With Spacing Or Space-forming Feature Patents (Class 52/553)
  • Patent number: 10858833
    Abstract: A roofing shingle including a lower layer including a headlap and a plurality of tabs extending from the headlap, and an upper layer including one or more fingers, wherein the one or more fingers are disconnected from one another, and wherein each of the one or more fingers is disposed on one tab of the plurality of tabs, wherein a number of the plurality of tabs is different than a number of the one or more fingers. In an embodiment, the lower layer is a lowermost layer of the roofing shingle. In another embodiment, the roofing shingle further includes an alignment feature disposed in an exposure zone of the roofing shingle, wherein the alignment feature is adapted to permit alignment of adjacent roofing shingles during installation on a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Alex C. Nash, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10801207
    Abstract: During installation of a single-ply roofing membrane, the surface of the membrane can be protected from dirt, scratches and scrapes by a protective sheet which also provides other beneficial attributes that aid an installer. A roof laminate includes a roof membrane and a protective sheet is removably affixed thereto. The sheet includes at least a first layer directly secured to a second layer. The first layer provides at least one of UV protection, anti-slip, and anti-glare to the roof laminate and so aids the installer in at least one of those respects. The second layer is removably affixed to the roof membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Carlisle Intangible, LLC
    Inventors: David French, Anil Shenoy, Xuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10676921
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure is a shingle including a first bituminous sheet at the bottom surface of the shingle, the first bituminous sheet having a lower edge disposed at the lower end of the shingle, the first bituminous sheet having one or more slits extending from the lower edge of the first bituminous sheet toward the upper end of the shingle; and a second bituminous sheet at least partially laminated to a top surface of the first bituminous sheet, the second bituminous sheet having a lower edge disposed adjacent the lower end of the shingle, the second bituminous sheet having one or more tabs being defined by one or more notches formed in the second bituminous sheet, each notch extending away from the lower edge of the second bituminous sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Benensky, Nicholas David Orf, Gregory F. Jacobs, Flavien Fremy
  • Patent number: 10574178
    Abstract: A photovoltaic element comprising: (a) a photovoltaic assembly; (b) a shingle portion connected to the photovoltaic assembly, the shingle portion including: (i) one or more flexible regions and (ii) one or more attachment regions; wherein the one or more attachment regions connect the photovoltaic element to a structure and the one or more flexible regions are flexed so that all or a portion of the attachment regions are located below the shingle portion; and wherein the one or more flexible regions, the one or more attachment regions, or both include one more drainage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Susan M. Zerull, James J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10422138
    Abstract: During installation of a single-ply roofing membrane, the surface of the membrane can be protected from dirt, scratches and scrapes by a protective sheet which also provides other beneficial attributes that aid an installer. A roof laminate includes a roof membrane and a protective sheet is removably affixed thereto. The sheet includes at least a first layer directly secured to a second layer. The first layer provides at least one of UV protection, anti-slip, and anti-glare to the roof laminate and so aids the installer in at least one of those respects. The second layer is removably affixed to the roof membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Carlisle Intangible, LLC
    Inventors: David French, Anil Shenoy, Xuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10100530
    Abstract: Method and apparatus useful for the construction of exterior wall systems of buildings. The apparatus has an outer U-channel having a front formed lip thereon along with an inner wall together forming a base portion of the U-channel within which the bottom of the outer piece of siding is placed. The apparatus also includes a rear wall for supporting the inner piece of siding in an upright position along with a ledge upon which the bottom of the inner piece of siding rests. The rear wall of the apparatus may have apertures herein for receiving fasteners along with weep holes in the base of the U-channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Robert A. Clark
  • Patent number: 9732518
    Abstract: An isolator system for preventing the conduction of thermal energy between the metal components of a wall assembly comprising isolator plates adapted to be placed between the metal components of a wall assembly and made of an insulating material. The isolator plates include at least one opening for receiving a fastener, said opening has an annular shoulder adapted to extend into an opening for receiving said fastener in a metal component of a wall assembly. Also disclosed herein is a thermal isolation washer and a girt for use with polymer panel construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Croasdale, Douglas James Knight
  • Patent number: 9677268
    Abstract: An isolator system for preventing the conduction of thermal energy between the metal components of a wall assembly comprising isolator plates adapted to be placed between the metal components of a wall assembly and made of an insulating material. The isolator plates include at least one opening for receiving a fastener, said opening has an annular shoulder adapted to extend into an opening for receiving said fastener in a metal component of a wall assembly. Also disclosed herein is a thermal isolation washer and a girt for use with polymer panel construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Douglas James Knight, Scott Croasdale
  • Patent number: 9228355
    Abstract: A building construction assembly for installation on a roof deck including a base layer and a channel structure coupled to the base layer and defining a plurality of channels. In an embodiment, the plurality of channels include a first airflow channel and second airflow channel extending in parallel through the channel structure. The plurality of channels further includes a venting channel between the first and second airflow channels and the base layer. The channel structure defines one or more apertures between the venting channel and each of the first and second airflow channels configured to allow airflow from the first and second airflow channels into the venting channel. The base layer defines one or more exit orifices in airflow communication with the venting channel and configured such that air in the venting channel exits the building construction assembly through the one or more exit orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John Scott Edwards, Frank William Klink
  • Patent number: 9169645
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied when the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8966850
    Abstract: The present invention relates more particularly to roofing products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements joined to a roofing substrate. In one aspect, the invention provides a roofing product including: a bituminous roofing substrate having a top surface; and roofing granules embedded in the top surface of the roofing substrate, wherein in at least one over-pressed zone of the roofing product, the roofing granules are embedded so that (a) the over-pressed zone exhibits a 0.20 gram loss or less in a rub test as described in ASTM D-4977; or (b) in the over-pressed zone the average granule embed volume fraction is at least 0.5; or (c) in the over-pressed zone, the average distance between the top of the roofing granules and the top surface of the bituminous roofing substrate is 1.0 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Wayne E. Shaw, Peter Chihlas
  • Patent number: 8938928
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention describes roofing batten snap spacers that elevate a roofing batten from a roof. In one or more embodiments, the roofing batten snap spacer includes a base element having a first vertical height and having a first side, an opposing side, a first end and an opposing end. According to at least one embodiment, the base element couples with a roofing batten and elevates the roofing batten. The roofing batten may comprise an elongated portion of material having a top surface, a bottom surface and a portion therebetween of a second vertical height, such that the material couples with a roofing material. In at least one embodiment, the base element elevates the roofing batten from a roof by the first vertical height. This enables the roofing material to be offset from the roof by a sum of the first and second vertical heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Stoneworth Building Products
    Inventor: Andrew Alingh
  • Patent number: 8915037
    Abstract: An asphalt shingle is provided, in which a base mat is impregnated with an asphalt material and has headlap and tab portions, with the tab portion being a plurality of tabs separated by slots, with adhesive applied to the top surface of the shingle in the headlap portion and above the upper ends of the slots, but wherein the headlap portion of the shingle has adhesive-free zones above the centers of the tabs. A roof covering is provided with the shingles being in overlying and underlying courses, with shingles in each course being laterally offset and with the adhesive-free zones being such that no adhesive on a shingle in an underlying course is visible through slots of shingles in a next-overlying course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8910444
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side edges, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Culpepper, Bruce Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140360119
    Abstract: A roof framing structure (20) is disclosed, and includes a plurality of primary supports (30) (e.g., rafters) that may be disposed in parallel relation and extend along the roof pitch (14). One or more secondary supports (40) extend between each adjacent pair of primary supports (30). Each secondary support (40) is of a triangular cross-sectional configuration, and may extend orthogonally to the various primary supports (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Robert M.M. Haddock
  • Patent number: 8875463
    Abstract: A building product for attachment to a surface of a building includes a plurality of siding members, and a plurality of spacers, wherein the siding members and spacers are assembled to resemble a plurality of individual siding shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tecton Products, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Plagemann, Mark Bratton, Robb Willgohs
  • Patent number: 8844235
    Abstract: A mounting rail for mounting a cladding panel in a lapped formation on a wall includes an elongate body shaped in cross section having a vertical upstanding rear flange mountable to a wall, a downwardly extending front flange and a sloping web portion extending from the rear to the front flange. The web portion also includes a downwardly extending channel portion receiving at least an upper portion of a lower panel. The front flange portion forms an upward facing channel portion slidably receiving a lower portion of an upper panel. The mounting rail includes sealing and drainage elements so the cladding panels can be lapped and supported at the position of the mounting rail and the panels are mounted without direct fastenings to a wall. Also disclosed is a mounting rail assembly for a flush mounted cladding panel for a building wall, for forming a drained and ventilated cladding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cladding Systems International Limited
    Inventor: John Witold Lukaszewicz
  • Publication number: 20140260049
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention describes roofing batten snap spacers that elevate a roofing batten from a roof. In one or more embodiments, the roofing batten snap spacer includes a base element having a first vertical height and having a first side, an opposing side, a first end and an opposing end. According to at least one embodiment, the base element couples with a roofing batten and elevates the roofing batten. The roofing batten may comprise an elongated portion of material having a top surface, a bottom surface and a portion therebetween of a second vertical height, such that the material couples with a roofing material. In at least one embodiment, the base element elevates the roofing batten from a roof by the first vertical height. This enables the roofing material to be offset from the roof by a sum of the first and second vertical heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: STONEWORTH BUILDING PRODUCTS
    Inventor: Andrew Alingh
  • Patent number: 8695303
    Abstract: Exterior building siding for aesthetic and protection of the building against wind, rain and solar energy by 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. In the preferred embodiment, an adaptor strip is bonded to a conventional siding plank for trap lock engagement. Each adaptor strip has a longitudinal recess to reduce mass and volume and a mid panel support for strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Top Down Siding, LLC
    Inventor: Lief Eric Swanson
  • Publication number: 20140013680
    Abstract: A plurality of pan tiles are disposed in confronting, supported relation on an underlying roof support and in underlying, at least partially supporting relation to plurality of overlapping, exteriorly exposed roof tile. Each pan tile includes a planar base and two oppositely disposed planar side segments extending outwardly from opposite peripheries of said base at a common, preferred obtuse angle. Leading and trailing ends of pan tiles have a greater and lesser transverse dimension respectively, wherein the side segments or oriented in a converging configuration extending from the leading end to the trailing end of the pan tile. Solar energy systems may also be incorporated in the pan tiles and a heat dissipating assembly and/or a stabilizing assembly may also be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Efrain Arguelles
  • Patent number: 8578674
    Abstract: A device for spacing, bracing and leveling tiles during installation on a ceiling substrate, comprises a, spacer and a bracer having a threaded substrate penetrating screw to releasably engage with the substrate for bracing and leveling tiles. The spacer and bracer are made of rigid material to support the weight of tile. The spacer carries at least one spacer ridge that when placed between tiles will create an equal distance between adjacent tiles. When the screw is inserted through a hole defined in the spacer and screwed until a first surface of the spacer frictionally contacts an exposed surface of the tile, the spacer will secure the tile and prevent a ceiling tile from falling until an adhesive dries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Frankie Laine Ross
  • Patent number: 8567147
    Abstract: A roof shingle assembly includes a panel that has a front edge, a rear edge, a first side edge and a second side edge. The panel has a first bend and a second bend therein each extending between the first and second side edges. The first and second bends defining a first section positioned between the first bend and the rear edge, a second section positioned between the second bend and the front edge and an intermediate section positioned between the first and second bends. The first and second sections extends away from the intermediate section in opposite directions with respect to each other. The first and second sections lie in planes orientated parallel to each other and vertically spaced from each other. The plane of the first section is positioned below a plane of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan J. Verhoef
  • Patent number: 8549806
    Abstract: A building structural component, such as a wall, roof, ceiling, floor, or the like, is resistant to weather and moisture while facilitating the drying and elimination of water vapor and liquid water. The component includes a vapor-permeable membrane that resists penetration of liquids including water, but that permits gases including water vapor to pass through the membrane to resist buildup of moisture in the building component. A batten, such as an insulated batten, forms a cavity in the building component to facilitate air circulation, and reduces heat flow through structural studs of the building component to increase the overall insulation value of the finished component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Leland D. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20130239506
    Abstract: A multi-layered shingle includes an underlay sheet having a longitudinally extending axis and a leading edge. The underlay sheet further defines a first layer and a second layer. The second layer is connected to the first layer along a first longitudinally extending fold line and folded against the first layer. An overlay sheet is bonded to the underlay sheet, and the first and second layers of the underlay sheet define multiple layers of a multi-layered shingle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Ray, Lawrence J. Grubka
  • Patent number: 8516765
    Abstract: A building panel has a unitary foamed core, and a unitary cover layer of resinous polymeric material covering the core and covering a bottom edge or drip edge and an upper edge of the panel. A system for installation of adjacent panels includes the adjacent panels having vertical clip-receiving grooves slidably receiving narrow edges of a clip. The clip holds adjacent panels in coplanar abutting relationship to minimize movement while installed on a wall of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Shaw, David Beck, David Stucky, David Steele, Robert Dodd, Jamie Valentine
  • Patent number: 8499518
    Abstract: A molded synthetic polymer based shingle is provided as is a roof made up of underlying and overlying of courses of such shingles. The shingles are generally rigid and are provided with upwardly protruding moisture guards on the upper surfaces of their headlap portions, for guarding against wind-blown moisture entering fastener locations at which fasteners are used to attach shingles to a roof. The moisture guards may be of various configurations and by either completely or incompletely surround the fastener locations. Shields having recesses for receiving moisture guards therein, or other downward projections, may be provided at under surface locations of the shingles in cooperative engagement for further protection against moisture penetration and for facilitating alignment of shingles relative to other shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8468754
    Abstract: A solar insert for shingled roofs includes an insert with a generally wedge-shaped body designed to be installed beneath a shingle and a face that is exposed and extends along a lower edge of the shingle. The face preferably is angled with respect to the shingle and a solar collector in the form of a thin-film solar strip is mounted to and extends along the face. The inserts of multiple shingles are electrically coupled together to form an electrical grid for aggregating the electrical energy of the individual solar collectors and delivering it to a remote location for storage or use. In a second embodiment, a shingle has a solar collector strip mounted to its surface extending along a forward edge of the shingle, and in another, the solar collector surrounds the tabs of their shingles. The solar collectors not only generate electrical energy from the sun; they also enhance the appearance of a shingled roof by providing a look of increased thickness and texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Sudhir Railkar, Adem Chich
  • Patent number: 8453399
    Abstract: A roof batten integrally-formed of plastic with spaced, generally parallel upper and lower surfaces and a series of struts connecting the upper and lower surfaces, to form chambers permitting the fluid passage from the back edge to the front edge of the batten when it is affixed generally horizontally along a roof surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Battens Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted F. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130125488
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a batten system comprising thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes. In an embodiment, a batten may comprise a plurality of TPO membranes heat sealed together. The heat sealed TPO membranes may include a plurality of unsealed areas between the membranes for engaging one or more coupling devices. Slate shingles may be hung from the one or more coupling devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Building Materials Investment Corporation
  • Patent number: 8381475
    Abstract: A fixing system (20) for securing cladding boards (28) to the framing (26) of a building in a partially overlapping relationship, each board (28) having front and rear faces with a recess (42) being provided in and along the rear face. The fixing system (20) comprises a plurality of fixing devices (30), supported by the framing (26), that are spaced apart relative to one another and arranged in rows, each row of fixing devices (30) being arranged to support a board or row of boards (28) and each fixing device (30) having an engagement portion (40) that is arranged to engage with a section of the recess (42) of a board (28) to, in co-operation with a number of other fixing devices (30) of that row also engaging with a section of the recess (42), support the board (28) in place on the framing (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Jenkin Timber Limited
    Inventor: Richard James Carbines
  • Patent number: 8347578
    Abstract: An assembly, and method for constructing the assembly, to aid in the proper installation of shingles by providing panels of shingles and assembly guides that when followed, result in the installation of shingles that meet keyway width requirements, keyway alignment requirements, provide an aesthetically pleasing distribution of the shingles, and provides adequate ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Bryan J. Kirkey
  • Patent number: 8327605
    Abstract: A method of the production of a composite roof batten includes forming a substantially rigid low-density lower reinforcing element with cup-shaped depressions defining moisture-passing channels therebetween and providing an upper reinforcing element. The cup-shaped depressions of the lower reinforcing element have introduced therein a low density closed cell foam material and the upper reinforcing element is positioned in overlying relationship to the lower reinforcing element. The foam material is allowed to fill the space defined between the lower reinforcing element and the upper reinforcing element and bond the elements together to form a composite roof batten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Binder Revocable Trust
    Inventor: Steven Binder
  • Publication number: 20120291367
    Abstract: An assembly, and method for constructing the assembly, to aid in the proper installation of shingles by providing panels of shingles and assembly guides that when followed, result in the installation of shingles that meet keyway width requirements, keyway alignment requirements, provide an aesthetically pleasing distribution of the shingles, and provides adequate ventilation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan J. Kirkey
  • Patent number: 8307599
    Abstract: A molded synthetic polymer based shingle is provided as is a roof made up of underlying and overlying of courses of such shingles. The shingles are generally rigid and are provided with upwardly protruding moisture guards on the upper surfaces of their headlap portions, for guarding against wind-blown moisture entering fastener locations at which fasteners are used to attach shingles to a roof. The moisture guards may be of various configurations and by either completely or incompletely surround the fastener locations. Shields having recesses for receiving moisture guards therein, or other downward projections, may be provided at under surface locations of the shingles in cooperative engagement for further protection against moisture penetration and for facilitating alignment of shingles relative to other shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8256185
    Abstract: An assembly, and method for constructing the assembly, to aid in the proper installation of shingles by providing panels of shingles and assembly guides that when followed, result in the installation of shingles that meet keyway width requirements, keyway alignment requirements, provide an aesthetically pleasing distribution of the shingles, and provides adequate ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan J. Kirkey
  • Publication number: 20120186182
    Abstract: A trim assembly for use in concealing open spaces created by siding materials, wherein the assembly comprises a trim member configured to cover and conceal the terminal edges of the siding while simultaneously creating an expansion channel which allows the siding to expand or contract without causing premature bulging, bowing, splintering, cracking, and the like. The assembly may further comprise an insert wherein the insert is configured to readily engage with the trim member, and where the insert in combination with the trim member creates the look of butted cedar siding. The insert is configured to allow the siding to expand and contract in both a horizontal and a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Jain (Americas) Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Loper, David Bilodeau
  • Publication number: 20120174517
    Abstract: An asphalt shingle is provided, in which a base mat is impregnated with an asphalt material and has headlap and tab portions, with the tab portion being a plurality of tabs separated by slots, with adhesive applied to the top surface of the shingle in the headlap portion and above the upper ends of the slots, but wherein the headlap portion of the shingle has adhesive-free zones above the centers of the tabs. A roof covering is provided with the shingles being in overlying and underlying courses, with shingles in each course being laterally offset and with the adhesive-free zones being such that no adhesive on a shingle in an underlying course is visible through slots of shingles in a next-overlying course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8136322
    Abstract: A composite shingle having unitary construction is presented that includes a body shell, a plurality of longitudinal ribs, and a plurality of rib stiffeners. The present composite shingle may also include transverse ribs, a depressed nailing zone, nailing zone ribs, and/or at least one alignment aid. The plurality of rib stiffeners may include a material saving profile. Further, the dimensions of the composite shingle more closely resemble true slate and shake shingles and at least a portion of the outside face of composite shingle may be textured to resemble slate or wood shake shingles. A plurality of assembled composite shingles of the present invention is also claimed as part of this invention. Finally, a method of applying multiple courses of shingles on a roof including the composite shingle of the present invention is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Tamko Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Shadwell, Brandon Lee Brummett
  • Patent number: 8136323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a siding system for covering a support surface comprising a panel including a body presenting a plane and having a top edge and a bottom edge. The body has a first locking element presenting a nailing hem and a second locking element for spacing the bottom edge of the body from the support surface. The panel has a spacer interconnecting the first locking element and the body of the panel for spacing the top edge of the body from the support surface such that the plane is substantially parallel to the support surface. Additionally, the siding system includes a second panel substantially similar to the first panel such that the second panel interlocks with the first panel. The cooperation of the spacer and the second locking element results in the alignment of the plane of the first panel with the plane of the second panel such that both planes are substantially parallel to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel W. King
  • Patent number: 8099923
    Abstract: A roofing shingle with a laying line that facilitates the alignment of an overlying course of shingles with respect an underlying course of shingles is provided. The laying line is located on a front surface of the shingle and has a width such that the laying line is exposed when an edge of another shingle is placed in contacting proximity with the laying line. The shingle may also have a scale and one or more nibs that protrude from the sides of the shingle that assist in aligning the shingles in the second course with the shingles in the underlying course. The shingle may also include nailing zones located on the front surface of the shingles provide a location for fastening the shingles to the roof. A method of laying the shingles of the present invention on a roof is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tamko Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal J. Jolitz, Dennis Dean Carlson, Charles Doyle Ziulkowski
  • Publication number: 20120005979
    Abstract: The tile roof batten spacer has a rectangular base with rounded ends for preventing water from pooling. The rounded ends extend upwardly above the base, and on an inner part of rounded ends there are gripping members that receive wooden battens for mounting concrete tiles thereon. The tile roof batten spacer is made from polypropylene plastic and saves energy on new residential houses by elevating the batten and the concrete tile by about one additional centimeter, or ? of an inch, from the sheathing. This provides ample room for the air to flow for better ventilation on the roof, as well as providing a greater area for drainage when water seeps through on to the sheathing. Thus, less energy is used to cool the home, and the roof lasts longer, since water will drain off the sheathing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Levi F. Carranza
  • Publication number: 20110277408
    Abstract: A starter block and a shingle are utilized to form courses that may be positioned in overlapping fashion on a roof to form a roofing covering system. The particular design of the starter block and shingle result in a roofing product that provides increased durability over previous designs. The starter block may be formed with top and bottom surfaces, opposite side surfaces with tapering heights, and a front surface having a greater height than a back surface of the starter block. When the starter block is coupled to a roof deck, a semi-rigid shingle having a generally planar bottom surface may be placed upon the starter block so that a portion of the shingle extends off of the starter block over the back surface thereof and onto the roof deck to facilitate contact between the shingle and the roof deck at a location more proximal to the starter block back surface than if the same back surface had the same height as the front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Travis TUREK, Adam Guenther
  • Patent number: 8033073
    Abstract: A roofing system, including at least one composite roof batten structured and arranged to support roof tile over a roof structure. The composite roof batten includes a substantially rigid low-density core, an upper reinforcing layer structured and arranged to reinforce the substantially rigid low-density core, and a lower reinforcing layer structured and arranged to reinforce the substantially rigid low-density core. The composite roof batten having at least one channel structured and arranged to assist the passage of moisture and air therethrough under the roof tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Binder
  • Publication number: 20110214378
    Abstract: Shingle blanks are provided. The shingle blanks include an underlay portion having a substrate coated with an asphalt coating and granules, the underlay portion having an upper edge and a lower edge. An overlay portion is adhered to the underlay portion, the overlay portion having a plurality of continuous layered segments, the layered segments having a sealant bead therebetween. A plurality of perforation lines extend in a substantially perpendicular direction from the upper edge to the lower edge of the underlay portion. The plurality of perforation lines are sufficient to facilitate separation of the shingle blank to form hip and ridge roofing shingles configured for application across a ridge or hip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Grubka, John A. Thies, III, Mike J. Kuklock
  • Publication number: 20110078972
    Abstract: A method for installing siding on building sheathing includes providing a spacer including an aperture extending therethrough, the spacer having a thickness, locating the spacer between an exterior face of the building sheathing and a rear face of the siding such that the aperture is aligned with a slot in the siding and the siding is spaced apart from the sheathing by the thickness of the spacer, and inserting a fastener through the slot and the aperture such that the fastener is embedded in the sheathing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Stefan H. Schwarz, Russell Hampton
  • Patent number: 7895804
    Abstract: Disclosed is a batten riser assembly that is used to install battens for tile roofs. The batten riser assembly can be used to prolong the life of tile roofs since it is made of waterproof materials. The batten riser assembly uses flexible strips that can be easily folded in a compact package and can be installed in a quick and easy manner. The batten riser assembly can be used in conjunction with a marker tape to speed installation. The batten riser assembly is designed to prevent the damming of water that penetrates the tile roof. The batten riser assembly provides a simple and easy way for installers to comply with building codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: L & T Riser LLC
    Inventors: Timothy R. Estes, Lars J. Walberg
  • Publication number: 20110041421
    Abstract: A synthetic roofing element is provided having laterally spaced-apart placement indicators in a headlap portion thereof, defining a spacing zone between the placement indicators, with the placement indicators comprising a means for providing a visual indication of proper placement of spaced-apart edges of adjacent roofing elements in a next-overlying course of roofing element. The placement indicators can comprise vertical lines, and can include instructions in text. Spacing nibs can also be used. The placement indicators can include markings for placing corners of tabs of next-overlying roofing elements. A roof comprised of such roofing elements and a method of applying such elements are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7882677
    Abstract: A roofing shingle with a laying line that facilitates the alignment of an overlying course of shingles with respect an underlying course of shingles is provided. The laying line is located on a front surface of the shingle and has a width such that the laying line is exposed when an edge of another shingle is placed in contacting proximity with the laying line. The shingle may also have a scale and one or more nibs that protrude from the sides of the shingle that assist in aligning the shingles in the second course with the shingles in the underlying course. The shingle may also include nailing zones located on the front surface of the shingles provide a location for fastening the shingles to the roof. A method of laying the shingles of the present invention on a roof is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tamko Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal J. Jolitz, Dennis Dean Carlson, Charles Doyle Ziulkowski
  • Patent number: 7870700
    Abstract: A pan tile for use in a roofing system, wherein a plurality of such pan tiles are disposed in confronting, supported relation on an underlying roof support and in underlying, at least partially supporting relation to plurality of overlapping, exteriorly exposed roof tiles, wherein the pan tiles may be structured individually or integrally in longitudinal arrays. The pan tile includes a planar base and two oppositely disposed planar side segments extending outwardly from opposite peripheries of said base at a common, preferred obtuse angle. Leading and trailing ends of pan tiles have a greater and lesser transverse dimension respectively, wherein the side segments or oriented in a converging configuration extending from the leading end to the trailing end of the pan tile. Solar energy systems may also be incorporated in the individual pan tiles and/or the longitudinal arrays thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel Efrain Arguelles
  • Patent number: 7866107
    Abstract: A cladding element for constructing a facade of a building includes a substantially platelike element provided with a plurality of angular protrusions of essentially angular cross section which protrude from a front side of the platelike element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Laukien GmbH & Co. Beteiligungen KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Conradi