Facing Clamped To Substructure By Discrete External Member Patents (Class 52/549)
  • Patent number: 10550579
    Abstract: A siding assembly includes a siding panel and an insulating panel securable to a wall using a siding attachment member. The siding attachment member includes openings extending therethrough in equally spaced relationship that align with slots formed in the foam panel. The spacing between centers of the foam panel slots corresponds to the spacing between centers of the openings in the attachment member. The slots in the foam panels are sufficiently wide to allow the foam panel to slide relative to the fasteners securing the foam panel to a wall. The siding attachment member may comprise a bracket with legs projecting rearward from a web and a siding support shoulder formed at a lower end of the web. Lines of weakness in the web and aligned notches in the shoulder facilitate cutting the bracket to a desired length. Reinforcement ribs are formed in the bracket web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jerry D. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8844213
    Abstract: The modular unit for generating solar power comprises a plurality of diamond-shaped cover plates (3.2, . . . , 3.3) for forming a surface trapping sunlight. The cover plates (3.2, 3.3) contain photovoltaic elements (106.1, 106.2, 106.3). The system further comprises a plurality of support rods (54) having a number of pre-manufactured fastening positions (55), said rods being arranged at a predetermined angle >0° to the horizontal and extending in the direction of a line of slope. Every fastening position is associated with a fastening device (50) which connects two corners of the overlapping cover plates (3.2, 3.3) to the support rod (54) in the fastening position. The cover plates (3.2, 3.3) are arranged diagonally and so as to overlap in a scale-type fashion with respect to a longitudinal direction of the support rod (54) in such a manner that the surface trapping the sunlight is at the same time rain water-repellent. The cover plates (3.2, 3.3) have a first cut-out section (15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Mario Posnansky
  • Patent number: 8782964
    Abstract: A wall structure, which may be in the form of a prefabricated unit, provides privacy for an enclosure while also enabling good ventilation. It comprises a planar array of angularly oriented, parallel slats that overlap one another as viewed in a direction generally normal to the plane. The slats are attached to support structure by brackets that are identical to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Frank G. Neri
  • Patent number: 8667758
    Abstract: Covering for a roof and vertical surfaces, constituted by a prefabricated element includes a base layer (1) of a waterproofing substrate; an upper covering (2) made of slate parts (3) fixed by adhesive. A mechanical fastener for the slate parts and anchor for anchoring the prefabricated element to the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cupa Innovacion S.L.U.
    Inventor: Javier Fernandez Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8196367
    Abstract: A support bracket (10) for anchoring cladding tiles (40) to a support wall structure (54), the support bracket (10) comprising: a substantially elongated base plate portion (12) attachable to the support wall structure (54), the base plate portion (12) defining a base first end edge (20) and a substantially opposed base second end edge (18), the base plate portion (12) also defining a base first side (22) and a substantially opposed base second side (24); and a substantially elongated flange portion (30) extending from the base first side (14), the flange portion (30) having a substantially T-shaped lateral cross-section, the flange portion (30) defining a flange first end edge (64) and a substantially opposed flange second end edge (56), the flange portion (30) being substantially longitudinally offset relatively to the base plate portion (12) such that the flange portion (30) is protruding from the base first end edge (20) substantially adjacent the flange first end edge (64); the base plate portion (12) an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Guy De Bray
  • Patent number: 8104239
    Abstract: A fastening device for flat components, especially solar modules, to be arranged on a framework, includes a first profile mounting rail and a second profile mounting rail that are spaced apart from one another and that are arranged horizontal and parallel on the framework and on which one component can be affixed in the area of its mutually opposing edges. Profile elements, which are arranged on the bottom of a frameless component in the area of the lateral edges, are provided with a retaining rib which projects toward the lateral edge, and connect to the profile mounting rails. A retaining element is provided with a first fastening segment for fastening to a fastening area of the profile mounting rail and with a second fastening segment having two retaining segments that project to both sides and that, in the assembled position, overlap the mutually opposing retaining ribs of two components to be placed next to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: FATH GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Mirko Fath
  • Patent number: 8087206
    Abstract: A roofing tile system provides a secure covering for a building roof and comprises a plurality of rigid tiles attached on a pitched roofing substrate in multiple interlocked rows of tiles. Each tile includes a protected end partially overlapped by another tile in an adjacent row, and an exposed end. The protected end of each tile includes at least one attachment hole and at least one anchoring panel. The exposed end of each tile includes at least one interlock hole. Primary roofing screws are provided for driving through attachment holes and into the substrate for attaching tiles in side-by-side relation to form multiple rows. Interlock fasteners are provided for driving through interlock holes and into the interlock panel of a partially overlapped tile in an adjacent row, for interlocking the exposed ends of the roofing tiles with anchoring panels in adjacent tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Ronald J. Worley, Harry Robinson
  • Patent number: 8082716
    Abstract: A roofing tile system provides a secure covering for a building roof and comprises a plurality of rigid tiles attached on a pitched roofing substrate in multiple interlocked rows of tiles. Each tile includes a protected end partially overlapped by another tile in an adjacent row, and an exposed end. The protected end of each tile includes at least one attachment hole and at least one anchoring panel. The exposed end of each tile includes at least one interlock hole. Primary roofing screws are provided for driving through attachment holes and into the substrate for attaching tiles in side-by-side relation to form multiple rows. Secondary roofing screws are provided for driving through interlock holes and into the interlock panel of a partially overlapped tile in an adjacent row, for interlocking the exposed ends of the roofing tiles with anchoring panels in adjacent tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Ronald J. Worley, Harry Robinson
  • Patent number: 8020353
    Abstract: In polymer building products, such as polymer siding, polymer roofing, j-blocks, gable vents, etc., characterized by fastener apertures each comprising an elongate slot bounded by a peripheral wall defining the slot, the peripheral wall having a height, a fastener centering-guide comprising a layer of material extending into the elongate slot from the peripheral wall thereof, the layer of material having defined therein (a) an elongate opening that is generally parallel to, but of smaller transverse dimensions than, the elongate slot, and (b) a predetermined location, defined intermediate the length of the elongate opening, for receiving a fastener therethrough, and wherein further the layer of material is characterized by a thickness that is less than the height of the peripheral wall and sufficiently thin so as to permit relative movement between a fastener extending through the centering guide and the polymer building product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Novik, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Gaudreau
  • Publication number: 20100146898
    Abstract: A roofing system formed of a plurality of support members secured to a load bearing roof deck. A plurality of roofing panels are positioned on the support members and are oriented to form overlapping joints between the panels. Sealant is positioned within the overlapping joints of the panels. A compression bar is positioned over the overlapping joints and is secured to the overlapping joints and support member by a fastener arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: JOHN L. PIERSON, Michael D. Huber, Thomas George Diamond
  • Patent number: 7712277
    Abstract: Exterior building siding for aesthetic and protection of the building against wind, rain and solar energy that includes attaching each horizontal plank from the top of the wall downwardly that includes a starting strip where each plank is interlocked to the plank above it. Each of the horizontal planks includes a top wall portion that fits snuggly into an “L-shaped” groove above it so that the panels can be firmly locked together vertically in a downwardly fashion to prevent any wind uplift against the siding or moisture intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Lief Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 7673423
    Abstract: There is provided cladding apparatus comprising a body portion (108) having an inner surface (110) and an outer surface (112) extending longitudinally between a leading edge (114) and a trailing edge (116) and transversely between opposed side edges (118). The leading edge (114) is provided with a formation (124) which inter-engages with complementary formation (126) provided on an adjacent body portion thereby permitting the body portions to inter-engage when laid in a longitudinal sequence. The body portion (108) is provided with a pair of longitudinally extending elongate mounting portions (128) on the inner surface (110) thereof. A longitudinal mounting batten (144) is attached to the fascia panel (106) adjacent to the exposed edge of the tiles (104), and into which the elongate mounting portions (128) may slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: B-Pods Holdings Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Bernhard Podirsky
  • Patent number: 7591115
    Abstract: A tile support arrangement comprising interlocking panels adapted to support thereon a plurality of tiles, battens which support thereon the interlocking panels, the battens secured to load bearing frame members of an inclined roof or a wall of a building, wherein each batten includes an upright portion which supports the interlocking panels in spaced relationship to the frame members and wherein the securing of the battens to the load bearing frame members comprises a plurality of elongated beams having first longitudinal axes and which are secured in end to end relationship upon each load bearing frame member. Each frame member having a second longitudinal axis, the relationship being such that there is alignment of the first and second longitudinal axes, wherein for each load bearing frame member, a lower portion of a batten is sandwiched between facing surfaces of opposing ends of adjacent elongated beams and is secured to at least one of the opposing ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Richard J. Morris
  • Patent number: 7178301
    Abstract: A roof shake which simulates a conventional wooden shake includes an exposure portion, a toplap portion, a headlap portion, a butt end, an upper edge, an upper surface, and a lower surface. The shake tapers from the butt end to the upper edge. The exposure portion of the shake includes at least one cavity which functions as an insulative chamber and may be filled with insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Gary T. Albright
  • Patent number: 7174686
    Abstract: A bracket for use in retrofitting building panels to a structure is provided with forward, rearward and top walls which define a channel therebetween. The channel is sized and shaped to substantially enclose existing fasteners on the structure to substantially prevent lateral movement of the bracket along the existing building panels. The lower end portion of the bracket is shaped to marry the profile of the existing building panels. A single series of fasteners secure the new building panel to the bracket, the existing building panel and preferably the frame of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Arnold G. Legband
  • Patent number: 7021018
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are panelized wall systems and methods for their construction, wherein the wall systems have elastomeric joints that are resistant to cracking. The walls are constructed with adhesive-edge building panels. The adhesive-edge building panels are preferably fiber cement. The front surface of each panel has an adhesive preapplied to an edge of the panel. Panels are fastened to a frame with the adhesive-edges adjacent to each other. A joint tape is applied to the seam between the panels such that the edges of the joint tape adhere to the adhesive-edges of the adjacent panels. The wall is then finished with an elastomeric finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: James Hardie International Finance B.V.
    Inventor: Weiling Peng
  • Publication number: 20020174618
    Abstract: Apparatus for installing siding over a wall composed of spaced apart studs and for forming an interlock of the siding and for providing easy installation and for resistance to high winds and for allowing waters to drain therefrom comprising an upside down U-shaped receiving member for being clipped on a first siding plank and connected to a second U-shaped receiving member with the second U-shaped receiving member being faced for receiving a second siding plank for creating the desired over lap relationship between the first and second siding planks. One form of the apparatus has a substantially U-shaped aperture formed therein for avoiding the studs when clipped on a siding plank. Another form of the apparatus has a second up side down U-shaped receiving member for being clipped on factory created end joints which may meet at any location on the wall without regard to the studs to form a joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventor: Paul T. Carroll
  • Patent number: 6470642
    Abstract: A shingle mounting system includes a plurality of securing strips for detachably securing shingles to a roof surface. Each securing strip includes a base portion, a folding edge, and plural projecting members attached to the base. Each shingle has a line of perforations formed through an upper edge thereof. Shingles are attached to the securing strip by placing the projecting members through the holes in the shingles, and folding the folding edge of the securing strip over the base portion. A roofing kit according to the invention includes shingles, securing strips, and at least two adjustable spacer tools. Each of the tools includes two channeled pieces that are slidably nested one inside another, and which may be locked in relative position via a locknut assembly. The tool operates to measure spaced placement of the next securing strip, eliminating the need to hand measure spacing of each succeeding shingle row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Perry Lewis Eads
  • Patent number: 6463708
    Abstract: A roofing system includes first and second pluralities of shingles, which include central planar portions. Shingles of each plurality are arranged such that their respective central planar portions are substantially co-planar. Each shingle of the first plurality is adjacent at least one shingle of the second plurality. The central planar portions of shingles of the first plurality are displaced with respect to central planar portions of shingles of the second plurality by a separation distance. Adjacent shingles may be installed such that opposite surfaces of their central planar portions are exposed to view. A surfacing shingle may include a central planar portion and several edge portions. The shingles may be used in a ventilated roofing system, which includes a surfacing structure coupled to a roofing substrate. The surfacing structure is elevated with respect to the substrate such that an airspace is disposed between the substrate and the underside of the surfacing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Victor W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6393792
    Abstract: A splicing member for joining horizontally adjacent and abutting siding panels installed on a structure has a declination being substantially planar and extending downwardly and slightly outwardly, a top lock, and a bottom lock. In certain preferred embodiments, the top lock is a flange connected to an upper edge of the declination forming a downwardly opening U-shaped channel which receives a portion of horizontally adjacent siding panels to which the splicing member is attached. In certain preferred embodiments, the bottom lock is a shoulder extending inwardly and substantially horizontally from a lower edge of the declination. When installed, the splicing member is positioned behind two horizontally adjacent and abutting siding panels and a fastener or weld rigidly secures the siding panels and the splicing member to one another. A splicing member having multiple declinations to fixedly secure horizontally adjacent siding panels to one another and having multiple declinations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Associated Materials, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jack T. Mowery, Benjamin L. McGarry
  • Patent number: 6370832
    Abstract: A vinyl siding panel which includes a top lock, a medial main body portion, a bottom lock, and a nailing hem adjacent the top lock comprises a channel with nail apertures in the channel base for receiving siding nails. The channel has an open end which has a dimension smaller than the nail head diameter so that the nail head bears against shoulders or bearing surfaces formed adjacent the channel. The channel can be of rectangular or tapered cross-section in order to space the nail head away from the nail apertures and thereby eliminate stress concentrations at the apertures. The lock structures are generally complementary in shape so that they interlock with other siding panels of like construction. The panel can be reinforced along its length for added rigidity. One area of reinforcement is the channel nailing hem which can be reinforced by extruding additional material to form the channel or by providing an elongated trough-like insert nested within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Associated Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. McGarry, Jack Thomas Mowery
  • Patent number: 6341454
    Abstract: A combination solar roof collector and roofing system includes a plurality of discrete small overlapping tempered glass panels of a polygonal shape which do not require exterior molding around individual panels to provide weatherproofing. The overlapping tempered glass panels are applied like ordinary roof shingles to naturally shed water on a roof. Elastomeric moisture proof caulking is provided between the panels. The construction of solar collectors is conformable to any existing roof shape or dimensions by using specially cut perimeter glass panels. The panels are held in place by spacer fastener clips that support the glass panels and hold each panel down to resist uplift forces in strong winds. The glass panels support the weight of a person, do not require any reinforcing of the roof structure, and can be individually removed and replaced to perform any repair or adjustment to the solar panels underneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Inventor: Alex Koleoglou
  • Patent number: 6176662
    Abstract: Improved welding stud (20) includes a generally cylindrical body (34). A first series of annular rings (42) are disposed on a first end portion (18) of the cylindrical body (34). A second series of annular rings (44) are disposed on a second end portion (26) of the cylindrical body (34). The rings (42, 44) are asymmetrical and have reverse configurations. Thus, the annular rings (42) on one end portion of the stud are a mirror image of the rings (44) on the opposite end portion of the stud. Either end of the stud (20) may be stud welded to a base member (14) using the drawn arm short cycle or gas arc stud welding processes. A cap (24) may then be press fitted onto the opposite end of the stud to secure insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Nelson Stud Welding, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark B. Champney, William C. Easterday
  • Patent number: 6151859
    Abstract: Roof shingles (14) from used tires (10) are provided as well as a method of making the same. Used tires (10) are cut along the circumference on each edge to separate a tread piece (13) from the side walls (12) and the bead steel. Tread piece (13) is then cut by dye, shear or other method into a number of shorter pieces or shingles (14). The shingles are then secured in overlapping relationship, typically tread side outward, to form a waterproof covering on a building or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: David Nowacek
  • Patent number: 6125592
    Abstract: A two-part fastening mechanism employing (1) a continuous metal strip having attachment slots whose axes are oriented parallel to the length of the strip, and (2) a single preformed metal connector piece having a longitudinally-oriented hook for gripping one end of a tile and a stem portion insertable into one of the slots in the metal fastening strip and bendable over the slot and back upon itself for retaining the connector piece attached to the continuous metal strip. When installed, the fastening mechanism holds each tile in two places: at a first end via the hook, and at an opening in the tile where the connector piece passes through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Newport Fastner Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hickey, James E. Lee, Robert Ward
  • Patent number: 6050041
    Abstract: A splicing member for joining horizontally adjacent and abutting siding panels installed on a structure has a declination being substantially planar and extending downwardly and slightly outwardly. In certain preferred embodiments, a flange is connected to an upper edge of the declination forming a downwardly opening U-shaped channel which receives a portion of horizontally adjacent siding panels to which the splicing member is attached. A shoulder extends inwardly and substantially horizontally from a lower edge of the declination. When installed, the splicing member is positioned behind two horizontally adjacent and abutting siding panels and a fastener rigidly secures the siding panels and the splicing member to one another. A splicing member having multiple declinations to fixedly secure horizontally adjacent siding panels to one another and having multiple declinations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Associated Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack T. Mowery, Benjamin L. McGarry
  • Patent number: 6044602
    Abstract: A light transmitting roofing structure for a building having spaced apart rafters, and a method of use thereof, has a plurality of concave pan tiles mounted on and attached to the rafters, with a plurality of convex roof tiles attached to the rafters and overlapping the pan tiles on either side. The pan tiles are made of a light transmitting material. The roof tiles are similar to traditional roof tiles, giving the roofing structure the external appearance of a traditional roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: John P. Canavan
  • Patent number: 6044609
    Abstract: A structure for attaching furring panels on a building is disclosed. The structure has longitudinal panel holders fixed to the building. A plurality of hooks are regularly mounted along each of the holders. The furring panels are held on the panel holders while passing across the holders, thus being attached on the building. The panels individually have a plurality of downward insert rails, thus being caught by the hooks of the holders. Each of the panels also has both a top channel and a downward lower rail, thus being coupled to another furring panel with the lower rail being fitted into the top channel of the other furring panel. The above structure allows the panels to be uniformly expandable or contractible in accordance with a change of atmospheric temperature, thus almost completely preventing the furring panels from partially warping or cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Hyunsanmoeum Inc.
    Inventor: Sun Shim Kim
  • Patent number: 5930969
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching roof membranes to roof decks. A bridge is placed on flaps created by overlapping portions of roofing material. The bridge is comprised of two end portions which engage the roofing material. A screw is preferably installed through the bridge and into the roof deck. When wind applies force to the roofing membrane, the bridge creates a fulcrum-like effect which helps secure the roof membrane to the roof deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Inventors: Robert L. Mayle, Steven Mayle
  • Patent number: 5921045
    Abstract: A two-part fastening mechanism employing (1) a continuous metal strip having attachment slots whose axes are oriented parallel to the length of the strip, and (2) a single preformed metal connector piece having a longitudinally-oriented hook for gripping one end of a tile and a stem portion insertable into one of the slots in the metal fastening strip and bendable over the slot and back upon itself for retaining the connector piece attached to the continuous metal strip. When installed, the fastening mechanism holds each tile in two places: at a first end via the hook, and at an opening in the tile where the connector piece passes through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Newport Fastener Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Hickey, James E. Lee, Robert Ward
  • Patent number: 5885024
    Abstract: A roof tile tie down clip for securing a roof tile to the surface of a roof. The roof tile tie down clip includes a base portion configured to rest against the surface of a roof, body portion extending away from the base portion such that a joint is formed between the base portion and the body portion, and a clip portion configured to engage the top surface of a roof tile and extending away from the body portion distal of the joint. Two claws extend outward from a tip of the base portion for securing the roof tile tie down clip to the surface of a roof in an upright position prior to inserting a nail through the clip. A gusset is formed at the joint between the base portion and body portion of the roof tile tie down clip. The gusset functions to reinforce the joint against bending or warping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventors: Frank J. Zupan, Terrance D. Zupan
  • Patent number: 5873208
    Abstract: Roof shingles (14) from used tires (10) are provided as well as a method of making the same. Used tires (10) are cut along the circumference on each edge to separate a tread piece (13) from the side walls (12) and the bead steel. Tread piece (13) is then cut by dye, shear, or other method into a number of shorter pieces or shingles (14). The shingles are then secured in overlapping relationship, typically tread side outward, to form a waterproof covering on a building or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventor: David Nowacek
  • Patent number: 5845446
    Abstract: Longitudinal facing laid on a base between retainers at a prescribed spacing includes a central face plate, an inner riser along right and left edges of the face plate, an outer riser on an outer side of each inner riser, a drain channel formed between the inner and outer risers, an engaging portion at at least one of end and median portions of the outer riser and in resilient engagement with the retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Gantan Beauty Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motokatsu Funaki, Noboru Yamasaka, Kazuyuki Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 5784848
    Abstract: A roofing system and shingle for a roof having sides and an apex is provided. A stripping is attached to the roof near the apex of the roof. A first shingle is attached to the stripping. A panel has a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein the top edge is positioned along the stripping. A bottom flange is attached to and extends along at least a portion of the bottom edge. A plate is attached to the bottom flange distal to the panel. An upper side flange is attached to and extends along at least a portion of the first side edge. A lower side flange is attached to and extends along at least a portion of the second side edge.In accord with another aspect of the invention, a shingle for a roof is provided. A panel has a having a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge. An upper side flange is integrally formed with and extends along at least a portion of the first side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Inventor: Philip Toscano
  • Patent number: 5768844
    Abstract: A building siding panel and assembly each assembly having a plurality of interconnecting siding panels that are attached to the building using fasteners that are driven into the building through a plurality of aligned and spaced apart slot pairs in a uniform manner that reduces the distortion that accompanies thermal expansion and/or contraction of the siding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Norandex
    Inventors: Thomas E. Grace, Sr., Douglas L. Price
  • Patent number: 5737892
    Abstract: A structure for securing the edges of adjacent roof-forming panels is described. Channel members having gutter forming bottom and side walls engage the edges of adjacent panels. Specifically, ledges or the channel side walls cooperate with structures on the panel edges to secure the panel edges. A closure encloses the channel gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Crown Partnership
    Inventor: Percy Greenberg
  • Patent number: 5737891
    Abstract: A channel-mounted panel structure using interlocking panels is described. Channel members that are generally hat-shaped in cross-section each have oppositely disposed longitudinal supporting members for use in cooperation with mounting slots of adjacent panels. Opposed edges of the panels are formed such that each formed edge includes a mounting slot along the length of the panel and a raised portion that cooperates with the raised portion of an adjoining panel to form a closure with a standing seam. Alternatively, closure may be provided by a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Crown Partnership
    Inventor: Percy Greenberg
  • Patent number: 5729947
    Abstract: A covering for an underlying structure comprises a bottom layer of U-shaped sections with gaps between covered by an upper layer of inverted U-shaped sections, the sections having clearance holes and/or flexible edges to permit transverse thermal flexing. The bottom sections are attachable to the structure by clip elements previously attached to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Michael Graham Dawes
  • Patent number: 5722212
    Abstract: A roof tile hurricane clip formed by selectively bending a generally rectangular piece of material for preventing the nose of an overlapping tile from lifting in high winds. The invention comprises a clip body having a fastening end, a retaining end for retaining an angled lower edge portion of an overlapping tile, and a body portion therebetween. The clip fastening end may incorporate an elongated aperture for accommodating a conventional fastener therethrough for securing the clip to a roof tile such that the clip is subject to adjustment for retaining an overlapping roof tile edge of within certain tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Inventors: David C. Struve, Robert D. Pike
  • Patent number: 5715640
    Abstract: A clamp for controlling uplift on a metal roof. The clamp includes a unitary mounting body having a slot extending therethrough. This slot may be positioned over/about a standing seam on a metal roof and be appropriately secured thereto, such as by the use of blunt-nosed screws which engage the seam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: Robert M. M. Haddock
  • Patent number: 5622020
    Abstract: An attachment clip is formed from a generally rectangular blank of bendable material and includes a pair of depending legs bent forwardly and upwardly so as to engage the slots found in the nailing flange of standard horizontal siding panels. The clip includes a nail slot having a length greater than the length of an individual slot formed in the nailing flange of the panel, thereby permitting greater expansion and contraction of the panel on the wall to which it is attached. The clip is formed from a rectangular blank of bendable material, with a notch extending upwardly in the lower edge to form the depending legs which are journaled through individual slots in the nailing flange of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Inventor: Margaret A. Wood
  • Patent number: 5600971
    Abstract: A roof plate mounting assembly including a base member fixedly mounted to a well-known tight frame, the base member having upward extensions respectively provided at both lateral ends of the base member and locking jaws respectively inwardly bent from the upward extensions, an inverted U-shaped roof plate support member slidably coupled to the base member, the roof plate support member having wings provided at respective lower ends of the roof plate support member and upward extensions respectively extending from the wings, the upward extensions being loosely engaged in spaces respectively defined by the upward extensions and locking jaws of the base member such that the roof plate is slidable along the upward extension of the base member, a seam protecting cap extending so as to protect overlapping connecting edge portions of roof plates being coupled to each other, the seam protecting cap having downward extensions respectively downwardly extending from both lateral ends of the seam protecting cap and inwar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Whang K. Suk
  • Patent number: 5584153
    Abstract: The roof system is formed of a corrugated sheet of material anchored to a roof beam, a mineral board anchored to the peaks of the corrugated sheet having a moisture barrier, at least one layer of insulating material interposed between the mineral board and the corrugated sheet, and standing seam metal roof panels anchored to the mineral board. A staggered anchoring system is provided which eliminates thermal shorts from the outside of the roof to the inside roof beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Loadmaster Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Lynn Nunley, Joe W. Tomaselli
  • Patent number: 5577361
    Abstract: A roofing shingle including a weather resistant strip that has an exterior side and an interior side. The weather resistant strip has a top portion and a plurality of tabs that are divided by a plurality of slots. Each tab extends longitudinally between at least two slots. Included is an elongated metallic strip. The metallic strip has a face side and an underside that is attached to the exterior side of the weather resistant strip. The metallic strip is attached between the top portion and above each slot. Lastly, an elongated tar strip is attached to the face side of the metallic strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph F. Grabek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5564245
    Abstract: An apparatus for installing a floating siding wall of lap siding on vertical studs, including a series of specially formed siding locator-retainer members which are fastened to the studs with the siding members situated therein, the siding members not being fastened to the studs directly; and the resulting siding wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Richard J. Rademacher
  • Patent number: 5522187
    Abstract: The roof tiles (1) of a sloping roof rest via a ridge on tile laths (2) and overlap one another in two directions. They are fixed with tile hooks (4) and each tile hook (4) comprises a first shaft section (7), which at the free end has a hook-shaped bend (8) which grips around a closing groove (6) on a side edge of a first tile, a second shaft section (9), which at the free end has a device (10) by which the tile hook is fixed to a tile lath (2), and a shoulder (11), which is located between the two shaft sections (7 and 9) and engages on the rear surface of a second tile partially located under the first tile. The two shaft sections (7 and 9) of the tile hooks are essentially perpendicular to the shoulder (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: Bove Draadprodukten B.V.
    Inventor: Albert F. J. Bogaerts
  • Patent number: 5479752
    Abstract: A planar roofing made of folded metal sheets which comprises a plurality of metal sheets in which two nonadjacent edges are complementarily folded or otherwise shaped so as to allow the coupling of two adjacent metal sheets by partial overlap, and a plurality of supporting retainer blocks which can be anchored to a purlin for the roofing. Each supporting retainer block comprises a base portion for resting on the purlin and two lateral parallel raised portions that rise from the base and are individually externally flanked by a respective recess which is meant to accommodate a fold which is provided proximate to, and along, a folded edge of a respective metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: ISCOM S.r.l.
    Inventor: Fabio Menegoli
  • Patent number: 5452553
    Abstract: A waterproof cover having special utility for a flat or low-slope roof for a building. The roof includes a structural part comprising beams, joists, rafters, etc., as well as a substrate in the form of plywood panels, metal decking, etc. A waterproof cover is secured over the substrate. The cover is formed by placing a plurality of waterproof sheets loosely over the structural substrate, and connecting the abutting edges of adjacent sheets to one another, much like an old-fashion quilt is assembled. The preferred sheets constitute lightweight, thin but relatively stiff sheets of resin-impregnated fiberglass having a thickness of about 0.065 inch; and the joints between adjacent sheets are formed in situ by a mixture of fiberglass fibers and cured resin. The plurality of sheets are joined to one another (along their abutting edges) to form one giant waterproof cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Inventors: Guy C. Clapp, Benjamin L. Doskocil
  • Patent number: 5341617
    Abstract: A roof tile fastening arrangement secures each of a plurality of concrete roof tiles, disposed in side-by-side relation, to a birdstop mounted adjacent the lower edge of a roof support structure, by a plurality of clips extending between and secured to the side edges of the tiles and to the birdstop. Each of the clips has an upper curved lip portion extending over the side edge of an associated one of the tiles. In a first embodiment, each of the clips has a lower hook portion which hooks to a different one of a plurality of drain slots adjacent the base of the birdstop. The clip is made of resilient material and has a curved body portion which may be flexed to facilitate installation of the clip and which then assumes the curved configuration to hold the clip in tension between the side edge of the associated tile and the associated drain slot in the birdstop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Monier Roof Tile Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Thomas, Paul S. Hensey
  • Patent number: 5323580
    Abstract: A roof tile fastening arrangement secures each of a plurality of concrete roof tiles, disposed in side-by-side relation, to a birdstop mounted adjacent the lower edge of a roof support structure, by a plurality of clips extending between and secured to the side edges of the tiles and to the birdstop. Each of the clips has an upper curved lip portion extending over the side edge of an associated one of the tiles. In a first embodiment, each of the clips has a lower hook portion which hooks to a different one of a plurality of drain slots adjacent the base of the birdstop. The clip is made of resilient material and has a curved body portion which may be flexed to facilitate installation of the clip and which then assumes the curved configuration to hold the clip in tension between the side edge of the associated tile and the associated drain slot in the birdstop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Monier Roof Tile Inc.
    Inventor: John F. Thomas