Solar Glass Roof Tile System from SolTech Energy

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The SolTech System from SolTech Energy is a unique and award winning new way of integrating solar energy into a building. The Swedish company has developed a roof tile made out of ordinary transparent glass with approximately the same weight as a clay tile. The system only heats clean air and does not heat up water or vacuum pipes as most of the  solar collectors do. The glass roof tiles are installed over an absorbing black nylon canvas under which air slots are mounted. The black color absorbs the sun’s heat, the hot air starts to circulate and then heats water connected to a heating system via an accumulator. Continue reading

Roof Systems for Outdoor Living from Apollo Opening Roof

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The Apollo Opening Roof is a unique and innovative system that not only provides protection from the rain but also provides solar control for energy savings. The louvers can be oriented in any direction for maximum control over the sunlight. They can be opened during the winter months to allow solar heat gain or opened slightly in warmer weather to allow for natural ventilation and additional cooling. Continue reading

“Firelight” Roof Ventilation System from Colt Group

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This striking, faceted 11,000 sq meter roof surface was designed by the architects at Benthem Crouwel with the Firelight ventilation system from Colt. The 22 meter high roof, which almost appears as a fifth facade, was conceived as a rhomboid structure in steel and glass. Each of the tulip shaped modules are comprised of four triangular flap smoke and heat exhaust ventilators. Continue reading

Cool Angle Energy Efficient Roofing from Cool Angle

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The Cool Angle® asphalt shingle technology not only improves solar reflectivity it combines energy efficiency with design aesthetics. Most of the roof coatings developed to reflect the sun’s rays can be seen from the street detracting from the overall design of a house. The Cool Angle shingle retains the look of traditional, dark colored asphalt shingles when viewed from the ground and when seen from above they appear white. Continue reading

Composite Roof Tile from Global Hybrid Roofing Solutions

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Global Hybrid Roofing Solutions offers an extensive range of lightweight, durable, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally responsible composite roofing solutions utilizing recycled materials. The products are not only environmentally friendly, they offer the realistic, natural appearance of slate, shake and clay tile without the extreme weight, making the products easier and less costly to install. Continue reading

Greenstone Vermont or Ceramic Slate Roofing from Nu-lok USA

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The Nu-lok™ Roofing System offers an alternative method of installing Vermont Greenstone Slate or ceramic slate roof using up to 40% less slate. The system reduces the slate overlap which in turn uses less slate and results in less roof weight. The easy to maintain slates are secured with stainless steel clips allowing for easy removal and/or replacement of individual tiles. A Nu-lok slate roof installation is energy conserving, as the grid system naturally ventilates the roof and the slate density helps to stabilize interior temperature. Continue reading

Energy-Efficient Metal Roofing from Custom-Bilt Metals

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Custom-Bilt Metals is a manufacturer of high-quality metal roofing and seamless rain gutter systems. Their Standing Seam metal roof panels are one of the oldest and most practical roofing solutions. The panels can be ordered in a variety of styles, with more than two dozen Cool Roof color choices or elegant bare metals to choose from such as  copper, Rheinzink® and bare Zincalume® for a traditional metal look. Continue reading