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NRCA Announces Roofing Day Details

The National Roofing Contractors Association will be coming together for their annual Roofing Day, scheduled for April 3-4. The industry invites its members to register for the event, hosted...


Tesla Taking Orders for Rooftop Solar Tiles

Seven months after electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors announced its plan to enter the home solar market, the Palo Alto, California-based firm opened online pre-ordering for its rooftop s...


Firestone Completes Gaco Deal

Less than two months after first announcing its plan to acquire Gaco Western, Firestone Building Products Company LLC has completed the deal.


Firestone Launches Polyiso Formula

Firestone Building Products Company LLC has introduced a new formulation of polyiso insulation.


Covestro to Sell SPF Unit

Covestro LLC has agreed to sell its North American spray polyurethane foam business to Accella Polyurethane Systems.


Sika to Buy Roof and Wall Systems Maker

Sika has announced the planned acquisition of Rmax Operating LLC, a U.S.-based company that manufactures polyiso insulation products for the building envelope.


Tesla Unveils Solar Roof Tile Plans

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors is diving into the home solar market with a splash, announcing a new initiative to bring to market solar roof tiles that look like traditional roofing ...


Roofing Adhesive Designed for Cold Days

A new polyurethane adhesive from Soprema (Wadsworth, OH) is touted by the company as a higher-performing update to its Duotack product, capable of application at especially low temperatures.


Roof Coatings Made to Cool, Protect

Rhino Linings Corp. (San Diego) has introduced a cool roof system made to improve building energy efficiency and extend the service life of new and existing roofs.


Roof Coatings Group Reports Success

With 2015 having come to a close, the association that represents roof coatings manufacturers has announced that it achieved five strategic goals and a successful merger with another associa...


Flame Retardant Causes Warehouse Fire

A flame retardant stored in a California foam insulation, coatings and roofing company’s warehouse led to a hazardous materials scare for firefighters after it caught fire and then exploded.


New Standard to Focus on Insulation

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is developing a new standard aimed at helping purchasers identify and choose environmentally preferable architectural insulation materials.


Insulation Firm Inks 6th Acquisition

In a move it says will increase its footprint in New Jersey, the New York metropolitan area and Texas, Installed Building Products Inc. has acquired Eastern Contractor Services.


Study: All Insulation Performs Equally

A recent study of several insulation types suggests that no single type of insulation offers better performance than others when all are properly installed.


Weather Study to Aid Building Design

What may be the longest-range weather forecast ever predicted will be used to help building designers better create structures that are able to withstand Mother Nature’s fluctuating changes.


6 Roof Coating Contractors Jailed

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE--Six UK roof coating contractors will spend 18 months to six and a half years in jail for scamming elderly victims across England in a case called “unprecedented and sickenin...


Prison for Asbestos Tycoon Overturned

Igniting a public furor, Italy's Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction and prison sentence of a Swiss billionaire whose factories had been linked to the deaths of about 3,000 people.


Free Roof Efficiency Calculator Updated

The National Roofing Contractors Association has revised its online EnergyWise Roof Calculator to incorporate updates of key international construction codes and add selected insulation data...


Roof Panel Maker Hit with $123K Fine

A Maine-based roof and wall insulation panel manufacturer faces a total of $123,000 in federal fines after regulators uncovered 23 serious safety and health violations at its production plan...


DOE Invests $9M in Building Envelope

An energy-efficient roof sandwich system reported to slash construction costs by 25 percent is among six cutting-edge projects recently awarded $9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.


 
 
   

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