Replacement Solution Includes Framing, Sub-framing and Metal Roof Panels

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.’s Retro-Master roof replacement solution

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.’s Retro-Master roof replacement solution

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.’s Retro-Master roof replacement solution includes structural framing, sub-framing and metal roof panels. The 100 percent steel system can be installed over any existing sloped or flat roof whether metal, asphalt, built-up or membrane. Insulation can be added to the roof system, and a variety of cool-roof-compliant colors are available. The system also accommodates photovoltaic integration and rainwater catchment.

(800) 406-7387

Sunburst Mineral Surfacing Reduces Rooftop Temperatures

The Garland Co. Inc.’s reflective Sunburst mineral surfacing

The Garland Co. Inc.’s reflective Sunburst mineral surfacing

The Garland Co. Inc.’s reflective Sunburst mineral surfacing reduces rooftop temperatures and protects against hail, wind and other weather. The surfacing is an optional upgrade with StressPly Plus FR Mineral and StressPly E FR Mineral membranes. It comes standard on StressPly EUV FR Mineral and StressPly Max FR Mineral. Membrane applications include hot, cold, self-adhering and torch.

(800) 321-9336

Project Profiles: Government

Richland County Landfill Columbia, S.C.

Petersen Aluminum roofing

Team

Roofing contractor: Aqua Seal Manufacturing and Roofing Inc., West Columbia, S.C.
Metal roof, soffit and wall manufacturer: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Roof Materials

The following materials were used on the roof:

  • 6,903 square feet of 24-gauge Tite-Loc in the Cityscape color
  • 1,216 square feet of 24-gauge HWP 16-inch Panel in the Cityscape color
  • 1,673 square feet of 0.032 PAC-850 Full Vent in the Cityscape color

Roof Report

Petersen Aluminum roofing
This new construction project began in early October 2012 and was completed in April 2013. Petersen Aluminum provided a complete metal system: roof, soffit and wall.

PHOTOS: Petersen Aluminum Corp.

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Construction Unemployment Rate Falls

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell to the lowest July level in five years, even though employment has stagnated in the past four months, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged Washington leaders to act on stalled infrastructure funding measures to help jump start construction hiring. The unemployment rate for workers who last worked in construction declined to 9.1 percent from 12.3 percent in July 2012, not seasonally adjusted, and the number of unemployed construction workers dropped by 227,000 to 767,000. Construction employment in July totaled 5,793,000, seasonally adjusted, up by 166,000, or 3 percent, from July 2012 but down by 6,000 from the revised June level. Although residential and nonresidential contractors have added workers in the past year, employment growth in July occurred only on the residential side.

Dodge Momentum Index Inches Up in July

The Dodge Momentum Index inched up 0.2 percent in July, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos. The index now rests at 112.6. While July’s growth rate was modest, the index continues to hold onto the gains established earlier in the year and remains near its four-year high. This stability suggests developers perceive the environment for new construction to be generally improving but remain cautious about the tepid performance of the economy and its impact on market fundamentals.

Matching Funds for S.C. Solar Installations on Educational Facilities

Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) Inc., a South Carolina nonprofit, is disbursing grants for the lesser of 50 percent or $50,000 of the cost of new solar photovoltaic installations to schools, school districts and education-focused non-profits in South Carolina. In aggregate, the PaCE Solar Grant Pilot seeks to disburse up to $250,000 in funding to institutions by first quarter 2014.

Applicants must provide at least 50 percent of the project cost and demonstrate that matching funds are available, in-hand or otherwise committed before PaCE will release any funds to a qualifying applicant selected for the program. Matching funds may be in the form of in-kind goods or services, such as installation or project design. Grant funds may only be applied to the cost of installing new, grid-connected PV systems located on property owned by the applicant.

Applications are due Oct. 1.

Mule-Hide Redesigns Website

Mule-Hide Products has launched its newly redesigned website, mulehide.com, which makes it easier for contractors, architects, building owners, facility managers, modular manufacturers/dealers, and distributors to find the product and system information they need. It also offers a variety of user-friendly tools designed to help warranty-eligible contractors manage their Mule-Hide-warranted jobs.

Glove Selector Tool Available Online

DuPont SafeSPEC Glove Selector Tool

DuPont SafeSPEC Glove Selector Tool

DuPont Protection Technologies has introduced the DuPont SafeSPEC Glove Selector Tool at www.safespecgloves.dupont.com. It enables users to quickly and easily search more than 300 gloves from 10 glove manufacturers that have met the strict criteria established to become licensees of DuPont Kevlar. The latest innovations from these licensees are featured.

Video Depicts Modified Bitumen Membrane Application

The Garland Co. Inc. recently posted a video depicting the proper application procedures for its Self-Adhering StressPly SA FR Mineral SBS modified bitumen membrane.

The Garland Co. Inc. recently posted a video depicting the proper application procedures for its Self-Adhering StressPly SA FR Mineral SBS modified bitumen membrane.

As part of its effort to ensure proper application of its products, The Garland Co. Inc. recently posted a video depicting the proper application procedures for its Self-Adhering StressPly SA FR Mineral SBS modified bitumen membrane on the company’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/thegarlandco. The video features installation details for the complete self-adhering system, including base sheet, cap sheet and flashing details.

Atlas Roofing introduces Select Your Roof App for iPad

Select Your Roof iPad app

Select Your Roof iPad app

Atlas Roofing introduces Select Your Roof, a consumer-oriented app for iPad, devoted to the homeowner’s process of choosing an appropriate roofing system. The app is an extension of Atlas’ existing selectyourroof.com website and the Shingle Visualizer, an interactive webpage found on atlasroofing.com. The app, available for download on iTunes, is split into two parts: My Roof Color Gauge, which allows users to upload photos of their homes, and Shingle Visualizer, which changes shingle color options.