The Roofing Marketplace

Sustainable roof coatings and waterproofing products

Karnak Corp. manufactures a complete line of sustainable roof coatings and waterproofing products that comply with ENERGY STAR® and LEED® requirements. KANOPY signifies Karnak's commitment to developing products that protect the environment, save energy and reduce waste. For Karnak products to qualify for the KANOPY seal, they must meet one or more of the following criteria: be lower in volatile organic compound content than similar products in the industry; reduce energy consumption; reduce the heat island effect and reduce waste through sustainability. Products are third-party certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and FM Global and are listed by the Cool Roof Ratings Council. For more information, please call (800) 526-4236 or visit

It's a waste of paper

One of the greatest benefits of cloud computing technology is how it can give you the ability to go completely paperless. This is one of the ways AccuLynx can create a whole new way for you to do business. Just imagine doing away with most of your paperwork, and you can understand how valuable this tool can be. By streamlining the document storage and retrieval process, you can do the same job in less time and with fewer people. Save time, increase productivity and produce better profit margins. To learn more, visit or call (866) 981-5969.

Premium solar reflective shingles

Malarkey Roofing Products' Alaskan® SBS polymer-modified three-tab shingle featuring Scotchgard™ now is available in Heather. The revolutionary Alaskan shingle provides a durable barrier against extreme weather and has received a UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Resistance classification, the highest rating possible. In a Class 4 rating test, the Alaskan shingle withstood a simulation of hailstones hitting a roof at 90 mph without sustaining any damage. Heather is the newest color offered in the Alaskan product line, which features 11 other colors. For more information, visit or scan the QR code to learn more about Alaskan Scotchgard shingles.

Distributor expands network

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply recently opened new locations in Atlanta and Houston. Now with 12 locations, A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply carries the largest inventory of metal decks in all types, gauges and finishes for immediate pickup or delivery. The company has more than 40 years of experience and can provide a metal deck for reroofing projects of any size. For more information, visit or call (800) 894-7741.

Testing yields dramatic results

A test group of Canadian roofing contractors recently was supplied with a sheet-metal strip with TPO Direct Weld applied to it and instructed to do a pull test to see how well the TPO bonded. Every strip passed the test! Menzies Metal Products' TPO Direct Weld bonds to TPO membranes so well the membrane will separate at the scrim while the membrane's bottom layer stays bonded to the coating. For more information, call (800) 665-8840.

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2013

The third volume of The NRCA Roofing Manual provides you with comprehensive information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to asphalt shingle, clay and concrete tile, metal shingle, slate, and wood shake and wood shingle roof systems used in steep-slope applications. With five complete sections—Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems, Clay and Concrete Roof Systems, Metal Shingle Roof Systems, Slate Roof Systems, and Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roof Systems—this manual will be a welcome addition to your technical library. Each section includes information about roof decks, underlayments, materials, design and installation. The Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems section also includes 20 construction details. The Clay and Concrete Roof Systems section includes 73 construction details. The Metal Shingle Roof Systems section includes 19 construction details. The Slate Roof Systems section includes 21 construction details. And the Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roof Systems section includes 72 construction details. For more information, go to or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


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