Ventco Makes New Technical Catalog Available Online

Ventco Inc. has published its 2018 Technical Catalog and made it available for download on a revamped website.

“We’re excited about our new website and being able to offer our new Technical Catalog as a download there,” says Marty Rotter, owner of Ventco. “If you have a question about the compatibility of ProfileVent with 47 metal roofing panels or how to install ProfileVent, the information is available in the Technical Catalog.”

The new Technical Catalog and other Ventco brochures can be downloaded at: http://profilevent.com/brochure.html.

The 54-page catalog, which can be downloaded and printed, also includes information on Hip&RidgeVent, Contractors’ Choice, The RidgeVent and Mongoose ridge vent for asphalt, slate and cedar shingle roofs. The catalog features testing information and proper installation instructions for all Ventco products.

For more information, visit www.profilevent.com

Schöck North America Launches Website

Schöck North America has launched an all-new 88-page website, www.schock-na.com, on its line of Isokorb® structural thermal break (STB) products for high rise construction. Tracy Dacko, Marketing Manager says the new format is designed for easy access to essential information on STBs, which are utilized to thermally insulate concrete and steel structures that penetrate the building envelope.

Four application sections cover STBs for: concrete and steel balconies; concrete slab edges; steel canopies and beams; and concrete parapets and steel rooftop connections. Each section compares applications with and without STBs in terms of energy savings and prevention of condensation, mold and rust.

Corresponding product pages detail 12 STB types categorized by concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel or steel-to-steel connection methods, and offer technical PDF downloads on features, specifications and installation.

Separate case study sections on concrete and steel applications contain in-depth articles from interviews with specifiers involved in completed projects that incorporate STBs in low- to high-rise residences, office complexes, museums, universities and public buildings from four to 30+ stories.

Sections devoted to the individual interests of architects, engineers, developers and contractors/installers are provided with resources including: technical design services, general brochures, application brochures, technical articles, technical manuals, installation instructions, research reports, specifications, approvals/certificates, CAD/BIM library, code requirements, “lunch & learn” sessions, FAQs and “green building” trends.

“The new site adds numerous images, videos, animations and PDFs geared to first-time users of STBs as well as experienced specifiers accessing resources to expedite a project,” says Dacko.

For more information, visit www.schock-na.com.

Standard Industries Renews Partnership and Investment in 3-D Modeling Platform HOVER

Standard Industries, a global industrial company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate, and the parent company of GAF, announced a renewed partnership and investment in HOVER, a platform that generates accurate 3-D models of any property.

According to the company, Standard is committed to harnessing the power of technology to improve its industrial operating businesses. By creating innovative solutions in the roofing and waterproofing industry, Standard not only enhances its products, but importantly, can help improve the way that its customers and contractor base conduct their business.

The investment is the latest milestone in GAF’s longstanding partnership with HOVER. In 2016, GAF became the first roofing materials manufacturer to utilize HOVER’s 3-D technology, recognizing the opportunity to help contractors build their business, save time and costs, while giving homeowners the chance to try out new GAF products before making a purchasing decision. By eliminating the time-consuming and often arduous process of taking measurements by hand, the GAF e360 mobile app powered by HOVER has changed the way roofing contractors do business, according to the company.

“Our investment in and partnership with HOVER reflects our focus on identifying and supporting technologies that are catalysts for change in our industry,” said Kathy Reiland, Head of M&A for Standard Industries. “Our contractors are realizing the benefits of HOVER’s technology and we look forward to continuing to work with the HOVER team to create state-of-the-art solutions for our customers.”

Together with HOVER, GAF launched the GAF e360 mobile app to their contractor base, with thousands of contractors that are now active users of the platform. GAF will add new features to their e360 mobile app exclusively for certified contractors, including the best pricing on the market, dedicated training resources and a suite of enhanced membership options.

“We have received tremendously positive feedback from our network of GAF certified contractors about GAF e360 powered by HOVER,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “Contractors have increased their close rates, saved money by creating less waste due to more accurate measurements, created interactive and engaging experiences for homeowners and most importantly, experienced significant labor time savings.”

GAF contractors can learn more and download the e360 app via the Apple App Store or Google Play.

For more information about Standard Industries, visit www.standardindustries.com.

For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

For more information about HOVER, visit www.hover.to.

KM Coatings Unveils New Website

KM Coatings, a manufacturer of quality roof coatings for roofing professionals, announced the launch of its new website. Introduced on Jan. 22, 2018, the new site is dynamic, searchable and improves the web experience for visitors.

The new design is modern with cleaner page layouts featuring hues of blue, gray and white to match the KM Coatings rebranding. From the website, contractors can sign up for the KM Academy, search and download content, and connect with roofing experts.

“We are pleased with the new website which allows for improved online access to our products, people and services,” said Brady Kolden, national coatings manager for KM Coatings. “The website was constructed with the needs of our customers in mind and reflects our dedication and commitment to them. We believe they will find what they need every time they come through our virtual doors.”

For more information visit kmcoatings.us.

 

Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) Chooses Leadership

Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry announced that it has chosen Karen Edwards as its communications and engagement leader.

In this role, Edwards will lead the RT3 membership in engagement activities that drive the group’s technology research, evaluation, testing and thought leadership to continue to promote the adoption of technology into the roofing industry. She will also manage all of RT3’s communication efforts, ensuring that the group’s message and efforts surrounding the adoption of technology are effectively shared with contractors, manufacturers, distributors and industry media.

“RT3 is very excited to work with Karen on moving the RT3 initiative forward and taking it to the next level,” said RT3 co-founder Dale Tyler. “Her background in the roofing industry combined with her understanding of how to introduce new technologies into the industry from her time spent as a marketing leader at EagleView bring the perfect skill set to RT3.”

Edwards has been a marketing professional for more than 25 years and has focused the past 15 years on marketing for the technology and construction industries.  She led the contractor marketing program during her tenure at Carlisle SynTec and oversaw the marketing behind the company’s secondary brands including Versico, EcoStar, Insulfoam, Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing and Carlisle Residential before moving on to lead marketing efforts at EagleView Technologies. As president and owner of Casimir Group, Edwards provides strategic marketing consulting for roofing manufacturers and contractors, she is also the editor for RoofersCoffeeShop.com and leads Marcomm activities for the Property Drone Consortium.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and resides in the York, Pennsylvania area. When not working, she enjoys traveling, relaxing on a beach, partaking in good food and wine, taking long walks and yoga.

For more information, visit www.rt3thinktank.com.

 

Ventco Offers Ventilation Product Line Directly to Customers

Ventco Inc. is now offering its ProfileVent ventilation products at a savings by selling direct to customers, who get factory pricing and free freight with the same trusted performance. The company is offering its entire ProfileVent line of 58 continuous ventilation products for all styles of metal roofs direct to customers. According to the manufacturer, ProfileVent offers a Class A Fire Rating and has more testing behind it than any other in the industry.

For more information, call (833) 300-9515 or visit www.profilevent.com.

ATAS Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

ATAS International, Inc. offers three continuing education courses online. All three are approved for health, safety, and welfare learning units by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES).

The three online courses are:

  • Demystifying Rainscreen Systems Utilizing Metal Wall Panels
  • Designing for the Effects of Wind on Metal Roofs: Tests and Reality
  • Sustainable Building Envelopes

The course on Sustainable Building Envelopes is also approved by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). All three of these courses, in addition to five others, are available as in-person live learning sessions. As a registered AIA CES Passport Provider of education for many years, ATAS can also offer continuing education credit for two live plant tours: a facility which manufactures building envelope components from metal, and a metal coil coating facility.

Lee Ann M. Slattery, Sales Support Manager, stated, “ATAS is pleased that we are able to offer continuing education in a variety of ways. We understand that online learning opportunities are desirable, and we are now able to meet those needs.  ATAS will continue to offer all eight of our courses in-person for those located across the country who are seeking to bring education into their firms.”

For more information, visit www.atas.com/education/aia-ces-seminars.

National Roofing Partners Hires New Controller

National Roofing Partners (NRP) announced the addition of Kyrah Coker to the NRP team. Coker has more than 20 years of progressively responsible finance experience directing companies financially from start-up through growth modes.

Coker has spent the last 12 years as a director of finance and operations with a private, woman-owned and operated construction business (WBE) in Dallas. She helped grow the company exponentially, securing and maintaining bonded municipal contracts with the City of Dallas and other surrounding cities. Prior to transitioning into construction accounting, Coker spent over a decade as a branch manager in a publicly held Telecom company headquartered in Atlanta. During this time, she developed strong accounting experience and became an Intuit Pro Advisor.

“Kyrah has the background and focus that NRP needs. Her financial knowledge and talent is not only important in day-to-day operations but is also critical as we continue our aggressive growth and use of technology through all parts of our business,” stated Dale Tyler, president of NRP. “NRP is fully committed to utilizing technology in communications and processes, providing the best experience for national accounts and facility managers. Kyrah is key to supporting our financial technology solutions while working in tandem with our large commercial roofing contractor network.”

Coker holds a B.A. and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas where she held active leadership/board roles in SPEAK (Students for Political Education and Knowledge) and Phi Theta Kappa Iota Honor Society. She has served as roll call liaison with local police departments for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is an active member in Women in Film Dallas, in support of her adult son in acting, and a volunteer with Food on the Move’s Summer Program.

For more information, visit www.nationalroofingpartners.com.

 

National Women in Roofing Names North American Roofing CEO Kelly Wade as Keynote Speaker

National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry, has announced that Kelly Wade, CEO of Tampa, Florida-based North American Roofing will be the keynote speaker at its networking and mentoring reception.

The reception is scheduled for February 5, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Great Hall C. Registration is not required.

“We are thrilled to have Kelly share her story of her career path in the roofing industry that eventually led her to become CEO of this large roofing company,” said Mallory Payne, chair of NWIR’s Mentoring Committee. “Her advice and experience are sure to encourage and inspire everyone attending the event. The NWIR Mentoring Committee works hard to find speakers that are not only influential, but also have powerful stories and passion for this industry.”

The event will feature an interactive question and answer session with Wade following her presentation. NWIR is encouraging those planning to attend to submit their questions to info@nationalwomeninroofing.org by January 31.

Wade joined North American Roofing in 2009 as the Director of Marketing, and moved to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing in her first year. She became VP of Strategy, Executive Vice President, and then in 2015, Chief Operating Officer. In August 2017, she became the CEO and is responsible for the strategic vision and overall operations of the company. Since 2009, the company has grown top line revenue by 300 percent.

Wade grew up in Ohio with a small business entrepreneur father influence, and graduated from Miami University with a B.A. in English Journalism, and built a 20-year plus career of sales, marketing, business development and strategic planning. Wade earned her Green Belt in Six Sigma from Villanova University in 2014 and is currently obtaining her MBA, scheduled for completion in 2018. She has two teenage boys and enjoys running, travelling, hiking, volunteering, sports, food and wine, family, reading, boating and anything outdoors.

For more information, visit http://nationalwomeninroofing.org.

Polyglass Launches New Q Rewards Website

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. announced the launch of its newly revamped Q Rewards website. The new platform allows roofing contractors to quickly earn points for Polyglass purchases and redeem them for trips, event tickets and merchandise.

A leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions, Polyglass introduced the Q Rewards program in 2013 as a way to say thank you to contractors. From the website, contractors can enroll in the Q Rewards program, manage points and redeem prizes. The newly designed website has improved navigation and functionality and is compatible with mobile devices. It features Snap2Claim Technology, enabling photo capture and faster upload of invoices.

“We are excited about the launch of the new Q Rewards website,” said Director of Strategic Marketing Scott Lelling. “The website has a cleaner design, is user-friendly and improves the overall customer experience. We value our customers and look forward to making more amazing rewards possible through the Q Rewards program.”

Contractors can sign up for Q Rewards now at www.polyglassqrewards.com and earn bonus points at the 2018 International Roofing Expo on Feb. 6-8 in New Orleans, LA.  Stop by booth 701 and play the Spin2Win game.

For more information, visit www.polyglass.us.