Roofing

Homeowners need well-made and properly installed roofing to protect their homes. Knowing that you're secure from the elements is an important part of being comfortable in your home, perhaps the most important part. A roof that can be easily maintained is essential not only for safety, but also for energy conservation and an aesthetically appealing home.



Products
January 09, 2014

Thick slate is one of the most desired roofing styles today, but many homeowners and contractors shy away from real slate due to its high cost, weight, and upkeep.

Products
April 03, 2013

Emulating the authentic look of hand-split cedar shake, Boral’s Monterey Slate 600 roof tile is crafted from clay and delivers a true rustic wood appearance with the long-lasting benefits of clay.

Products
February 19, 2013

InSpire Roofing’s Slate and Cedar Shake tiles are now available in the company’s Wintergreen InSpire Cool Roofing Mix.

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Sh

Features
January 21, 2013

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Show push the envelope when it comes to both modular housing design and ultra-green construction.

Features
November 07, 2012

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the International Code Council (ICC) have released “Guidelines for Complying With Energy Code Requirements for Roof Assemblies: International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 and 2012 Editions.”

News
October 15, 2012

Oak Ridge National Laboratory released findings from field tests of a roof and attic system that aims to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings.

News
September 17, 2012

National Roofing Contractors Association Guidelines for Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems offers best practice guidelines for the design, materials, and application of asphalt shingle roof systems. 

photovoltaic roofing

photovoltaic roofing

News
September 10, 2012

NRCA University will offer a class called “Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business” Oct. 16 in Philadelphia. 

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September 04, 2012

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released Employment Law: A Legal Guide for Roofing Contractors, Second Edition, which provides an overview of the most pertinent federal employment laws.

GAF Monaco lifetime designer shingles

GAF Monaco lifetime designer shingles

Products
August 22, 2012

GAF’s Monaco Lifetime Designer Shingles replicate the beauty of European tile roofing in a budget-friendly, easy-to-install asphalt shingle.

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March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Features

Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.