Premier Roofing, Ltd. is Now Premier Roofing Unlimited, Ltd. and Features New Materials and Services for the New Year

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 25, 2012

Premier Roofing, Inc. in Orlando, Florida has rebranded. Now under the name Premier Roofing Unlimited, Ltd., Craig and his crew have rolled out with new roofing products all professionally installed by the best roofing contractors in Florida. Much more than just an additional word in the name, Premier Roofing Unlimited, Ltd. now offers more options in roofing materials to choose from and new highly skilled crew members who are drug free and friendly.

One of the newest additions at Premier Roofing Unlimited, Ltd is the option to choose metal roofing with a standing metal seam. Back in the day, metal roofing was prone to environmental corrosion risks and replacement/repair of metal roofing became very expensive. With new advancements in material and construction, the idea of raising the seams of the metal panels used to construct roofs became very popular. The concept is simple: get the known trouble spots in the roofing above where water accumulates. And thus, standing metal seam roofing became an over-night success. Standing seam metal roofing requires much less maintenance and worry than traditional roofing constructed from inferior materials and this is one of the biggest reasons this type of roofing is so popular. Premier Roofing Unlimited, Ltd. has made standing seam metal roofing a cornerstone of business and nobody installs metal roofing better than they do.

As the holiday season slowly creeps towards Christmas and the New Year, one of the smartest things a home or business owner can do for their assets in the coming year is to ensure that the roof overhead is sturdy, sound, and leak free. Now that Premier Roofing Unlimited, Ltd. has rebranded to reflect a new and deserved sense of professionalism and service, clients needing roofing work done in Orlando can be confident in their choice by hiring a roofing contractor that has the proven work ethic and practices needed to be successful.

Craig Anderson, the owner of Premier Roofing Unlimited, Ltd., has been in the roofing industry for over 26 years and he has all of the information anybody will need when hunting for a skilled roofing contractor in Orlando. All work is guaranteed and quality checked constantly during construction to ensure safety, workmanship, and adherence to regulations is closely followed and observed.







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Caruth Home in Dallas Boasts LEED Gold Features, Blends Seamlessly With Nature

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Architect Tom Reisenbichler has designed this gorgeous Caruth Boulevard home located in Dallas, Texas. While the home is recognized for its LEED Gold design, it is also known for bringing an exceptionally luxurious style into green living.

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The surrounding trees provided a base for the home design, which uses sharp horizontal lines that reach into the trees and seamlessly blend nature with architecture. The upper balcony is a great spot to relax in the evening, with enough shade from surrounding trees to stay cool during the day.

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The open floor plan provides the perfect space for entertaining, and features like photovoltaic solar panels, recycled building materials, and drought-resistant native plants make it a low-impact space that is as contemporary as it is sustainable.

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Kanga Room Systems Make the Perfect Office, Guest Room, or Studio Space

Whether your home is in need of a small studio space, office, or extra guest bedroom, Austin, Texas-based Kanga Room Systems is the perfect portable option. The modern, eco-friendly buildings are designed with portability in mind, and are custom-made to fit your existing home with bathroom, kitchenette, and multiple room options.

Prices for a Kanga Room System range from $7,150 to $15,500, with size options between 8’x10’ and 14’x24’. Each one comes with a treated skids foundation, EPDM roof membrane, galvanized fascia flashing, cedar accent siding, a metal door with full lite glass, and several other unique features made of quality materials.

The system is shipped right to your home from Texas as a kit, where you or a contractor can assemble it. Kanga uses eco-conscious, sustainable, and energy-efficient materials whenever possible, and they are always customizable for specific aesthetic or environmental needs.

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Electronically Tintable Dynamic SageGlass Unveiled at BAU by Saint-Gobain

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SAGE Electrochromics, which was recently acquired to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris, is demonstrating its newly developed advanced dynamic glass that it calls “SageGlass” at the 2013 BAU, the “World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials, Systems” in Munich.

SageGlass is electronically tintable to allow for modulation of light, glare, and solar heat gain. With the push of a button, or by of building automation systems or the proprietary SageClass control system, the glass can alter the solar heat gain and visible light transmission. Providing for efficient and flexible control of exterior light, SageGlass replaces blinds and motorized window shades that block light coming through windows, curtain walls, and skylights.

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Using a patented technology, the glazing level of SageGlass tint is dynamically controllable from 2% to 62% of light transmittance while maintaining transparency so that outdoor views are unobstructed to maximize energy efficiency while improving the comfort  and productivity of building occupants and increasing the value of the building.

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According to a recent press release, SageGlass tint achieves this by managing “solar heat with a g value varying from 0.42 in its clearest state to 0.05 in the darkest state (values for a DGU with a Ug value of 1.1 W/m2.k).” The SageGlass dedicated automatic control system enables the tint to automatically adapt to outdoor luminance.

“BAU will be a terrific opportunity to showcase SageGlass’s impact on daylight and sun heat for the first time to the German market,” said SAGE SAINT-GOBAIN Europe, Director of Marketing and Sales, Kirk Ratzel.

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13 Reasons to Plan a Foam-Free Enclosure

Spray foam has been the subject of much discussion in green building circles.  Whether the concern is installation safety or global warming potential or better energy performance, it seems there’s no shortage of debate.  Along these lines, the guys at 475 High Performance Building Supply, a Brooklyn-based provider of products for high-performance projects, have a list describing 13 ways foam fails, starting with the “dangerous toxic ingredients.

1.)  Dangerous toxic ingredients
2.)  Irredeemable global warming potential
3.)  Unacceptably high fire hazard
4.)  Hypersensitive on-site manufacturing
5.)  Intolerant of adverse job site conditions
6.)  Unhealthy off-gassing
7.)  Counterproductive vapor retarder/barrier
8.)  Terribly hygrophobic
9.)  Weak and unpredictable air control
10.)  Inflexible and prone to cracking
11.)  Excessive shrinkage
12.)  Difficult to identify and repair air leaks
13.)  Degrading thermal insulation values

So therefore why not go “foam free” in the building enclosure, says architect Ken Levenson with 475 High Performance Building Supply. What do you think about this list? If not foam free, then why?

[+] Foam Fails by 475 High Performance Building Supply.

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Wood Fiber Insulation Arrives in the USA

Looks like wood-fiber insulation board is coming to the USA, according to a Greenbuild update on Green Building Advisor.  Agepan THD is the name of the product and it’s used as exterior sheathing for walls and roofs.  Agepan boards connect in tongue and groove fashion and insulate to R-5.74 per panel (2″ x 74.5″ x 23-5/8″).  The material has a high permeability (18 U.S. perms) and can be used in a wall assembly to dry to the exterior.  It’s offered through Washington-based The Small Planet Workshop Store.

[+] More about Agepan THD wood-fiber insulation board.

Credits: The Small Planet Workshop Store.

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Omni Block in an Insulated Concrete Block

I noticed in Dwell‘s Prefab edition that one prefab was partially built with an innovative concrete masonry unit (CMU) by Nevada-based Omni Block.  Omni Block is a structural CMU filled with Expanded Polystyrene inserts.  Walls with Omni Block can be finished or, in the case of the Simpatico project (see below), left exposed for a modern interior or exterior.  The manufacturer says the material is fire resistant, durable, and thermally efficient, and the blocks come in colors or with special aggregates.

[+] Watch some video of a mason installing an Omni Block wall.

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CalStar Publishes EPD for Fly Ash Brick

CalStar Products makes brick with a proprietary manufacturing process and a binder of fly ash.  By using fly ash, the company diverts waste from the landfill (37% recycled content) and eliminates energy-intensive firing — these bricks are cured overnight at temperatures below 200° F, according to CalStar.  To give the market comfort with their sustainability claims, CalStar obtained a lifecycle analysis (LCA) from Perkins + Will and published the results in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

It turns out cradle-to-gate (raw material extraction/transportation and manufacturing) CO2 emissions for a single CalStar brick is 0.13 pounds, compared to 0.81 for a single clay brick.  Cradle-to-gate embodied energy is 1,203 BTU of energy for the CalStar brick versus 6,251 BTU of energy for a traditional clay-fired brick.

In other words, that’s 81% less manufacturing energy and an 84% smaller carbon footprint delivered with the CalStar fly ash brick.  The CalStar brick is available in modular and utility sizing and a palette of earth tones.

Perkins + Will finished the LCA using data sets from GaBi 5.0 software, while the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability verified the EPD under the SMaRT Certified rating system, according to a CalStar press release.

[+] More about the LCA and EPD for CalStar bricks.

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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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