitat for Humanity Partner with U.S. Veterans in National Roof Deployment Project

Owens Corning announced an expansion of its successful partnership with Habitat for Humanity to install roofs on the homes of military veterans nationwide.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Shingle Recycling Update

Without a doubt, the biggest success story in sustainable roofing has been the amazing growth in the recycling of asphalt shingles.

Don’t Let the Easy Route Hold You Captive

Here are some of the more common quick fixes that come back to haunt contractors.

Roof Depot Team Lends Expertise to 2017 Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) Conference

The Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) is an association of high school teachers focused on a work-based curriculum.

A Winning Strategy

No matter the size or scale or your roofing company, you can and should have an environmental strategy.

All-Purpose Professionals: The Roof Depot

For Terry Dickerson, founder and owner of The Roof Depot, Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga., the end of his job search in the computer field marked the beginning of a remarkable career in the roofing industry.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Announces Growth of Industry’s Professional Certification Program (PCP)

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance released statistics for its industry-leading Professional Certification Program (PCP) with numbers indicating growing participation and certification completions across the country.


The new EclipsEdge™ edge metal profile from Mule-Hide Products Co. makes installing raised roof edges, gravel stops and full coping caps in single-ply roofing systems faster and easier while also reducing materials costs.

Envision Decking Announces Distribution Agreement with Guardian Building Products

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. announced a new agreement with Guardian Building Products (GBP) to distribute Envision Decking in the eastern United States.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tropical Roofing Products Adds New Sales Managers for Eastern, Central and Western Territories

Tropical Roofing Products announced the addition of two new district sales managers to cover the eastern regions of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North and South Carolina.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Duro-Last®, Inc. Receives Local Award and National Safety Recognition at Oregon Plant

Duro-Last, Inc. announced a local award and national safety certification received by its Grants Pass, Ore., manufacturing facility.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Color Brings Personal Style to Unexpected Places

When someone mentions fashion, many images come to mind. But roofing shingles aren’t typically one of them.