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Boral introduces hail-resistant roofing option

BY Ken Clark

Boral Roofing, provider of clay and concrete roof tile, introduced the Class 4 Hail Rated Storm Series roofing solution, a weather- and impact-resistant roofing option designed for high performance in hail storms. 

Storm Series has been awarded the highest hail performance certification recognized in the industry. A sustainable roofing system, Storm Series provides energy-efficiency benefits and insurance cost savings.

“Storm Series is designed for durability and performance,” said John Renowden, VP technology for Irvine, Calif.-based Boral Roofing. “Tile roofs may help you qualify for insurance reductions in hail regions.” 

Boral Roofing’s Storm Series product line has undergone severe impact-resistant testing in accordance with the FM 4473 standard. The roof is proven to withstand sequential 2-in. ice ball impacts at speeds up to 104 ft. per second. Storm Series is certified through the Roof Covering Impact Certification Program, sponsored by Architectural Testing.

Class 4 tiles are available in the Rocky Mountain, Heartland and Texas regions of the United States where storms and hail are prevalent and known to cause structural damage to homes. Homeowners may obtain potential insurance cost savings with Storm Series by selecting a participating insurance company and by requesting that their roofing contractor verify that Boral Roofing’s Class 4 concrete tile was installed. 

As a concrete tile roof, the Storm Series also provides energy efficiency benefits to homeowners. Concrete tile maintains the inner temperature of the home, reducing the need for heating and air conditioning. Energy cost savings up to 22% are achievable over the life of the roof.

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B.Elder says:
Jul-25-2012 04:20 pm

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I've heard good things about the Boral Roofing Storm products. I like the energy saving attributes too. http://BrianElderRoofing.com

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Going for green, RONA embraces Olympic spirit

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Canadian retailer and distributor RONA has invited Canadians to Plant Your Feet across the country, in celebration of the Summer Olympics, which kick off in London July 27.

A Canadian team sponsor, RONA is hosting an open ended 5,515 kilometer collective relay, and will plant a tree for every kilometer run.

“As a proud partner of the Canadian Olympic Team, we are inviting our customers to show their support for our Canadian Olympic athletes and help improve the environment with a relay,” says Karim Salabi, Executive Vice President, Marketing at RONA.  “Whether you run one kilometre or walk 10, every step counts, and we encourage everyone to show their support for the Canadian Olympic Team and reforestation programs across the country this summer by getting involved in the RONA Relay.”

The RONA Relay promotional event runs through Aug. 9. 

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BlueTarp creates credit program for Northern Tool

BY Ken Clark

Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of professional tools and industrial equipment, has entered into an agreement with Blue Tarp Financial that will provide commercial credit to the retailer’s contractor customers. BlueTarp will develop and implement a customized line of credit for Northern Tool under the private label NTE Net 30.

Northern Tool has already converted 40,000 of its contractors to the new credit program, effective July 11, 2012. Benefits of the NTE Net 30 program include guaranteed cash flow, risk reduction of contractor payments and back-office support that will free up staff to focus on delivering better service to contractors. The credit line will streamline transactions and improve contractor-store relationships for the Burnsville, Minn.-based tool supplier.

"At Northern Tool, we wanted one integrated system that would allow us to process transactions and applications, while allowing us to exact payment terms down to the store- and individual-transaction level," said Rick Thonet, director of credit, Northern Tool + Equipment. "BlueTarp’s NTE Net 30 program is customized to meet those needs, while allowing us to serve contractors faster and with less hassle than ever before. We’re very pleased to have BlueTarp as our credit provider and are excited to bring the program to our stores nationwide."

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