Overlapping Or Interfolding Edges (e.g., Shingling, Etc.) Patents (Class 52/748.1)
  • Patent number: 9151057
    Abstract: A curb assembly is provided for mounting on a sloped, standing seam metallic roof, in order to provide support for a roof fixture, such as an exhaust fan or skylight. The curb assembly includes a box-like structure mounted atop the roof in surrounding relationship to a roof opening. The curb assembly further includes an underlying, below-roof frame assembly. Specialized upper and lower end connection structure serves to securely mount the curb assembly to the metal roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Standard Sheet Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek M. Mills, Brian H. Blackmore
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8931232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a washer having a substantially planar annular area defining an opening for through passage of a fastener and a non-planar area radially outwardly disposed of the planar annular area. A method for fastening a roof deck comprising inserting a fastener through a washer having a substantially planar annular area and a non-planar area radially outwardly disposed of the planar annular area and driving the fastener through the roof deck or through an opening therein. A corrugated metal roof deck system comprising a subjacent support and a corrugated metal roof supported by the support. A waster having a substantially planar annular area defining an opening for through passage of a fastener and a second non-planar area radially outwardly disposed of said planar annular area with a fastener extending through said washer through said deck and into said subjacent support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8898970
    Abstract: The present invention relates particularly to photovoltaic roofing products for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy and provides inside corner flashings useful for flashing photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic roofing elements are disposed in a staggered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Christopher C. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8898978
    Abstract: A roof tile installation assembly having a plurality of battens, each having a front end portion and a back end portion, and defining a channel between the front end portion and the back end portion, and at least one roof tile having a front end and a back end, the back end having a downwardly protruding flange. In use, the plurality of battens are preferably arranged parallel to one another on a rooftop so that the front end portion of each batten is toward the eave of the rooftop and the back end portion of each batten is toward the peak of the rooftop, and each roof tile flange is preferably arranged to be received by a batten channel so that the roof tile is substantially constrained from moving forward or backward relative to the batten so that the front end of each roof tile is arranged to be supported by the next adjacent batten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Pat L. Murray, Robert L. Ferrante
  • Patent number: 8857124
    Abstract: The invention relates to a weatherproof building shell, especially a pitched roof, comprising a plurality of rectangular weatherproof shingles which are laid diagonally to mutually overlap in a scale-type fashion in relation to a line of slope. Shingles that overlap in an edge zone at a right angle to the line of slope are set off in relation to each other. The shingles are connected to a supporting structure in a lower corner zone of the shingle in relation to a line of slope, respective sealing elements being arranged on said corner zone of the shingle and obturating a gap between shingles that are arranged on the same level at a right angle to the main direction. The rectangular shingles have respective through-openings for fastening elements in two opposite corner zones so that the shingles are connected to the supporting structure in their lower and upper corner zones in relation to the main direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Mario Posnansky
  • Publication number: 20140290170
    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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20140259980
    Abstract: A synthetic starter tile for an angled roof interface can include a non-planar body defining a longitudinal axis. The body can include an overlap edge perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, an exposed edge opposite the overlap edge, an overlap portion extending from the overlap edge, and an exposed portion extending from the overlap portion to the exposed edge. The exposed edge can form at least one acute compound angle, ACA, with respect to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Certain Teed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. JENKINS
  • Publication number: 20140260078
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to articles, systems, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, layered shingles comprising a plurality of layers. A layered shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, an upper layer and a backing layer comprising a low density aggregate, wherein the backing layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the upper layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael L. Bryson, Casimir Paul Weaver, Daniel E. Boss, Matti Kiik
  • Publication number: 20140263266
    Abstract: A roofing product can include a substrate and a heater. The roofing product may be placed along portions of a roof where heat can help to reduce the likelihood of water freezing into ice while along a roof. In an embodiment, the heater can be located in a headlap portion of the roofing product. A roofing product can include plurality of heaters that can provide sufficient heating should a particular heater fail. Method of fabricating the roofing product can be adapted for a fabrication line that can operate continuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. JENKINS, Gregory F. JACOBS, Stephen A. KOCH, Chris FISHER, Kermit E. STAHL
  • Patent number: 8835744
    Abstract: A solar cell module having a solar cell panel with strings of electrically-coupled solar cells arranged in a row includes one or more lead wires that electrically couple the strings and a junction box. The one or more lead wires are arranged such that they do not overlap with each other and such that one or more of the lead wires includes a portion that overlaps and does not electrically connect to interconnector of a string. The lead wires include an interconnector connection part connected to a respective string interconnector, and the interconnector connection parts of the lead wires are arranged in a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sanghwan Park
  • Publication number: 20140250816
    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: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20140250815
    Abstract: An interlocking panel system for top-down or bottom-up installation on an underlying structure including a plurality of panels, with an uphill course and a downhill course where each panel is generally rectangular, having an uphill edge and opposing downhill edge. An interlocking member is disposed along the uphill edge, and a receiving member adapted to receive the interlocking member and a joining flange are disposed along the downhill edge. A first panel is positioned on an underlying structure. In top-down installation, a clip is disposed along the downhill edge of the first panel and affixed to the underlying structure, and a second panel is engaged with the receiving member of the first panel. In bottom-up installation, the first panel is affixed to the underlying structure, and a second panel is engaged with the interlocking member of the first panel, and then affixed to the underlying structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Quality Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Vander Laan, Mike Moerler, Todd Alexander
  • Publication number: 20140245690
    Abstract: A roofing accessory adds thickness to a roofing product. A roofing system includes a roofing shingle secured to a roof deck as an outermost layer of the roof. The roofing accessory is secured between the roofing shingle and a previous course of roofing shingle for adding a thickness of at least about 1.5 mm to at least a portion of an exposed edge of the roofing shingle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Kermit E. STAHL
  • Publication number: 20140215945
    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: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Top Down Siding, LLC
    Inventor: Lief Eric Swanson
  • Patent number: 8793940
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to roofing products. 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 embodiment, a roofing product includes a flexible roofing substrate having a top surface, the top surface having one or more granule-coated zones thereon capable of acting as a receptor zone or an exposure zone, each zone being adapted to receive one or more photovoltaic elements; and an adhesive suitable for securing photovoltaic elements to one or more of the granule-coated zones, the adhesive capable of forming a bond to the granules and the top surface of the flexible roofing substrate and to the bottom surface of the photovoltaic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Peter Chihlas
  • Publication number: 20140208675
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to systems, articles, materials, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, hybrid shingles comprising a first material and a second material. A hybrid shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, a first layer comprising a metallic substrate or a polymeric substrate and at least partially defining a headlap region of the shingle, a buttlap region of the shingle comprising one or more tabs interspersed with inter-tab openings, an outward-facing surface of the first layer, and a substrate-facing surface of the first layer; and a second layer comprising a base and asphalt, having a smaller area than the first layer, and at least partially defining a buttlap region of the shingle, wherein the second layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Margie A. Beerer, Matti Kiik, Sudhir B. Railkar
  • Publication number: 20140053492
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8640425
    Abstract: This is directed to systems, processes, machines, and other means that all a user to install flashing without removing exterior siding. The invention can allow a user to quickly and easily allow flashing which enables a structure to be more weather resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Lee Welty
  • 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: 8613165
    Abstract: A hip and ridge shingle having a plurality of sections that may be folded onto one another and secured in folded positions, the shingle being capable of being folded into a plurality of different configurations such as a bullnose configuration and a straight edge configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sampco Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Bleil, Scott Kazura, Gary Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 8590270
    Abstract: A shingle includes a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, an upper end, a lower end, a first side, and a second side. The body has a width defined as the distance between the first and second sides and a length defined by the distance between the upper and lower ends. In a preferred embodiment, the shingle also includes a water diverter tab attached to the first side for channeling water onto the top surface of a lower adjacent shingle, and a recess adjacent to the second side for receiving the water diverter tab of a laterally adjacent shingle in an interlocking manner. An anchor tab attached to the second side secures the lower ends of adjacent, interlocked shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Davinci Roofscapes, LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Martinique
  • Patent number: 8586855
    Abstract: A solar cell module having a solar cell panel with strings of electrically-coupled solar cells arranged in a row includes one or more lead wires that electrically couple the strings and a junction box. The one or more lead wires are arranged such that they do not overlap with each other and such that one or more of the lead wires includes a portion that overlaps and does not electrically connect to interconnector of a string. The lead wires include an interconnector connection part connected to a respective string interconnector, and the interconnector connection parts of the lead wires are arranged in a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sanghwan Park
  • Patent number: 8584432
    Abstract: A panel, especially floor panel comprises a core produced of a wood product or a mixture of a wood product/synthetic material. The panel includes a top and a bottom, and is provided with mating hook elements on at least two opposite lateral edges thereof. The first hook element is formed by a profiled section which is essentially open to the top and the second hook element is formed by a profiled section which is essentially open to the bottom. The profiled section on the first hook element forms a projection which is essentially facing the top and on the second hook element forms a projection which is essentially open to the bottom. Two identical panels can be interconnected and interlocked by an essentially vertical joining movement in the horizontal and the vertical direction. At least one of the projections is deviated during the joining movement in the horizontal direction and then snaps into a locking edge which extends essentially in the horizontal direction to vertically lock the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Roger Braun
  • Publication number: 20130298482
    Abstract: System for butt jointing a first and at least one second photovoltaic module for creating a roof-covering, each module has a panel with photovoltaic cells and a support frame having at least one longitudinal end profile and at least one longitudinal side profile. At least one longitudinal support profile is provided at least for the longitudinal end profile of the frame of the first module, and for the longitudinal end profile of the frame of the second module. The longitudinal end profile in each module has a box-section longitudinal body fixable to the longitudinal side profile, a first longitudinal wing delimiting a seat for engaging the panel, and at least one second longitudinal wing having an arched longitudinal surface for engaging the support profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Giuseppe Cappello, Giorgio Cappello, Giovanni Cappello
  • Patent number: 8567601
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Turek, Adam Guenther
  • Publication number: 20130276397
    Abstract: A leak locating shingle comprises a body portion of the shingle with three tabs extending from a lower edge of the shingle. The upper corners of the body portion are trimmed at an angle. When two leak locating shingles are placed side by side, a water-trapping groove is created where the trimmed upper corners meet. If a leak occurs, water runs along the top edge of a shingle, until it encounters a water-trapping groove where the flow of the water trail is interrupted, due to the loss of a continuous path along the upper edge of the shingles. As water accumulates in the water-trapping groove, any water overflow occurs at the bottom of the water-trapping groove, causing the water to run over the top of the shingles. This limits the range of the water trail, and allows roof repair workers to more easily locate and repair the leak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Cesario Gomez Campos
  • Publication number: 20130269288
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to roofing or siding products. The present invention relates more particularly to roofing or siding products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements joined to a roofing or siding substrate. In one embodiment, a roofing product includes a rigid roofing or siding substrate having a top surface, the top surface having one or more receptor zones thereon, each receptor zone being adapted to receive one or more photovoltaic elements, each receptor zone having a different surfacing than the area of the top surface adjacent to it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Wayne E. Shaw, Peter Chihlas
  • Publication number: 20130263550
    Abstract: This is directed to systems, processes, machines, and other means that all a user to install flashing without removing exterior siding. The invention can allow a user to quickly and easily allow flashing which enables a structure to be more weather resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Lee Welty
  • Publication number: 20130255173
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DOC PALAPA CO.
    Inventor: David Michael Valentine
  • Patent number: 8544239
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided herein for spacing an outer skin of a roof from the supporting structure of the roof such that the roof shields against weather elements, admits light, and allows advantageous air circulation. In one embodiment, a wedge-shaped device for spacing panels on a roof includes a bottom surface, a top surface inclined at an angle relative to the bottom surface, and an integral support structure connecting the top surface and the bottom surface, the support structure including a plurality of ribs and a plurality of nail boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Formula Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Marina Mora
  • 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: 8522510
    Abstract: A method of covering a roof deck includes laying a course of starter shingles in a side-by-side relationship at an eave edge of a roof deck. A starter shingle of the course of starter shingles is a laminated starter shingle comprising an underlay sheet laminated below an overlay sheet. A plurality of successive generally horizontal courses of covering shingles are laid above the course of starter shingles. The covering shingles in each of the courses of covering shingles are laid in a side-by-side relationship and horizontally offset from the covering shingles in adjacent courses. Each covering shingle of the courses of covering shingles includes a headlap portion and a butt portion. The butt portion includes a plurality of tabs separated by cutouts. The starter shingles include an exposed portion extending between the tabs of the covering shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Bert W. Elliott, David E. Pap
  • Publication number: 20130219819
    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: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: CertainTeed Corporation
  • Patent number: 8505266
    Abstract: A decorative panel is manufactured for installation on a surface of a room. The decorative panel is formed from a material that can be shaped having a decorative portion, two female mounting portions and two male portions. The female portions have punched holes for fastening the panels directly to a surface, and the male portions of an adjacent panel are positioned into the female portions to partially hold the adjacent panel and to obscure from view the punched holes and fastening hardware. The panel design and installation method allows the decorative panels to be attached directly to a building material such as sheet rock without any intervening supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: American Metal Ceiling Panel Manufacturer
    Inventor: Gary Shapiro
  • Patent number: 8495847
    Abstract: An improved roof panel system used on a building that exhibits, upon seaming, a substantially even distribution on both sides of such a seam is provided. Such a system thus permits not only increased resistance to wind uplift forces but also a more reliable roof in terms of load-bearing and load-carrying than typical single seamed roof panel systems. Particularly, the novel roof panel includes a female flange end portion with an extended “T” shape within its periphery and a male flange end portion with its own complementary “T” configuration to fit within the female flange. Such an extended “T” shape within the female flange end portion includes an extra extension that permits, upon engagement with the male flange end portion, two seams on either side of the engagement line of the two end portions of the roof panels. In such a manner, the two seams can also be compressed to become parallel with engagement line, or substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the roof line itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Developmental Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Rider
  • Patent number: 8490911
    Abstract: Provided is a method of rolling two single-ply membrane sheets having seam tape applied along one edge, for easy transport. The method comprises placing a first sheet on top of a second sheet, with the seam tape edge of each of said sheets being at the same end. The sheets are placed so that the seam tape of the first sheet does not overlay the seam tape of the other sheet. The two sheets can then be easily and quickly rolled for transport to a job site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Norman Douglass Fast, Walter Alexander Johnson
  • Patent number: 8479474
    Abstract: A shingle installation device comprises a body that maintains an alignment stop and a positioning stop that are parallely spaced by a predetermined distance to provide suitable overlap of successively installed shingles. The body also maintains a retainer that forms a gap that is configured to receive and retain the position of a shingle that is being installed. Thus, when the installation device is positioned such that the alignment stop rests against an edge of an installed shingle, an edge of the shingle to be installed is placed within the gap where it is retained in its correct position until the shingle is fastened to the surface being covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: John P. Chestnut, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130167455
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to roofing systems. The present invention relates more particularly flashings for use in roofing systems in which structures such as photovoltaic modules are affixed to a roof on top of an underlying roof covering such as shingles, tiles, shakes or slates. For example, in one embodiment, the present invention provides a flashing element including a substantially flat plate having a top side and a bottom side disposed facing the roof deck, the plate having a hole formed therein, the plate having a recess formed in its bottom side surrounding the hole; and a spacer disposed in the recess between the roof deck and the bottom side of the plate, the spacer having a thickness at least about as great as the thickness of the recess, the spacer not substantially occluding the hole in the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8468757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are disposed upon roofing elements such as shingles, tiles, shakes or slates. For example, in one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic roofing system comprising: a first plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements; a bus bar batten system extending across the headlap regions of the first plurality of roofing elements, the bus bar batten system comprising one or more rigid supports and an electrical interconnection system; a first plurality of photovoltaic elements, each disposed on a butt region of one of the first plurality of roofing elements, each operatively engaged with the electrical interconnection system of the bus bar batten system; and a second plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements disposed on the roof deck and covering the bus bar batten system and the headlap regions of the first plurality of horizontally-arranged roofing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Richard H. Krause, Stephen A. Koch, Wayne E. Shaw, Gregory F. Jacobs, Paul J. Batt
  • Patent number: 8453408
    Abstract: A hip, ridge or rake shingle is provided, in which a pair of substantially rigid panel portions are connected by a hinge portion, and wherein the shingle is pre-assembled, but can conform to a variety of different angles to accommodate different angular relationships between surfaces of a hip, ridge or rake of a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8448401
    Abstract: A combined thermal insulation barrier and installation guide for fiber cement siding. A rectangular insulating board has a flat, rectangular back surface, and a front surface shaped to form a number of flat-faced, protruding ridges, aligned parallel to an edge of the rectangle. The cross-section, taken orthogonal to the ridges has a saw-tooth shape. When a standard-size, fiber cement plank is placed face-down on a face of a ridge with its edge abutting the short face of an adjacent ridge, and a second board is placed face-down on an adjacent ridge, the second board overlaps first board and lies flat on the first board. Once the shaped insulating board is aligned to a required orientation, and attached on a building surface, it serves as a positioning guide for attaching fiber cement boards. Left in the siding, the shaped, insulating board acts as insulation throughout the life of the siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Fiber Cement Foam Systems Insulation, LLC
    Inventor: Russ Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8434283
    Abstract: The painting method disclosed is carried out by providing a curable liquid paint composition and an edging product having a colored surface and an adhesive surface opposite to the colored surface. The colored surface of the edging product is preferably a previously manufactured surface closely matching the to-be-used paint composition once the paint composition has been permitted to cure. The edging strip is permanently affixed onto a wall to be painted with the curable paint composition, with an edge of the edging strip contacting a surface bordering the wall or surface which is not to be painted with the curable liquid paint composition. The wall is then painted with the curable liquid paint composition, and the curable liquid paint composition is partly overlapped onto the edging product. The method provides a crisp even line at the interface between the wall and the bordering surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Michelee Bartolo-Howell
  • Patent number: 8387337
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to decrease labor involved in waterproofing via flashing and termination of a pliable membrane roofing system at its perimeters and vertical junctures. As opposed to a standard two piece membrane flashing, the invention provides for a single piece of membrane to be used. The single piece of membrane would be taken from that which has already been installed on the flat portion of the roof. The loose section would be folded and the folded section would be anchored to the roof or vertical junctures. The piece now left loose would be folded over the anchoring device and terminated on the roof or vertical juncture. There are 3 devices disclosed which are intended to serve the purpose of anchoring the folded portion of roof. Elimination of the two piece flashing will greatly decrease the labor involved in roof installation with no loss in roof performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Henry Lee Hamlin, III
  • Patent number: 8381472
    Abstract: A method and assembly for adjoining panels of building siding, that may include a first siding panel with a facing portion and a backing portion secured to the facing portion, a second siding panel with a facing portion and a backing portion secured to the facing portion, and an insert with a facing portion and a backing portion secured to the facing portion that is adapted to be installed between the backing portions of the first and second siding panels to create a butt seam installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Exterior Portfolio, LLC
    Inventor: Bobby E. Fleenor
  • 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