New Ideas

Project management software is updated

Corecon Technologies has updated Corecon V7, a Web-based estimating and project management software suite. The updates reportedly provide Corecon V7 users with more on-the-go accessibility options and efficiency tools to manage the construction process.

Corecon V7 provides users with modules for business development, estimating, bid management, contract administration, procurement, time tracking, document control, correspondence and scheduling. Its new features include allowing subscribers to use Corecon V7 with Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers and on Apple's iPad; new Web pages for contract administration, procurement, correspondence and documentation modules with more than 50 drag-and-drop widgets for illustrating data and alerts; and improved print options for project scheduling.

Telephone: (866) 258-6698

Measuring tool calculates slope

Applicad has introduced its aerial image hip and gable pitch measuring tool for roofing contractors who regularly use aerial images for preparing roof estimates. The tool reportedly measures slope to plus or minus half a degree.

In the software's 2-D and 3-D models, the user simulates the application of all roofing materials, calculates labor and material costs, and generates results in a standard Microsoft® Word report template. Roofing contractors can use the hip and gable pitch measuring tool to develop accurate take-off plans and quote roofing materials and labor costs without climbing onto the roof.

Telephone: (800) 966-1698

Roofing material redirects standing water

The Garland Co. Inc. has introduced Quick-Slope,™ an easy-to-apply modified acrylic cementitious material that redirects or disperses harmful standing water on low-slope polymer-modified bitumen roof systems. It also reportedly can be used to increase localized slope.

Quick-Slope is said to be cost-effective and able to bond to new or existing smooth or mineral-coated roof systems. It also can be beaded to ponded areas to help water travel in multiple directions. After a surface is cleaned and prepared, Quick-Slope can be troweled without removing existing roofing material.

Because of its dry polymer and chemical makeup, Quick-Slope is durable once cured. It can be coated with The Garland Co.'s Pyramic® or Garla-Brite® roof coatings to achieve a highly reflective finish.

Telephone: (800) 321-9336

New color is available for zinc products

Umicore Building Products has added a new color to VMZINC,® its architectural zinc product line.

PIGMENTO brown was added to VMZINC's PIGMENTO line of colors and joins PIGMENTO blue, green and red.

Telephone: (919) 874-7173

Membrane is easy to install

Duro-Last® Roofing Inc. has added Duro-Tuff™ single-ply membrane to its rolled goods product line. Duro-Tuff's 18-foot by 9-inch weft insertion scrim reportedly provides exceptional strength and superior film thickness above the scrim. Duro-Tuff is said to provide rooftop weathering performance and longevity and enable easy installation on cut-up or difficult-to-measure roofs and projects in cold or extreme weather.

Duro-Tuff rolls are 100 feet long and available in 50- and 60-mil thicknesses in 2 1/2-, 5- and 10-foot widths.

Duro-Fleece,® Duro-last's traditional single-ply membrane, Rock-Ply® and Shingle-Ply® Designer Series membrane rolls also are included in the company's rolled goods product line.

Telephone: (800) 248-0280

NRCA products

NRCA University offers webinars

NRCA University is offering its Business Management Webinars: Residential Series, the third edition of business management webinars designed to give roofing contractors new ideas they immediately can implement into their companies.

This six-webinar series will run Jan. 9-April 4, 2013. Webinar topics include Occupational Safety and Health Administration fall-protection regulations and residential work, working effectively with homeowners, understanding financial statements, residential prospecting and proposals, technology in business and radiation risks.

The Business Management Webinars: Residential Series package is $265 for NRCA members and $365 for nonmembers. Individual webinars are $55 for NRCA members and $75 for nonmembers. For more information and to purchase the webinars, visit or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


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