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India Startup Tackles Cool Roof Materials

A startup company in India has designed a roofing alternative with the goal of keeping homes cooler: modular roofing panels that are made from paper and wood waste.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Primer for ELD

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products co. Inc. recently introduced a new epoxy primer that it says enables effective electronic leak detection.


Kraft Heinz Pilots Recycled Roof Material Project

Global food and beverage company Kraft Heinz (Pittsburgh) recently announced a new pilot program that’s demonstrating a roofing material made from the company’s recycled flexible packaging.


Roofing Organizations Send Letters to Congress

A coalition of roofing industry organizations, associations and professionals have come together to send letters to the White House and other political leaders urging them to support a propo...


Firestone Opens New Roofing Solutions Plant

Global commercial roofing and building solutions manufacturer Firestone Building Products Company LLC, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, recently announced the opening of a new plant in ...


NRCA Wraps Up Roofing Day in DC

The National Roofing Contractors Association wrapped up its annual Roofing Day activities on April 3 by meeting with officials at the White House to discuss workforce issues.


New Pitch Pan, Sealant Released

Roofing industry company Mule-Hide Products Co. recently announced a new line of products that are meant to aid in low-slope roofing jobs.


USDA Certifies Biobased Roofing Adhseive

Roofing and building maintenance company Tremco recently announced that its Powerply Endure Bio Adhesive has earned the Certified Biobased Product label from the U.S. Department of Agricultu...


New Roofing Solutions Products Released

A handful of new products have been released with the goal of offering solutions to roofing system problems.


Adding Value to Your Roof Coating Program

If you’re a building owner, facility manager or service provider with an active roof coatings program, you have already determined that roof coatings add value to your commercial roofing sys...


ARMA Converts Roofing Guide to eBook

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is taking steps to make accessing information while on the jobsite more convenient.


New Roof Product for Air Flow, Aesthetic

Keene Building Products has unveiled a new roofing product aimed at serving function and aesthetic.


VIDEO: Roof Completed at Madrid Stadium

Madrid’s new soccer stadium, which is slated to open in a few weeks, now has a completed roof as shown by time lapse video released by the construction company on the project.


New Roof System Unveiled for Challenging Repairs

Mule-Hide Products Co. has released a new roof coating system that the company says combines strength, elasticity and low moisture permeability.


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 Launches Polyiso Formula

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


New Walkway Granules Introduced

Mule-Hide Products Co. (Beloit, Wisconsin) has unveiled its new EPDM Walkway Granules, billed to provide a non-slip surface over silicone-coated roofs.


Flashless Metal Edge Unveiled

Garland (Cleveland, Ohio) has launched R-Mer Force, a new edge metal system made for roofs.


Firestone to Buy Gaco Western

In a move aimed to increase its foothold in the building envelope industry, Firestone Building Products Company LLC says it reached an agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a manufacturer of si...


Blaze Ignites on Tampa Hotel Rooftop

A three-alarm fire erupted on the rooftop of a downtown Tampa hotel Thursday (Jan. 26) evening, causing the evacuation of hundreds of guests and an estimated $50,000 in damages.


Architect Floats Wing for Roof

Buckle up! A mansion incorporating the 2,500-square-foot wing of a Boeing 747 in California has been deemed one of “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes,” by a BBC television show by the sam...


University to Revamp Roof of Gehry Building

After nearly 20 years of service, the iconic Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies on the University of Cincinnati campus will undergo a $17 million facelift, which will include build...


New Standard Proposed for Liquid-Applied Polymers

ASTM is proposing a new set of test methods that will help support the growing number of roofing projects that use liquid-applied polymers.


Contractor, Roofer Settle Stadium Death Case

Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium builder and roofing subcontractor have paid nearly $150,000 in combined fines stemming from the August 2015 falling death of 35-year-old Jeramie Gruber, authori...


Green School Razed Due to Leaks

A U.K. school lauded as a “sustainable” specimen at the time of its completion in 2010 has been demolished just six years later due to pervasive roof leak issues.


Team Envisions Roofing Made of Coconut

The quest to find sustainable roofing materials has led a team of researchers in Mexico to the coconut.


Heat Stress Death Leads to Fine

U.S. labor officials have fined a Missouri-based commercial roofing and waterproofing company $12,471 in the death of a worker at a high school project in Jefferson City.


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 ...


Stadium Official Resigns as Costs Soar

An official charged with “maximizing the legacy” of the London 2012 Olympic Games has stepped down amid an investigation involving ballooning costs of a stadium transformation project, accor...


Solar Panels Get Concrete, Wood Makeover

An Italian solar business has developed what it calls “Invisible Solar,” solar panels made to look like common building materials, including concrete, stone, terracotta or wood.


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 Panel Caves in Rain, Injures 2

Engineers are trying to determine what caused a plastic panel on a new roof installation in Manchester, England’s Victoria Station to partially collapse Tuesday (Oct. 18), injuring two peopl...


Roofing Underlayments Add to Line

GCP Applied Technologies, formerly part of the W.R. Grace & Co. group, has introduced its first synthetic roofing underlayments under the new brand.


Garland Rolls Out Roof Membrane

The Garland Company Inc. has launched a new roofing thermoplastic membrane reportedly built to "lead the industry in UV and aging performance."


Pitch Pan Line Expands

R.M. Lucas Co. has added a new offering to its line of roofing pitch pan products.


US Open Rolls Out Retractable Roof

Visitors to this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament will have respite from the rain for the first time, in the form of a massive retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main show cour...


Landmark Vote May Delay Gehry Project

A new Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use project set for Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip faces a roadblock as city officials ponder granting landmark status to a building situated on the corner of the...


Henry Debuts Roof Coatings to Restore

Henry Company has introduced a line of liquid-applied roofing systems designed to help extend the life cycle of existing roof membranes, without the expense of removing and installing a new ...


Top Builder to Pay for Condo Defects

A Florida jury has ordered America’s largest homebuilder to pony up $9.6 million to remove and replace defective stucco, roofs and windows in a 240-unit complex in Jacksonville.


Firm Fined for Shock Hazards

A West Virginia contractor accepted 10 federal citations and fines for allegedly ignoring fall and electrocution hazards, putting its workers at risk.


Roof Offers Peel-Away Protection

A new TPO roofing system aims to cut down on the cost and bother of cleaning the roof surface after installation by providing a protective film that can simply be peeled away at the finish o...


Roofing Angled for Global Growth

The global roofing market is back on the rise, with increasing demand in the United States and other developed regions expected to offset some deceleration in the massive Chinese market.


Soprema Acquires Sealants Maker

Global roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering product maker SOPREMA has announced the acquisition of Chem Link.


Roofing Membrane Made to Seal, Protect

Roofing products manufacturer Mule-Hide Products Co. has introduced a new air and vapor barrier made for use with a variety of roofing systems.


‘Cool Roof’ Made to Boost Energy Efficiency

The new Kemperol Reflect 2K FR cool roof system is said to dramatically reduce the impact of infrared rays, while improving building energy efficiency.


Floor, Roofing Company Names Specialist

An international roofing and flooring solutions company has appointed a well-known construction expert to joint its team.


GAF to Buy Roofing Co. for $1.1B

In a move to become the largest manufacturer in the global roofing industry, GAF has announced a deal to purchase its Danish peer, Icopal A/S, for €1 billion ($1.08 billion).


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...


Improper Paint Storage Spurs EPA Fines

An Alaskan construction company has agreed to pay the federal Environmental Protection Agency $140,000 to settle allegations that it improperly handled and stored hazardous paint and roofing...


Canadian Project ‘Raises the Roof’

A 10-story condominium building is taking shape in Montreal without the use of cranes or scaffolding.


Contractor Fined in Manslaughter Case

A U.K. court has ordered a scaffolding contractor to pay £300,000 (about $464,000 USD) after a fall killed a worker in 2012.


Sealer Made for Asphalt Roof Staining

Gaco Western has developed a single-component, water-based sealer that the company says protects silicone roofs from asphalt bleed-through.


GAF Teams up With Free Roof Program

North America’s largest roofing manufacturer has once again joined forces with a program that provides a free roof to needy families throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Roof System Mixes Asphalt, Polyurethane

The Garland Company Inc. has introduced a new commercial roofing system designed to increase its resiliency as it ages.


Silicone Roof Coating Made to Restore

National Coatings Corp. has introduced a low-VOC silicone roof coating designed to restore and repair existing roofs.


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.


Elastomer Roofing Sealant Debuts

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker R.M. Lucas Co. has rolled out a new thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.


Reflective Roof Coating to Save Energy

GAF has introduced a water-based acrylic roof coating billed as a durable, protective weathering layer for low-slope roofs.


Study: White Roofs Keep the Temp Down

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology have discovered that a certain reflective, white coating can decrease a building’s inside temperature when it’s applied to the roof.


Ignoring OSHA Fines Lands Roofers in Jail

Officers of a Florida based roofing company were recently incarcerated for more than a week after failing to comply with federal workplace safety standards and pay associated fines.


Metal Roof System Made for Harsh Climes

CLEVELAND--High wind resistance and water tightness are the promise behind The Garland Company's new roofing system.


Roof Collapse Smashes Luxury Cars

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND--Authorities are trying to determine what caused the roof of a new Audi dealership to collapse, damaging 34 luxury vehicles.


Roof Shield to Prevent Wind Uplift

CLEVELAND--The Garland Company Inc. has introduced a new structural standing seam roof system designed to withstand harsh weather environments.


Olympic Arena Transformation Costs Soar

LONDON--UK politicians are demanding publication of the full details of a costly and controversial redevelopment deal involving the 2012 Olympic stadium.


Study Forecasts a Roofing Rebound

Strong residential and nonresidential building construction activity will bring back the U.S. roofing market in the coming years, experts forecast.


Roofer Charged with Lying to OSHA

PHILADELPHIA--In a rare case, the owner of a small Pennsylvania roofing company is facing 25 years in prison for allegedly lying to federal safety authorities regarding the June 2013 falling...


Roofer Cited in Skylight Death

JACKSONVILLE, FL—A Florida roofing contractor with a history of federal safety violations is now facing $154,000 in new fines stemming from a 24-foot fall that killed a worker.


Roof Coatings are Looking Up

DALLAS—Jump-started by surging regulations, products, construction and disposable income, the global roof coatings market is primed for growth in the years ahead, a new forecast reports.


Report Raises Roof on Coating Prospects

DALLAS—Rebounding along with the construction industry, the global roof coatings market is looking up in the years ahead.


Roofing Contractors Box their Best

ROSEMONT, IL—The latest technology in membrane roof systems is the focus of a new volume by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).


From NRCA, Roofing Savvy by the Box

ROSEMONT, IL—Keeping the industry up to date on roofing's changing technologies, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Sy...


Underlayment Protects in 1 Layer

INDIANAPOLIS—Firestone Building Products Company has introduced what it calls "the only self-adhered, waterproof, UL Class A underlayment" on the market.


Roofers Face $300K after 3 Workers Fall

ANDOVER, MA—Two Massachusetts-based roofing contractors are jointly facing federal fines of nearly $300,000 after three workers were injured in a two-story fall.


French Law Mandates Greener Roofs

The rooftops of new commercial construction from Paris to Provence will be clad in plants or solar panels going forward, under a measure newly approved by the French Parliament.


France Decrees Green Rooftops

The roofs of new commercial buildings in France must henceforth be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law just approved by the French Parliament.


Buildings Buckle Under Winter's Wrath

Homes, businesses and dozens of other structures in the Northeastern U.S. are grappling with roof failures and other structural threats and damage amid a winter of record snowfalls.


New Lid Brings New Life to Church

A relic of the Spanish Civil War has been brought back to life with a new roof in Corbera d’Ebre, Spain.


Cement Touts Wet-Weather Adhesion

A new cement repair compound for underwater and all-weather use is the latest offering from roof coating supplier RM Lucas Co.


Flashing Cement Tackles Weather, Water

Roof coating supplier RM Lucas Co. has expanded its line of repair and maintenance products with the introduction of Lucas #6500 Universal Flashing Cement.


New Underlayment for Tile, Metal Roofs

Atlas Roofing has introduced a roof underlayment designed for tile, slate and metal applications.


$800M Settlement Ends RPM’s Year

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. closed out fiscal 2014 with news of record sales, an $800 million asbestos settlement, and yet another federal inquiry.


Rollercoaster Finish for RPM’s 2014

Rust-Oleum parent RPM International ended its fiscal year Monday (July 28) with strong sales and two surprises: an $800 million asbestos settlement and news of another federal inquiry.


Deadly Collapse Laid to Roof Overload

The "decision" to overload nine rooftop storage bins led to a plant collapse that killed two workers and injured nine others in January, federal authorities have determined.


Roof Tile Coating Slashes Smog

Twenty-one tons of nitrogen oxides per day could be eliminated if tiles on one million roofs were coated with a titanium dioxide mixture now in development, say the engineering students behi...


Builder Jailed for Fatally Flawed Roof

A UK developer will serve a year in prison for supplying used asbestos roofing materials that collapsed, dropping a worker to his death.


New Air Barrier System Debuts

Duro-Last Inc. has introduced Duro-Guard Sopravap’r, a vapor retarder and air-barrier membrane designed to address the movement of air in roofing assemblies.


Roof Barrier Offers DTM Application

Carlisle SynTec Systems has introduce VapAir Seal MD, an air and vapor barrier for direct-to-metal-deck applications.


Construction Cited in Fatal Gym Cave-in

Flawed design, shoddy construction and inadequate building management are being blamed for the collapse of an auditorium roof that killed 10 people and injured 103 in South Korea.


Low-Slope Line Touts High Performance

Building products maker National Gypsum has introduced a new line of high-performance roof boards for commercial roofing systems.


3rd Worker Killed at World Cup Site

A worker dismantling a crane at a World Cup stadium project in Brazil was killed Friday (Feb. 7)—the third worker fatality at the site in less than a year.


Roof Membrane Reflects, Protects

AVM Industries Inc. has introduced Sky Roof Coating 880, a two-part, water-based 100 percent polyurethane membrane designed for horizontal and vertical waterproofing.


New Roof Membrane Reflects, Protects

Waterproofing products supplier AVM Industries has rolled out a two-part liquid-applied roof membrane for horizontal and vertical waterproofing.


City to Sue Calatrava Over Roof Issues

World-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is once again facing a legal dispute over alleged design issues.


World Cup Work Halts after Fatal Fall

Labor officials have partially stopped work at a Brazilian World Cup stadium construction site where a 22-year-old worker plummeted 115 feet to his death—the third worker fatality at a tourn...


Firestone Acquisition Expands Roofing

Firestone Building Products has announced that it will acquire its first overseas manufacturing facility, expanding its roofing products portfolio.


Brazil: World Cup Stadiums to be Late

One week after two construction workers perished in the run-up to a major deadline, Brazil has conceded that none of the six World Cup 2014 stadiums under construction will meet the schedule...


2 Workers Killed in World Cup Project

Construction crews returned to work Monday (Dec. 2) at the site of a nearly completed World Cup stadium in Brazil where a crane collapse killed two workers last week.


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...


More Roofing Training Headed to College

Roofing-specific education will become a larger part of the curriculum in construction management programs at several U.S. universities, under a new educational partnership between the indus...


Roofs Get Antibacterial Protection

A new anti-microbial roof coating can protect both the substrate and the occupants below it, the manufacturer says.


Rooftop Coating Targets Bacteria

Garland Roofing has launched Clear-Shield Rx, a water-based, roof coating system designed to provide antimicrobial protection for healthcare facilities, schools and other occupant-sensitive ...


RPM Settles Roofing Case for $65M

A former employee’s complaint that Tremco Inc. was selling overpriced, defective roofing materials and services to government entities has ended in a $65 million settlement by that company a...


Roofing Suit to Cost RPM $65M+

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. will pay more than $65 million to settle allegations that its Tremco business price-gouged and sold defective roofing materials to dozens of governmen...


$1.7B Released for Public Housing Work

The United States’ 1.2 million public housing units will be getting some much-needed repairs and renovation with the 2013 release of $1.7 billion in capital improvement funds by the U.S. Dep...


Revenue Drops in RPM’s Q4

Slight sales increases for RPM International were overshadowed by a 21 percent drop in income for the fourth quarter, the parent company of Carboline and Rust-Oleum reported on Monday (July ...


RPM Posts Double-Digit Dip in Income

Rust-Oleum and Tremco roofing parent company RPM International Inc.'s slight sales gains for its fourth quarter of 2013 were overshadowed by a near 21 percent drop in income.


Roof, Walls Collapse at Chernobyl Plant

Heavy snow accumulation has caused the collapse of a large section of roof at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, but country officials insist that the site of the world's worst nu...


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...


White Roof Withstands Hail Test

LAS VEGAS—Roofing and waterproofing maker Hyload has announced that its white-roof membranes can withstand a pounding from four-inch diameter hail.


Philadelphia Roof Collapse Injures 4

Federal officials are investigating the partial collapse of a police facility under construction that injured several workers on Tuesday (Jan. 29) afternoon in Philadelphia.


Boral Debuts Hail-Resistant Roof Tile

Building products maker Boral Roofing has introduced a Class 4 Hail Resistant Roof Tile that is reportedly able to withstand the impact of two-inch ice balls fired at speeds of up to 70 mph.


 
 
   

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