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Asphalt Shingles
By Marcus Peterson

Asphalt shingles are the most commonly sold
shingles in the
industry, and statistics show that they can
be easily termed the
most dominant variety on the roofing market.

Relatively cheaper than most other types of
shingles, (roughly
at around $0.80 per square foot) they are
vastly used all across
the USA and Canada. But, as far as costs of
asphalt shingles are
concerned, they would generally vary
according to geographical
location, altitude of a building, and slant
of the roof.

Asphalt shingles come in a wide range of
colors and designs and
most are quite durable. Records say that
these shingles can me
easily maintained and repaired as well.

Broadly available in two basic types like
organic and
fiberglass, they can be further classified
into a number of
other types like the basic three-tab shingle,
the no cutout
shingle, the dimensional shingle, the
angle-lap shingle, the
interlocking shingle, and others that look
like cedar or slate.

Organic shingles are mostly used in colder
temperatures like in
North America and Canada. Fiberglass
shingles, on the other hand
are popular in warmer temperatures like in
the southern and
western American states.

Before making one’s choice of asphalt
shingles, it is extremely
important to know and decide what one will be
buying. Proper
budgeting, the climates of the place, slope
of one’s roof, and
other issues have to be carefully considered.
The warranty of a
particular product should also be reviewed
and judged properly.
It is always best to buy shingles that meet
manufacturing
standards perfectly. This may sometimes be
heavier on one’s
pocketbook, but one should rather be safe
than sorry.

Installation of asphalt shingles is fairly
hassle-free. Although
professional roofing experts should always be
consulted, asphalt
shingles maybe installed by the house owner
himself, even if he
isn’t an expert. The shingles can be easily
installed on any
existing roof.

Asphalt shingles with their easy
availability, durability, and
fairly simple installation process, are quite
naturally the most
widely used and economically feasible roofing
option for
millions.

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Conergy Previewing FIT Compliant Mounting System Portfolio at CanSIA Solar Canada Conference

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

As a total solar energy solution provider, Conergy Canada is previewing a full portfolio of Conergy-designed, FIT-compliant mounting systems. The mounting system portfolio includes complete solutions for every type of PV installation ? SunTop IV and a preview of SunTop Trapez for pitched roof; SunTop tilt units for flat roofs and a new aerodynamic solution for weight-limited flat roofs; Solar Giant, a ballasted ground-mount solution and SolarLinea a driven pile mounting system for free field. With 18 years of mounting systems experience, 1 GW of mounting systems sold and the combined expertise of project developers, wholesalers and formerly as installers, Conergy developed its mounting system portfolio to solve solar installation challenges faced in the real world.

An Aerodynamic Mounting Solution

Conergy will unveil its light-weight, limited ballast commercial roof mounting system to the Canadian market at CanSIA Solar Canada Conference. Designed by an aeronautical engineer, the SolarFamulus Air leverages aerodynamic forces to decrease ballasting and eliminate roof penetration, therefore enabling installation on rooftops that currently can?t support a solar array. Visit the Conergy booth, number 602, at CanSIA Solar Canada Conference for a sneak peak.

Conergy Mounting System Portfolio

In order to decrease installation time and costs, Conergy?s entire solar mounting system portfolio arrives with extensively pre-assembled parts and pre-fabricated components to eliminate the need for drilling and cutting in the field. As part of Conergy?s efforts to bring value throughout the PV supply chain, its mounting system portfolio is designed to simplify logistics and improve design flexibility. The patented QuickStone technology that is used across the portfolio, substantially simplifies and speeds installation while reducing shipping and inventory complexities. For example, the same 6 mm Allen Wrench is the main tool needed for installation for the entire portfolio. The flexible design and use of components that do not require expensive equipment for installation decrease or even eliminate expensive prep work and site modifications.

Conergy mounting systems are manufactured in Ontario, Canada to meet Ontario Power Authority local content requirements for Feed-in-Tariff eligibility.

View Conergy?s mounting system portfolio at CanSIA Solar Canada Conference at Booth #206.

Smarter Design. Smarter Engineering.

Conergy designed its mounting system portfolio to decrease the total install time and cost, while improving the profitability of the total PV system. Each step of the project, from shipping and inventory to installation and switching costs, was evaluated in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency throughout the value chain. Conergy?s mounting system portfolio is a synchronized system in order to make it easy for crews to quickly and easily learn the entire portfolio. All Conergy systems have high parts commonality and low tool and part count. Conergy?s smarter engineering includes extensively pre-assembly of parts and pre-fabricated parts, significantly decreased parts counts, flexible designs and standardization of components to speed installation time, lower total installation cost and reduce complexities in design, logistics and installation.

As the world?s only manufacturer of all the major components of a PV system including modules, inverters, mounting and monitoring, Conergy engineers used a system strategy approach to mounting system design. Focusing on system optimization, Conergy uniquely designed each mounting system to improve the durability of the entire system. For instance Conergy accounts for module deflection when determining rail spans in order to prevent stress on modules, compared to other mounting system providers who maximize rail spans at the expense of long-term module durability and performance.

Full Support. Full Service. Complete Product Portfolio

As a manufacturer and distributor of PV products and services for any application, Conergy offers solar modules, inverters and mounting systems along with all project development services. Conergy continues to offer its Conergy PowerPlus, Conergy P and Conergy PH modules along with the Conergy ON, Conergy?s Ontario FIT compliant module in the Ontario Province, and wholesale products from the solar industry?s leading suppliers. Our Solar Large Projects group provides a full array of support for solar energy projects, from financing to EPC and from complex environmental and building permitting to O&M services. Conergy?s mounting systems services include custom engineering, design assistance and technical support from its expert technicians and engineers.

About Conergy

As a full system manufacturer, Conergy Group delivers solar energy systems from a single source and offers all services under one roof.

Through deep-rooted operations in 18 countries, Conergy System Sales sells premium Conergy products to customers in nearly 40 countries worldwide. Conergy supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to ?go solar?. With local sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs more than 1,700 people worldwide. Since Conergy?s founding in 1998, it has produced and sold more than 1.5 GW of clean solar power, and developed over 500 MW of solar parks.

Conergy?s Solar Large Projects Group manages the planning, financing, installation, monitoring, and ongoing operations and maintenance for turn-key solar projects across the globe. Conergy;s broad project expertise ensures maximum performance from every Conergy power plant..

Through its acquisition of well-established local companies, Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has five offices, four warehouses and three production sites in the region. In North America, Conergy is both a manufacturer and wholesaler. Conergy manufactures mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy produces modules and mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT. Conergy offers innovative products and tailored services to its North American network of system integrators and project developers. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements.

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Conergy Canada President Speaking on Solar Future at Solar Canada Conference

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) November 22, 2011

Conergy Canada?s President, Jared Donald will be participating in a session about post-election strategy at CanSIA?s Solar Canada conference. Mr. Donald will bring his expertise as both a Professional Engineer and his experience working with a variety of different aspects of the solar value chain as Conergy President to offer insight into the regulatory landscape, domestic content requirements, economic policy and lessons learned from the FIT program. In the session, the panellists will discuss ideas on how industry and government can work together to create market stability, drive investment and ensure economic growth for Canada?s solar industry. The session that Mr. Donald is participating in is called ?Next steps for solar in Ontario and impacts for the rest of Canada? and will take place at 14:15 on December 5th, 2011.

?As we enter the FIT review process in Ontario, we can reflect on how the last few years has confirmed the success of the Ontario FIT program in attracting significant private investment throughout the solar value chain in Ontario. While the market faces uncertainty through the review process, the Ontario government has made it clear that solar photovoltaic electricity will retain policy support. This continued commitment to solar will support the development of solar incentives in other jurisdictions across Canada,? stated Jared Donald, President of Conergy Canada.

At CanSIA Solar Canada, Conergy will be previewing its FIT compliant Conergy mounting system and featuring the Conergy ON solar module at booth #602. The mounting system portfolio offers solutions for every type of application, free field, flat roof and pitched roof. The Conergy ON module has recently been acknowledged as the most recommended module among Ontario installers ? according to the Ontario PV Installer Survey by ClearSky Advisors.

About Conergy North America

As a full system manufacturer, Conergy Group delivers solar energy systems from a single source and offers all services under one roof.

Through deep-rooted operations in 18 countries, Conergy System Sales sells premium Conergy products to customers in nearly 40 countries worldwide. Conergy supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to ?go solar.?. With local sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs more than 1,700 people worldwide. Since Conergy?s founding in 1998, it has produced and sold more than 1.5 GW of clean solar power, and developed over 500 MW of solar parks.

Conergy?s Solar Large Projects Group manages the planning, financing, installation, monitoring, and ongoing operations and maintenance for turn-key solar projects across the globe. Conergy;s broad project expertise ensures maximum performance from every Conergy power plant.

Through its acquisition of well-established local companies, Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has five offices, four warehouses and three production sites in the region. In North America, Conergy is both a manufacturer and wholesaler. Conergy manufacturers mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy produces modules and mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT. Conergy offers innovative products and tailored services to its North American network of system integrators and project developers. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements.

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Conergy Canada President, Jared Donald, Speaking on Export Potential at Solar Ontario

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 26, 2011

Conergy Canada’s President, Jared Donald, will be participating in a session about the export potential of the Ontario solar market at CanSIA’s Solar Ontario conference. As an electrical engineer, Mr. Donald has unique insight into the technology, manufacturing and design adaptations that are essential for export success. The session will focus on what Ontario‘s solar manufacturing base needs to achieve long-term competitiveness. Mr. Donald said, “It is clear that the FIT program not only launched Ontario’s local solar market, but it has set the stage for the region to become a manufacturer to the global market. While manufacturers will have to adapt their products for external markets, the real-world experience that they gain during this large growth phase in Ontario will prove crucial. Having been founded in Germany, one of the oldest and largest solar markets, Conergy has exceptional experience at leveraging its know-how in a local company in order to initiate global distribution.” Mr. Donald will be speaking on Friday, May 6th at 3:15 at the Solar Ontario conference in Windsor.

Conergy currently manufactures SunTop, a pitched roof mounting system with unique QuickStone technology that meets FIT Local Content Requirements. The Conergy SunTop offers a simple installation solution for any roof type and roof material. With adjustable telescope ends, the SunTop mounts can be quickly and easily adjusted to fit any size installation. The SunTop uses minimal amounts of parts which are fully pre-assembled. It therefore reduces inventory and is easy to learn. Introduced in 2009, the Conergy SunTop was the first mounting system in Ontario to meet Local Content Requirements. A unique aspect of the enhanced version of SunTop is that it only requires one tool for installation. This easy installation creates a quick learning curve. The costs are minimized even more with the fully pre-assembled parts which decrease installation time and inventory.

Conergy will launch the enhanced version of the Conergy SunTop at the Solar Ontario Conference. Version IV of SunTop offers key upgrades to the product. Conergy has expanded the number of rail profiles and through the SunTop Quick Configurator specifies the best combination of anchor points, rail profile, clamps, splices and telescopes to meet code requirements, reduces part count and installation effort. In addition, SunTop now has tilt units available for mounting on flat or low-angle roofs. Furthermore, the Quick Configurator is designed to meet International Building Codes, Californian Building Code, Ontario Building Code and Canadian Building Code as well as provide PE stamped letters and a complete set of line drawings to expedite permitting.

Conergy will be located at Booth 1 and will have a complementary suite for meetings in the executive suite in the Augustus Tower on Friday, May 6th during show hours. Meetings can be pre-scheduled by contacting the Canadian offices at 1-888-489-3701.

About Conergy North America

Only Conergy delivers solar energy systems from a single source. As a system manufacturer, Conergy produces all components for a solar installation and offers all services under one roof. With its modules, inverters and mounting systems, the solar expert creates Conergy System Technology, which is efficient and synchronized solar energy systems for private or commercial rooftops, as well as for multi-Megawatt Parks.

Conergy System Services deliver a “Worry-Free Package” for Conergy solar installations. Conergy’s experts not only install on-site turn-key solar projects, but they also manage the planning and financing, project implementation, system monitoring, operation and on-going maintenance of the project for maximum performance. With this comprehensive technology and service package, Conergy offers yield insurance for its installations.

Conergy System Sales brings Conergy premium products to nearly 40 countries. The solar expert supports homeowners, installers, wholesalers and investors in their efforts to “go solar” through deep-rooted local operations in 18 countries. With sales activities on five continents, Conergy has close relationships with all its customers. Listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Conergy employs more than 1,700 people worldwide. Since Conergy’s founding in 1998, it has produced and sold more than 1.5 GW of clean solar power.

Through its acquisition of well-established local companies, Conergy began operating as a distributor and project developer in North America in 2005 and currently has five offices, four warehouses and two production sites in the region. In the United States, Conergy manufacturers mounting systems in Sacramento, CA. In Ontario, Canada Conergy manufactures mounting systems that meet local content requirements for the Provincial FIT. In addition, Conergy operates a Project Group that develops and operates large-scale systems. Through these activities, Conergy maintains expert knowledge about local market conditions and requirements.

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Aerialogics Announces Strategic Partnership with First General Services Canada

Nashua, New Hampshire (PRWEB) November 14, 2011

Aerialogics, a leading supplier of aerial measurement services to the U.S. and Canadian roofing, insurance and solar industries, announced today its strategic partnership with First General Services Canada, LTD, one of North America?s largest affiliate member organizations comprised of full-service restoration contractors with expertise in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Established in 1983 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, First General Services Canada operates from 57 member locations across Canada, specializing in 24-hour, 365 days-a-year catastrophe emergency response services that span securing damaged property, cleaning structures and contents, to complete structural restoration. Under terms of the multi-year agreement, First General Services Canada will utilize Aerialogics? aerial measurement technology to reduce operating costs associated with loss adjustment expense, liability exposure, and re-roofing material waste.

?We are convinced the convenience of online ordering, consistently accurate measurements, and 24-hour delivery of aerial measurement reports will produce significant cost savings across operations, from maximizing our specialist?s time to reducing restoration material costs,? said President and CEO Michael Flatt.

Aerialogics? aerial measurement reporting services are gaining wider use in the insurance industry as a more efficient way to collect accurate roof dimensions needed to document property damage claims. Using Aerialogics? online service, adjusters and restoration contractors submit a property address via their secure online account and receive objective, third-party measurements that are consistently 1-2% of actual measurements. By eliminating the need to manually collect roof measurements, reports reduce time, fuel and liability costs, improve claims processing speed and avoid service delays arising from inclement weather and measurement discrepancies.

?Aerialogics is pleased to have been selected to provide aerial measurements to First General Service?s professional restoration contractor network,? said Aerialogics VP of Global Strategy Andrew Zickell. ?We esteem First General Service?s demonstrated commitment to attaining successive levels of operational efficiency through the adoption of innovative technologies. We expect our aerial measurement services will only augment their service promise of ?quality, integrity, and accountability? in delivery of restoration services to catastrophe-affected customers throughout Canada,? added Mr. Zickell.

Olympia Steel Buildings Of Canada Supplies Building To Ontario Company For Raw Food Processing Plant

Unionville, Ontario (PRWEB) October 18, 2011

Olympia Steel Buildings Of Canada recently supplied an Olympia Steel Buildings pre-engineered steel building to TerraTree Foods in South-Western Ontario for their new Phase 1 raw food processing facility. ?Possibly the first of its kind in all of North America,? according to Ms. Deepika Mital, company president. The Phase 1 facility, comprised of a three-thousand six-hundred square foot pre-engineered metal building is slated for completion fall, 2011.

TerraTree is a Toronto, Ontario based live/raw food company dedicated to promoting the living food lifestyle by providing products that enable people to incorporate the ?live food concept? in an imaginative yet practical way. The company has introduced a new way of eating to North American consumers with their whole grain and seed sprouted crackers, crusts and flatbreads known as ?Sunzas?. Sunzas are markedly different from the regular categories of crackers because of what they contain, whole, sprouted grains, seeds or nuts, and how they are processed. All Terra Tree Foods products are made with sprouted organic grains, seeds or nuts and their vegetables are sourced from local, certified organic farmers. TerraTree uses a lengthy, specialized process that involves sprouting all of their seeds and grains and then dehydrating them at low, controlled temperatures to maintain maximum nutritional content and flavour while minimizing the loss of valuable enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.

Deepika said, ?Our decision to go with Olympia Steel was predicated on their outstanding service, quality of product and delivery of materials exactly when they indicated they would. They provided us with the essential information required to make a decision based on our needs. But best of all, they understood our company and what we were trying to achieve. Olympia committed themselves to working with us and did so in a manner that was professional and productive while remaining competitive. Choosing Olympia Steel Buildings of Canada was obvious and a foregone conclusion from our very first meeting.?

About Olympia Steel Buildings

Olympia Steel Buildings are supplied by Universal Steel Buildings Corp, an industry leader in pre-engineered steel buildings for over 40 years, and sole supplier of Olympia Steel Buildings

Premium Travelers Name Air Canada Top in Two Categories Global Traveler Readers have Chosen the Airline as the Best in North America

Morrisville, PA (PRWEB) January 21, 2007

Global Traveler is pleased to announce that Air Canada has won the GT Tested Award for Best Airline in North America and the award for Best Airline in Canada. The airline was awarded this honor by Global Traveler readers who participated in a survey that ran in the magazine from February 2006 to August 2006.

Air Canada will be recognized at an awards luncheon on January 23, 2007 at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York City. Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO of Global Traveler, will honor the winners at the gala ceremony, accompanied by Cynthia Nixon, star of Sex and the City. Nixon will speak to attendees on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

“The awards luncheon is a celebration of the accomplishments of all our awards winners,” Gallagher said. “Our readers have recognized them as the cream of the crop; however, this luncheon also reminds all of us that it’s time to give back. By benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we have the opportunity to help and celebrate personal good fortune by helping those hindered by misfortune. However, I do want to congratulate all of our winners for their achievements in the world of travel and the work they do that puts them a step ahead of the competition.”

“We are very honored that Air Canada has been selected by a survey of thousands of the world’s most discerning travelers as the best airline in North America overall, as well as the best airline in Canada,” said Sean Menke, Air Canada’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “Our employees take pride in offering a superior product to earn our customers’ loyalty, and the results of surveys such as Global Traveler’s are testament to their hard work.”

For a complete list of winners and to read the full awards article, visit http://www.globaltravelerusa.com.

About the Survey

Global Traveler conducted the third annual survey of its readers from February 1, 2006 to August 31, 2006, with open-ended questions for the best in 42 categories of business and luxury travel. A total of 13,653 completed questionnaires were received. The questionnaires were made available as a six-page insert in subscriber copies of the magazine and online at the Global Traveler website http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/readersurvey. Only those questionnaires in which more than 50 percent of the questions were completed were counted; those answering fewer than 50 percent of the questions were discarded. Responses also were screened for duplication. Members of the travel industry and employees of FXExpress Publications were not allowed to participate.

Survey respondents spent a mean number of 61 nights last year on international business trips and 76 nights on domestic business trips. They took an average of 18 international flights and 21 domestic flights per person during that period. Of all respondents, 76 percent were male and 24 percent were female; average age was 45.

About Air Canada

Air Canada serves 150 destinations on five continents and is the largest provider of air service between the United States and Canada. Air Canada and its regional affiliate Jazz operate more than 390 non-stop flights per day on 89 routes between 51 U.S. and seven Canadian cities – more than any other airline. Within Canada, the carriers operate close to 1,000 non-stop flights per day on 131 routes to and from 67 Canadian airports. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.

Starting January 30, 2007, Air Canada flights between the United States and Toronto, as well as all international flights, will be consolidated under one roof at Toronto Pearson International Airport’s expanded Terminal One, providing more convenient connections between the carrier’s domestic Canada, U.S. transborder and international flights. The brand new facilities provide streamlined connection processes that will move passengers smoothly between Canada and U.S. Customs and Immigration. In addition, Air Canada will open two new Maple Leaf Lounges for eligible customers traveling to the United States and overseas destinations.

About Global Traveler

A business travel publication that takes into account the sophisticated lifestyle interests of today’s executive travelers, Global Traveler is the publication of choice among seasoned business travelers. Circulated nationally, Global Traveler is the only ABC-audited American magazine for the international business traveler, with ABC paid circulation of 60,055. The magazine has increased its frequency to12 issues per year effective with the January 2007 issue.

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