Low-Tech Rainscreen with Charred Wood

Zero Cottage — a net-zero energy project pursuing Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, Green Point Rated, and Passive House certifications — is finishing nicely. Part of the exterior has a handsome rainscreen of vertical cedar battens and salvaged maple flooring.  The maple strips were charred with a roofing torch shou sugi ban-, or yakisugi-, style for longevity and aesthetics.  The result is a clean and modern look.

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Austin 360 Roofing Now Offering Spray-On Radiant Heat Barrier to Significantly Reduce Energy Costs for Central Texas Homes and Businesses

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 9, 2009

Austin 360 Roofing, a leading, Texas-based roofing company, has extended its energy efficiency product and service offerings to central Texas customers by supplying a spray-on radiant heat barrier. The company has partnered with STS Coatings to immediately begin delivering HeatBloc Ultra.

“Radiant heat barriers are a proven solution for lowering energy costs, especially for homes in warm climates like Central Texas,” said Eric Trybala, president of Austin 360 Roofing. “And with its ability to be sprayed on to the underside of the roof, HeatBloc Ultra can be easily and safely applied in enclosed areas like attics. HeatBloc Ultra is an industry leading radiant heat barrier, and a great addition to Austin 360 Roofing’s service offerings.”

Radiant barriers are reflective materials that block heat transfer and reduce solar energy from penetrating roofs and increasing the temperature in homes and businesses. They are normally installed on the underside of a roof and reflect most solar heat upwards. This means that very little radiant heat is emitted down into the structure, essentially keeping a building shaded from the sun.

Austin 360 Roofing is offering HeatBloc Ultra as its radiant heat barrier of choice because it adds the benefit of being able to be sprayed on to the underside of roof decks, rafters, ridge and gable ends. By applying a thin, even coat to these surfaces, up to 75 percent of the potential radiant energy transfer into the attic can be blocked, significantly reducing air conditioning costs.

HeatBloc Ultra also does not degrade over time, like traditional foil-based radiant heat barriers which can tear and can accumulate dust, diminishing effectiveness. Also unlike foil-based barriers, it does not block cell phone, antennae, or dish signals. HeatBloc Ultra is permeable to water, and does not trap water vapor within roof decks or sidewalls, an important consideration in warm attic conditions where water damage can be particularly detrimental.

“STS Coatings has a long history of supplying high-quality radiant heat barriers and other roofing materials to Central Texas residents,” said Cayce Kovacs, President of STS Coatings. “We are proud to be working with quality applicators such as Austin 360 Roofing.”

About Austin 360 Roofing

Austin 360 Roofing is a leading roofing company in Central Texas, specializing in houses, apartment complexes, office buildings, and industrial parks. The company provides expert craftsmanship in asphalt shingles, tile roofs, metal roofs, flat roofs, and green roofing solutions. Additionally, Austin 360 Roofing manages all aspects of insurance assessments and negotiations for roof repair due to hail, rain, lightning, wind, and fire damage. The company is locally owned and operated in Austin, TX, but serves the entire Central Texas area. For more information see http://www.austin360roofing.com.

About STS Coatings

STS Coatings, Inc. is headquartered near San Antonio, TX. In addition to HeatBloc Ultra, the company offers several other related businesses and products including Roof Guardian Technologies, Wall Guardian

VaproShield Announces New Product Made from Over 70% Post Consumer Content – ReNewShield Highly Vapor Permeable Air and Weather Resistive Barrier

Gig Harbor, WA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011

VaproShield, industry leaders of innovative breathable membrane systems for walls and roofs announces the new product release of ReNewShield, a new patent pending, vapor permeable, air and weather resistive barrier manufactured from 70% post consumer recycled plastic.

ReNewShield is manufactured using recycled plastic (PET 1). By volume, approximately 70% of ReNewShield content is recycled plastic from water and pop bottles. It is 100% recyclable after its useful life, fully incorporating the concept of ?Cradle-to-Cradle? design. The sustainable design of ReNewShield requires 70% less virgin material than other conventional building wraps and the use of recycled material greatly reduces the environmental impact and carbon footprint.

ReNewShield passes all testing and criteria in its class, including: ICC-ES AC 38, Air Barrier ASTM 2178, ASTM E-84 Class A Fire Rated. With a perm rating of 75, ReNewShield allows moisture vapor within the building to escape, ensuring good indoor air quality. To learn more about the testing criteria mentioned visit http://www.astm.org.

ReNewShield Key Features

International Barrier Achieves Rapid Sales Growth of Fire Resistant Wood Panels to Commercial Modular Building Manufacturers

Watkins, MN; Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 2, 2004

International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”) (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV), a manufacturer of proprietary fire resistant building materials, reports that sales of its fire-resistant wood panels under its supply agreement with Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc. (“Mule-Hide”) are growing rapidly and have surpassed the initial sales target of two million square feet on an annualized monthly basis. Mule-Hide has established an initial end user base of six regional and national commercial modular building manufacturers, comprising nine plants, using its Class A and Class C rated Mule-Hide® FR Deck Panel, the private-label brand it uses to market Barrier

International Barrier Technology Passes Certification Hurdle to Launch Significant Market Opportunity in Mobile Offices/Modular Buildings

(PRWEB) June 21, 2003

International Barrier Technology Passes Certification Hurdle to Launch Significant Market Opportunity in Mobile Offices/Modular Buildings

Fire Resistant Building Materials Company Passes Critical Fire and Wind Tests to Meet Strict Building Code Requirements for a Commercial Roof Deck System on Mobile/Modular Structures

Watkins, MN; Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 19, 2003 – International Barrier Technology Inc. (