retrofit

High Tech Roofing Brings Energy Efficiency To DoD

The nation’s largest energy user, the Department of Defense (DoD), is learning how to transform some of its 577,500 buildings and structures into state-of-art energy-saving powerhouses, by retrofitting old buildings with new high-tech roofing systems. In partnership with the Metal Construction Association (MCA) and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the DoD...

MBCI adds Roof Hugger to its retrofit offerings

MBCI now offers Roof Hugger retrofit systems. Roof Hugger products can be installed over most any existing metal roof, including trapezoidal and vertical standing seam roofs, as well as existing R panel roofs. Roof Hugger systems provide many benefits and advantages to building owners, design professionals and roofing contractors. Metal-over-metal retrofit roofing is the...

Sno Gem introduces membrane-coated, pre-skirted snow retention system

Roofing Industry’s First-Ever Membrane-Coated & Pre-Skirted Snow Retention System Sno Gem, Inc.®, a McHenry, Ill.,-based corporation has introduced the roofing industry’s first-ever membrane-coated and pre-skirted continuous bar snow retention system (patent pending) for new construction or retrofit applications. With the Sno Barricade Membrane-Coated Diamond Series System, the base plates are custom-coated in either TPO...

Roof Hugger completes testing of Corru-Fit

Unveiled last fall at METALCON, Roof Hugger’s new retrofit sub-purlin system named Corru-Fit completed rigorous and successful ASTM E-1592 testing to prove its wind uplift performance value in a Metal-over-Metal retrofit application. The Corru-Fit sub-purlin product is specifically designed for installation over the old sine wave shaped corrugated metal roofs.  These old roofs are...

Lead-exposure bill would reform costly work practices

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association applauded introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule. H.R.5911, the “Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012,” was introduced today by Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Tim...

Doors, windows and skylights can quickly add value

By Laura Glass – The benefits of retrofitting commercial buildings with new windows are not difficult to sell. “Replacement windows provide increased energy savings, increase the interior comfort of the building and bring in more light,” says Bill Doyle, marketing representative for Pittsburgh-based Thermal Industries, in ticking off the advantages. “Once windows are installed,...

Roof Hugger receives new patent

Roof Hugger, Inc. of Lutz, Fla., received Patent number 8024906 from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.   Roof Hugger celebrated its 20th anniversary of providing factory-notched sub-purlins for retrofitting existing metal roofs.  Today, the Roof Hugger team is proud to say the “Hugger” has now been installed on over 60 million square feet...

Construction work goes retro

Who isn’t a retro music fan?  Retro was the name given to a hodge-podge of music that included psychedelic tunes from the 1960s, punk rock from the 70s and 80s and even an outgrowth of new wave music from the 90s.  But not all music from those times is considered retro.  Most retro music...

McElroy Metal partners with Roof Hugger

As part of a strategic plan to expand their retrofit system product offer,  McElroy Metal, Inc. has signed a licensing agreement to distribute Roof Hugger retrofit sub-purlin systems throughout the United States.  Ken Gieseke, vice president marketing for McElroy stated: Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent...