Steel Shingles Provide High Solar Reflectance

Joplin, Mo. - Suitable for residential and commercial applications, TAMKO Building Products, Inc.’s MetalWorks Cool Colors steel shingles are manufactured to be long lasting and energy efficient, with high solar reflectance to help lower energy costs, the company reports. Each MetalWorks Cool Color product is rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). www.tamko.com.

Long-lasting Aluminum Roofing Conserves Energy, Waste

Piqua, Ohio - Constructed of approximately 95 – 98 percent post-consumer recycled material, Classic Metal Roofing Systems’ line of aluminum roofing employs aluminum and color coatings that are highly reflective of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which translates into savings on energy costs of as much as 20 percent or more. According to the company, aluminum provides a lightweight, weather-resistant alternative that protects against structural damage; offers fire protection; resists impact, cracking, staining and curling; and can often be installed over existing roofing, saving time and diverting waste. www.ClassicRoof.com.

Brochure Details Benefits of Sustainable, High-Performance Roofing System

Saginaw, Mich. - Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s eight-page, full-color brochure, “There’s One Cool Solution for Sustainable, High-Performance Roofing,” provides building owners and managers with an introduction to the company’s “Five Es” of high-performance commercial roofing: energy, environment, endurance, economics and engineering. The brochure includes a review of the rapid evolution in demand from “cool” to more comprehensive “sustainable” roofing, the company reports. www.duro-last.com.

Relaunched Website Provides Product Information for Architects, Specifiers

Chicago - American Hydrotech, Inc. has re-vamped and re-launched their website, HydrotechUSA.com, to accommodate architects and specifiers searching for information regarding the entire family of Hydrotech’s roofing and waterproofing products, the company reports. In addition to featuring Garden Roof Assembly specifications and CAD details, product brochures and articles have been made available for download. www.hydrotechusa.com.

Cool-Roof Coating Materials Reduce Energy Demands

Camarillo, Calif. - Elastomeric roof and wall coating products manufacturer National Coatings report that their AcryShield cool roof acrylic, water-based roof coatings, manufactured and installed, helped avoid as many as 24 million pounds of CO2 production in reduced demands for energy across the nation in 2006.

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Cool Roof Line Combines Energy Savings with Hurricane and Weather Protection

Ontario, CAN - Met-Tile, Inc. has become an ENERGY STAR partner for its metal tile panel roofing system, which consists of long-length steel panels that are applied vertically and tightly secured with screw fasteners that keep the roof in place, even under the heaviest wind and rain. According to the company, the "cool roof" Met-Tile line features a high-performance architectural coating system with solar reflectivity values that meet and in some cases exceed ENERGY STAR requirements, and because roof surfaces stay cooler, they should be less subject to chemical and atmospheric degradation, resulting in longer roof life. www.met-tile.com/coolroof.htm.

Membranes Receive UL Approval for Three Additional Roofing Membranes

Solana Beach, Calif. - Open Energy Corporation (OEC), a renewable energy company focused on the development and distribution of solar energy solutions, announced that its SolarSave PV Membrane product has received Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) approval to incorporate material from Seaman Corporation (FiberTite), Duro-Last and IB Roof Systems. According to the company, SolarSave membranes are now approved with a Class A fire rating for roofs from flat to 2:12 slope for all UL listed roofing applications for these membranes. www.openenergycorp.com.

Pre-Configured / Pre-Wired, Packaged Solar Energy Systems Easily Installed

Portola Valley, Calif. - The Solar in a Box systems from Ready Solar include high-efficiency solar panel packages available in 0.5 kW increments, 1kW-5kW systems and modular systems available in multiple configurations. According to the company, the systems are easily installed by a general contractor, and the Ready Solar aluminum frame mounting system is pre-wired and pre-configured. www.readysolar.com.

Cool Roof Cap Sheet is ENERGY STAR Certified, Title 24 Compliant

Denver - Johns Manville’s GlasKap CR cool roof cap sheet is a white, mineral-surfaced, white acrylic coated, fiber glass cap sheet used as the uppermost finish ply in a variety of built-up and hybrid SBS roofing systems. The UV-resistant coating provides protection to the membrane and underlying asphalt as well as a reflective, emissive surface that meets California’s Title 24 through the Standard Prescriptive Approach, the company reports, and has a reflectivity rating at 0.76 and emissivity rated at 0.85.

brGlasKap CR also qualifies for the ENERGY STAR label. www.jm.com.



Green Roof Subsurface Irrigation

Minneapolis - DripGrip is designed to hold subsurface drip irrigation lines securely at root level, the company reports. Using hook and loop fasteners, DripGrip creates a mechanical attachment to the filter fabric, eliminating labor-intensive gluing and toxic adhesives, and has two height configurations supporting the most common media depths–four and six inches; eliminating the need for hand watering. www.drip-grip.com.