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1. English cottage-style roof has "Hershey's Kiss" look

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2015

A 1921 home in the Hayes Historic District of South Dakota features an English cottage-style roof with curved cedar shingles resembling a Hershey's Kiss. The roof requires a steaming and shaping process that is time-consuming and expensive, and work likely will cost more than $100,000. Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (tiered subscription model) (05/31)


2. Roof farm will test roofing materials from top manufacturers

NRCA SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

The American Modern Insurance Group and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety are conducting a roof-aging study using four structures with asphalt shingles from six top manufacturers. The organizations plan to study the aging of the roofs over 25 years. The project should provide data on the effects of different weather conditions over a period of time. The Clermont Sun (Batavia, Ohio) (05/28)


3. MAD Architects creates curved, tent-like roof for kindergarten

NRCA SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

MAD Architects created a curved, tent-like roof on The Clover House, a kindergarten and home in Okazaki, Japan, made of asphalt shingles. A quarter of the roof is curved. It will be formed by building a triangular underlayer topped with a layer of wood paneling, followed by wood strips, a "soft finishing panel" and the shingles. FastCoDesign (05/22)


4. U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Stadium roof coming together

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2015

Work on a retractable roof at the U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York is moving ahead, and it is set to be completed by the 2016 tournament. However, the project will be on a three-month hold during the 2015 U.S. Open. This piece features photos that show the progress on the stadium roof. Yahoo (05/31)


5. Lincoln Mall in Freeport, Ill., to get $1M roof

NRCA SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

Lincoln Mall in Freeport, Ill., is expected to get a new roof for more than $1 million by early July. "It's a substantial amount, and when you think that you spend $1 million to replace something that's only (about) 25 years old, it's ouch," said mall manager Joan Welt. A section of the 50-year-old mall's roof caved in early last year and had been addressed with short-term repairs. The Journal-Standard (Freeport, Ill.) (05/28)


6. Barclays Center green roof about one-third covered

NRCA SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

The green roof on New York City's Barclays Center is about one-third covered, as seen in recent helicopter images. The structure will include 30,000 boxes of sedum on the curved roof. It should be completed by the time the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA team that plays in the arena, resumes play in the fall. SB Nation (05/26)


7. Texas roofing firm saves 20% of profits for pro bono work

NRCA SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

Weather Guard Roofing of Texas, led by Marine Corps veteran Rodney Boswell, saves 20% of its profits so it can donate roofs to residents in need. The company has completed two repairs this month for people whose roofs were damaged in recent storms. Stephenville (Texas) Empire-Tribune (05/26)


8. Tile, iron sheet roofs have different strengths in tropical climate

NRCA SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2015

New Vision Online (Uganda) (06/01)


9. Ga. conference center to get roof repairs for $230K

NRCA SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

The James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, Ga., will get almost $230,000 in roof repairs from Lowndes Roofing. Repairs on the nearly 20-year-old roof should be finished by the fall. WTOC-TV (Savannah, Ga.) (05/26)


10. Buysse Roofing to install new roof on Minn. school for $118,700

NRCA SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

The Monticello Times (Ga.) (05/26)




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