Facing Simulating Plural Elements Patents (Class 52/555)
  • Patent number: 10662651
    Abstract: A roofing shingle has side edges, an upper unexposed area, and a lower exposed area. The lower exposed area has a lower edge. The lower edge can include an uneven profile. The uneven profile can include a symmetry element. The symmetry element can only pertain to the course of the uneven profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10584493
    Abstract: A roofing shingle may include a shingle body having a buttlap portion with a butt edge and a headlap portion. An exposure zone may extend from the butt edge toward the headlap portion and may be configured to be exposed to the environment when the roofing shingle is installed on a roof. The butt edge may be variegated and may include at least one tab. A first shadowline may be on at least a portion of the at least one tab. A second shadowline may be in the exposure zone. The first and second shadowlines may differ from each other in at least one aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10487508
    Abstract: An exemplary prefabricated offset shingle includes a headlap portion extending from a top edge to a nail zone, a tab portion extending from the nail zone to a bottom edge, the headlap portion and the tab portion extending between first and second side edges. Two transverse cuts extend from the bottom edge to the headlap portion, and frangible lines of weakness in line with the transverse cuts extend from the transverse cuts to the top edge. The cuts and lines of weakness separate the shingle into first, second, and third offset portions having first, second, and third widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Jerome Grubka, Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Bert W. Elliott, Mark Burger
  • Patent number: 10174504
    Abstract: A laminated composition shingle includes a first sheet having a first mineral granule surface and a first rectangular shape without tab cut-outs laminated with a second sheet having a second mineral granule surface. The second sheet has tab cut-outs along only one longer edge of the second sheet. The laminated composition shingle has a shingle width perpendicular to the long edges, The tab cut-outs have a tab width in the direction of the shingle width where two times the tab width is less than the shingle width minus two and one quarter inches (57 mm). Two times the tab width may be more than the shingle width minus four inches (102 mm). If the shingle width is at least 12? (305 mm), the tab cut-outs may have a tab width that is between 33% and 41.5% of the shingle width. All the tab cut-outs may have the same width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Freiborg
  • Patent number: 9399871
    Abstract: A roofing system and roofing shingles for use therein are disclosed. The roofing system comprises a multiplicity of courses of roofing shingles having a headlap portion, a buttlap portion, a lateral leading edge, and a lateral trailing edge, wherein the headlap portion has a width that is less than a width of the buttlap portion defining a reduced-width headlap, wherein the lateral trailing edge of a shingle in a course partially overlaps and partially abuts the lateral leading edge of an adjacent previously installed shingle to form an interlocking edge between adjacent shingles in the course, and wherein the lateral edge includes a trailing edge projection having a weather edge, a rear edge, and a variable breadth that increases toward the rear edge of the trailing edge projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Olan Leitch, Luis Duque, Ming-Liang Shiao, Sudhir Railkar
  • Patent number: 8984836
    Abstract: A synthetic thatch member for use as a roofing material product, along with associated methods for manufacturing and installing the same are provided. The synthetic thatch member comprises: a plurality of frond members defining a first three-dimensional surface of the thatch member and a second three-dimensional surface of the thatch member, the first and second surfaces comprising opposing sides of the plurality of frond members; a fused portion comprising a first portion of each of the plurality of frond members, wherein each of the first portions is connected relative to one another, such that the fused portion defines a substantially impermeable surface; and a serrated portion comprising a second portion of each of the plurality of frond members, each of the second portions being separated relative to one another, such that a plurality of gaps are defined between each of the plurality of frond members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Doc Palapa Co.
    Inventor: David Michael Valentine
  • Patent number: 8959875
    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: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8959876
    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: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8950161
    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: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • 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: 8863461
    Abstract: A panel for attachment to a mounting surface includes a fastener edge defined along one edge of the panel and a butt edge defined opposite the fastener edge. The fastener edge contacts the mounting surface. The panel includes a plurality of raised faces formed between the fastener edge and the butt edge. The raised faces are oriented at a first angle to the mounting surface, such that the raised faces are further from the mounting surface toward the butt edge. The panel also includes a tapered keyway linking each of the raised faces. The tapered keyway extends from the raised faces toward the mounting surface and is at a second angle to the raised faces. An offset hem is formed on the fastener edge and extends away from the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark C. Wagner, Doug Williams, Daniel W. King, Richard A. Wagner, Matthew Jason Michalski, Jonathan Wierengo, Daniel B. Franklin, Michael W. Maurer, Clyde G. Allen
  • Patent number: 8844233
    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 faces, 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. At least one of the faces includes a pre-installed adhesive for joining adjacent panels together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Culpepper, Bruce Wilson
  • Patent number: 8806827
    Abstract: A shaped roof element (1) for roofs made of elements, the roof element (1) comprising a first and a second side edge (4, 6), an upper edge (8) and a lower edge (10), a profile substantially parallel to the side edges (4, 6) and a series of steps comprising two or more steps (12, 14) extending substantially parallel to the upper and lower edges (8, 10), the steps being produced so that the lower edge (10) forms one of the steps (14). The step (14) on the lower edge (10) is produced in the form of a round bend (20) bending underneath the shaped roof element (1), the profile of the bend corresponding substantially to a profile parallel to the side edges (4, 6) of the shaped roof element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Rautaruukki Oyj
    Inventors: Matti Perttula, Janne Tanhuanpää
  • Patent number: 8776471
    Abstract: A laminated roofing shingle is provided, having an anterior shingle layer and a posterior shingle layer. Openings exist in tab portions of the anterior shingle layer, allowing for visible front surface portions of the posterior shingle layer to be visible through the openings. Such visible portions can be of varying vertical contrast from at least some of the top edges of the openings to at least some of the bottom edges of the posterior shingle layer that are exposed through the openings, and are generally of consistent horizontal contrast between right and left edges of the openings. Front surface portions of the posterior shingle layer that are exposed through one or more openings have a different contrast that is in interrupting contrast to at least a portion of any of the varying or consistent contrast that are visible through the openings between tabs of the anterior shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20140175244
    Abstract: The invention includes an apparatus for mounting a photovoltaic (PV) module onto a structure where the apparatus includes a base portion, a stud portion, and a coupling portion. The coupling portion includes a male portion that acts as a spring under load and a clip portion that penetrates the PV module frame to create a grounding bond. The apparatus includes a lower jaw, shaped to pry open a groove, and a key portion that can compress to allow for tolerances. The invention further includes a clip with one or more tabs and one or more teeth. The invention further includes a replacement roof tile which includes a support structure with a horizontal flange, a vertical component, a horizontal component, a flashing with an upper surface and a lower surface, and a tile-shaped metal surface having a curvilinear shape that reflects the shapes of adjacent tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ZEP SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: John Raymond West, Tyrus Hawkes Hudson, Emil Johansen
  • Patent number: 8713883
    Abstract: A roofing shingle includes an underlay sheet, an overlay sheet, and a structural lattice layer bonded between the underlay sheet and the overlay sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Thies, III
  • Patent number: 8615968
    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: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8592025
    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: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Steven A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8409689
    Abstract: A laminated shingle and a method of making it is provided in which the rear 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: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8383228
    Abstract: A laminated shingle and a method of making it is provided in which the rear 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: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8381489
    Abstract: A system and method for cutting shingles according to which a plurality of cutting blades are mounted on the outer circumference of a cutting cylinder, and the cylinder is rotated with the blades engaging the sheet while effecting relative translational movement between the cylinder and the sheet so that shingles are cut from the sheet upon one rotation of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Freshwater, Olan Leitch
  • Patent number: 8316604
    Abstract: Floor panel, said floor panel (1) comprising a decor (2), as well as a top layer (8) based on synthetic material (9), and wherein the decor (2) represents a pattern with several wood parts (3) per floor panel (1), characterized in that in the upper surface (14) of the floor panel (1) one or more height differences are present in that the upper surface (14), at the location of one of more of the wood parts (3), shows an individualized global surface level (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Bernard Thiers
  • Patent number: 8316608
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Patent number: 8302358
    Abstract: A shingle layer of shingle is provided having an increased thickness adhesive coating on at least a portion of its rear surface, with granules embedded therein, with the granules being of a size range that is larger than the fine particles normally applied to the rear surface of a shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8281539
    Abstract: A shingle layer of shingle is provided having an increased thickness adhesive coating on at least a portion of its rear surface, with granules embedded therein, with the granules being of a size range that is larger than the fine particles normally applied to the rear surface of a shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8205403
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a system, methods and compositions for attaching architectural panels to a building surface, such as a wall. In certain embodiments, the system comprises panels, each with upper, lower and side interlocking members. In a preferred embodiment, the upper and lower interlocking members form a modified tongue and groove joint, with a 45 degree angle interface, while the side interlocking members form a ship lap joint. The upper and lower interlocking members may be designed to press the panels against the building surface and to hide the locations of screws or other attachment devices when the interlocking members are engaged. The system provides a stronger and more secure attachment of panels to a building surface, while eliminating the problem of having to disguise the location of the attachment devices where such devices are inserted directly through the surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Composite Foam Material Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Myers, Scott Thomas
  • Patent number: 8206539
    Abstract: A roofing panel, a roof, an array of roofing panels, and a method of manufacturing a roofing panel by transporting a capstock layer of the roofing panel through a moving belt mold, and forming a polymeric material in situ against the outer layer while in a mold cavity of the moving belt mold. The capstock layer is vacuum formed to shape and form a plurality of roofing shingles and to impress the shingles with surface topography features simulating natural materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8173243
    Abstract: A laminated shingle and a method of making it is provided in which the rear 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: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8151530
    Abstract: A wall covering comprising a plurality of panels each formed with a plurality of horizontal rows of simulated building elements, such as hand laid stone separated by simulated lines of mortar. The panels have side marginal edge regions formed with hooks and side opening slots that are interengageable as an incident to relative lateral movement of the side marginal edge regions during installation, with the rows of simulated building elements in one panel, being drawn into aligned and predetermined spaced relation to the rows of building elements and adjacently mounted panel. The underlying side marginal edge region of each panel is formed with a non-planar undulating surface similar to the mortar lines throughout the panel, and the overlying side marginal edge region of each panel further is formed with a complementary undulating surface for tight mounted positioning onto the undulating surface of the underlying side marginal edge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Exteria Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Helmut Schwarz, Robert Trabue
  • Patent number: 8136316
    Abstract: A plastic molded wall covering that includes a plurality of one piece plastic molded corner moldings mounted in a vertically stacked array. The corner moldings each have a pair of front panels disposed at an angle to each other and formed with simulated building elements, such as hand laid stone. The corner moldings have respective upper and lower interlock devices and internal support and reinforcing walls extending rearwardly of the front panels in interconnecting relation to the interlock devices. The internal support and reinforcing walls have a curved serpentine configuration with a curved junction line with the respective front panels such that any plastic molded sink mark exposed on a front side of the front panels from the integrally formed internal walls similarly is undulating so as to blend into the simulated building elements and not detract from its natural appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Exteria Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Helmut Schwarz, Robert Trabue
  • Patent number: 8127514
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Patent number: 8079191
    Abstract: A method and system for covering flat roofs. The method and system include weather-proof flat roof material with plural sealing components that do not require an open flame (e.g., from a blow torch) to seal a first and second piece of weather-proof flat roof material together. The weather-proof flat material can be used as a base layer, a ply layer used between a base layer and a cap layer, a cap layer, as flashings, on walls or as a substrate layer for flat roofs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Todd E. Martin
  • Patent number: 8061100
    Abstract: Self supporting roofing plate for pitched roofs having purlinless roofing construction is disclosed. This particular roofing plate allows for the rafters of the purlinless construction to be spaced apart as twice as allowed when using best known prior art products, thus significantly reduces costs and labor of the complete roofing construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Reuven Peleg
  • Patent number: 8042309
    Abstract: A cast veneer wall panel includes a backing panel having a rear face and a front face. The front face includes a boundary wall and a continuous abutment extending around a perimeter of a casting field. The cast veneer wall panel further includes a facing panel formed from a cast material that is received and held within the casting field. The facing panel includes at least one design element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Boral Stone Products LLC
    Inventors: David H. Wolf, Harold C Attebery, II, Jeffrey E. Klotz, James J. Dottavio, David C Hines, Joy M. Stickel, Joshua Broehl, Jamison Float
  • Patent number: 8006457
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Patent number: 7997039
    Abstract: A cast veneer wall panel includes a facing panel having at least one design element. The facing panel is made from a cast material. In addition the wall panel includes a backing panel including a series of spaced apertures. The series of spaced apertures receive a portion of the cast material in order to key the facing panel and the backing panel together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Boral Stone Products, LLC
    Inventors: David H. Wolf, Harold C. Attebery, II, Jeff Klotz, James J. Dottavio, David C. Hines, Joy M. Justice, Josh Broehl, Zach Simmering
  • Patent number: 7984597
    Abstract: The present invention is a vinyl siding panel and a method of making the vinyl siding panel. One embodiment of the vinyl siding panel comprises a planar row extending the longitudinal length of the vinyl siding panel. The siding panel may also have a slightly curved row. A reinforcement panel may be secured to the siding panel. In such case, the slightly curved row of siding may be secured to a planar portion of the reinforcement panel. In addition, an intermediate portion of the siding panel may be thicker than the outer portions of the siding panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Exterior Portfolio, LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Mollinger, Larry R. Fairbanks, Samuel W. DeWorth, Paul R. Pelfrey
  • Patent number: 7971406
    Abstract: A shingle layer of shingle is provided having an increased thickness adhesive coating on at least a portion of its rear surface, with granules embedded therein, with the granules being of a size range that is larger than the fine particles normally applied to the rear surface of a shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 7934346
    Abstract: Synthetic shingles are made and treated, such that upper surfaces thereof that are to be weather-exposed in the installed condition, are scuffed, abraded, or scraped in such a manner that different visual appearances occur between abraded zones and unabraded (or lesser abraded) depressions, to enhance the natural-appearing materials that the synthetic shingles are designed to resemble. The shingles and the abrading medium have motion relative to each other. The abrading medium may take on various forms, such as a roller, a brush, a pad, etc. Some portions of the upper surface of the shingle remain unabraded, preferably being those portions that are depressed relative to higher portions of the shingle. The shingle may be of a single layer construction, or a multi-layer laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Kevin MacKinnon, Douglas Harold Wylie, John K. Donaldson
  • Patent number: 7877949
    Abstract: A laminated shingle simulates a slate roof when placed with other similar shingles on a roof deck. The laminated shingle includes an overlay member and an underlay member fixedly attached to each other such that the lower edges of the overlay and underlay members are generally co-linear with each other. The overlay member includes an upper or headlap portion and a lower or exposed butt portion with one or more generally rectangular-shaped tabs separated by relatively narrow cutouts. In one embodiment, the width of each tab is randomly selected. Preferably, the entire front surface of the underlay member is coated with a layer of relatively dark granules to enhance the slate simulating aspect of the shingle. In another embodiment, the overlay member also includes a layer of relatively dark granules randomly applied to the upper and lower edges of the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Bert Whitmore Elliott
  • Patent number: 7827753
    Abstract: A roofing shingle comprising a mat having regions of various thicknesses. A layer of asphalt-based material coats the mat and a layer of granules is deposited on the asphalt-coated mat. The variations in the thickness of the regions of the mat give the shingle differences in thickness corresponding to the thickness variations in the regions of the mat, thereby giving the shingle an appearance of depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Venkata S. Nagarajan, Anthony L. Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20100223873
    Abstract: A roofing material having the appearance of decorative shingles and/or roofing tiles. The roofing material comprises a bulk polymeric foam material which includes additional structural support which provides increased strength and durability at the front surface of the roofing material. The roofing material includes a mesh material which is disposed near the front surface of the roofing material. The roofing material may additionally include a barrier layer which further protects the surface of the roofing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Steven W. Russell
  • Patent number: 7781046
    Abstract: A shingle and a method of making it is provided in which the rear 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: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 7735277
    Abstract: A cementitious fiberboard sprayed with an acrylic sand composition and enamel spray paint which is then tooled to a brick-looking face. Variations in the brick-like color and texture are provided by varying the acrylic paint color and sand particle size and density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventors: Clint Everhart, Chuck Cole
  • Patent number: 7735286
    Abstract: A wall covering comprising plastic molded wall panels and corner moldings each formed with simulated cedar shake shingles. The corner molding shingles are mountable in partially overlying relation to the shingles of adjacent wall panels and a previously mounted corner molding. The corner moldings further each have upper marginal edge regions that are positionable into tight fitting underlying relation to the wall panels in a course immediately above the corner molding for providing a more natural hand cut shake appearance. The corner moldings have mounting latches and hooks which are longitudinally severable to permit mounting on all surfaces that define corners substantially greater than 90°, and the corner moldings preferably are formed with different patterns of simulated shake for further contributing to their natural appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Exteria Building Products
    Inventors: Robert Trabue, Stefan Schwarz
  • Patent number: 7726086
    Abstract: A roofing panel, a roof, an array of roofing panels, and a method of manufacturing a roofing panel by transporting a capstock layer of the roofing panel through a moving belt mold, and forming a polymeric material in situ against the outer layer while in a mold cavity of the moving belt mold. The capstock layer is vacuum formed to shape and form a plurality of roofing shingles and to impress the shingles with surface topography features simulating natural materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 7707791
    Abstract: Self supporting roofing plate for pitched roofs having purlinless roofing construction is disclosed. This particular roofing plate allows for the rafters of the purlinless construction to be spaced apart as twice as allowed when using best known prior art products, thus significantly reduces costs and labor of the complete roofing construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Reuven Peleg
  • Publication number: 20100077689
    Abstract: A relatively rigid roofing shingle or tile is provided, having relatively flexible stress relief nail zones, that may comprise variations in thickness relative to the remainder of the shingle or tile, or variations in materials, such as will allow for relative movement of the shingles or tiles due to temperature variations resulting in expansion or contraction, or due to other forces, such that the movement will be between the shingles or the tiles and the nails or other fasteners that are used to secure the shingles or tiles to a roof or other surface, and is preferably within the elastic limits of the fastening zones of the shingles or tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7678219
    Abstract: A method of forming a building panel is provided, with the building panel including facer and liner sheets surrounding a foam core. The method includes the steps of pre-notching the facer sheet at each false joint, roll forming the side joints of the facer sheet, bending the facer sheet, via a press operation, at the pre-notched area to form the false joint, such that the facer sheet is a continuous sheet across the false joint, and bonding the facer sheet having the false joint and the liner sheet to the foam core to form the building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Centria
    Inventors: Robbie Thompson, Steven Veazey, Charles Edwards, Russell Atchley
  • Patent number: 7665261
    Abstract: A laminated shingle has a rendered shadow design when placed with other similar shingles on a roof deck. The laminated shingle includes an overlay member and an underlay member fixedly attached to each other. The overlay member includes an upper or headlamp portion and a lower or exposed butt portion with one or more tabs separated by cutouts. The overlay member is also coated with a layer of relatively dark granules to form horizontally-oriented overlay shading areas on the upper and lower edges of the tabs. The underlay member is coated with a layer of relatively dark granules to form vertically and horizontally-oriented underlay shading areas. In one embodiment, one or both vertical edges of each tab are generally parallel to the vertically-oriented longitudinal axis of the vertically-oriented shading area to expose a portion of the shading area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Bert W. Elliott, John D. Phillips