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Solar PV 101: Entry Level

MAGE SOLAR Academy's five-day course will encompass the fundamentals of photovoltaic (PV) applications focusing on grid-direct systems. Core concepts will include safety, code compliance, site analysis and system design. Hands-on labs will familiarize students with instruments used in the PV industry and will conclude with installing, wiring and commissioning a PV system. The class will be held on various dates between Jan. 3 and Feb. 4 in Dublin, Ga. For additional information, visit

Mini Bender Tools

Create spectacular curved flashings and fabrications with WUKO Super Mini Bender tools from AMSI. WUKO tools accurately can form curves in copper, steel, aluminum and other metals. The W2020 can form bends up to 0.8 of an inch deep, and the W2050 can form bends up to 2 inches deep. The W4010 makes crisp hems up to 1½ inches. For more information, visit or call (800) 943-9771.

Single-ply Roof System

Duro-Last® Roofing's precision-fabricated single-ply roof system helps its authorized contractors prosper. Its roof systems are delivered to job sites with all components included and up to 85 percent of membrane seaming completed. Jobs are installed faster in all kinds of weather with less chance for callbacks, keeping installation crews productive and efficient. Duro-Last Roofing offers industry-leading sales, marketing and engineering support to its contractor network, as well as the best warranties in the business. Visit for more information.

Through the Roof!™

Kiss messy black asphalt roof repairs goodbye with Through the Roof! clear roof sealant from Sashco. Nobody wants areas of ugly black roof asphalt blemishing a home's appearance every time a roof leaks, a shingle needs to be repaired or flashing needs to be sealed. Through the Roof! is the smart alternative to messy black asphalt—perfect for custom tile and shake roofs. Through the Roof! can be applied to wet surfaces, an additional benefit for those in wet, rainy climates. Contractors don't have to wait for a dry, sunny day to repair a leaky roof; Through the Roof! immediately sticks to a wet roof so it can be repaired when a leak is identified. Through the Roof! is available in 10-ounce cartridges that fit any standard caulking gun, as well as quart and gallon sizes. For more information, visit

Clamping Drain

Menzies' Spun Aluminum Clamp-Tite™ drain was designed by roofing contractors for roofing contractors. The clamping ring is bolted to a threaded ring inside the sump bowl; there are no upright studs to interfere with the roof membrane; an aluminum strainer is bolted to the top of the clamping ring; and the strainer can be removed for easy cleaning without disturbing the sealed clamping ring. For more information, visit

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2011

NRCA's latest roofing manual will provide you with comprehensive technical information concerning the design, materials and installation procedures applicable to membrane roof systems. It includes information about roof decks, rigid board insulation, roof membranes, surfacings and system design guidelines, as well as construction details. To order, contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or go to


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